891 – 932 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 me say wOw! this week:

891.  realizing when it’s time to slooooooow down;

892.  writing spiders;

893.  the life and legacy of Rodney King;

894.  Linda calling me with her wOws;

895.  getting Tom to eat a kale chip;

896. realizing that how I’d reconfigured my living room in my brain isn’t quite how it turns out in reality;

897.  falling asleep with open windows IN JUNE;

898.  realizing it’s been 40 years since Watergate;

899.  counting 23 dragonflies while watering my outdoor plants;

900.  homemade granola with yogurt and FRESH blueberries;

901.  getting to see a killdeer guarding the eggs she’d laid in a friend’s driveway;

902.  the extravagant way the killdeer tried to lead us away from her ‘nest’;

903.  taking a nap on my new-to-me (and very cozy) couch;

904. witnessing  how the wide range of folks’ ages who joined in the the Kick the Bucket Bash;

905.  remembering the my body has MS in it;

906.  making healthy choices;

907.  how humbling choosing the next Cheap Therapy Pay it Forward winner always is;

908.  gratitude for dear friends;

909.  the satisfaction of having image editing finished;

910.  excitement for the possibilities in front of dear friends;

911. the joy of hearing from dear friends and sisters from the Order of Julian following JulianFest;

912.  sadness in hearing about my priest experiencing not just one, but two break-ins;

913.  the blessed balm that is a long time friend’s laughter, in the midst of her own battles;

914.  listening to Blossom snore;

915.  waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and finding Blossom sleeping in the bathtub;

916.  gratitude that my mom is alive and sadness for her about the challenges of living in an aging body;

917. introducing a new friend to LKW;

918.  prosciutto chicken, caprese salad and fresh corn on the cob at.the end.of.the.pier ~ oh yeah;

919.  joyfully remembering Jimmy Baldwin.

920. holding Viola and Jessica in my heart;

921.  getting to see all five of my great nieces and nephews at one time and place;

922.  seeing three deer in a field of soybeans;

923.  introducing three new people to Trinity Center;

924.  holy time at Pelican House;

925.  having WiFi at a silent retreat house;

926. scary news for my friend Carolyn;

927.  the humble honor of being present to and for seven wonderFULL and wise mentors;

928.  how fun it is to hear the ‘last night bash’ of Camp Trinity as I fall asleep in Pelican House;

929.  the importance of really good coffee;

930.  the impact of the Education for Ministry program;

931.  the joy of meeting a New Friend;

932.  the countdown to vacation;

What made you say wOw! this week?

5 thoughts on “891 – 932 in a year of 2012 wOws!

  1. Big, scary wOw for Mark, me & our kids, driving 12 hours to see Mark’s 91 year old dad, and finding him waiting up for us, but literally in a state of shock. Called 911 just in time, according to the ER doctor. More wOws watching him recover in the ER, frail but sharp as a tack mentally, even making jokes about pretty blond nurses! Big, happy wOw watching our dog fall in love with Poppy when we finally got him home, and another happy, even tho’ exhausted, wOw, feeling good to be back to OUR home, confident that Poppy’s “Home Instead” ladies are giving him loving care.

  2. A huge WOW for me today was
    Discovering my ” Knockout Rose hanging basket” no longer had the flowers on the plant. The deer had enjoyed every last morsel of the roses, but were kind enough to not disturb the newly hatched baby birds that were nestled in the same plant. Thank goodness I saw these birds, as I was prepared to throw the plant away!

  3. Amma, know what you mean, but i must admit it was handy 😉

    Mary Louise, wOw! i’m exhausted just reading about your week. sending healing vibes for Poppy and love to all…

    Robin, holy Holy HOLY! hope you’ll let us know how the baby birds do.

    thanks for chiming in, ya’ll!

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