Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I hope I can stay awake long enough to type this.   FOUR more days to get in the ORNAMENT GIVEAWAY.

So comment again and you will get another chance.
We have just finished up a marathon few days in another town…
As in you would not believe all we did in 48 hours.  Just Terri and I travel. 
We had the weekend all mapped out….Get a little rest and sleep in on Sat and leave in time to get to the first house around lunch.
This happens to be the sweetest gal, a girl my sons age and someone we love spending time with.
We had already planned our slumber party.
Tree decorating, wine and LSU football.  She threw in some great EATS.  I will even share two new recipes with you that were the BEST.  (next post)
We were almost to her house and I called her only to find out her 2 year old had burned her leg on the stove and she was gone to get a script filled.
(her husband was 10 hours away), but is a doctor and knew what Sage needed.

We arrive at her house, start unpacking ornament boxes, trees, garland, ready to go full speed. 
I pulled open a black trash bag with a tree in it AND things changed.

Out jumped a Mouse/Rat!  It did not matter to us what you called it. 
It hit the floor running and sounded like it weighed 50 pounds.  (probably weighed 3) 
I had no idea that mice were Amberly’s greatest phobia….mine would be snakes, but none of us were interested in seeing the MOUSE and I do not mean MICKEY.
You will have to just imagine this….This is a HUGE GORGEOUS house….

I ran in the laundry room and jumped on the washer, Terri ran outside and was standing on the car in the garage and Amberly holding Sage jumped on the kitchen counter (bruising her ankle) all of us screaming.  It was a reality show at its best.  NOW WHAT?

We had no clue where it went. Her pest control man just had a message machine.
We then called 1_800 Terminex and they said call back Monday….that would not work.

We had the broom, flashlights, alternating between laughing and feeling like crying….

There was no way I was sticking my hand down in my stuff because it had all been in open containers and the “creature could be in one of the boxes”!
Amberly could not get to her
phone so I finally came out of the laundry room and rescued her phone…while Terri was going door to door in this very prestigious neighborhood trying to find a man to help us. 
Amberly called everyone she knew..no one home.  Terri found one man home and he said he could not help us as he had an abscess tooth. Remember that excuse if someone ever wants you to help catch a RAT!  At this point we still thought it was.

Finally she decided to call her husbands partner and see if he could get him to come help us. 
Ran him down and he agreed…By this time we are 3 hours late getting started on the decorating.  Terri and I decided to start on the tree by standing on the stairs where we could at least have a good view if the “rat” was near us…

All of a sudden we hear this scream and heard Amberly say “He is running straight for me”! 

Now we knew he was at least in the master bedroom and headed either for the closets or the bathroom….
So one of us stood guard to make sure it did not try to exit before her friend arrived…

In the meantime her dogs got out…It was getting funnier by the minute.  Our hero arrives, gets on his hands and knees and crawls all over the area we think it is in…NOTHING….Looks like Hampton Inn hear we come.
If the animal was not caught we were not sleeping there.
At this point we are starving and looking for the WINE. 
Getting more behind by the minute…FINALLY, I hear “HE FOUND IT”! 

Guess where ….in  the toilet paper holder in the master bathroom…and it was not huge…but it was a MOUSE. 
So the ordeal was over and we proceeded to the wine and decorating and it was a LONG LATE night.  LSU got a win….and we were mouse free!
We finished the next day and then headed to the next house.  Came home yesterday tired beyond words…
But we did it and at our age that it a BIG DEAL. This is Amberly and Sage.

amberly ands sage

So that’s our story of the weekend….Tree decorating really is full of funny stories. 

Ok, get your comments in and have an extra chance to win the ornaments..


Wendy's World said...

That is the funniest story. I hate, hate, hate mice. Glad you caught him. Thanks

Joyce said...

I cannot stand mice and that would have done me in too. The other day the heating guy was here to fix a vent on the outside of the house. When he stuck his hand in he saw a mouse. Still gives me the shivers thinking about it. I live in the woods so there will be mice around from time to time but I definitely try not to make eye contact : )

Theresa said...

Oh how funny and I would be running too:) You Ladies have so much fun while getting the job done! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Kaypt said...

This should be a sit-com story. Laughing out loud. My fear would have been snakes too.

Vicki said...

What a great story. I can just picture you girls on top of various items screaming! I'm not afraid of mice (snakes/bugs freak me out) but I know I'd squeal if one jumped out of my Christmas tree box!

Pmerrill said...

