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!