1434 – 1488 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:

1434.  a Sunday morning sunrise over LKW that stopped me in my tracks;

1435.  a yummy after-church breakfast at a newly re-opened restaurant in Hallsboro;

1436.  Blossom destroying her favorite chair;

1437.  wishing I could read Blossom’s mind – sometimes;

1438.  getting over It – almost;

1439.  a MEGA COOL Take the Lake gift bag;

1440.  Jon Stewart;

1441.  Haywards Pickled Onions;

1442.  waking to the promise of a completely UNplanned day;

1443.  a willing friend with a truck and a flexible spirit;

1444.  saying goodbye to a long-time beloved chair;

1445.   the anxiety and excitement of my first iPhone operating system update;

1446.  the satisfaction of reclaiming my kitchen;

1447.  separating three egg yolks from theirs whites SUCCESSFULLY;

1448.  honey jalapeno salmon with cauliflower souffle;

1449.  the return of new Castle episodes;

1450.  a sweatshirt morning;

1451.  a Bladen County exploration/vacation day with Tom;

1452.  watching peanuts being harvested;

1453.  the scent of a sorghum field;

1454.  how much the White Lake area has changed;

1455.  an awesome Lake Singletary picnic;

1456.  meeting three young men who were taking the time to visit as many NC Sate Parks as they could  (of course I told them about LKW State Park!);

1457.  the Elwell Ferry ride;

1458.  Miss Mary and Oakland Plantation;

1459.  the rich history of Oakland;

1460.  the changes happening at Lock Number 1 (off of 87);

1461.  dinner at the end of my LKW pier;

1462.  witnessing a heron land on a no wake pole;

1463. feeling overwhelmed by how blessed I am to live in such a beautiful region of this country;

1464.  a fabulous, crisp morning walk with Blossom;

1465.  mapping out the first nine chapters of a new book;

1466.  the joy to being witness to a true Storyteller;

1467.  finding a lovely feather on my car;

1468.  roasted carrots, brussel sprouts and brown rice/quinoa;

1469.  my new handmade Navajo winnowing basket;

1470.  the benefits of winnowing;

1471.  releasing an old and beloved basket -because of my commitment to let go of something every time I bring in something new;

1472.  being humbled by the strength brokenness builds;

1473.  the fun of marking off things on my very full To Do list;

1475.  being STUNNED by how much the Kindle version of JK Rowling’s new novel costs;

1476.  freezing meals for a day when i don’t feel like cooking;

1477.  figuring out how to park my clean car so the birds on the wire don’t mess it up again (for now);

1478. that Sprayway glass cleaner really doesn’t leave streaks;

1479.  the resolution of Tom’s adventure with FedEx after one of their drivers hit one the oak trees in Tom’s yard;

1480.  chicken salad with avocado and heirloom tomato slices;

1481.  yet another reminder of the profound power of Storytelling;

1482.  a fun picnic at Moore’s Creek;

1483.  the fun of watching Blossom with her cousin Tika;

1484.  getting to hang with Mom for a few days;

1485.  Mario’s (New Bern) Sicilian pizza;

1486.  the adventure of watching how much Mom and Tom LOVE shopping A LOT;

1487.  a lively and beautiful Italian/Episcopalian wedding;

1488. a breathtaking full moon;

What made YOU say wOw! this week?

5 thoughts on “1434 – 1488 in a year of 2012 wOws!

  1. The resilience of babies (and their parents).
    The incredible toll emotional stress takes on my body.
    How much good sleep and rest can do.
    The power and support we’ve felt from our circle of friends and family.
    My friends are now my extended family (except for my delightful 91-year-old aunt).

  2. I said wOw to the peace of driving to/from and just being at LKW; the gift of story; how a just OK story is better than no story at all; three little active boys trying to tell the same story, each with their own twists and flavor; the welcome creaminess of fresh avocado on my daily salad; the place writing has in my life; the kindness of my dear and patient husband . . .

  3. The humbling and joyFULL privilege of helping our pastor celebrate a Baptismal Covenant Renewal service for the congregation of our church Sunday. I’m still in awe.

  4. The joy of reading peoples’ WOWs, and realizing how many I experience each day and never take note of them. We take so much for granted.

  5. amma/Robin, so grateFULL your wOws! carry so much joy;

    Alicia, ::very good sigh:: ~ avacados are The Magic Fruit in my book ;);

    Wanda, i can understand why ~ SO glad you (and all present) got to experience that Grace;

    Tom, 🙂

    thanks to you all for chiming in (those who posted here and choose to send private messages)…

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