verb    lin·ger  •  \ˈliŋ-gər\

: to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected, as if from reluctance to leave

: to dwell in contemplation, thought, or enjoyment

: to remain alive; continue or persist, although gradually dying,ceasing, disappearing, etc.

It is my very favorite word in the English language.  It is soft.  It is slow.  In our busy, busy world with our busy, busy lives full of tasks to accomplish, “linger” feels cozy and inviting.  To gather together with someone you enjoy & just stay.  Reluctant to leave.  To dwell in enjoyment.  To linger long.

This weekend I was feeling a bit crafty.  I have a newly found love affair with HGTV.  I’ve always been a bit of a news junkie, watching news channels versus just about anything else on tv.  But…well…2016 election.  I just can’t take another single second of news.  So HGTV has moved in.  I’m a little late to the party {nothing new there} but I’m catching up quickly.  So, Fixer Upper.  Yes, amazing!  And I’ve fallen in love with the oversized wooden signs.  Many have quotes or verses.  I’ve seen no less than 7 billion with the word “gather”.  They’re wonderful.  And I decided I wanted one.  But with my favorite word, “linger”.

And what’s a girl to do when she wants a custom sign?  She dusts off the Cricut, checks out Pinterest for how-to’s and gets to work.  And viola.  A new sign.  Hanging next to the kitchen table.  A reminder to linger.  Linger long.

Paint colors are Rust-Oleum Chalked in Aged Gray and Deco-Art Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Relic.  Font is “In Screaming Color“.

2 thoughts on “Linger[

  1. I think I have a favorite new word! Your sign looks wonderful.
    One of my favorite words is ponder. It sounds so much better than “thinking about”. It just sounds deeper.

  2. I promised to send you pics of your Thanksgiving printables bundled up on the table I decorated for our ladies guild Parade of Tables. Did mine as Thanksgiving, and the printables were one of the small gifts I gave each guest for them to share around their own tables. I can’t get photos to this box, but it turned out lovely. I was reading your last posts about ginger boy while I waited in one of MD Anderson Cancer center’s many waiting rooms while my husband of nearly fifty years was having a CT. Please know there are thousands of us praying for you and that precious boy, and just as my husband has been cured, God willing, so will he!!!!! Blessings

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