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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This year involves two full turkey dinners.

The first was at church, in the evening.
Yes, I made my tummy ache a bit, and had to sit up a few hours for everything to settle before bed. A couple of Tums, and then a fine night's rest with no acid reflux even with the extra serving of dressing.

The next meal is with a precious couple who have had me over for a late lunch for a number of years. She makes a turkey and sides, and sends some home with me so the food goes on and on for a few days. She is a great cook, and he cannot cook at all. With no children between them, and I have none, it is a small quiet gathering. Sometimes an elderly man comes to make it four, but this year he has a terrible cold. Maybe he will feel better by then.

Overeating is going to happen, so I plan for it by having lighter meals the week before.
It has been soup weather, cold and blustery winds for days.

Today I heard a noise behind me. In a little while, a small gray mouse was sitting on the floor to the left of me. Smaller than a golfball.

I flipped my empty coffee cup over it, and slid cardstock under to take it outside.
Decided to put it in a tall bucket to observe. It was washing it's face. I went in for thirty minutes, and when I came back outside, the little creature had died. Maybe it had no food or water. RIP little mouse.

Of course I am waiting to meet all it's brothers and sisters this winter.
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    I hope that all went well
    Its good that you plan ahead!
    Enjoy some fine memories.
    1341 days ago
  • EABL81
    Sounds like you have a lovely Thanksgiving planned. I go out to dinner with friends every year, so none of us have to cook. I made turkey soup today, so I'll still have leftovers :-). I love turkey, so can never get enough. I suspect Linda is right - your little visitor probably got too cold. I rented a house for two years, years ago, that was a converted stable out in the country. The house had loads of mice when we moved in but not so much when we left. My cats took care of most of them. I did manage to rescue one once, and took it outside, but unless he found other digs, he probably didn't make it either. Sure made my cat mad, though. That was his mouse!

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    1342 days ago
    I hope its siblings decide to reside in someone's barn or shed and not your house. T'is the season.
    1342 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    I love Thanksgiving. There’s only five of us for dinner, but it still takes a couple of days of prep. My daughter-in-law is bringing dessert so I don’t have to worry about that. For years we would make a nine hour drive to my mother-in-law’s for every holiday. So glad not to have to do that.

    In the house we used to live in the mice would come in as the weather got colder. My cat and I would go hunting. Your mouse might have died from exposure if it’s cold enough. I tried putting the mice in the hedgerow, thinking that they might be able to burrow into the leaves and be warm enough. My husband says they probably didn’t survive. We finally caulked around the water pipes, especially where the hose faucets were and stopped having mice come to visit!

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    Well it died with a clean face.:)
    1343 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Mice always scare me. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. emoticon
    1343 days ago
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