How to kill a week

This is what my living room looked like after an entire school year of neglect, followed by two road trips:

And this is what it looked like after several days’ worth of decluttering, moving furniture, sweeping, vacuuming, and steaming the carpet in sections:

Ahhhh … much nicer. I wanted to do this a long time ago, but I just didn’t have the time until this week. I probably would have procrastinated even longer, because the job was starting to seem a little overwhelming, but then Walter peed somewhere in my office, necessitating the purchase of the steam cleaner, and I knew my parents were coming to visit for the weekend, which motivated me to declutter and try to make the house presentable. It took me the better end of a week, but the house — with the notable exception of Ron’s office — is clean and well-organized, and I’m really looking forward to curling up in my ball chair with a book and catching my breath in a stress-free environment.

Hope you’ve had a productive week, too.