Oh, Theresa! You should have a camcorder attached to your forehead! What a life you do live! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

This is such a funny story! I would have been the exact same way Grammy Girlfriend! I am so terrified of mice! (And rats too of course!)

So glad the man came to the rescue.

When we first moved into our new house I opened the cupboard door to throw something in the trash, and there was a little tiny field mouse! (New neighborhood with a field next door.)

I ran straight to my husband screaming about the mouse. He grabbed some sticky boards that he luckily had in the garage, and set one out and in 10 minutes that little baby squeaky mouse was trapped on it.

He topped it with another sticky board like a mouse sandwich...and took a broom and swept it up into the dust pan and tossed it in the big trash container outside to die!

I kinda felt sorry for it...but was so glad it was no longer in my cupboard! We have never seen another one...praise the Lord! That was 5 years ago.

I'm almost as bad about spiders!
Just think how huge we are compared to them...but they just oog me out! (:>)

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Oh what screaming must have been going on too. My girls & I hate rodents-I would much rather deal with a snake than a rat. Please count me in on your giveaway-how thoughtful of you.
Isn't the sunshine great-hopefully no snow for a few more days.
Hugs, Noreen

Channa, Life as a Coaches Wife said...

Ok, now I am going to be double checking our toilet paper holders for years to come! I hate mice!

I hope y'all are able to get some rest!

debi said...

Hysterical story....but....glad I was no where near!!!!!!!!

Always glad to stop by yur blogg!


His Doorkeeper said...

I would be the same way! We have never had a mouse in our house (been here 7 yrs) but if we do.....I'm out of here until the mouse is graveyard dead! Sorry PETA!

Loved your story! I know this is your busy season but take care of Jack and yourself!!

Anonymous said...

I hate rats but my cats keep them at bay and when they do drag them in I have a plan I scoop them up in a paper sack and gently take them to the high school track field way aways from our home! I love your blog and all that you let me know about your family and recipes etc..Happy Turkey day early and happy Christmas very early, mjs from momanddad00@clear.net

Nezzy said...

Heeeeehehehe!!! I can just see ya'll runnin' about screamin' to the top of your lungs!

Isn't it amazin' what a commotion a little rodent can cause.

Glad ya got that one all wrapped up but hate that it put ya'll three hours behind.

God bless ya and have a mouse`less day!!!! :o)

Justabeachkat said...

Oh.my.word! It's super funny to READ about it and it was probably a bit funny at the time, but man oh man I would have freaked too.

So glad he was able to find...and remove...the mouse. Yuk!

Hugs sweet friend,

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh my word! That is some story and thank God he caught it. I don't know any men in my house who would be that brave. LOL !!! You should have seen my husband when we had a bat in our cabin at Mammoth Lakes.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

If it makes you feel any better, I would've been on the counter or kitchen table too. Loved the story. Sorry I've been away. My computer took a dive but I'm back.

Tanya said...

THAT is one crazy movie to be on the BIG screen!
I giggled reading it!
Way too funny....
Pooooooorrrrrrrrr mouse....I know you won't agree!
Thanks for a cute story for us to enjoy only you had to live through it!

And would love to entered again!

PEA said...

Omigosh, I've got tears running down my face from laughing so much as I could picture all of you! hehe I think I would have gotten up on the table or counter too and wouldn't have gotten down until the darn thing was caught!! I've never had a mouse or rat in the house and I hope to never have to experience it! ICK!! xoxo

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That would have scared me to death! Love that last shot :)

Chris H said...

That is hysterical!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh goodness! Thankfully you all were able to "round up" a brave soul to catch that "Christmas mouse" :o)

Whew! Thank goodness that isnt something that happens at every trip :o) That would be too much excitement! And good to hear that her little one's leg is getting better.

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you my friend for your lovely visit and comment :o)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Also meant to say...Amberly and Sage are beautiful :o)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings & Aloha!

Sassy Granny ... said...

I just have to imagine how scared was that mouse! They don't bother me much, mostly because we rarely enouncter them.

Now scorpions ... that's something altogether different. We had them in AZ and they creeped me out; rattlesnakes too. Here in WA, I'm delighted to encounter the occasional spider (harmless variety) or, come to think of it, even a mouse :)

Suzy said...

Sounds like you have the neatest job ever---minus the mouse part.:) I found your blog by way of Kat's blog....and was pleasantly surprised that we are both from Shreveport.:) I live in Iowa now but all of our family is still in S'port area. Sounds like you are a wonderful grammy and friend. Glad to find your blog.:)


mississippi artist said...

Glad you got the mouse. I would have needed a glass of wine after that and I don't even drink!