matt has confessed to me that there have only been two times during our almost six year marriage in which he has questioned his decision to marry me, and both of those times were when mice or evidence of mice were found in my living space. the first time was when we were backpacking through south africa... after a full day of driving, we checked into a remote bungalow very late at night. and i found a mouse turd in my bed. oh hail no. i demanded to leave, but there was absolutely nothing around for miles, and everything was shut down for the night. so then i demanded to sleep in the rental car, but matt wouldn't let me because, of course, the place was lousy with hippos, and south african hippos kill humans for sport, and as unbelievable as it sounds, the threat of a hippo attack was probably a tad more realistic than coming down with hanta virus from a fresh piece of mouse poop. whatever.
and then there was last year's reign of terror on our 800 square foot nyc cracker box. that aged me exponentially. i need--need--eye cream now. something within me went absolutely retarded when i saw a mouse run out from underneath my baby boy's bed. and in that second i had a very emotional break up with the city of new york, told it i was leaving and ordered moving boxes the next morning. and in that same second matt wanted to throw me in the back of a paddy wagon.
and so now here i am in texas, sitting quietly on my couch, and i just heard something in my kitchen... my relatively clean, second story kitchen. so i'm trying to keep my mind off things... blogging to keep from throwing my sleeping kids in the back of the car and checking into the a-loft down the street, which probably has bedbugs.
and i just realized that jay leno is on my television. how embarrassing. now you know i'm distracted.
and because lately my blogposts have been ending in totally unrelated iphone photos/commentary, let's wrap this up:
miss indie, looking quite grown up.
and the UPS man delivered twelve of these little bottles of happiness to my apartment today. amazon.com=best invention ever.