1210 – 1148 in a year of 2012 wOws!

My “word” for 2012 is wOw!           

wOw! is one of those fabulous words that fits positive, negative and neutral situations.  It’s a word we can use when no other will work.   Over this next year of Sundays, I’m going to share some wOw!moments from the previous week.  By December 31, 2012, I’ll have shared 2012 wOw! moments.   

I hope you’ll have spotted (and maybe even shared) close to that, too.

Here’s what made me say wOw! this week:

1210.  watching a mom and dad teach their son how to bat;

1211.  seeing the former United Carolina Bank Operations Center as South Piedmont Community College;

1212.  the entertainment value of a MEGA chocolate dipped ice cream cone;

1213.  how a simmering ham bone with beans is a gift to the senses;

1214.  the JOY of completing my Things To Do list by noon;

1215.  a great update from Amanda;

1216.  a sacred conversation with a friend who’s chosen to change her frame of reference;

1217.  how someone can use a heat gun and cold wash clothes to repair my car’s crinkled bumper cover;

1218.  the incredible gift of free car car for life;

1219.  reminding someone dear to me that she’s making the best next right choices;

1220.  a fabulous birthday party;

1221.  great brownies (even though i only had one… no, really :));

1222.  the comfort of settling-in for the night with three dogs on my bed;

1223.  how great it is hearing Mom sounding so happy and pain-free;

1224.  baked summer squash chips;

1125.  creating 280 Cheap Therapy cards in one day;

1126.  living in a town where a local policeman (thanks, Rocky!) will drop by to help with highway patrol warning ticket paperwork;

1127.  being awakened by a stunning 4am thunder storm;

1128.  how quickly three dogs can get back on the bed;

1129.  three dogs sleeping peacefully while i’m wide awake;

1130.  the mix of anxiety and excitement of trying out a new hair dresser;

1131.  being  THRILLED (if you’re looking for a new hairdresser, lemme know!);

1132.  the fun of Big City grocery shopping;

1133.  ‘borrowing’  Hawaiian ginger from a friend’s yard (thanks, Jo!);

1134.  burying my 8-year-old-VISTA-laptop;

1135.  Jamaican pork tacos;

1136.  gearing-up for Take the Lake;

1137.  homemade whole wheat pizza with fresh mozzarella and roasted tomatoes, garlic and onions;

1138.  that sometimes we get The Blues for no reason;

1139.  The Blues do pass every.single.time;

1140.  great spotlight on Whiteville’s New Southern Kitchen on PBS NC Weekend;

1141.  the fun update of Bob’s latest bagpipe adventure/triumph;

1142.  a great breakfast with great friends at Sue’s Diner;

1143.  blackened grouper with roasted eggplant/tomatoes/mushrooms/onions/garlic over polenta;

1144.  Cheap Therapy orders mailed; laundry finished; house as clean as it’s going to be;  butternut soup simmerin’; and a new novel waiting to be read;

1145. the docudrama Georgia O’Keefe;

1146.  how fun it still is to make my Cheap Therapy worksheets for the next week ~ enjoying the dear folk for whom i’ll be creating;

1147.  how comforting LKW is during heavy rain;

1148.  breakfast for dinner;

What made YOU say wOw! this week?

5 thoughts on “1210 – 1148 in a year of 2012 wOws!

  1. 1) that i find solace when i need it in this column on Sundays
    2) that is helps me deal with what is important and reminds me to leave the trivia outside the doors
    3) Small things are important
    4) People are most important
    5) Parents are the best

  2. My little “almost two” grandson whose favorite word is WOW, even for wrapping paper! His 1st experience with the ice cream truck disappointed him, as he didn’t want the ice cream, he thought he’d get to ride the truck:-( He lives in Spain and this is only my 2nd time seeing my precious boy!

  3. Big wOw: looking at the pictures that told the story of the adoption of a young woman I know, whose Honduran birth mother was too sick & too poor to take care of her sick baby girl and made the brave, heartbreaking decision to give her up. In her daughter’s words, “My mother was a tiger, insisting on meeting every couple interested in adopting me; and she chose my parents.” Seeing pictures of the literal “shack” in which this woman lived, and one of the birth and adoptive mothers embracing, and finally one of her adoptive father cradling her tiny body in his hands moved me beyond words.

  4. Marina, thanks for the sacred reminders about what’s important and best;

    Carrie, gotta LOVE those stars (falling and otherwise) and The Porch :);

    Lois, SO GLAD you’re soaking up that holy grandson-time;

    Mary Louise, thanks for painting your experience with that young woman with your perfect words;

    wOw! and thanks to you all (and all who’ve written privately) for joining in this adventure…

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