I knew I had it on Saturday morning. After posting my Celebrate blog post while sitting at the Lee and Harrison Starbucks, I used it to plan out my next week of teaching. I thought I had it that night in my bedroom as I did a little more planning before falling to sleep. Sunday morning I met a friend for brunch and then went to a neighborhood deli to finish my planning. (I do have a home but while it is under construction, it is easier to concentrate when not at home!)
Then, Sunday night my searching began. I cleaned out the car, looking under all the seats and in the trunk. I went from room to room, checking and rechecking all the piles of clutter that happens in a week. I drove to the Starbucks and asked them to check their "Lost and Found". I called the deli. I even called the place I went for brunch, 99% sure I didn't have it with me then. I started to think that maybe this was a sign for me to start embracing the digital world more when planning. Maybe I don't need a paper planner anymore. Maybe. I then prayed to St. Anthony, patron saint of lost things.
Thursday, while in my staff meeting after school, my phone vibrated and a voice message was left. It was a worker at the Staples Store next to the deli I visited on Sunday calling. She was holding my planner at the Customer Service desk!!!
That's right. I did go into Staples to buy one piece of poster board before going to the deli. I must have absent-mindedly put my planner down when paying and walked away. Jasmine, the cashier is my hero!!
Today, I celebrate that I found my planner!