1946 – 1981 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.

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

1946.  giving myself permission to step gently into this new week;

1947.  how cooking mushrooms always reminds me of my darlin’ sister;

1948.  the fun of wrapping Christmas presents;

1949.  that the ‘new classic’  A Christmas Story is almost 30-years-old;

1950.  a groovy Celtic smallpipes concert;

1951. our country’s support of Newtown, CT;

1952.  open windows on a mid-December morning;

1953.  a healing day with Tom;

1954.  Life of Pi in 3D;

1955.  trying to get into Wilmington’s new Trader Joe’s parking lot;

1956.  a Christmas cactus that’s about to explode;

1957.  seared scallops with corn souffle and steamed broccoli;

1958.  how quickly MS can shut down my body;

1959.  this Christmas Eve video;

1960.  Jimmy Fallon;

1961.  ‘watching’ The Voice finale with Linda via text;

1962.  packaging and mailing the last Cheap Therapy orders of 2012;

1963.  Jo and Tom installing my new front porch light;

1964.  the benefits of  Tom’s ‘free yard care for life’ promise;

1965.  mushroom quiche with an arugula/roasted artichoke salad;

1966.  joining in a first birthday celebration;

1967.  only eating one of the Christmas goodies I baked;

1968.  a sweet surprise visit from one of my nephews;

1969.  a sweet conversation with my other nephew;

1970.  waking in the wee hours to mega winds;

1971.  the blessing of Friends;

1972.  an comforting fire on a blustery day;

1973.  watching six Christmas movies in one day;

1974.  success with my first attempt at my brother-in-law’s recipe for fried cornbread;

1975.  gratitude for the healing of Linda and Marilyn;

1976.  the movie Levity;

1977.  waking up to the scent of ham n beans cooking in the crockpot;

1978.  a StUnNiNg sunrise on the day after the last day of the world;

1979.  beautiful tea time with Marjorie;

1980. how Tom can create something for nothing;

1981.  Alice Herz-Sommer –  at 109, she’s the oldest living Holocost survivor;

What made YOU say wOw! this week?

4 thoughts on “1946 – 1981 in a year of 2012 wOws…

  1. * Finding out how much I really can let go as I make room in my house for my Mom.
    * The green glow of my Christmas tree lights.
    * O Magnum Mysterium invading a traffic jam and bringing me a wave of awe-inspired emotion.
    * Planning Christmas Dinner with neighbors ranging from 3 to 83.

  2. how much joy one big brown dog can b ring into a home
    the peace is watching a sunrise with frost on the ground
    Watching the VOICE and waiting for Nickolas David’s first CD
    Seeing a rainbow and counting angels
    Sharing recipes in a grocery store

  3. Penny ~ ALL of your Christmas wOws! and family shifts fill my heart;

    Marina ~ PEACE, indeed! and i join you in awaiting Nickolas’ first CD!

    Judi ~ soooooooooooooo glad you saw A Christmas Story!

    THANKS to all of you and all who’ve responded privately! you all make ME say wOw!

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