For weeks, maybe even months, a sock monkey craft kit was missing. We searched everywhere we could think to look. We just about gave up. I thought it must be inside another box, hiding. Well, guess what? I found it in the craft room in the basement, on the shelf where I put it! In my defense, it was hiding behind a sewing box.
Now, if I could just find my missing ring. Not a wedding ring, but still very special to me. (sigh....)