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Mission Mouse

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About Mission Mouse

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  • Birthday 09/13/1958

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    Ontario, Canada
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    Crochet, embroidery, reading, cuddling my dog Jake, sewing and listening to old hymns.
    I absolutely loathe shopping, unless it involves some kind of craft or is a book store.

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  1. MissionMouse-Update

    I went into SimPE and realized that I've forgotten how to use it..... So I did some research and am trying to decide what do do next. I still have some outfits to finish up and still a ton of new patterns to make. At this time of the year I struggle with SAD- Seasonal Affective Disorder which tends to interfere with my creative interests. My focus and ability to concentrate are somewhat limited, but I am trying to do some creating everyday. I try and spend at least a bit of time outside to get some sunlight which is supposed to help lessen the symptoms.
  2. Happy Birthday Marbi

    Happy Birthday Marbi, I hope you have an excellent day with many more blessings to come.
  3. 10,000 Angels New #13

  4. Happy new year :D

    Sorry to take so long to reply, I miss you too!!
  5. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    The link doesn't work, but if it's the one I'm thinking about For anyone who wants to see it, just search on You Tube for "Drunk Squirrel" Trust me it's totally worth it.
  6. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    We have had more than the usual amount of snow here and I let Jake out in the back yard. Darn near died laughing.....Michael had done some shoveling in front of the gate and shed door, so there was a good pile of snow just past the shed door. It was a good size bank and it took Jake 4 or 5 tries to get beyond that bank. He was not expecting to snow to be almost as high past that bank and he had to hop like a bunny to make it to the back fence. Michael and I were laughing our heads off. Fairly quickly Jake decided to return to where the snow had been cleared and had just as much of a challenge hopping over that bank to get to the deck. Poor puppy, he exhausted himself so much he came inside and passed out on the couch.
  7. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    Apparently rats and mice do not like cheese, they do however love peanut butter. Also Mighty Rat has a spouse so I guess it's Mr Mighty Rat and Mrs Sneaky Rat. Dave had a bag of poison in the shed and one of the rats dragged it into their lair but there are new rat droppings in the shed so it seems as if they are immune to the poison. If they do eventually die from the poison I admit that it worries me that Jake might find them.
  8. MissionMouse-Update

    I've been concentrating on rebuilding my pattern files and am surprised by the number of patterns I have finished and also accumulated. I have some amazing plaids, tweeds, and houndstooth, which I think will be great on some outerwear coats. I did find most of my old knit patterns. I found a ton of coordinating polka dot patterns and just coordinating patterns as well. I love using those patterns for skirts with jackets (blazers) and I made some linens match up with some patterns to give me more of a variety for those kinds of suits. Some plaids will go wonderfully with some linens for a man's casual suit jacket with pants. Plaid suit jacket, and linen pants. And this is where being a Virgo has some disadvantages....The Sims2 Ultimate Collection from Child up to Elder uses 512 X 512 patterns and the Toddler and Infant use a mixture of 512 X 512, and 256 X 256 patterns. SimPe seems to stick with 1024 X1024 patterns and Sims4 uses 1024 X 2048 patterns. The Sims4 size is really weird in that only the bottom half of the section is the actual pattern, the top half is always blank. Since I have to see the actual pattern I am working with, this means I have to have 3 different sizes of the same patterns. So I have 3 folders, one for each size. Also one cannot simply resize a pattern for each category or the dimensions of the actual pattern become distorted so I had to find a way to insure that each pattern maintained the original size of the design and yet be the correct measurement for each item. I did find a solution that works for me but it is time consuming which explains why it is taking me such a long time to get things done. I make all my patterns 1024X1024 and then use templates to make the 512X512 and 1024X2048 patterns. I have close to 6000 patterns and am probably only a quarter of the way through all the patterns I have downloaded.
  9. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    Both traps are still there. This is quite the mystery.
  10. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    I do not believe this, that rat that was caught in the trap has DISAPPEARED!! Dave didn't remove it from the trap and this morning when he went out to the shed, that rat was GONE! I do not understand how this is even possible......
  11. 10,000 Angels New #13

