Monday, April 8, 2013

Domestic Haggess

Huff and sigh. I would like to say I've been channelling my inner domestic goddess, but sadly she's more like an inner hag. They reckon postal workers go mad because the mail never stops coming, but hey, what about Laundry? Loading the Dishwasher? Mice in the Pantry?

Yep, mice in the pantry just keep on coming, and I'm fed up with them. All food that they can get into is in plastic tubs, but still they come. I've washed off the shelves with disinfectant and detergent - I could still smell them. Finally, yesterday I followed up with pure unadulterated bleach. I much prefer bleach to mouldy old mouse. So, I'll be setting a gazillion more traps and hopefully there'll one day be an end to it. Though I doubt it. Even the cat can't keep up.


On a happier note, I'm doing it! The bathroom, I mean. I'm very excited - imagine not showering in gunge? Lovely. I even located a new shower cubicle that will fit, for $150, though I do have to find a courier who can bring it from Melbourne. I can't wait to get stuck in, though I must finish the kitchen first. It's my rule. I have enough unfinished projects as it is. Not to mention unstarted ones! I've been thinking about making a list.


And now on to more domestic hag stuff. Don't you think folding laundry would be much more pleasant if it looked like this?

Images via Kitten D'Amour (Either facebook, website or instagram. Can't remember!)


That's it. It's decided. I'm only going to wash pretty things. Humph.



  1. Very pretty things to wash. I think they just may be a little out of place among the sheep, and with all the dust you have. But then you and Vicki could play dress ups in them. She will like that when she is a little older.

  2. Mice in the pantry truly suck. Mice chewing the back of my oven truly suck too! I hate those stinky little critters and it comes with having an old holey house.

    I would wash those pretty tutus everyday they are so cute. Have read a few entries on your blog - you have a new follower! :)

  3. Mice.... the moment we don't have them although there are rats at the chook pen. peppermint oil diluted with water and sprayed everywhere helps to deter them, as does naphthalene flakes. I love the smell of pepperminbt ol and Napthalene so I am very liberal with it!!! You can also put the naptholene in the roof.