Monday, 17 August 2009

First Passport

Erbie's first passport arrived this morning, I admit I shed a tear.

Both my boys are sleepy and weepy and tired today. I sent the GR back to bed and put Erbie to sleep on the sofa, with sore throats and runny noses.

I'm applying for a job, two days a week, something I haven't done in over ten years - apply that is. Not expecting anything back, I can't even seem to upload examples of my work!

We have a mouse, the cheeky *****er was gnawing at the door frame last night. It's not easy to set traps or put poison down with a baby crawling around. Don't get all cruelty free trap on me, we've tried those, they don't work. I'll just name him Hunca Munca and call him a pet. Oh dear. Unfortunately it's never usually just 'a' mouse. Perhaps I could borrow my sisters pub cat for a week, she is evil, a pretty as a picture petite grey tabby cat that brings home baby rabbits and tortures them in the bath.


everybodysaysdont said...

Ooh 1st passport! Exciting!

I hope you don't get the sore throat and runny nose too! Your poor boys!

Best of luck with the applying for a job, that must feel wierd indeed.

We had a mouse tenant when we lived in the city, my husband is SO scared of them we had to go and stay in a hotel for 2 nights (Honestly!!!) so it could be "dealt with" I think I would have been happy to live in harmony with it...We got a pest expert to put poison under the kickboards in the kitchen and in the airing cupboard and places that couldn't be reached by a dog - that appeared to work....
Good luck! Or if you are keeping it, give Hunca Munca some cheese from me! x

everybodysaysdont said...

My dog would love a borrow of your sisters cat - but it would probably torture her (My dog is quite a wuse)

fabhat said...

Oh god - the mice...we've just got rid of ours (we think)...
Get someone in to put down poison - it's definitely the best thing. If you've seen one - then there will be many, many more lurking. And they love the tasty treats that small people like to leave wherever they go.

Plus with their party trick of dislocating their ribcages mice can get through the same space as a ballpoint pen - which is disconcerting to say the least when you realise how many places they can get to. I had mice once, that ate my best dress (nothing but silk chiffon for that mouse nest)so I have no love for them anymore.

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