“Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.”
~ Sophia Loren
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Home Sweet Home
A few months ago I received this card. The sender (and fellow blogger), in a random act of kindness, sent me a gift. She knew times were tough and she reached out. When I thanked her, I told her what I planned on doing with the gift. She said:
I was going to suggest you have some fun with [it] BUT it is a gift and a gift is for the receiver to do with as they wish.
Well, I'm a bit practical, and I feel a great deal of responsibility to choose needs over wants. Cam and I have been living in the apartment for 5 months now - 5 months without a vacuum cleaner. I've been researching vacuums for two months - reading user and consumer reports reviews - and I finally made a decision earlier in the week.
I know the giver might not believe this, but I did have fun using the vacuum today, and each time I do this "chore" I will be thinking of - and grateful for - her!