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?!?
And after...Pretty, huh??
Here are a few before shots of Joaquin's room, aka: The PILE...