We returned home last night after a lovely week of visiting family. My house wasn't 100% in order before I left, but I did manage to vacuum and sweep and scrub the kitchen sink and catch up on laundry.
I'm so glad I cleaned! It's always hard to get that much more done with all the packing and remembering, but it's so worth it when you come back home to your very own comfortable bed and you know that the sheets on it are clean. And it makes it that much easier to deal with the fifty-six degree house, and no bread, and cat vomit.