Easter Plate Hunting

Ever have those nights when you can’t sleep?  Your body aches, your brain won’t stop whirling, you toss and turn, and finally you decide to get up to eat or drink something so you can go back to sleep.

Well, I had one of those nights so I climbed out of bed about 1:00 in the morning stumbling into the kitchen to go drink some almond milk and take a Tylenol.  Since the dishes in the dishwasher were clean I decided to put them away too.  We have a couple of sets of old plates, and one set is missing a plate as it broke years ago, so we only have three plates of that set.  But, when I went to put the plates away my set of three was down to two, a plate was missing.  Now WHERE could it be?

My husband sometimes misplaces things, or maybe he had left his sandwich on it and put it in the refrigerator.  Nope, I checked the refrigerator it wasn’t there.  I checked the other cabinets and drawers.  I could NOT find that missing plate.  Hmmm, maybe my husband broke it accidentally and forgot to tell me.  Ok, so I’ll ask hubby in the morning to see what happened to the plate.

The next morning, as my husband quietly sat and drank his coffee, I asked him what happened to the missing plate.  He said that he was going to put his sandwich on the plate, but decided the plate was too big.  He indicated that he put the plate away.  “Ok, if you put the plate away, why can’t I find it?”  I checked under the sofa, as sometimes when he finishes his meals he puts the plate on the floor. It could slide under a piece of furniture. Maybe it accidentally ended up under a chair or something… NOPE!

By now, I’m about ready to pull my hair out.  At this point, Hubby gets up to heat his oatmeal in the microwave.  He opens the microwave and THERE is the missing plate with his lunch meat, and melted cheese on it.  This means that when he made his lunch the day before, he had toasted his bread and added the extras:  mayonnaise, lettuce, and pickles.  But this is when he decided to use a smaller plate.  He was also engrossed watching the news.  Hubby threw his sandwich together, cut up an apple, and grabbed a couple of chips and sat down to eat his lunch.  He had TOTALLY forgotten to add the important lunch meats and melted cheese to his sandwich.  It NEVER occurred to him that he had forgotten the main part of his sandwich while eating it.  See what happens when you grow old!

Oh well, at least we found the missing plate!


About Gwynn Rogers

After 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the fields of real estate, high tech, and corporate travel, Gwynn has moved on to the career of “Grandma.” When not teaching her granddaughters an extensive vocabulary of “alley-oop-boop, ups-a-daisy, cowabunga or bummer”, Gwynn can be found hunting for mentors for the Kitsap Youth Mentoring Consortium, or chasing her fantasies on her treadmill. Gwynn currently freelances for magazines.
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14 Responses to Easter Plate Hunting

  1. Pat Garcia says:

    Hello My Friend,

    Too funny. The Easter Egg Hunt of the century! The most beautiful thing about it is you’re smiling about it. I love ❤️ your humor and you displayed it well in this article. Great writing and it’s good to see you back!

    Shalom aleichem,

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Dear Patricia… you are supposed to be in bed sound asleep since you are on the other side of the world. How in the world are you the first to comment? However, I’m delighted to see you here! Thanks for your sweet and fun comment. There is an inkling that I might be returning after my long vacation.

      I still laugh… HOW in God’s name do you eat a sandwich and NOT realize the meat is missing???

      Big Hugs!! You are a DEAR!! Thanks

  2. If it’s any consolation, I have a missing dish towel that I found when putting clean sheets on the bed (it had gotten caught up in the sheet). I set it aside to put it away later, but today when I started looking for it, it had vanished. We’re in a 400 square foot apartment. How far could it have gone??? God only knows where it will turn up.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      I’m laughing Nadine. Escapees can end up in the weirdest places, but usually, it is right under our noses! I’ll bet the towel is either with the other towels, or the sheets, or in your clothing drawer!

      My GOD, how do you two function in 400 sq. ft.? Our 800 sq. ft. is about right, but I would like more privacy for my desk so I can turn on my music and not disturb John. Heck, I used to dance to my music while making dinner. Now, if I did that, besides disturbing John, I’d probably blast out our neighbors upstairs.

      I’ll hopefully look forward to catching up with you when you return to Washington State.

      But, I STILL don’t know how John ate his sandwich and didn’t miss his meat and cheese!! 😉

  3. Tina Peterson says:

    Love it! What a good cautionary tale for our senior minds. Thanks for sharing, Gwynn!

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Thanks Tina! I’m still in shock that John didn’t realize the he had NO meat and cheese in his sandwich! How do you simply eat toast, lettuce, and pickle…. YUCK! Crazy seniors!! 😉 Thanks for commenting!

  4. susan scott says:

    Lovely that you’re back dear Gwynn with your sense of humour! A chuckle or 6 to brighten the day! Just this morning my husband was searching for a very important piece of paper he’d had in his hands only minutes before … yes, it was found, eventually, where he had put it. Keys are another story – countless tales. Specs also – only to realise they’re on my head ..

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Hehehe, Susan. I have two different pairs of glasses and frequently they can both be found on top of my head! I have never lost a plate before, let alone eat my toasted sandwich without realizing I had not put my main ingredients in it.

      I have been terrible, teasing my husband by asking if he has ALL of his sandwich together. He MUST have been engrossed in the news to not notice that he had forgotten the best part of his sandwich.

      Thanks for stopping by to comment.

  5. Now, that is what I call a true Easter Egg Hunt. Ha ha. I’m so glad you two are back to some normality, and your sense of humor, which I love, is intact. Keep on hunting and keep on putting a smile on our lips with your stories.
    And I’m sooo glad you found the plate. 🙂 Hey, I forget where I put things all the time, walk from room to room forever hunting. Sometimes I count that as exercise. 🙂

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Hehehe, I usually misplace my glasses, that just happen to be sitting on the top of my head. I do walking in circles quite well!

      Yes, things are closer to normalcy now. I wish John would get completely well, but he is WAY better than he was. At least he could take care of me when I had my hip replaced. Now, I’m the Bionic Woman!!

      Thanks for taking the time to read my crazy story… BUT, can you imagine eating your sandwich without the main goodies?? See what you have to look forward to! LOL! 😉

  6. Pat Stricklin says:

    Love your story, Gwynn. He must have been totally absorbed in something else to not have missed the filling of his sandwich.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      I can tell you this…. HE isn’t going to live this one down! 😉 I still can’t believe he ate his sandwich without the yummy filling and didn’t even notice. Now that is crazy absorbed! 😉 Next time if I’m missing something I’ll check in the microwave. Thanks for stopping by to comment on our crazy morning. Hope to see you for tea!

  7. I have done this myself. Didn’t even remember until I opened the microwave to heat something up and there was the food I had put in there a day or two ago. Now you know where to look if any other plates come up missing : )

    Plucking Of My Heartstrings

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Thanks for stopping by Cheryl. Trust me, I still laugh and tease my husband about his goof. How can you eat a sandwich without the juicy, yummy innards and NOT realize it? 🙂 Maybe the joys of getting older!

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