Today I plan to clean house.

I haven’t started yet even though I got up with my husband at 4:30 and therefore could in theory have a spic and span house by now. Instead I have been playing Every Word on my Kindle . It’s one of those games that goes very fast so you keep thinking “just one more” and suddenly it’s been an hour. The game is free, so presumably you could get a free Kindle for PC app and the free game and play it on your computer.

Then you might not get your house cleaned at all. You could take a How Clean is Your House? quiz to detemine whether or not you really need to clean, I guess, but I know that I do. There is, in addition to YA clutter everywhere, a general doggy smell. Plus, I’ve been reading The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters,  a book which makes you want to clean. This book also claims that some 40% of the world’s people have no sanitary facilities at all, not even outhouses. Shocking, if true.

My husband won a new vacuum, and I have a box of stuff that promises to refresh your carpets and rid them of pet odors, so I plan to put the two together. And scrub the toilets.

My husband also won an 8 day, 7 night trip to Las Vegas with his pool league. You can watch him play on TV, I expect, if you watch that kind of stuff. He’s leaving in a couple of weeks. He has new luggage for the occasion. I guess that this is the national tournament for the pool association. They have large prizes, everyone gets to play twice before being eliminated, and they use handicaps to keep it fun. The guys are very excited.