Tuesday, April 1, 2008

OLD AGE CRISIS, and mice-capades

They say the mind is the first to go.  That's probably true.  This afternoon I found myself skipping purposefully down the stairs until I got to the last step and realized that I had absolutely no idea why I was going down stairs.  I mentally retraced my steps but got stuck just one step backwards.


Becca has moved in with Kimmie to help out with the Grand Oompas.  Last night they had their first 'apartment life' crisis.  They discovered a mouse in the house!  It must have been like an episode of 'I Love Lucy' with the two girls chasing the little critter around the apartment at 12:30 am, trying to catch it in, of all things, an empty toothpaste box.

Enter the apartment complex's handyman extraordinaire with two mouse traps which he strategically placed  in the kitchen and living room.  Hopefully there will be no more midnight raids by their whiskered intruder. 

I suppose my mind really is going because I can't for the life of me figure out how those two girls expected to catch a mouse in a toothpaste box.   Of course Kimmie is a blonde and Becca is what I call a 'dark blonde'.


basktjulie said...

Madame President,
I've read a few of your blog entries and I love your sense of humor.  Great blog...except maybe that part about licking the glasses and that was...well...that was gross, but I still managed to enjoy that entry as well.  And you know, I have to admit, I was thinking..."why not just shake it before you removed the inner foil seal, you could do it as you walk to the trash can to dispose of the foil tidbit and save 2.9 seconds."  It made perfect sense to me.  

Obviously, I would have been wearing it too, but I would have let the dog lick my glasses.  

princesssaurora said...

I have caught mice with shoe boxes... lots of times...  lol  And, I happen to be blonde!  LOL

be well,

deshelestraci said...

I had to laugh at the dark blonde statement!  Too funny!  I can see them freaking out!  I like mice...as long as they are outside!!!!!

chat2missie said...

We caught a mouse once using a tupperware container!  No, we didn't use the container after!  Have a good rest of your week.

lazarai said...

Lest you should think you're the only one with the memory problem, Dorn, I probably do that same thing several times a DAY -- run into a room, stop short, and think, "Now what the heck did I come in here for?!" It drives me INSANE, I swear!!

It's great that Becca is helping Kimmie out. The mouse story is only the first of many they will have to tell, I'm sure!!

:) Carol