Putting all these evident signs of fall aside for a minute, let me ask you, "Do you get that nesting feeling this time of year?"
I realize the term nesting is usually used in conjunction with the last few months or weeks of a pregnancy. I remember those times (5 times to be exact) but I assure you that is not the reason now. I noticed a few weeks ago, when it started getting cooler, my primal urge to bake and cook and clean and prepare the yard and house for winter became much stronger.
I started with cleaning and sorting the inside of the house. Then I moved to the outside; I scraped and painted every wooden outside door, the overhead garage door and a shed door. If it didn't move, it got painted.
I have been making things I don't usually make; peanut butter, Velveeta-like cheese, cream soup mix, brownie mix, pizza sauce...you get the idea. I bought a new cookbook and have been reading it like a novel (haven't done that in a long time) Today I made chicken soup with vegetables
I have been pondering this feeling and trying to decide why it seems to have taken over my life this year. I have always been a bit of a nester in the fall, but not to this degree.
I believe it has to do with the chaos in our world and while I know and believe with all my being that God is in control, I also think my need to clean, organize, bake and preserve are my control in my little world. I may not know what horrendous news will be out there tomorrow, but I know my way around the kitchen and that obviously gives me comfort.
How do you nest in the fall or do you? Leave a comment and let me know.