This was a Decluttering Day. The security installer was here to upgrade our system - he did a great job, and managed to ignore the activity around him.
What was that activity? We had been more often out of town than in it, for more than a month. Mail was scattered around, clothes were piled high in the laundry, and clutter abounded.
We started early today, and both kept going for a LONG time. By the end of the day, the house is NOT perfect - not by a long shot - but, is considerably better. Floors are largely cleared up, you can actually find space on the furniture to sit down, and I've caught up on email, both personal and business.
We'll be continuing the clearing up the mess through next week, at which point we should be good.
Right now, I'm in the lounge chair, feet propped up, and just relaxing. As I should be, after a long and hard day.