Wow, this week FLEW by! I swear it was just Wednesday and here it is already Sunday. So let’s dish, how was your week? Mine, other than flying by, went super fast. Like I honestly have to sit here and think what all I did. We had a bit of “excitement” here in the house the other day. Well before I go into that let me state that there are 2 things in this world that I have an incredible fear over – clowns and mice/rodents. Like we’re not talking I’m scared of them. No. I’m talking I have utter fear and terror when it comes to them. The clowns I have a reason why as that stems back to my childhood – we can save that for another post. But mice, considering I grew up on 41 acres in the country, you’d think I’d be ok with them. Nope. Like I will literally stand there paralyzed with fear; trembling and tears pouring down my face.
Living in the country field mice are common. That being said, they can be common OUTSIDE… or in a cats mouth. So the other morning my alarm goes off at 3:30. I get up, go pee, head into the closet and grab my clothes and go back into the bathroom to turn on my flat iron. While that’s heating up I walk over to the bed to start to get dressed and this thing makes a bee-line across the floor. Immediately I go to scream but hurry up and cover my mouth to not scare the daylights out of Mr. Fantabulous or wake him up. HOWEVER… the little sonofab… (you know where I’m going with that word) sensed my fear, immediately turned around and started to charge me. Folks I let out this shriek that rivaled a 12 year old girl at a One Direction concert! Poor Mr. Fantabulous just about jumped out of the bed with a heart attack.
The pitch I hit, you would have thought a group of people broke into the house and started to murder me. He’s like “Honey what’s wrong???” as I went into a seated fetal position on the bed. Without saying a word he knew what it was. He then managed to trap it in the one bedroom and then I heard something I thought he’d never, EVER say to me… “Honey, can you come in here and help me catch it? I need your help.” Okay wait, what??? My idea of helping would have been setting the house on fire and praying it was caught in it. I said many cuss words but he said “I’m serious baby, please. I know your petrified and I will protect you but I need you to shush it over towards me. Please.” Don’t ask me where I found the courage (cause God knows I had no tequila in me) but I did.. though it was not dressed (yeah butt-nekkid wearing nothing but snow boots). Hey, don’t judge! I figured the boots would protect me somehow.
In the room I went, inhaler stuffed my boot as I could feel an attack coming on. All I can say is thank god I peed before I went in that room because as soon as I saw it I wanted to die. But my brave baby was diving towards it (he actually skinned his knees!) however after an hour in the room with this thing he decided to set traps and barricade it in there. We left the room and he just hugged me, kissing me on my very sweaty forehead (trust me, I was freaked out) and told me how proud he was of me. I quickly took a shower and left for work. All day long my stomach was in knots over a single mouse. I looked up how many points I had with Marriott and saw that I had about 2 weeks of free stay if he didn’t catch that mouse by the time I got home.
As I got home I asked if he caught it. No… well he hadn’t had time to check but he said “I’m sure the trap got it as it’s been dead quiet all day in that room.” Then he said “Can you help me load up the car, we have practice tonight?” WTH? Wait, WHAT??? You’re going to practice and leaving me home alone with that beast? NO <insert many cuss words> WAY! Yeah, I lost that battle as he assured me there was no way it could get out and that it was silent in there. So he went to practice.
…and 20 minutes after he left I heard it scratching and trying to get out to eat me. Yes, it was going to eat me. for the 3 hours he was at practice I was a nervous wreck. Unfortunately where he has practice he doesn’t get cell signal. As soon as he walked in the door and took one look at me, he felt like crap because he knew the hell I was going through. He apologized and swore up and down that he never heard one peep out of it. So he then went in to find it. Yeah, not in the traps BUT he found it in the corner of the one closet staring at him… waiting to attack. After chasing it for 30 minutes he lost it… in the room. Lovely, huh?
He said he would get it that night, no matter what. I took something to settle my stomach and eventually went to sleep. At 4am (I slept in) I heard the alarm go off. Yeah my first thought wasn’t “OMG someone broke in!” no it was “OMG, it brought friends!” Seriously, my fear is that intense! Then I hear mad running down the hallway and see this light bouncing up and down. I sit up on the bed and I see my door openly slowly. There in all his glory stood Mr. Fantabulous – butt nekkid in nothing but a headlamp and tennis shoes. Sexy, huh? LOL
He informed me that our house is now mouse free. Now what makes this even more awesome is his tale of how it all went down (this is what he posted on my facebook wall):
“We locked eye to eye. I stared the beast down, I knew at this point, it was going to be long night battle but someone had to go. As the beast sneered, showing his long fang-like teeth, raising his claws in effort to stand its ground…it was on like Donkey Kong! It was a treacherous battle to the end! The beast took his last breath at approximately 4:10AM.“
As I passed that bedroom on my way down the hall folks it looked like World War 3 happened! Lamps were on the bed, stuff was overturned and poor Mr. Fantabulous actually had skinned knees… all from a stupid field mouse.
Whew! So yeah, no mice… ever.
Anyways, here’s to you having one amazing and mouse-free week!
Best Kitchen Wishes!
♥ Monday – White Bean and Corn Veggie Burgers
♥ Tuesday – Coconut Panko Crusted Baked Tilapia
♥ Wednesday – Spinach Albacore Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
♥ Thursday – Spiced Parmesan Honey Pork Tenderloin
♥ Friday – Garden Fresh French Bread
♥ Saturday – Lulas Chili Bacon Cheesy Cavatappi
♥ Sunday – Unstuffed Cabbage Lasagna
♥ Dessert of the week – Oreo Fudge Chocolate Cream Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream Topping