I found my iPod!! I’ve told you all often that I am the world’s worst housekeeper. Actually, I’ve always had one of those minds that adapts well to clutter. My various bosses over the years could not believe what a “pile of dreck” my desk would become, but whenever they would ask me for something, I could reach into the pile and just pull it out. That is how my mind functions. When I neaten things up, I can never find anything. I’m trying to change — we’ll see how far I get. Anyway, while I was getting ready for holiday visitors and was cleaning, I remembered to keep an eye out for the USB cable that connects my iPod to my computer. I have a bunch of new audiobooks and had not been able to load any of them and it was bugging me. Well, half way through my cleaning, I found the cable! I was so happy and stashed it in the drawer of the coffee table, very near the computer, so I would have it available. When everyone finally left and I was ready to start listening to books again, I found that I had put my iPod in such a secretive spot that I could no longer find it! Oy! Anyway, I decided that I really, really needed it this morning, and I’m still trying to find the key to the garden shed so I can put the tree away, so I began a little systematic retracing of my steps. I found it! It was in a pocket of my carry-on bag, which I last used to go to the craft workshop at the sewing room. I should have known it would be in there! Anyway, it is charging and syncing to my books and I’ll be back in business as I quilt. Ah — the embroidery machine just finished another motif. Off to plot another one out!