    7721 for Lisa, whom I love dearly.
  12. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    Dave would like me to tell all of you that his trap was finally successful and the rat has met his end. The thing is we don't know if it was the male or the female because when we first became aware of the rat, there were two of them. If he has been successful with only one of them, that should be sufficient I think because I think this means there will be no offspring. I realize that this sounds somewhat cruel but here in Canada, house insurance does not cover damage done by animals chewing any kind of wiring. So if you get rodents inside your walls and they damage the wiring, it is at your own personal expense that the damages must be paid. Aside from the fact that their droppings can cause severe illnesses once they dry and can be inhaled, it is just not something I want in or around our home. We had a very mild few days and all the snow we had melted. Then came the weekend, it snowed and snowed and Jake now has some fluffy stuff to roll in again. He is so happy. He goes racing out the patio doors, dives into the snow and rolls to his heart's content. He has the biggest smile on his face while he is doing that. It's impossible not to smile when we are watching him roll and roll. When he has had enough and is sufficiently chilled, he prances back inside, proud as punch. Yesterday he did a nose dive into a bit of a bank, came out and his face was so completely covered in snow and all I could see were two nostrils. Oh yeah, also a fiercely wagging tail.
  13. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    It seems to have become a nightly ritual, Jake attacking his denta bone. He even hides it under the afghan on the sofa and then dive bombs the afghan in order to rescue the denta-bone. Apparently the denta-bone has no desire to be rescued and it mysteriously launches itself across the living room. Jake refuses to be deterred by such heroic attempts by the denta-bone and proceeds to stalk the poor thing. His stalking could use some lessons from Pip, such as how to sneak up quietly on your prey. Sadly Jake can only do one thing quietly which becomes apparent when the sudden loss of breathable air overtakes the room Jake is in. But I digress, back to the denta-bone nightly saga, despite the LOUD stalking, Jake is able to capture his prey, BUT he doesn't devour it, right then and there..... OH NO, he patiently waits for bedtime and brings his treasure upstairs. He will happily and yes noisily consume said denta-bone sometime around 2 in the morning. Then at 3 in the morning he absolutely HAS to go outside. One does not have to be crazy to enter my world, but take my word for it, it will come in quite handy.
  14. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    I really do not like canned soups so any soup I eat is always homemade. Yesterday I was chopping broccoli to put in my homemade broccoli soup and a piece fell on the floor. Jake comes racing into the kitchen, dives under my chair and actually eats the broccoli piece......We don't have that 5 second rule in our house cause we have a 2 second dog. I'm completely surprised that he ate the broccoli piece, but what surprises me even more, he begs for more....That is just WEIRD. He won't eat apple pieces but he will eat apple pie.....and he does like some sweet potatoes as long as they have a bit of butter mixed in. He also eats shreddies. He prefers to eat them dry, unlike his dad who needs milk and sugar. It's funny watching Dave and Jake having shreddies for breakfast sometimes. He must have thought I needed a snack when I was in the bathroom, he brought me a pretzel stick....cause he won't eat salty things. I'm not sure where he got the pretzel stick, it's been a few weeks since we had pretzels.
  15. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    Yet again the traps are emptied and no rat has been caught. They have teased Dave way too much, he's researching extreme rat catching methods. He's angry with me because I will not permit him to use poison. If any other of the animals that use our back yard sheds for shelter were harmed I would not be able to handle that. The two single fathers next door have moved out, for a while we shall have peace and quiet. Jake is missing the two dogs, he keeps looking for them. We have had a lot more snow than usual and Dave has been shoveling the deck for Jake. Dave has been piling the snow against the fence sections on the deck and Jake has been busy digging into the banks. I'm not sure if he's trying to tunnel his way out or just attempting to make snow forts. Tonight his denta bone apparently said something wrong.....Jake was diving at it and barking at it. It's a freaking treat, he's supposed to eat it not freak out over it!