Friday, a mouse in the house!


My baking drawer once everything was sterilized and out back
     Well my plan yesterday was to finally clean out a few cupboards in the kitchen,  Something that needed to be done monthes ago and I was all hip to do with all this extra time we would have with the lock down. 
     But alas my anxiety had put me in more of a frozen form and not much is getting done around here.  So as I have planned to do this many times and have not done a thing, I forced (I mean it) forced my way upstairs to the kitchen and opened my baking drawer, which is above my baking pan cupboard.  What did I find?  I have a mouse in the house!  Eeeek.  no real mouse but much evidence.  So I have more anxiety over a mouse than over what is going on in the world and I started to clean like a mad woman.

     Sorry no post mouse pictures too gross. But I did find where it was getting in and we plugged those holes with cut out board and foam.  No more mouse.


This is the cupboard that had a hole in the back for the gas line to the stove.  Everything had to be removed and sterilized.  Every pan and sheet.


As long as I was on a mission I cleaned and organized the upper baking cupboard.  It is obvious that I do a lot of baking.  Or I have been taught to.

Then onto the baking ingredient cupboard which is always a falling down mess.  I have way too many cupcake papers and decorations.  I used to make cookies and cupcakes for Hubs office on a regular basis and when mom was alive we were constantly baking.

Well with that all pulled out and the dishwasher running on a steam sterilize cycle I was able to clean out a few more things.   Like the utensil drawer, that is a constant mess.


     The silverware drawer came next as I was on a roll.  I just kept removing and cleaning. Then I pulled all of this greasy mess out and cleaned it all with de greaser, even the hood and walls.  I have not got to the stove yet other than to pull it apart.

I cleaned  out the pan cupboard.
And no kitchen clean can be complete without cleaning some copper. 


I was able to get over 12,000 steps just cleaning these 7 cupboards and I have at least 7 more to go plus too much copper to polish but when it is done I will feel a whole lot better about getting the rest of the kitchen touched up.


I finally did something besides work outside and all it took was a sign of a mouse!

Today the weather is iffy so I am not sure what I will due.  We do have to take a meal into the missioaries and that is all that is on the books.

Do you have any plans for Friday?  Have you ever had mice?  I really dislike them.  But I think I took care of the problem.



Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim