TGIF | Early September.

Hello friends and happy Friday! Marc played golf this afternoon and I relished the quiet to finish up a few must-do’s on my list (mostly for church). Now I’m settled in to write this post, listening to a “not quite fall” playlist (Spotify link), and drinking a decaf latte … happy sigh … this might take a little longer than it should 🙂

Thinking about … what superpower I wish I had. With Katie’s help, that’s the ice-breaker I’m using Sunday morning to open our new small group. The topic for this first class is “God” and it feels like a fun way to start … and hopefully break the ice! My wishes tend to run pretty traditional – flying? traveling from here to there with a blink of an eye or the snap of fingers? What’s yours?

Grateful for … living close enough to the boys to be making plans to see (nearly) all of their baseball and (for Charlie) home lacrosse games. Both seasons kick off tomorrow and – weather permitting (ugh, the forecast looks very rainy) – I’ll see two baseball games and Marc will see a lacrosse game and a baseball game. Also, hoping I’ll be grateful for all the PT … to be knitting something while I sit in the bleachers!

Inspired by … this Booker Prize post to read Treacle Walker (Booker link) and re-read Small Things Like These (Booker link). The winner won’t be announced until October 17, so I don’t even need to upset my September reading plans. Three of my personal short list titles made the Booker’s list, but honestly, my reasons were very different. I’m welcoming the growth opportunity.

Fun! … I mentioned last week that Marc & I were headed to Sara’s Saturday morning to hang lights and pictures. Happy to report all went well, even with our three math-brains solving the numerous “where do I drill? hammer?” questions from three (very?!!) different perspectives!

and one last photo … here’s the hydrangea I shared last week. looking even more autumnal.

as always, wishing you the best weekend available. xxoo.

12 thoughts on “TGIF | Early September.

  1. What a happy post! My super power used to be that I could take a nap anywhere, anytime I needed. I have lost that super power but would love to get it back. Or maybe that I could read faster 😉

  2. Such a wonderful post Mary and such lovely photos you shared. A super power would be awesome … I use to have see things before they happened but seem to have lost it. I think it’s because my mind is too clouded with “nonsense” these days.

  3. Oh man! My super power would be to create more hours in each day! Love the pictures you shared. And wow! Charlie is playing lacrosse now? Awesome.

  4. The Booker choices really are all epic even if we feel just the same way about the 3 that didn’t make the cut. Having read all the Booker books is a great super power to hang our hats on! LOL

  5. I’m pretty sure your ability to read so much so quickly is your superpower! I think that’s a great icebreaker question, though, and it’ll be interesting to year the responses.

    I’ll have to see if I can manage to read the rest of the Booker short list by the time the prize is announced. I’ve got Seven Moons up next (just have to finish Plague of Doves first, I’m hoping this weekend), and Katie G. is sending me her copy of Treacle Walker, but I will probably have to order a copy of Glory and the wait for Trees is still long at the library. I think I’m going to make a trip to my local bookstore this weekend to see what they have!

  6. I’ve always thought invisibility would be a useful superpower, but I think I might be with Lydia and wish for teleportation and the ability to do housework with my mind. Together those count as just one, right? 😉

  7. I’m in the telporting camp here, with re: to superpower-wishes. And I can assure you that watching lacrosse is a LOT more exciting than watching baseball!!! 😉

  8. I’ve always thought it would be fun to be invisible! So glad you are getting to spend time with your daughters, Mary.

  9. What a happy bright post. I have to chuckle at the statement about three different brains and hanging things with levels. My husband and I think very differently. My super power would be to travel across the country with the snap of my fingers. Sometimes the miles to our kids feel very far.

  10. I’ve always said that I wish I could go to sleep with a book under my pillow and wake up having experienced the entire story in my sleep. Osmosis. How wonderful!

    Your quiet afternoon while Marc golfed sounds luxurious. I’m glad you indulged with the latte and enjoyed it 🙂

  11. So exciting you get to go to all the games! For some strange reason I like to hang photos but I ‘wing’ it (it turns out great!). Maybe it’s a skill or I’m really lucky.

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