Hello, April

As a new month starts, it’s time to say Hello, April

Hello to the rebirth of nature…birds chirping, flowers blooming, grass greening, leaves popping out…reminders that we have survived the winter…

Hello to Tieks season! Some recent travels to Florida have pulled these shoes back into limited rotation. A new color has been ordered to add to the mix this season. 

Hello to Easter Sunday! I’m looking forward to the weekend at home in the Ville with the family to celebrate. 

Hello to more business trips…it’s looking like 3 weeks will include some travel…

Hello to spring flavors! Asparagus, strawberries, and more…

Hello to summer vacation planning! The calendar is blocked – more details to come…

What are you saying “hello” to as April unfurls? 

Belatedly linking up with Carole & Kat for Think, Write Thursday

Hello, March

As a new month starts, it’s time to say HELLO, MARCH

Hello to starting the month with dinner at a fave beach spot to end a business trip…

Hello to a whirlwind trip to Orlando with the family…and at least 2 weeks on the road for work…

Hello to the season of Lent and new daily readings to create a daily Lenten routine leading towards Easter…

Hello to the dollar daffodil bunches at the grocery store and other early signs of spring…

Hello to wondering if the weather will be lion-like or lamb-like…

Hello to the “spring ahead” time change and the more daylight when leaving the office…

What are you saying HELLO to this March?

Belatedly linking up with Carole and Kat for Think, Write, Thursday.

Hello, February

As the new month starts, it’s time to say HELLO, FEBRUARY

Hello to this shortest month and continually lengthening days and glimpses of the new season to come…

Hello to celebrating Happy Hearts Day…

Hello to winter bulbs coming into bloom…

Hello to a bit less work travel (knock on wood) so some of the January hellos can be enjoyed more this month…

Hello to settling into a new role at work…

Hello to the buzz and build up to the Academy Awards…and trying to see a few more of the nominees before the winners are announce…

Hello to saying goodbye to dear ones who are moving away…

What are you saying HELLO to during this February?

Belatedly linking up with Carole and Kat for Think, Write, Thursday

Hello, January!

As the 2017 calendars are put into use and the feeling of “new” permeates…a few moments to look ahead and welcome in the month (and the year) and all that it holds…a chance to say HELLO January… 

HELLO to a new year filled with new potential…watching the amaryllis bulb & paper white bulb evolve this month is a fitting reminder of starting anew…

HELLO to a return to meal planning…life is much better when I take a few moments each week to plan out the menus and shop appropriately…

HELLO to a new slate of vacation days and making fun vacation plans…a March trip south on the horizon will warm the cold days of this month…other trip possibilities are ruminating…

HELLO to a new reading goal for the year…and “under the tree” reads to be devoured…this is the sort of weather that makes me want to read all the time…

HELLO to fostering hygge during these winter months…embracing the opportunity to stay cozy in the house when winter weather says it is better to be inside – a fireplace, reading, knitting, cooking – my home is filled with many things to fill the cold times with warmth…

HELLO to more Kon Mari and continuing to cull through unjoyful and unnecessary stuff in the house…a first Green Drop pickup is already on the calendar…

HELLO to new opportunities at work…the chance to stretch and grow while tackling something new…

HELLO to the 12th year of hanging my shingle out at this blog…hello to establishing more rhythm to posting out here, even if nobody is reading…

HELLO to a new “one word” for the year and determining how to live that…hello, FOCUS…

What are you saying HELLO to during this January?

Linking up with Carole and Kat for Think, Write, Thursday.

Hello, December

Hello, December! As the calendars flip to the last page in 2016 and the holiday season is in full swing…

Advent Evenings

HELLO to the return of my evening advent routine: a mug of Candy Cane Tea whilst reading from my favorite Advent anthology…

HELLO to the UPS app keeping track of the many deliveries winging their way to my front door as I complete my Christmas shopping…

HELLO to the glow of Christmas lights and the nativity on my mantel…

HELLO to a fresh greens wreath on the front door…

HELLO to endless pots of favorite Christmas flavored coffees…

HELLO to Christmas cards ordered…and to Christmas greetings filling the mailbox…

HELLO to my Christmas blouse & Grandma’s Christmas Tree brooch for the office holiday party…

HELLO to Christmas tunes & movies…

HELLO to the anticipation of dear ones opening gifts that were picked especially for them…

HELLO to rereading One Word and looking ahead to what my word will be for 2017…

HELLO to a couple of weeks of work & then a couple of weeks of much needed R&R as I burn the vacation days…

…HELLO to lots of reading time and a family of bookworms content to all be reading while scattered across the living room furniture..

HELLO to the hustle & bustle giving way to calm as the calendar flips to the 25th and we pause to say…

HELLO to the nativity and to the promise held in that simple manger birth!

Linking up for Think, Write, Thursday hosted by Carole & Kat.