Got my first taste of fall yesterday with a hike in Harriman State Park with Lauren, Frank, Caroline and Tara -- the colors of the foliage gave me a little home decor inspiration. The rest of the weekend involved an excellent dinner Friday night at foodie, and recovery and Italy-related errands on Saturday. After returning from the hike, I attacked a few more closets in preparation for the Salvation Army pickup tomorrow -- I've got three boxes of shoes and purses and five large garbage bags full of clothing to ship off. Slow and steady . . .