Hello friends and welcome to this year’s final edition of TGIF | Hello. I really love the challenge of framing a monthly look ahead with only four words that start with T, G, I, and F. And I almost always end up searching words that start with one of those letters! This month was no exception. See if you can spot the letter that challenged me:
Twinkle Lights. also candle light. and the soft glow of the lamps that light my desk and my knitting chair.
Gatherings. of friends. family. faithful women. Yesterday morning, I led my women’s circle lesson and enjoyed a delightful potluck luncheon. In the afternoon, I gathered with knitters in my mom’s community (for our regular bi-weekly “knitting with Mary”). And last night, I hosted our neighborhood bookclub’s holiday gathering (and yikes, it was today when I finally went to bed!) Tomorrow afternoon I’m playing host for (hopefully!) a big Advent Gathering of faithful women at church. Next Saturday is our annual family cookie exchange – my mom is hosting and Katie, Lydia, Karen and I will bring cookies and snacks and we’ll have a grand time baking lebkuchen and sharing stories. Sunday, a smaller family group is going to see A Tuna Christmas. Katie has invited us for a Hanukkah celebration. and our big family gathering will be after Christmas … and whew. all in a good way!
Ideas. for 2020. starting to percolate. a new One Little Word. perhaps new intentions. projects. goals. dreams.
Full week. yep, that’s how long Sara will be with us later this month! She arrives the Saturday before Christmas and leaves the Saturday after. Of course, with Christmas and the aforementioned Hanukkah celebration, our week is “full” in more ways than one.
Full week also describes this one, and Marc and I are looking forward to an evening at home, with pizza and a little Great British Holiday Baking Show to recharge. I need to stockpile some quiet time to prepare for tomorrow. I’ll also be looking forward to quiet time afterwards to recover. December can be tricky for us introverts 😉 Wishing you the things you need to be your best self! Happy Weekend!