Cranberries, and all that dish soap I ordered was delivered, so we won’t run out of soap anytime soon and can use that for disinfecting. The other day, I also made wipes from bleach and water, poured over a cut down roll or reusable bamboo paper towels in a plastic coffee container. The towels can be machine-washed and reused. So I have a big creamer canister next to it where we can discard used ones, and we’ll wash them altogether. Note: just found out I should have put the bleach wipes in glass… I don’t think they are effective anymore–something about the plastic. Can’t smell the bleach now.
Got a refund on the garbage bags and the drill hole bits, since they never showed up, and used that credit in Amazon account to reorder both. That’s so Lissa can drill holes for her cups to hold hydroponic plants. She was using a terrible hand saw that was hard and tedious, and I just hate not having the right tools. Now, she’ll be able to do it in a few seconds instead of 20 or 30 minutes.
Which reminds me of my dream…..
I dreamed there were vines like kudzu all over the house when we came home. While we were standing there in shock, one large vine came down the hallway, growing toward us, and then from the end sprouted something that looked like a Venus flytrap—it was like that Little Shop of Horrors movie. It was smacking its jaws together, we were moving back away from it, then the plant head looked down and saw Noodle cowering on the floor (like she does when she’s scared) and it clamped its plant jaws around her, and she was screaming
I’m looking around for something to use as a weapon or tool, and I hear Melissa Sawing at it with her little hacksaw (which is funny because I just ordered her some hole-drill bits to make holes in her hydroponic lids for the bigger pots and it takes her forever to make them with that little crappy saw. So, her trying to saw at this stalk of a monster plant and having no luck, was comical.)
I find an axe (which I don’t own, surprisingly) and I try to chop it, but it just bounces off the plant stalk like it’s made of bamboo. Meanwhile, Noodle is still screaming and the monster plant jaws still have hold of her. Chicklet is on top of it, biting at it, Zenni is watching wide-eyed, and so is Whatnot.
Finally, I notice some other option: Diatomaceous Earth in my fist, threw it, and coughed and let Noodle go. Started shriveling, retracting back down hallway.
We go to Noodle, and she has no injuries at all, because the plant had no teeth. She’s just scared. We are holding her, trying to soothe her, calm her down.
Not sure if there was anything else. But i got up and went to pee and both Zenni and Chicklet were in the toilet room, staring at the cabinet. I wondered if there was another mouse. We’d rescued one the other day. Chicklet was sniffing at the door, putting her paw on it and looking at me, so I opened it and didn’t see anything. They both went in there. Then I couldn’t get them back out. So I left it open and went back to bed.
Next thing I know I am waking to the sound of cheeping. I think a bird is in the house. I go down the hall, Melissa follows. (after of course, waking groggily and saying “What’s happening? What’s wrong?”) Zenni is chasing something, and then I see it. Another little gray mouse. He grabs it and runs and I chase him. He has the mouse in his mouth. I grab him by the scruff and try to reason with him, but he won’t let go, and then he does somehow and the mouse runs behind the couch and Chicklet is chasing it and I’m chasing her. She grabs it and I chase her and then the mouse gets away again. It was like playing rugby.
We looked and the cats looked, but we couldn’t find that mouse. I always want to release it outside unharmed because little gray mice are cute. But also, we don’t want the cats to eat it and catch something it’s carrying they don’t have shots for.
So we don’t know where the mouse went. I hope it went back out the way it came in and told all its little mouse friends that our house is not a friendly place to scurry around.
So today, I also finally got my bow set up. Not without some obstacles. Had to get Lissa to help me because I couldn’t see very well on the instructions and the bow, but we finally got it.
Now I need to watch some more videos to refresh my memory, and also finish making that target—the cardboard box with cardboard stuffing. And I also want to make a quiver so have been brainstorming some designs that would allow me to use things I already have. Then, at some point, I will go out to the empty tree lot next door and see if I am any good at all with archery.