Well, there I was this morning, around 8 o’clock, still in my pj’s, making a few Argentium silver earwires for my new earring collection, listening to Classic fm on the radio and enjoying the light, cooling breeze drifting in through the open patio door, when I caught a movement out of the corner of my eye. Oh my…!! My heart missed a beat. Something had just run across the carpet and vanished under the cupboard in the corner! Now I am not known for my love of animals, or my bravery, but I couldn’t ignore this! So when my heart rate had settled to one more suited to my advancing years(!), I gingerly approached the cupboard and slapped my hand against it and was rewarded by the lightening fast appearance of a small, brown mouse which legged it along the skirting board until I was able to head it off as I didn’t want it to vanish into the depths of the house. Off it went in the opposite direction – past the open door, of course (typical!) – until it met me on the opposite side of the room and did a 180 degree turn and dived back under the cupboard. Hmmm – I was not going to be able to deal with this alone, but I was worried that if I took my eye off its hiding place to go and wake the menfolk in my house it could scurry off anywhere in the house and I wouldn’t know where! Ah!… isn’t this just the situation the mobile (cell) phone was designed for?? There was my handbag – on the chair – I could phone my son to wake him up!!….except that I had put the phone on charge in the next room….aaaaarrrrggghhhhhhhh!!! There was nothing else I could do but go and wake my poor son up and tell him the story!
Down he came – a little bleary eyed and woosey – and went round the room thumping and banging everything to try and out the little furry creature from its hiding place, but to no avail. I had to face the inevitable that we now had an unwanted house guest…somewhere in the house!
As I had a meeting to get ready for I had no more time to spend on the mouse chase, so I put a board up against the door of the dining room and the adjoining kitchen to hopefully trap the mouse somewhere within those 2 rooms, and went to get a bath.
I emerged from the bathroom wrapped in a towel to answer a phone call only to spot the little fellow again. This time I would not let him out of my sight… and lets face it…a fluffy towel is not suitable apparel for any type of game hunting!…so I hollered for my son to come back down and help me. This time, with the two of us there, the little mouse got the hint that he was not wanted and moved towards the patio door and then scurried over the step and out into the garden!!
To be honest, it was a bit of a diversion that I could have done without this morning! I was already on edge as I was a bit apprehensive of this meeting I was going to. It was my first attendance at the local Women in Business group and after just a couple of weeks ‘in business’ I didn’t really feel like a business woman and thought I would feel like a bit of an outsider amongst ‘real business women’. But, as it turned out, I had a really good time – I learned a lot and met some really friendly women.
Perhaps something is trying to tell me that the things I perceive as scary are not really that bad when once I stand up and face them!…be it a little mouse or a room full of formidable and successful business women!
…AND I have been having a bit of a battle with another kind of mouse over the past few days….the one connected to my computer….as I have been trying to get my website sufficiently well put together to put it on line. Well, I have decided to stop dithering and just do it!! So I now have my website up and running. It still has a way to go…a few more pages and a lot more of my jewellery to be photographed and uploaded… but it is now there for all to see. It’s a little scary – but I’m getting more used to that feeling now! So please have a look at it and see what I have done, and feel free to comment…but be gentle with me! Find me at www.solunarsilverstudio.co.uk and please keep popping back to see how my website develops in the future!