Friday, January 18, 2008

Calling in mentally ill

By Wednesday I was going insane with the mess around here. I just couldn't stand it anymore. So, by the middle of the day I conjured up a plan. It was my secret plan to clean my house.

On Thursday morning, I woke up at our usual time. I got Joaquin ready to go to the in-laws. I made coffee, I made breakfast. Dan scooped up Joaquin and off they went. For all they knew I was headed to the shower to get ready for my day at work. Bwah-ha-ha.

Instead I logged on to my computer and signed myself out sick for the day. I like to think of it as taking a mental health day. I was seriously driving myself crazy with this mess, so it's not like I was lying to anyone.

I didn't get nearly as much done as I would have liked. But I did do a lot and it felt soooo good! I had the whole day to myself. Nobody knew where I was, or what I was doing. Dan, the in-laws, my mom all thought I was at work. Work people thought I was sick. And I got to clean my house in peace, for 8 full hours.

I ended up making quite the dent on my ILP goal #5. I cleaned out Joaquin's room and cleared out the living room. Most of the toys that were in the living room are now in Joaquin's room and now we have a nice little play area in there. I also started with goal #6, and have set up a sewing corner!! I know, exciting, isn't it?

Just in case you don't believe just how bad this house was, I took pictures. Please don't judge me. I know it's bad. This is why I took a mental health day, remember?!?

Here is my living room that morning...

Living room BEFORE
And after...Pretty, huh??

Living room AFTER
Here are a few before shots of Joaquin's room, aka: The PILE...

Window corner BEFORE

Dresser BEFORE

Play corner BEFORE

Sewing corner BEFORE

And after. Drum roll please.....

Window corner AFTER

Dresser AFTER

Sewing corner AFTER

Play corner AFTER

I can actually walk around my house now, I love it!! Now to get on with all the other things I have to clean and organize around here.

I wonder what would happen if I called in sick every week?


Lucca Blue Del Frate said...

this almost makes me wish i had a job so i could call in sick! i never thought i'd envy someone cleaning their house all day. it looks great, good job, mama!

Jen said...

wow!! That was a GREAT day of work!! That would make me feel better too!! Great job!!

Iris said...

You are giving me ideas of the mental health day variety. Seriously, you rock. The place looks good.

Kimberly said...

The place looks awesome! You Rock Woman!