1750 – 1792 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:

1750. getting to see HHS pals at the Morehead City Harris Teeter;

1751.  Morehead City’s Veteran’s Day Parade;

1752. seeing how beautiful Down East drives are through Tom’s eyes;

1753.   a fun pre-Cedar Island/Ocracoke Ferry Ride picnic;

1754.  witnessing four folk on horseback along The Beach;

1755.  watching a cormorant fly just above the surface of the Pamlico Sound for a longggggggggggggggg time;

1756.  keeping my cool when Things.Go.Wrong;

1757.  shifting into OBX mode;

1758.  how sometimes nothing starts a beach vacation better than homemade clam chowder and a BLT;

1759.  waking up to That Sunrise;

1760. overwhelming gratitude to Veterans;

1761.  being humbled by how Sandy re-shaped the OBX coastline;

1757.  shifting into OBX mode;

1758.  how sometimes nothing starts a beach vacation better than homemade clam chowder and a BLT;

1759.  waking up to That Sunrise;

1760. overwhelming gratitude to Veterans;

1761.  being humbled by how Sandy re-shaped the OBX coastline;

1762. seeing the pavement crumpled like aluminum foil;

1763. making it across The Bonner Bridge (single lane – 4×4 only);

1764.  witnessing renovations to the Bodie Island Lighthouse;

1765.  a fabulous picnic at Jockey’s Ridge State Park;

1766.  the Wright Brothers and the memorial/museum in their honor;

1767.  sunset over Oregon Inlet;

1768.  the honor of being present for my BFF (even if just by phone);

1769.  the sacred privilege of falling asleep to the sound of The Atlantic Ocean;

1770.  finding the.perfect.conch.shell;

1771.  almost finishing Anne Lamott’s newest book in one day – Help, Thanks, Wow … the three essential prayers;

1772.  the Salvo Day Use Area;

1773.  how powerful wind from the Atlantic can be  – even withOUT a storm;

1774. watching a sailboarder right in front of  ‘our’ house;

1775.  letting Tom beat me at pool ;);

1776.  watching ‘Love it or Leave it‘ on a 10-foot screen;

1777.  watching kite-boarders and wind-surfers on the Pamlico Sound and thinking I COULD DO THAT (30 years ago :));

1778.  the majesty of the Hatteras Lighthouse;

1779.  trying to cook ribs in a wind tunnel;

1780.  seeing swimming pools full of sand and crushed concrete (thanks to Sandy);

1781.  the grateful ‘It Is What It Is’ spirit of OBX locals;

1782.  having a deer watch us while we were having a picnic in the Buxton Woods;

1783.  surprising a Cottonmouth while hiking through woods (and making Tom leave before he got a picture of it!);

1784.  shifting our travel plans in respect for yet another approaching Storm;

1785.  pulling-up to wait for the 9am ’emergency ferry’ to leave the OBX at 7:30am and being rewarded by the arrival of a surprise 8am ferry!;

1786.  that not much beats that ‘crab pot/fresh fish/healing salt air/feisty human spirit’ scent of Down East NC;

1787. crimson red Bradford Pear Trees;

1788.  coming home to Blossom;

1789.  my favorite soon-to-be-Army-recruit uncle to Blossom, Ethan;

1790. just.plain. being.with Tom in his major anger and disappointment;

1791.  how Things always Look Better in The Morning;

1792.  homemade chicken pot pie + a cozy fire + last Sunday’s The Good Wife;

What made YOU say wOw! this week

5 thoughts on “1750 – 1792 in a year of 2012 wOws!

  1. My son and his friend returning safely from 1300+ BICYCLE miles from Wilmington to New Orleans & their stories of all the America they experienced along the way.

  2. A party to celebrate my granddaughter post-heart-surgery that included my other 2 grandchildren and an amzing bunch of young adults. Our world will be ok after us.
    PS: You have a wonderful life, Miss Lisa! Even without kite-boarding.

  3. The flame red-orange sugar maples in Lowe’s parking lot–bless its corporate heart!
    Accompanying a young woman to an incredible conference and watching her receive a well-deserved award.
    Listening to a remarkably articulate and poised 15-year-old friend share her experience with starting & helping lead a Fellowship of Christian Students at WHS with my Sunday School class.

  4. me too, Judi. thanks!

    Penny, loud and welcoming cheers to your beloved cyclists!

    amma, i’m celebrating your beloved grands with and for you. seems your life is pretty darned wonderFULL as well 😉

    Wanda, SO thankful you were able to be a witness to SUCH grace and wonder.

    thanks to all of you and all who shared their wOws so generously. hard to believe we’re on the wind-down of this adventure. what a life-changing ride it is being…

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