Already, you have realized that I couldn’t find it. I spent the entire day and the next morning rifling through drawers, file cabinets, purses, bookshelves (lots of those!), suitcases, sifting through underwear and socks. I looked EVERYWHERE. By evening, I was exhausted and worried and very unhappy. I informed God that I was traveling to the deity’s home base on planet Earth. Being God, He knew where the passport was. So, would He lead me to where it was? No response.
I did manage to find a Xerox copy of the front page of my passport and figured that would help when went to the Passport office. Then I put it somewhere, and couldn’t find it. So I went looking for it again. Sigh. Figured that I might have slipped it into my very small purse, the one with three small places to put things. So I looked for the purse and zipped open a pouch. No Xerox copy there. I still don’t know what became of it. BUT, right there in my purse was the passport!!! I have no recollection of putting it there. And no reason to have done so until a couple of months from now. I looked for the passport because I needed to send the “number” to the travel company. All that struggle for no good reason.
I’d like to say I learned a lesson from this, but I can’t. Instead, I might decide to go after the Miss Disorganized crown. If I do, I’m sure to win.
I’m not leaving for Tel Aviv until 29 April, and I’ll be in Israel the first two weeks in May. Regular readers here at StoryBroads know to expect lots of pictures and stories when I return. Assuming I don’t misplace my camera. I’ll take a spare. Do I know where my passport is right now? Yes. That in itself may be a Minor Miracle. But I will write down where it is, so that I can go directly to it when need be.
One more thing. A terrific writer of contemporary humorous romance novels and a good friend, Trish Jensen, is seriously ill. If you have a few moments, please send prayers or white light in the direction of Pennsylvania. According to close friend, author Sandra Hill, who visits her every day, Trish loves receiving cards. If you would like to send her a card with best wishes and newsy things about yourself, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll provide the address. Her latest book, Phi Beta Bimbo, is a lot of fun.