I have not commented much this weekend because of the events that unfolded here at Casa de Alien. It was simply an extension of the bad week that was. It all started on Saturday morning after I brought in the paper, started the coffee and prepared to enjoy my usual Saturday morning ritual. I went to refill my small sugar bowl when I noticed something in the dishpan which I forgot to empty the night before. I immediately thought it was the basil leaves I used the water to steam some chicken, but I thought to myself that it looked like a dead mouse. So, I tipped the dishpan and I was able to see that it was in fact basil leaves at the...no, wait...it was a dead mouse in the dishpan. I got a little freaked out and tipped the dishpan completely over. When I looked underneath, the mouse was not visible which means it could have only gone in one direction. So...I will not go any further. I'm sure you can put two and two together. I went out and bought glue traps and placed them all over the house. The next morning I woke up to the surprise of another little critter stuck to the glue board behind the refrigerator in the kitchen. I managed to get the board unstuck from the bottom of the fridge and outside. Now I am a bit edgy over this development. I woke up this morning not even wanting to look at the traps fearing that I would find another. Luckily, all was clear, but I am still not totally confident. That will take a little while.