Ann's Corner

A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.

The Vacuum Cleaner (Or: My Mind Is A Scary Place)


The Vacuum Cleaner

(Or: My Mind Is A Scary Place)
I know I need to do something about the little rug on my kitchen floor. Hmmm…

I notice it for days. In fact, I’ve been noticing it since before the last time a friend was here (a few weeks ago?). I was quite embarrassed because some food was dropped by my guest and I said to discard it because the rug was not clean. In fact, it was a MESS!

Some time after my friend leaves, I get the vacuum cleaner and stand it in the tiny kitchen (it has been standing in the hallway previously, reminding me I need to actually USE it. My aim now is to bring memory and action together in one place at one time).


Some days later…

The vacuum has fallen over at least 3 times and I have picked it up (it’s a nuisance), recalling that I need to do the job. However, memory still does not actually translate into action.


This morning, still lying in bed, I’m thinking about the day ahead. I have time today and one thing I MUST do is to use the vacuum. As I am pondering the problem of inactivity with my vacuum cleaner, I realise that in my mind I am wishing for one of those old manual carpet sweepers! In fact, in my mind, I envision myself getting that out and cleaning the little rug in the tiny kitchen. They are such good little tools. A bit old fashioned, but they work. Easy to use. Wonder if I could get one from somewhere? Thrift stores?

Wait a minute……!


What’s wrong with my electric vacuum cleaner?
Aaaah. That’s it! I have to actually unwind the cord and PLUG IT IN!!!!!!!

Procrastination in action.



AJ ❤

16 comments on “The Vacuum Cleaner (Or: My Mind Is A Scary Place)

  1. Lady Quixote/Linda Lee
    April 12, 2016

    Oh no. No no no no no. This is me. Right now, today. Only my vacuum cleaner is standing in the dining room.

    Why do they make them so that they fall over so easily??

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      April 12, 2016

      I don’t know!
      I just went and leaned it against the stove. Why did I not think of that before?
      DUH 😉

      Liked by 1 person

    • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee
      April 12, 2016

      By the way, did it ever occur to you that when you are cleaning hair and stuff out of the vacuum cleaner, you have become a vacuum cleaner??

      Argh… no wonder they are so scary.

      Liked by 1 person

      • annj49
        April 12, 2016

        Well, at least the vacuum gets it all in one place….

        Do you realise that I actually MOVED the vacuum cleaner (twice now, the first time to stop it falling over) just now to take a pic of it, and wrote an entire story about the whole thing, but my little floor rug is STILL not clean?

        Liked by 1 person

  2. G
    April 12, 2016

    Sounds like me. Lol

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lady Quixote/Linda Lee
    April 12, 2016

    Reblogged this on A Blog About Healing From PTSD and commented:
    This is me. I mean, I didn’t write this, I am reblogging it. Ann of GG wrote it. But… it’s me. Only I’m sure that my procrastination is much worse.

    I used to be known as a neat freak. Then…. the internet happened.

    Please visit the original site and read the whole thing, it is hilarious. Thanks for stopping by and God bless. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ruby
    April 12, 2016

    Unwinding the cord and plugging it in. I so get it!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. mulchandmorecrafts
    April 12, 2016

    Yep, I’m reading blogs instead of working, but “it’ll wait” right? Entertainment is important too and this was entertaining even if it hit a few too many nails on the head 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      April 12, 2016

      I think I will get up properly now and face my day 😉 😛

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Mary Cathleen Clark
    April 13, 2016

    This is so funny. As I’ve gotten older, I now understand why my mother was a better housekeeper in her younger days than when she got older. I have become my mother. My vacuum cleaner is a dust catcher…too many other things are now more interesting than housekeeping.

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      April 13, 2016

      I agree. There are many much more interesting things to do…. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  7. annj49
    April 14, 2016

    I vacuumed today!
    That only took a few weeks!
    Vacuum is now back in it’s rightful reminding position in the hallway 😉
    Til next time! 😉 😛


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


This entry was posted on April 12, 2016 by in Blog, Fun things and tagged , .


April 2016
Follow Ann's Corner on
Blogging U.
%d bloggers like this: