I called in sick today. I know, it's shameful isn't it? I'm a grown woman and should be beyond this kind of behavior but I guess I'm not.
The fact is - I've got a crap ton of stuff to do around the house in order to get it on the market next month! As many of you know, trying to do things like paint, strip wallpaper, polish hardware and refinish cabinets is not exactly easy to do with a small child underfoot.
I mean, I could put a movie on upstairs but that will only hold her interest for a little while before she would come to investigate her Mama. Frankly, it's hard enough to get me going so once I'm in action it's best not to have any distractions around that may call a halt to hard work.
Why didn't I use any leave days? Simple. If I'm not going to be having a good time, I'm not using my leave days. How selfish is that?!? Besides, I want to have plenty of leave saved up so that I can resign a couple of months early and still get a paycheck. Once again - quite selfish, but I own it.
So here I am, in grubby clothes, playing hookie so I can get some work done. Experiencing some guilt, but confident that feeling won't last very long. Hope you guys have a better Friday than me - and a great weekend too!