ARRGH! I have LOST an issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and I MUST FIND IT!! It’s soooooooooo frustrating – I have every .single. other. issue and there is stuff I HAVE to re-read RIGHT NOW in issue #15 and I have been looking for it for days. ALL WEEK, in fact.
I have looked through all my nests. (This is what Mr Beloved calls the accumulations of STUFF that appear around me when I get interested in something… my armchair and my bedside table are permanent nests.)
I have shaken out every magazine on the bookshelves in case this issue somehow got tangled inside another one. I have pushed and pulled at books in case the magazine had slipped behind a larger volume.
I have looked in the sewing room, under the kitchen table, under the sofa, behind the tv.
I have found MANY MANY places where this magazine ISN’T.
I have found the instruction sheet for the washing machine (the powder is meant to go WHERE?), many old envelopes (pre-paid – I wonder if Australia post will still honour them?) and where the missing reams of printer paper have been hiding.
I have found several older journals with only a few pages used up. (It’s hereditary – my grandfather was just the same, he’d use up three or four pages of a writing pad and then start a new one. 10 years after his death, my parents and I are still using up his writing pads. I particularly like the ones which have aged to a yellow or brown, it’s a very nice patina to them.)
BUT I HAVE NOT FOUND CPS 15!!