However, the Panda Bear does not want her foreign readers to think she is an American Chauvinist. However, she does think the
However, the most of the Panda Bear's attention this past week has been on WOMAC (The War on Mice and Clutter). She thought the effort to get rid of the mice in her apartment had been a success. She did not see a mouse for about a month. However, last week she saw a mouse. She set out mouse traps and caught six mice over the weekend.
The Panda Bear lives in an urban area so one really has to kill the mouse-they will just go into someone else's house if it is not killed. Mice have germs and cause damage to property. In addition, they very quickly multiply.
The Panda Bear has found the web sites below helpful in dealing with mice:
The Panda Bear has tried to positively reframe her hatred of housework and home projects. The Panda Bear has gotten to like the feeling of warm water and soap. She tells herself these projects are connected to health as they get rid of germs. WOMAC has been helpful in getting Mr. Panda to get rid of his clutter and extra papers (these give the mice places to hide). The Panda Bear has told Mr. Panda that there is no neutral position in WOMAC. If he does not actively support her efforts to declutter she will assume the Mr. Panda is pro mouse and the Panda Bear has no toleration for that position.
WOMAC involves time management on the part of the Panda Bear. The Panda Bear works full-time and finds it hard to find the time to do home projects. However, the Panda Bear has postponed going to the gym twice a week and tries to exercise at home so she can find time for home projects. She has learned one can't do everything at once-one has to prioritize. Alas-even if it means giving up something good and fun for you like exercise.