5 Days ’til 40: Losing my Necklace (Or Maybe My Sanity?)

16 Feb



Well, when you get old senility sets in first, right?  Apparently as I run this final stretch towards 40 it is all going downhill!!!

The necklace above was given to me by my partner a few years ago as a birthday present and I love it.  It is huge, at least four inches, maybe six.  Normally I do not like to wear large pieces of jewelry, but this one is an exception and really is one of my favorite pieces I own.  It cannot be missed when I wear it – but that is not a bad thing.

Anyhow, to make a long story short, I wore the necklace over a turtleneck today and was very happy.  However, when I got home I got a fright – the necklace was GONE.  I started to panic.  I LOVE that necklace, it was not cheap and I had no idea what on earth had happened to it or the last time during the day that I had seen it (I remembered it being on when I was at work – did it fall off at the butcher on the way home?  in the car?) – Oh, WHERE on earth was it?

I started to panic, I kept feeling around my neck – NOTHING.  My panic started to escalate, oh no – I would have to get back into my car and attempt to retrace all of my steps because this necklace had sentimental value and I would not let it go that easily.

And then my partner laughed.  It had been turned around – it was hanging down my back…. and I did not feel it because the chain was under the turtle neck.

Doh!  Bang head against wall.  Yes, I am almost 40, apparently as I get closer to the day it becomes increasingly more apparent.

Today, 5 days ’til 40, I am glad I did not lose my necklace, but worried about whether or not 40 bring lost sanity!





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49 responses to “5 Days ’til 40: Losing my Necklace (Or Maybe My Sanity?)

  1. nkimagecollection

    February 16, 2013 at 00:02

    hahahah glad you didn’t lose it though!

  2. magnuminsp

    February 16, 2013 at 00:12

    Wait til 50! 🙂 That is when the fun begins!

  3. walkwiththerabbi

    February 16, 2013 at 00:40

    And I was going to advise you to turn over a glass! Sound familiar? I’m glad you found the necklace. It IS beautiful. Fran and I had a REALLY NICE dinner “on the creek” 10 minutes from home. It’s where the four of us will meet for dinner. When do I make the reservation? Hugs till next time!

    • 400daystil40

      February 16, 2013 at 21:27

      I hope we will get to do that one day!

  4. Bobbi

    February 16, 2013 at 01:01

    Turning 40 has nothing to do with loosing your sanity! It is too much info on your hard drive. It has occured to me this week that your birthday must be the 20th – same as mine – only I’m a few years your senior. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog during your journey to 40. How has writing daily changed your life? I seem to go in phases of daily, weekly, monthly and then months and start over again. You have been so very faithful. Kudoes to you!

    • 400daystil40

      February 16, 2013 at 21:26

      Thanks for your comment! It has been amazing (and tough) writing daily – but I learned diligence, how to handle writer’s block, etc. 🙂

  5. Bobbi

    February 16, 2013 at 01:02

    Oh, and I must add, I often am looking for my glasses and they are on my head!

    • 400daystil40

      February 16, 2013 at 21:25

      At least I have not done that yet!

  6. hookandply

    February 16, 2013 at 01:35

    I have experienced this feeling ……… but hopefully all is not lost.

  7. knitxpressions

    February 16, 2013 at 01:47

    Funny story, but not so funny for you when you were panicking. At least you didn’t lose your necklace and you’ve learnt to check forwards and BACK if something like this happens again 🙂 5 more days to go! Woo hoo!

  8. appletonavenue

    February 16, 2013 at 02:00

    Would you believe a very similar thing happened to me? Hope that makes you feel better. (I’m 52, but this happened when I was in my 20s.

  9. basildonkitchens

    February 16, 2013 at 02:40

    Don’t worry – 40 is just a number – the best is yet to come (from someone on the other side of 50) Love this post – as I have already said often, you seem to be in my head! 🙂

  10. toniandrukaitis

    February 16, 2013 at 02:56

    I’d like to say don’t worry, but I just turned 60 and flaky is my middle name. It’s not the age, though. It’s overload! Just enjoy each day and wear your necklace backwards sometimes, just for fun.

  11. Sam McManus

    February 16, 2013 at 03:49

    Becoming forgetful in your old age, eh? You remind me of so many things, even though I haven’t been to 40 yet. I can definitely feel your words. And I’m wondering what you’re going to do blog-wise once you hit 40. Start counting on the “days after 40” side?

    • 400daystil40

      February 16, 2013 at 21:21

      Thanks! I have a lot of thoughts re: blogging after 40 – something new will definitely emerge! 🙂

      • Sam McManus

        February 16, 2013 at 21:32

        I can’t wait to see what you come up with (well, I guess i can wait six days). 🙂

  12. sapphospeaks

    February 16, 2013 at 04:07

    I can’t believe how close it is to your birthday! Please don’t stop blogging. You can increase the font size on your computer, you know. 😉

    • 400daystil40

      February 16, 2013 at 21:20

      hehehe – thanks for the great laugh! 🙂

  13. behindthemaskofabuse

    February 16, 2013 at 04:49

    ahaha! I’m over 40 what does that say about me?? We are not insane! lol

  14. craftythriftydecoratingwifemom

    February 16, 2013 at 04:58

    Welcome to my world!!!

  15. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    February 16, 2013 at 14:41

    was waiting for that. As soon as you said turtleneck, I guessed you’d have lost it in there 🙂 Just wait, you’ll start losing glasses when they’re on your head 😀

  16. Julie

    February 16, 2013 at 18:00

    It does, but after you forget that too, so it’s ok.

  17. viveka

    February 16, 2013 at 19:23

    That’s is global …. age thing. *smile .. it’s like walking around with the glasses on your head.
    Glad you found it .. and it was there is was suppose to be. My grandma always said that if it hasn’t been stolen – it will be find. Hope you have a great weekend.

  18. saymber

    February 17, 2013 at 19:51

    ROFL! Been there and done this one for more than one piece of jewelry!!!

  19. Another Thousand Words

    February 18, 2013 at 01:33

    Sorry, 400, but laughing out loud here! You’re not the first to have something like this happen, and surely not the last…but don’t worry, just talk to me when you reach 60…if I’m still kicking at almost 87!

  20. Another Thousand Words

    February 18, 2013 at 01:33

    P.S.: Love the hamsa!

  21. simon7banks

    February 18, 2013 at 19:17

    If it does, I’ve been mad for 26 years. Come to think of it, that does make some sense. But mad people don’t think they’re mad, right? So I can’t be mad. So if I think I’m not mad, then I could be mad after all. So…


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