Sunday, December 4, 2011

Oh, Brother(s), Where Art Thou?

Eliana wants her brothers to be near her when they are home! If they go upstairs, she climbs on the first step or two and calls for them. If they go in the basement, she sits outside the door and yells. She is their fan club:)
* For me it was a quiet day at home. B took the boys to church this morning and I stayed home with E. All 3 of them came home renewed and in good spirits! That made me really happy:)

*We discovered serious evidence of Morton and Co. this afternoon. I had rearranged a few things in the kitchen in the past month and had moved my bins of baking goods to the lower shelf of my bookshelf. I slide the cloth bins in and out regularly to grab flour or whatnot but hardly ever pull the whole thing out unless I'm really searching for something.

Today I pulled a bin out and discovered (to my horror) that my flour (which I always seal in a Ziploc freezer bag) had been chewed through and there was (to more horror) mice poop everywhere. A quick look into the other bin where I keep baking nuts, chocolate chips, etc. showed more signs of a Mousy Thanksgiving.

Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.

You want to know what's even grosser?

We found a dead mouse in our vacuum canister earlier this week.

I am so grossed out. We've had 3 people come out to help us, who have failed and we thought the mice were gone since we've been using our plug-in pulsing things. The question is: Did the mouse do the damage and then crawl into (or shudder; get sucked into..) the vacuum and die? Or are there more than one?

Gross. Really gross.

*In happier thoughts, the hubs and I are into watching Christmas movies these days and are finding a nice selection at our local libraries. If you have any favorites to suggest, please let me know! Tonight we watched "Christmas in Connecticut" which is a very cute oldie!

*I did some more sewing today and remained unmaimed, to my relief. I now do my fabric cutting on the floor instead of on the table. Much safer that way!

*My foot is incredibly sore but my family is taking good care of me! The boys want to help me up and down the stairs (I usually scoot down or crawl up) and fetch things for me.  They told me they wished my foot could heal in 1 second. Such tender hearts!

*And E has FINALLY slept completely through the night the past 2 nights after a long haiatus due to illness. Too bad the boys both woke up with bad dreams last night:( If it's not one, it's the other....

Let's try for 3 nights and all 3 sleeping!


grandma said...

Oh Heidi you are braver than your Grandma I do not believe I could stand to live with a mouse. Maybe you had better store all flour, sugar etc. in refg. Thats what we do in Florida when we leave because of bugs. Call you land lady again. There has to be a way to get rid of mice. Even down at our cottage our bug man got rid of our mice. I'm praying.

aunt t said...

Dear Heidi,
Praying for all of you, it seems we are all having health issues.
Psalm42:11 Why are you cast down,O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me/ Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.
Love You

Charity said...

I watched Christmas in Conneticut yesterday too while I was doing my weekly baking. We got cold like Chicago today, so we are going to have some potato soup and muffins. Hope your foot heals quickly.