Lori has been decorating our Christmas Tree which we decided to have at the studio since we spend way more time there than at home. (It’s 9:50PM as I type this at work) She was very dismayed to find that one of her favorite ornaments, Mr. Peanuts, had been partially devoured by a mouse. This came to light after we had already been struggling with trying to rid our house of at least one very brave and clever mouse. One night Lori felt the mouse next to her on futon, and later it (or a co-conspirator) ruined half of a batch of chocolate brownies by nibbling all over them. We have traps all over the kitchen and they continue to be tripped without success. The cats are no help whatsoever, although we did find a dead mouse out in the yard.