I left word for my daughter to please locate the missing shoes and oddly, without fail, she matched all the shoes and left them in my room. She has an uncanny ability to find lost things and restores sanity to my world.
It is not uncommon for items to come up missing in my house. It is usually after a complete meltdown on my part that the items magically reappear. It is odd to me that a 10 gallon stock pot or a plunger can mysteriously vanish with nobody knowledgeable as to who removed the items from the house. I've learned not to get too attached to material things as who knows when they will suddenly come up missing. They normally return, but not until I've moved a few steps closer to madness. To this day, I'm still missing some right footed shoes, a very special wine opener, a three legged cat and a mop that must have walked right out the door.
Thanks to Ben Simo for the great shoe pic. http://BenSimo.QualityFrog.com/
Oddly, my concern over left footed thieves could be valid as I ran across this recent article...