This might seem like a silly blog post but I just had to share this little story. When we lived in McCall Idaho, there was a little shop (it's closed now) where they would sew just about anything you could imagine out of fleece. Fleece hats, blankets, jackets, pajamas, and even dog bed covers if you wanted. (we asked them for that one!) One of the first winters there, I bought a gray neck gaiter. Nothing fancy, but very warm. I wore it for all my winter activities. It became a necessity for snowboarding and skiing. I loved it. One fall probably 5 or 6 years ago, my husband took it with him when he went elk hunting. After that trip, I never saw it again. We searched through everything and everywhere we could but figured it was lost in the Idaho wilderness. I remember searching for it several winters in a row while in Idaho, just hoping I might find it and I've even searched for it here in Wisconsin. No luck.
Yesterday we had our first snow of the season. Our kitchen has a small little closet I use for my coats and bags. I've been going into that closet several times a day for the last 3 years. Yesterday I reached for my bag and saw lying on the bottom of the closet something gray. When I picked it up, it was my neck gaitor from McCall Idaho!
I have no idea where it came from! I'm in that closet all the time, everyday! I wear all the same jackets that I've worn for years, even the same jackets I had in Idaho. All the jackets and bags I have in there have been used many, many times over the years. My husband doesn't keep any of his things in there. How crazy is that! All of these years I've searched and searched and of course gave up searching, we even moved and purged and out of nowhere it just appears! My husband asked me if I believed if things could "just" appear. I said no I don't think things just materialize out of thin air! But really how bizarre that it did just appear in a place that I use all the time AND on our first snow day of the season? The timing couldn't have been any more perfect! I love it!