Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Eek!!



Something happened last night that I may not recover from. Since I moved to the country I have had to toughen up in regards to bugs & creatures and the odd lost goat in our back yard. I have a trio of spider stories that would curl you hair (to be told another time). And years ago, while in bed, I had a 3 inch cockroach crawl across my face (never sleep on a mattress on the floor in Darwin). But last night's adventure really takes the cake.





At about one in the morning I felt a sort of rustling in my hair...startled I woke up and sat up to hear the scattering of tiny feet on the bedside table and then some mad scurrying across the floor. Yes, as I slept a mouse had crept into my hair!! Ahhhhh!!!!!!



Could you sleep after that? I think not. We have had a serious mouse problem for a week or two and have set traps etc. but they are not working quick enough for my liking. I'm really more of a lover than a fighter but hear this mousies..."You're pushing the friendship!!! Your days are numbered!!!!"

As I lay there for several long hours afterwards, with Daisy the dog nestled as close to my head as possible, I couldn't help but wonder what the hell that mouse was doing. Looking for food? Nesting? Oh my god. Needless to say I am feeling a little fragile this morning and it doesn't help that I have a million things to do.


It' going to be one those days I think. Just to add to the drama, after a crazy getting-ready-for-school morning, we noticed that Daisy the dog was missing. She has been running away a bit lately but this time we couldn't find her. The girls cried all the way to school. The good news is she turned up at the other primary school after following the neighbours kids there. Phew! I really need a cuppa and a good lie down now. Preferably in a mouse free zone.


Maybe a nice hot cup of tea & some quince jelly on white bread toast will sort me out. Bye for now x

10 comments:

Melissa Ellen said...

eeww, I totally sympathise!

Leanne said...

Oh I'm sorry I'm trying not to laugh! I have had similar experiences here....it's the chooks fault I swear...all that seed!

Jemm said...

Oh my, you have me laughing!! With you, of course, not at you :) I hope today goes better.

The chicks are growing like weeds and SO funny. The way the scratch at the ground and peck is so cute! New pics soon.

Jemm said...

Have you considered getting getting a few farm cats??

Molly said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your blog too. You are quite the busy crafter. Now that my little ones are getting older I am getting the chance to jump back in. Great little rabbits BTW. What a fright you had last night. I would be freeking out.
Oh and I ate my first quince last fall, I am eager to make some jelly this time around. Hope you have a lovely mouse free day.

Tania said...

NONNONONONONONONNONONON. NO! Um, did you catch that mouse phobia? The only reason I don't live in the country is because you need to be tough about vermin thingies in the country. Not sure about you, but I'm going to be lying wide awake in bed tonight. Um, thanks for that.

Amber said...

Oh my god, i have goosebumps all over. You poor love , i would need counciling over that one. That is terrible. Good luck beautiful friend and mice i would warn you to MOVE OUT!!!!
P.S we have one cute owl that visits nightly here who would love to come and hang out at your place...xx

Floss said...

Oh, I do hope you've had a better day today! I really don't mind mice IN THE RIGHT PLACE, but I have a fit if they get into my kitchen, and I don't even want to think about one in my hair... I guess you don't have a cat? We invited the friendly neighbourhood cat in when we first had mice in France, and we've ended up adopting him - he has kept the kitchen successfully mouse-free for us.

Bertie x said...

Oh my!!!!! A mouse in your hair!!!!! I think I would have to have a large glass of whisky to calm my nerves. You made me laugh though- sorry. I hope peace is restored soon. Bertie x

LiliPili said...

We have one too. It's quite bold and runs around duing the day. "Eek" indeed!