1709 – 1749 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:

1709.  how that whole Daylight Savings Time thing STILL trows me off;

1710.  venison sausage;

1711.  sadness that  political DIalogue is almost impossible these days;

1712.  choosing what I want to cook based on what I want to smell  for the next few hours;

1713.  the ongoing impact of Hurricane Sandy;

1714.  spotting one of our resident bald eagles;

1715.  finding an earring I lost months ago;

1716.  the relief of making successful ferry reservations for our OBX time;

1717.  the progress/mayhem of Tom’s home renovations;

1718.  how often silence is the best response;

1719.  that a stunning sunrise can put everything in perspective;

1720.  Election Day;

1721.  how nervous I am while being interviewed;

1722.  a Chicken Philly Wrap with sweet potato “fries”;

1723.  watching TV without political ads;

1724.  smoking ban passes at Wrightsville Beach;

1725.  the Electoral College;

1726.  Washington and Colorado;

1727, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington;

1729.  exciting plans at the North Carolina Museum of Forestry;

1730.  learning about the ‘other’ message folder on FB (click on ‘Messages’ and then click on ‘Other’ in the upper left)~ who knew?!);

1731.  changing how I roast a chicken after all of these years (breast side down for the first 30 minutes) and being THRILLED;

1732. how the image of Locke Byrd peeking over the bathtub rocked my world with JOY;

1733.  the BLISS of watching Blossom play with her toys;

1734.  roasted chicken, brussel sprouts and acorn squash;

1735. emptying my e.mail inbox every.single.night;

1736.  my ever increasing gratitude to, respect for, and celebration of Michael J Fox;

1737.  a holy and freeing conversation by the fire;

1738.  an afternoon ice cream cone and cuppa coffee;

1739.  getting to witness hundreds of blackbirds in feeding mode;

1740.  a lunchtime reunion with two women who are precious to me;

1741.  good news from the doctor about June (aka Minnow);

1742.  good news from the dermatologist for Tom;

1743  how much Blossom enjoyed her very first beef bone;

1744.  the stunning impact of stress on the human body and spirit;

1745.  how calming chopping the celery for chicken salad can be – when I let it;

1746.  a stunning reflection of the sun setting over LKW;

1747.  beef ribs, roasted sweet potato and spinach souffle;

1748.  last minute preparations for a week on the NC OBX;

1749.  the indescribable peace of a focused yin yoga session;

What made you say wOw! this week?

2 thoughts on “1709 – 1749 in a year of 2012 wOws!

  1. My WOW this week is a result of my recent ACL/meniscus repair surgery:
    1. How much I don’t like being dependent on other people
    2. What a blessing it is to have people in my life who WANT to help me care for myself
    3. Lessons learned from having to be dependent on other people

    And congrats on finding the missing earring and finding calm in chopping celery!!!!!

  2. WoW I didn’t know about the “other” message folder either-although there was nothing in there I wanted/needed to see-but good to know in case a long lost friend/relative is searching for me!

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