Been crazy busy around here lately..
My mother in law moved to Fort Meyers, Florida
at the end of April and we ended up
inheriting several bits of furniture before she left,
which I truly appreciate! : )..
I don't blame her for moving down there,
you sure wouldn't have to twist my arm!!
Sun? Sand? The Gulf of Mexico?
She's living with my brother in law and his wife
in a senior gated community close to the beach..
I've always said I wanted to end up somewhere
coastal and this looks like a great place!
Humidity? We have it too.
Big bugs? Yikes! Sprays! Electric flyswatters?
Bug zappers? : ).. I could still make it work!
Started a new healthy lifestyle program at
work and did really well at first.
I was on a roll eating the Fold It Flatout wraps
with turkey bacon (nuke it in the microwave for two minutes!)
for breakfast and making some deeeelicious
and healthy lunch pizzas with the same wraps in the
air fryer. I would add a little pizza sauce, a couple
pieces of turkey bacon, veggies and a little cheese and cook
them for about 5 minutes in our Power Fryer XL
where they came out nice and crispy and
amazing. I dropped 8 pounds in three weeks.
Until I started stress eating...
I have always said that I have a split personality and
her name is Aunt Dorine. However, there have been times here
lately where I've been SOOOOO irritated that I found out
SHE has a split personality named, "Aunt Dayum!!!"
She needs chocolate to soothe her irritability. : )..
Whodathunkit? "Aunt Dayum!!!" has a split personality
named, "Aunt Dammit!"
She requires shrimp or pizza.
If you could make a shrimp pizza?
That would be great!
Just put it on the table quietly and slide it over!
So now you might understand why I started
stress eating. Lol. Whew.
Good news though!!
Lives have been saved with chocolate, shrimp and pizza.
On another note.. We have battled house mice for about
five years. Battled being a subjective term.
More like lost the battle.
Someone warned us - Don't put brush up against your
house because you will end up with mice.
DON'T put brush up against your house.
Mice will get in.
And never get out.
If you see one? It's too late. You have more.
Hubs finally decided to put out a gob of mouse poison
and put one little chunk under one of our appliances.
We think a mouse must have pushed it back out
and our youngest dog was playing with it until my hubs
tried to get it from him - and the dog ate it.
I got Fergus to the emergency vet's office within the hour
and they made him toss his cookies and a fairly good sized chunk
of the poison tablet. They gave him charcoal and some Vitamin K1 and
sent us on our way in exchange for a huge vet bill.
Fergus is still doing alright but is still taking Vitamin K1 just in case.
After that, I decided to try some of the little
Victor Pest Chaser Plug Ins. They are expensive,
it's $18 for a set of three plug ins at Walmart.
I bought four packs.
I put one plug in in every room of our house.
I have not seen one mouse since then!
Hubs says it's because of the poison.
Not one mouse since April 2nd.
We used to have four or five of them running around upstairs
and in the basement at any given time.
They were starting to become used to us as well,
and almost friendly. One was hanging out
on the couch with my hubs one day like,
I plugged these in and all of a sudden!!
The mice were gone!
They packed their ditty bags and left the building.
I've had better luck finding Elvis!
These little doo dads?
They are AMAZING!!!!!
If you have mice and you don't want them???
I HIGHLY recommend these!!
No poison! No poisoned pets!
No muss! No fuss!
No dead, smelly mice!
Five whole years.
Gone after plugging these in.
I cannot say enough about these plug ins.
Trick is to get enough to cover every area in your house.
They work. And they work very well!
Well - lemme digress for a moment.
I didn't plug any in the garage.
I tried selling some Hempworx CBD Oil products a while ago.
I had six packages of dog cookies.
I didn't want the house mice to get them so.....
I put them in the garage.
Where I didn't plug any of these doo dads in.
Guess what happened?
Our garage mice ate every single cookie.
Every. Single. Cookie.
I'm guessing the garage mice are feeling pretty good
right about now. Talk about Mighty Mouse!
Thankfully - I haven't seen any out there.
Guess where I'm going to plug these boogers next?
And finally - over the lull in posting..
I have de-cluttered every room in our house
in the attempt to combat the mouse issue along the way.
We got rid of all kinds of things that have accumulated
since we moved into our house over ten years ago.
You never know how much stuff you have
until you have to do something with it. Yikes!
It wore me out!!
I'm trying to accomplish this..
And feel like I'm doing this.
* My hubs thinks so too *
* He swears I could be on the Hoarders show - but I'm not that bad
and in the meantime? He has a garage full of car parts, tools, automotive
accessories and should we mention? We have seven vehicles?
Literally - A Blazer, a Saab 9-3, a Dodge Ram, a TBucket Hot Rod that
somehow drove itself to St. Louis and got a parking ticket while we
thought it was in our garage for the past 2 years (lol), two Subaru Outbacks
and one Subaru Forrester. And I'M the "hoarder"? ; )..*
But honestly I'm like this..
Just kidding. I have eaten a lot of the veggies.
: ).. Yummy!
Somewhere in all this time.
I turned 600 months old.
18,262 days old.
26,297,460 minutes and
1,577,847,600 seconds old.
I hit my 5th decade.
I fought 40 with a vengeance.
I figure if Jennifer Anniston, JLo, Eva LaRue and a whole
host of others have made it past 50, so can I.
Oh AND the Blues won the Stanley Cup!!!
Way to go St Louis!!!!
Until next time..