Tuesday, August 17, 2010


So this morning starts with making my coffee. Put it in the microwave to warm up becaue my machine doesn't get it really hot.

Then I hear: "MOM!!! A MOUSE!!!"

Ever since Jacob has seen Tom and Jerry, he always chases "mice." I have a very inventive child, so I was like, Mmm-hmmm.

But then my dogs started going crazy, and I turn my head just long enough to see this little gray mouse run under the door of my coat closet. Nice. Now what?

So I call Doug, leave him a message, and go about my business. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I see this thing run out. I'm screaming "Mouse! Mouse!" Like what the heck good would that do? Hey, I've never claimed to have a sane mind during a rodent emergency.

Thankfully Jacob saw where it went (into the dining room) and Molly and Blackie had it cornered under the humidifier. So I moved all the stuff from behind it using my cane (found my handicapped tag that I thought someone stole), and a few things off the top.

Molly and Blackie were going crazy! I moved the humidifier out just a little. Nothing. I pulled it out a little more....nothing! Finally I was like, okay Molly, get ready. I pulled it out all the way, and Jacob (good ol' eagle eye) saw it go behind Moosie's water bowl. It ran out a little bit from there, and kind of looked around frantically. I think it knew it's time was limited. Molly got to it first and byebye mouse.

So I took a rag towel, picked it up (I can't believe I didn't put gloves on first, but I had about 4 layers of towel in my hand), put it in a plastic bag, put the plastic bag in the kitchen garbage bag, then emptied it and put it in the dumpster.

My poor coffee has been in the microwave no less than 5 times getting warmed up. (Yes, same cup). I have to make cupcakes for Jacob's party at Auntie Shawn's with "the kids" tomorrow, and put the goodie bags together. I think that's gonna be about it for me. I am exhauted!!

I have plasmapheresis on Friday, so that should give me a boost. Let's hope so! MG sucks.



Joanna said...

Oh yes - I am feeling your pain. :}

Rachel said...

What an adventure! Good job catching the mouse. I'm impressed!

I hope that you have the strength to make it through the next few days, and I hope the plasmapheresis gives you a good boost.

Kay said...

Hi Kerri, I found your blog while doing a search for MG. I have MG also and share a lot of your experiences. I started my own blog this week about my experience with MG. I would love to share it with you. It is called A Dance With the Dragon. Here is the link if you want to check it out. Lots of luck with the PE. http://adancewiththedragon.blogspot.com/

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Wow! Look at you go! I am deathly afraid of mice and once called my mother, who was living in Jamaica, and BEGGED her to get on a plane and come and catch a mouse for me in Toronto. Sadly she didn't do it and I ended up with baby mice.

Cheers :-)
- Rainforest Mommy

Young Wife said...

Wow, what a morning! Hope everything went well with the cupcakes and that Jacob has a fantastic party!