The Sunshine Committee very thoughtfully sent me a lovely package b/c they felt bad about my lost earring. Well, i just came up to the computer to log on to tpf and i saw what i thought was a chocolate chip on the floor by the chair. wondering why it was there, i bent down to pick it up. well, it was a raisin- don't know why that was there, either, btw, but anyway, there it was WITH MY DIAMOND EARRING, WITH THE BACK ON IT, JAMMED INTO IT. How this happened i have NO IDEA. my patron saint, Saint Anthony, really came through for me. THANKS EVERYONE! I wanted to share my happy news!!!