Eeek, a mouse in the house! We had that in one of our apts in Toronto. Not fun at all. We were able to trap a few (using tupperware, I think) and took them outside... luckily it wasn't too cold yet, so I don't think they froze. That would have made me feel bad.
After a while I got used to them... I baricaded my drawers with aluminum foil at the back so the mice wouldn't get in (they were using my dishtowels to nest in, which was GROSS) and we had a tacit understanding. Mice really dislike aluminum foil, for some reason, so they won't try to climb up it, or go past it.
Doing OK here. Same old same old. My FIL and step-MIL sent me this stuff today called "Morning Sickness Magic" which I'm trying out. It has ginger, B6, RRL, and folic acid. So far so good, tho I don't notice the queasiness is gone completely, after I drank a tablespoon of this stuff I did feel better for awhile. (http://www.morning-sickness-magic.com/
is the website. The owner and creator of this stuff is an old family friend of my in-laws.)
Aspartame? Well, I hate the taste of it, myself. But I think in moderation, most things are OK.
ND, I hope you don't catch your DD's cold (and that no one else catches it either, and that she gets better quickly!)