Okay, that makes me really curious. How can you tell mouse poo from shrew poo? I don't think I've ever seen shrew poo. Mabe I've never even seen a shrew, since I'm picturing a mole. Though Madagascar comes to mind with all these posts, "If you have any poo, fling it now"
Again, thanks so much for the words of support. They mean the world. I was in such a better place last night after being able to hash this out here and with a couple of IRL friends who understand. Of course I was still up all night going over the whole scene in my head. I'm upset with myself because I should have taken charge of finding out the menu and helping MIL make it gluten-free. I could have easily brought a bottle of gf soy sauce for her. But I left it up to DH who didn't bother to do anything. Instead, he told me on the way over (on the way to dinner!) that I might have to fix something else for the kids and me. SERIOUSLY DH? When the SHTF I did overreact, I can definitely see that. But it's difficult to be blindsided like that and stay calm, especially when the one person who should support me (DH) is refusing to do so.
Oh dear I wrote a book! If you've made it this far, once again thanks everyone for letting me vent. :)
Yeah, I'd have issues with being blindsided. But I always talk to the person beforehand about exactly what's on the menu or bring my own food. I don't want my kids going hungry. I can do just fine. But not them. So I always have something for them at least.
Trying to get the floors washed.... AHAHAHAHA. I have a 3 year old and 18 month old so that's a real fun task.
I may lose my mind. It hasn't been washed in 3 weeks (usually done every week) and it is SO GROSS. Where's the pulling my hair out smiley? This one will have to do:
Oh yes, also... This may come as no big surprise to anyone, but apparently the soft, chewy cat treats have gluten (no surprise there) and CHEESE. Really?! Cheese? Wth?!
Give them some raw meat if you need to give them a treat. Once we went raw, it was so much easier (on the dog and the kids) though DS won't feed the dog because he won't touch the chicken (it's one of his intolerances). But if I'm giving her a different kind of meat, I make him do it so it all evens out. There are oats in almost every kind of wheat-free dog food out there. Plus a lot of other stuff once you start looking.
I love having a tree up. I'm such a scrooge about it until it's up and then I don't want to take it down. We got a real tree this year for the first time. DH has objected in the past because of possible allergies but he seems ok so far. Keeping my fingers crossed that we don't have to swap out for our artificial tree before Christmas.
DH was allergic to real trees. And when he finally confessed to the rashes and asthma flare ups, we got a fake tree about 9 years ago. I can't believe he endured it for the first 10 years of our marriage without saying a thing. It may also depend on the kind of pine (though it didn't for us).
How low? Mine is really low. But I alwys thought it was good to have low.