1288 – 1341 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:

1288.  hearing LKW neighbors tell triumph stories about Take the Lake (TTL);

1289. cheering TTL kayakers as they paddled 14 miles around the lake;

1290.  handing out popsicles and chocloate to TTL cyclists as they peddled 21+ miles;

1291.  absolutely ruining a pork roast;

1292.  a tilapia/stawberry spinach salad Plan B for dinner;

1293.  being disappointed that someone i love lied to and about me;

1294.  trying to relocate that Compassion thing;

1295.  Letting it Go (for now 😉);

1296.  healing ear infections;

1297.  the healing power of Evening Prayer and yin yoga;

1298.  the honor of cheering TTL swimmers;

1299.  getting to see people i don’t get to see often enough at TTL;

1300.  the humble honor of being present to a dear woman’s story of brokenness and healing;

1301.  taking the time to witness a dragonfly move from plant to plant;

1302.  the holy joy of hearing Mom tell stories of her day;

1303.  Tom’s bowling adventures with his visiting sons;

1304.  doing The Right Thing even/especially when i don’t want to;

1305.  the above choice being worth it;

1306.  the freedom of finishing what absolutely positively must be done and then taking a break;

1307.  checking my DVR schedule and being reassured that last year’s programs are set to record this year;

1308.  a cool iPhone wallpaper app;

1309.  the story of Abel Meeropol;

1310.  the astounding power of women;

1311.  gently celebrating the birthday of folk who don’t like birthday celebrations;

1312.  friends who understand when my batteries are shot;

1313.  Blossom’s spa day;

1314.  gratitude that no one puts a bow in my hair and a scarf around my neck after they shampoo, cut and style my hair;

1315.  grilled tilapia with mango salsa;

1316.  how Monty Python can always shift my spirits;

1317.  FaceTime with my BFF;

1318.  alligator spotting with Blossom during our walk;

1319.  the.perfect.poached.egg;

1320.  an amazing Cheap Therapy day;

1321.  how it seems so many are looking for The Answer rather than The Truth;

1322.  the return of homemade fish tacos;

1323.  wondering how many times Julie & Julia (as good as it is) is going to be on TV ;

1324. the comfort of settling in with a good book;

1325.  the DIScomfort of realizing i had to move from that cozy couch to my cozy bed;

1326.  a FABULOUS morning walk with Bloss;

1327.  having a friend who sends me cooooool movies;

1328.  finishing That One Thing That Must Be Finished today;

1329.  Barbie Dolls of the World Collection ~ who knew?;

1330.  how healing a steady Friday night rain can be (when i let it);

1331.  Pride and Prejudice ~ it still works;

1332.  Stand Up to Cancer;

1335.  Bonnie Raitt on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me;

1336.  healing prayers and love for a dear friend (who doesn’t want to be named here) and all who love her;

1337.  an amazing new’ ‘beaver stick’ from John;

1338.  grilled veggies from the Farmers Market;

1339.  swapping stories about The Gifts of MS with a dear and wise and powerFULL friend;

1340. snuggling with Blossom during the thunder;

1341.  swapping stories about Letting Go and then remembering to Let It Go;

What made YOU say wOw! this week?

4 thoughts on “1288 – 1341 in a year of 2012 wOws!

  1. Seeing a young loved one’s life getting slowly, but hopefully surely, patched back together again, and wishing I had heard that episode of Wait Wait with Bonnie Raitt! (She is sooo cooooll!)

  2. The “rabble” of butterflies (now I know a new collective noun, although I like “baffle”–my guess– of butterflies better) joyously drinking from the still blooming flowers on my patio.

    The wonderful cooolness of the last couple of days!

  3. yellow moths, butterflies, new words, the ever-present promise of being able to start again and taking the time to notice… THANKS, Judi, Mary Louise and Wanda!

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