Thursday, November 7, 2013

It's The Little Things

I've already cleaned my bath tub this morning and not because I'm a clean-freak. No, because there was a mouse in it and Mr. Moon...disposed of it.
Really? Is this the way to start a day?
I was brushing my teeth when I saw something out of the corner of my eye, racing back and forth in the tub. A little gray mouse and I'm sorry it's dead but there are plenty more where he or she came from. I have no idea what I would have done if my husband hadn't been here. Freaked, most likely.
And then packed up and left for the beach hoping the creature would die of starvation before I got back?
I don't know.
Anyway, my boys are coming back soon and maybe I'll be a better grandmother today. We shall see.

It's gray. Perhaps the weather will turn as it did yesterday, going from gloomy to spectacular. Perhaps my energy will come back as well. Perhaps there are no more mice in my bathroom. Perhaps the guys at the church next door using a leaf blower will finish the fuck up soon. Perhaps both boys will take a nap. At the same time. Perhaps there will be world peace by the end of the day.

Well, I have a very clean tub.
There is that.


  1. Having mice in the house is *never* a good thing. Maybe a few traps are in order?

  2. Bob- We have traps set in the kitchen. This is a very old, very rambling house and traps set in one region are not going to do a damn thing in another. I'd have to set traps every five feet to get to the problem. And yet, it's still my dream house.

  3. "Perhaps the guys at the church next door using a leaf blower will finish the fuck up soon." I hear ya sister Moon. I think things like that about shit around me a lot.

  4. What is it with the rodents? End times? They are taking over my house too. But a clean bathtub is a good way to start out....
    I hope you feel better.

  5. What is it with people and their damned leaf blowers? We have three neighbours that use them almost everyday and because I work nights and sleep during the day it is especially annoying. Is raking up leaves really so difficult? Better yet, leave them where they fall.

  6. Eeeeeeeeek. Eeeeeeeeek. We don't reallly have problems with mice in urban So Cal. Just rats. People like to say "oh they're just fruit rats." Uh-huh. Eeeeeeeeek. Lizards sometimes get into the house here---well not where I live right now, but in my hillside neighborhood houses. Eeeeeeeek. I would survive one fucking minute in Florida. Really, I'm sure I would be chased by a heard of mice or snakes into the mouth of an alligator.

  7. Jill- But I write them down! I'm mean.

    Betsy- Everyone in blogworld seems to be having rodent problems. What IS up with that? I want to get a tiger.
    I do feel better. Thank you.

    Birdie- Yes! Leave them where they fall! Unless it's a sidewalk or a deck and then SWEEP THEM OFF! Jesus. It's not that hard.

    Denise- "Fruit rats" sounds like when we call roaches "palmetto bugs." Right.
    Florida is pretty crazy but I probably give you more of a slanted view than you would get from someone who didn't live in such a rural area. And I've never seen a herd of snakes and please god, I never do.

  8. Geez, you and Ellen. The rodents must be moving indoors for the winter.


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