“To reduce everything to rational analysis reduces the awe to ashes.”  Barbara Holmes

I’d like to thank my son-in-law, first, for marrying my daughter.  No, it wasn’t that I had any doubt about her marriageability.  I simply wanted her to marry someone who knew how to treat others with respect.  They are a blessing to each other.

But I also want to thank my son-in-law for telling me about the glories of fabric softener sheets.  At our latest family get-together I was sharing about mouse droppings in one of my kitchen cabinets.  Our family conversations can sometimes lean toward the mundane.

This is a multiple choice

Segue – So why are mice coming into the house now that the weather is getting warm? Can I blame this on global warming which has caused confusion in the minds of mice and men?  Why not.

Anyway, my handsome son-in-law told me that he had mice in one of their storage buildings, also known as a shed, and solved the problem by scattering sheets of fabric softener around the place.  He said he heard of this solution to mouse problems and, although skeptical, gave it a try.  Voila!


I had to say, “Voila!” because there are French words on the front of the box.

Moving on.  Yesterday afternoon I spread the dryer sheets throughout the cabinet.  And just to ease your mind, this is a cabinet that holds a Kitchen Aid, salad spinner, and juicer.  There is no food for the little critters to get into.

This morning when I came down to start my day I detected a wonderful aroma all through my kitchen.  Then it dawned on me that the dryer sheets had perfumed the kitchen.  More Voila!

I’m not sure that this will keep the mice away, but if it doesn’t, at least I’ll have some delightfully scented mice!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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