How often do normal, responsible adults clean out the cabinet underneath their bathroom sink? I did so today, but it's probably been a few years since I did that last. What prompted my cleaning endeavors this afternoon is that I was rooting around for something in there and discovered mouse droppings! Ewww!
At first D. and I were wondering what on earth a mouse would do in a bathroom cabinet; there's no food there or anything. But then we realized that a mouse visitor would explain the bizarre phenomenon we had a few months ago, in which Q-tips didn't have any fuzz on the end of them. I thought we must have just bought cheapo bargain-brand Q-tips, but now we're thinking that maybe the mouse pulled off the cotton swabs for a nest somewhere.
Probably it was the mouse and his/her nest underneath our kitchen cabinet, but that mouse is now dead, thanks to our fierce hunter kitty-cats; the cats have stopped stalking that area of the kitchen cabinet, so we think the dead mouse was the one from the kitchen. And D. had bought a new box of Q-tips, and those haven't been de-swabbed, so I think the mouse droppings must have been old ones.
Anyway, the long and short of it is that I did a big ol' clean-out, which turned out to be a much bigger project than I anticipated, because that cabinet has been a place we just chuck bathroom-related things -- guest soaps, medicines, hair products, cleaning supplies, etc. But now, all is sorted and disinfected, and the floor has gotten a good scrubbing as well.
And that was really the only productive thing I did today. Oh, and go to the gym. And choose a small stack of books to get rid of (part of a much larger decluttering project).
I didn't do taxes. Or grade. Or do Hebrew homework. Or cook. Or write my reflection essay for my meeting with the rabbi this week. And now it's 9:00, and I'm not going to do any of those things but am instead going to go to bed, read a little, and turn the lights out early. Not a bad day at all, even if fairly unproductive.