an invitation to unwrap your Tuesdays

It’s no secret I have a thing for Tuesday.

This blog is called Chatting at the Sky because of a line in a song called Tuesday by Sarah Masen. Tuesday is the most sensible day of the week. It is a perfectly ordinary, no-fuss, introverted day.

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What happens on our Tuesdays is usually not very extraodinary. Which is exactly why it is so important. Here is where we keep time, in this home with these people and this skin on. Here, on this ordinary Tuesday, is where we learn to be human.

For those of you who have been around a while, you may remember we used to unwrap the daily gifts every Tuesday around here. Then in November of 2010, I had to stop hosting Tuesdays Unwrapped every week. For the past two years, I brought it back just for the month of December and this year, we’re doing it again.


I hope you’ll join in on Tuesday December 3, 10, and 17 during the season of Advent as we celebrate on purpose the lovely, the messy, and the unexpected gifts of our daily rhythm. I hope you’ll choose one gift of your ordinary day and find the miracle secret it holds. Write it out, breathe it in, capture its image, see it new.

And then come here to tell us all about it by linking up.

Tuesdays Unwrapped 2013If you are new to this community, here is all the information you’ll need to prepare your post.

If you would like to see some examples of the types of posts people share, you can check out some from last year.

I hope to see you next Tuesday.

Speaking of link ups, I’m planning to post my Things I Learned in November here on Friday – I know it’s probably the worst possible day for a linky because US Thanksgiving and all, but I can’t figure a better time to do it. So I’ll post this Friday and you can link up your posts with me any time between this Friday and next Friday, December 6. And let me just say I have learned Some Things this month. It’s linkys all around!


  1. says

    Yay! You know I’m such a fan of Tuesdays Unwrapped. Posts can come slow this time of year {or maybe that’s just me?} This will provide some much-needed focus.

    Happy Thanksgiving friend.

  2. says

    I heard Tuesday described as being “navy blue” when I was young–buttoned-up and business-like, like a good suit–and it’s stuck with me ever since. But since I’m (unfortunately) not one who normally assigns colors to days, I’m wondering what color Tuesday is to you?

    • says

      Tuesday has always been green. Sometimes cuts over into blue in my mind. But mainly it’s green.

      And that was a fantastic question. I always appreciate the opportunity to declare what color things are.

  3. says

    What a lovely and perfectly super-dillicious idea. Can’t wait for Tuesdays to become uber special, in this lovely community of yours. Thank you for the invitation. I think I will accept with a heart-felt YES.

  4. says

    Emily, I just finished A Million Little Ways and it impacted my life in such a profound way. I am so looking forward to participating in Tuesdays Unwrapped. What a beautiful idea. Thank you for all you do and for sharing this gift with us!

  5. says

    I was so hoping you were going to do Tuesdays Unwrapped again this year! (That is how I found/discovered you last year so Yay for that!) And oh my… Things I Learned in November? I once again forgot to keep a list… and it’s been two months, so they are all mushed together!

    I can’t wait to read what you’ve learned… and what you unwrap!

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