There is something about waking up to cooler temperatures that makes me start feeling like a mother bird working on her nest. I have a need to clean, organize, plan, straighten, redecorate, etc. I am not certain what brings these feelings on, but I am almost giddy about the fact that I will soon be able to open windows for fresh cool air. I am looking forward to being able to enjoy my morning coffee, afternoon reading time, and evening tea on the front porch. Although yesterdays post was about not longing for something different, I am preparing my home, mind, and heart for something different. My "nest" will soon feel and look different because I have these needs to clean and rearrange. My husband says he knows when I sense a change in seasons because when fall is approaching, I play lots of hammered dulcimer music in our home. I am not certain that is always true, but our home does start smelling like nutmeg, cinnamon, apples, and pumpkin spice. I will bring out the hot tea and cocoa. However, before all of that, it is time to toss the things out of the nest that are not needed. I have a plan in place for the next couple of weeks. I am going to take one room at a time and clean every drawer and cabinet out. I will post pictures of my progress and work as motivation for me to continue to strive toward a cleaner more organized nest.