Wooohooo! It’s the last day of August.
Tomorrow, we get to usher in the month of September, the first month of my very favorite season. I love fall and can hardly wait to fill this house full of the sights and smells of it.
Unfortunately, I have a bit of a problem.
It seems that in the past months of moping, whining, sewing and crafting, I have developed a bit a mess around here. It’s the little stuff I've left unattended. Little stuff, however, has an annoying habit of congregating with other little stuff to become big stuff. Can anyone relate?
It moves from counter...
then to a box.
and then to a bigger box.
and then to a decorated box to be camouflaged as part of the décor.
Finally, it takes up residence in what we call a banana box in some Innie Paradise. If it resides there for 6 months, it gets permanent resident status and the right to vote on domestic policy.
It isn’t commendable, people. Though visitors might not know it's there, I do, and it puts a pooper on my fall decorating party.
So my Next Thing is to take a cue from Suzanne at Southern Inspiration. She's hosting a Get It Done Challenge and has asked us to join her in posting a concrete list of goals for the month of September.
Mine are as follows.
1. A good old fashioned fall cleaning which will include every single nook and crannie from port to stern, pillar to post, and all metaphors in between. I plan to organize my kitchen cabinets, laundry/sewing room, craft area, painting/DIY supplies, seasonal supplies, and the home office. After the leap off Tablescape Mountain, I also need a better place to store dishes, too.
2. With the two days I’ll probably have left after that, I plan to repaint the front door and do some fall front porch decorating.
3. I will also pull three items from The 101 List which sits mocking on my sidebar and give them a facelift.
A few candidates:
or how about...
If I do not complete their facelift, they will be put in a yard sale which I am planning for the first weekend in October. (Now October, you see, is not September. Therefore, if that part doesn’t come to fruition, it doesn’t affect my September grade.) I’m always thinking ahead…
So there you have it. I have put my September list out there. Is anyone else willing to join the challenge?
What are your plans for September?