“Sometimes a headache is all in your head. Relax.”

Today is cold. We had a short visit from spring the last couple of days, but winter has returned. The day is cloudy and has nothing to commend it, nothing at all inviting.

Lee, who with his wife cleans my house, found a dead mouse yesterday. His forensic training led him to think it was a couple of days dead. The mouse was under a table and hidden by the table legs. I credit Maddie with the kill. She had crouched on the kitchen floor for a long time then went back to the chair, her usual napping spot. I guess her waiting had been fruitful, and she had disposed of the critter. That’s two for Maddie.

A mouse was in the trap when I went to bed last night so Gracie and I did the mouse ride. We go about a mile and a half before I let it go. The mouse always tries to hang on to the trap, but I shake it loose. I dropped last night’s near where two of his buddies had been dropped. Perhaps they’ll meet up and share experiences. No mouse this morning in the trap.

Staying home gives me no additional life experiences to relate. I can’t complain about drivers going so slowly I think they’re in pedal cars or grocery carts in the middle of the aisles. No panoramic scenes take my breath away. I stand at the kitchen window and watch the birds, but they seem to be the same birds every day who just perch at the feeders and seldom take a seed. Yesterday I saw the fattest spawn of Satan I’ve ever seen. It was on the deck, but I doubt it jumped from a tree. I think it took the stairs.

Today I do have a couple of things to keep me busy. I have a red pepper wreath my sister sent from Colorado, and I need to glue some of the peppers back on. Every year I cut up my Christmas cards to make gift tags for next year. I have that to do. Since I’ve been sick, my life more and more resembles living at Shady Pines, a lovely nursing home for the young at heart. I’m going to run for my life if I hear the word bingo!

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10 Comments on ““Sometimes a headache is all in your head. Relax.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I have the same feeling about the word Bingo. I don’t run very well anymore so possibly I would have to ask someone to just shoot me. 🙂

    My spawns are not particularly fat but I did notice that they are in summer colors. Usually in the winter the greys get more grey and they have furry white patches on the backs of their ears. Well, my grey spawns still have a lot of the russet brown coloring and no white ear patches.

    There were three deer in the back swamp yesterday. They haven’t been around lately so it was nice to see them.

    Chicken carcass in the crockpot today. There will be fresh chicken jello for little Rocky. I could make soup but… nah. The house does smell good while the bones are cooking though. Makes me feel all domesticated. 😀 😀

    Enjoy your crafting day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I’ll help you escape! Can’t you just envision a bunch of old ladies with rolling pins, bingo cards and walkers chasing us?

      My spawns look the same to me though there are far fewer this time of year. For that I am thankful.

      I envy you your deer!!

      Chicken is a favorite no matter how it is cooked. When I bake it and am done with it as dinner, I strip the carcass and make a great chicken salad or soup depending upon my mood.

      I have a few thing on my DVR I can watch as I do my little craft projects.

  2. olof1 Says:

    Cold but sunny over here today, that is until I stepped out of my car here at home after work, then the clouds came in and covered the sun before it went down behind the horizon.

    I wonder what it is with some people in the super market. They just leave their cart where it is as most inconvenient. They always look insulted when they finally get their thumbs out of their a..s and moves it 🙂 I was thinking of running straight in to it for a while, my cart was heavy filled with fire logs and a huge sack of sunflower seeds 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Still a dull day today. I have finished all my craft projects, cleaned up and had lunch. When I turned on the TV, I found Sea Beast on the syfy channel. Now I have something else to do!

      I love the people who leave their carts on one side while they look on the other side blocking the whole aisle. I also have the urge sometimes just to whack their carts!

  3. im6 Says:

    How many damn mice do you have? Is your house made of cheese?

    • katry Says:

      im6,
      I think I have far fewer than I did. My brother used to say that every house on the cape has mice. I just happen to have many. I think it was the cat food which attracted them upstairs.

      I don’t seem to be catching as many as I used to so I think the population is greatly reduced. I am, however, going to call an exterminator as I suspect there are mice in the cellar.

      Two of my friends have exterminators come every year: one has them come 4 times a year while the other has them come twice year. It’s a common problem here.

      • im6 Says:

        In other words, you’re not special. Oh well…

      • Caryn Says:

        Mice and miller moths are why all the food that is not hermetically sealed in a jar or can now goes in the refrigerator/freezer. Oddly enough, I can stand the mice a bit more than I can miller moths. Mice stay out of my way. Miller moths flap about all over.

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        I’m not special when it comes to mice and only when it comes to mice!!

  4. katry Says:

    Caryn,
    I hate those moths and hunt them down with a vengeance. I cleaned out my cabinet a while back and everything is now in sealed containers.


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