Not technically fall, but I can smell it in the air. And now that school has started and the weather has cooled somewhat, it really does feel like fall! I'm so ready.
Since we've returned from our vacation, I've had this very strange urge to clean, organize and get rid of stuff. I even cleaned & vacuumed the car. I know, strange. I'm just so tired of the stress of messes. I desperately need a fresh start with this new season.
I've discovered the one of my problems is that I have too many baskets, bins, containers and little doo-dad holders. Because, if you have a container, it WILL get filled. I've been sorting things and going through piles of stuff that I've been ignoring for a long time. And getting rid of the extra containers. What a wonderful feeling to walk into a room and not see these little piles anymore. And it's getting addictive. I'm looking around excitedly wondering what to clean next. I'm sure it's a phase that will pass, but while it lasts, I'm rolling with it. Husband reminded me that I went through something similar last year at this time, but I don't recall...
So, in honor of the upcoming change of seasons, I made this wonderful "Autumn Chopped Salad" that I found on pinterest. We added some cut up turkey cold-cuts on top and it was a very nice main dish salad for dinner yesterday. And it was so pretty too!