It happened again. I bought an early birthday present and now I don’t remember where I hid it. It’s not for anyone in this house so I know I didn’t go to great lengths to hide it. It’s just out of public sight. I have done this so often, you would think I could compensate for my poor memory. I should have written down the location. Nope, didn’t do that. To be fair, I would probably forget where I wrote it. When I find the gift (probably next summer) it will be a surprise present for myself. Unfortunately, it’s a food item that isn’t exactly perishable but by next summer it will definitely be old. It will be like eating Halloween candy on the fourth of July. (Yes, I’ve done that already.)
I often forget where I hide gifts for Christmas. I don’t even like to think about Christmas before October but every once in a while I will snag a sale earlier and hide it away. Sometimes I don’t even remember that I already bought something but usually, I just don’t remember where I put it. For obvious reasons, I never buy wrapping paper the day after Christmas. That would be a lost cause.
Now I wish I had those old skills. I always try to do something logical so that I won’t forget – like putting a Christmas gift in with the wrapping paper. The problem is that the year I did that, I didn’t wrap my gifts until two days before Christmas. By then I had replaced the gift.
One year I made catnip bags for all my friends with cats. I made them in early fall when the catnip dried. Fortunately, my cats helped me find those gifts. I mailed them to my friends. One friend asked my not to do that again. By the time he came home from work, all his mail was torn and strewn all over the house. Personally I think he was afraid the postman would report him for drugs and his house would be searched. He wasn’t fooling me at all.
Back to the birthday gift search – where did I put it? (Note to self – always tuck in catnip so the felines in the house can help.)