My first week’s vacation is already over and what a week it’s been, plus I’ve got more stuff coming up. Wanna know what’s been going on and what I’ll be up to? Keep on reading!
First of all, I am getting a new house mate today. My old one left yesterday. She packed all her things and will be away on an internship in the US for 8 months. So as of today, I will be getting a new house mate. I don’t even know her name, but I’m sure it will be okay. And if anything goes wrong, she’ll be gone after 8 months anyway. Good thing is that she has a cat!
And that’s a very good thing. If you follow me on twitter, than you’ll know that I’ve had a bit of a problem with mice who have decided to take up my house as residence/ food supply. I don’t mind mice. I don’t find them scary and as long as I don’t see too many of them, I don’t really care. I just put out a trap, catch them and let that be that. This time, however, the nasty little creatures hadn’t just decided on going into our kitchen, but they also decided my room was a nice spot to call home. I was nearly driven mad by sounds of scratching and gnawing as well as by the occasional mouse shooting across my room from my peripheral vision.
After a few very restless nights (I kept dreaming they were making a nest out of my mattress and were crawling over me), 3 attacks on my plants (including one where a mouse had dug its way into one of my pots at 6 AM) and having to shoo one away from my wardrobe after I saw it leaping inside it, I finally found the hole through which they entered my room. I closed it up and haven’t seen a mouse in my room since. They’re still in the kitchen but with a cat entering the scene I reckon they’ll be gone soon. Plus someone will come in to seal off the hole in my wall, as my current solution is only valid as a temporary one. The mouse problem should be over soon.
So that was eventful for a nice and quiet summer vacation right? In any case, if you ever need tips on how to catch mice. You know where to find me. I have become quite the expert over the past week. Other things I’ve done this week apart from the stuff I have already written about is reading more of Harry Potter. I still haven’t finished, books 5, 6, & 7 take so much longer to read than the first 4. I’ve also done some cooking, making a delicious pasta salad (my go to summer dish) and I even watched some TV. I happened to come across the remake of Sherlock Holmes by the BBC. I knew of these series through a friend and he has the DVD so I’m gonna make sure to borrow that from him, because it was really good.
This week will be less eventful. Just some groceries, and I’m trying to go back to the gym again. I haven’t been able to go yet since I hurt my knee falling up the stairs almost 2 weeks ago. Walking is fine, but if I do anything more intensive exercise (I tried dancing in my room) it starts to hurt again. So we’ll see. I’ll also meet up with my mom: we’re going shopping in Amsterdam tomorrow. So be on the look out for a haul post on Wednesday! And I will be planning what to do in Dublin some time this week as and when I’ve finished HP 7 I will finally get to go see that movie too!
Q: What are you up to this week?