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06 November 2008

The giving, it continues.

We all have dirty secrets. Some dirtier than others.

Today I vacuumed. It's been a while since the last time so I figured, hey! We're having company this weekend.... why not today? Why do I avoid that particular chore?

Exhibit A.
My vacuum really sucks.

Really. Sucks.

(All of my aversions have very good reasons.)

But talking about how filthy your floors really are is putting yourself on shaky ground, is it not. It's like saying, "I went three days without a shower." It's better to talk about those things as past tense.

Not, say, this week. That's how you lose friends.

But today, I cleaned my putrid carpets. And of course I'm playing fast and loose with the word "cleaned" because I'll refer you back to Exhibit A.

We're down to two. Rooms that is. Two rooms with carpet.

So today, I'm giving something else away, because I'm a giver. A great prize at that.

Answer this question: Not counting today, how many days has it been since I last vacuumed?

Whoever guesses closest to my guess will win a very robust round of applause.

By the end of this you will feel so good about how clean your house is.

I may never recover, but you will feel like a MILLION BUCKS.

I do so much for y'all.

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Regular, with half and half and raw sugar said...

14 days?

Dana said...

Ok, I have to admit I have the same adversion and I have a new vacuum so I have NO excuse!!

My guess... 32 days!

Raising Cajun Christians said...

Try 6 months....before the house burned! Just carpet in the bedrooms, but we just slept in those...not too bad, right????

Anonymous said...

Hee hee... your vacuum sucks.

I'm guessing 37 days... I think that's how long it's been over here. :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh wow...these girls are making me laugh.

17 days? No clue. I think that's how long it was for me the other day. And then I was vacuuming when Hubs came home and he said, "Oh, looks nice in here...are we having company?" Oops.

kristin said...

If it makes you feel any better my vaccum has been broken for months now so my version of cleaning the carpets is sweeping it! Let's just say it's a great workout for the arms:)

Tonja said...

let's see...you probably haven't vaccuumed since...last November when the company started rolling in :)

am I right?

do I get a cake ball? oh yeah, you ate them...that's OK...2 more weeks to Thanksgiving :)

Nichole said...

Hey girl. Thanks. Yeap, I'm a blogger. I've been reading yours for a while. Gotta keep up with you since I can't seem to get to you in the halls of church. Yeah, I had started blogging then stopped, but a few people asked me to post the teachings from the Cocoa Mix...so I was like..that's easy...just copy and paste. Love ya!!

bren j. said...

Oh man, it has to be at least 23.4 days. Or, okay, maybe not...I always use the excuse that the vacuum needs emptying and I don't know how to do it. :)