1793 – 1821 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:

1793.  the courage, grace and healing of Robin;

1794.  that even when I don’t think about it, MS is still In There;

1795.  the generosity and creativity of Jo;

1796.  the faith, loyalty and wit of Linda;

1797.  this murmuration of starlings;

1798.  the belated news that my long time friend and paper art/life mentor Jane Stone has died;

1799.  Jo’s new dress and boots;

1800.  Tom’s new kitchen;

1801.  how often ‘pieces begin to fall into place‘ when I stop trying to force them;

1802.  that regret can be as useless an emotion as guilt;

1803.  Monday night’s episode of The Voice;

1804.  hearing Tom’s account of his ‘gravy-making-experience‘;

1805.  that Cheap Therapy days are still wonderFULL;

1806.  Winston (one of Blossom’s  canine cousins) eating his family’s pecan pie ~ right through the cellophane & cardboard box;

1807.  Thanksgiving with Mom at McCarthy Court;

1808.  the humble honor of really hearing The Stories of octogenarians;

1809.  the 1949 version of Little Women;

1810.  that Mom is ENJOYING taking care of cats;

1811.  seeing 27 hunters-in-trucks on the way home (a new record);

1812.  that Tom would have a brand new (fully stocked) firewood rack waiting for me when I got home;

1813.  ECU;

1814.  reading a very kind and generous article in Columbus Living Magazine about Cheap Therapy;

1815.  the 2012 Havelock High School football team (my alma mater) returning to defend their State Championship Title next week;

1816.  settling into bed an realizing I’d made it through The First Thanksgiving without Mari and smiled with, for and about her;

1817.  one.of.those.perfect.Saturday.mornings;

1818.  the comforting luxury of a keeping a fire going all day long;

1819.  roasted chicken, carrots & mushrooms with wild rice;

1820.  remembering that my body still has MS in it;

1821. that.first.lit.Advent.Tree.of.the.year.night (yeah, I realize it’s early for Advent, but I figure it’s never to early to start waiting 😉);

What made you say wOw! this week?

7 thoughts on “1793 – 1821 in a year of 2012 wOws!

  1. Lovely wow’s Lisa! This week I acquired a renewal of the simplest of wow’s, several good nights of sleep, meals and movies with family, white chocolate bread pudding, precious phone calls, playing ball with Ruby, our dog and a crackling fire. Along special remembrances of those no longer with us including my inspiring friend Mary. Wow!

  2. Wonderful family time with James & Lara and the whole Cullins / Talbott Clan. Finishing two great Christmas Tree skirts in my free time. Finding that the ‘rock rapids’ envisioned for Lock & Dam 1 on the Cape Fear River have become a reality.

  3. I love your WOW that your Mom enjoys taking care of cats! Do they have them where she is living?
    Love & miss you!

  4. wow….I unpacked a box that had some “Lisa” hands in it. It was like getting a big hug from my life long BEST FRIEND! So glad you gave me your RIGHT & LEFT hand. 🙂

  5. Thanks for sharing your life and your WOWs. From my experience, all the “firsts” will be tough for you. They are for everyone but you get through them and next year the holidays, her birthday will be less difficult because you know you’re a survivor. Thinking of all the good memories you have also help.

  6. Janet, your wOws sound equally lovely. and thanks for posting that recipe on your blog :). i will be trying that! 🙂

    Penny, grateful to know about your sacred family time. and hey, i got to see Lock & Dam #1 a couple of months ago. too cool!

    Amma, you got that right ~ on both counts;

    Lois, if you knew how much my mom’s always disliked cats, you’d be even more wOwed. you’d be proud 🙂

    Linda, we’re just plain stuck with each other, dear BFF;

    HJ, thanks for your gentle encouragement and wisdom.

    THANKS to all of YOU and all who’ve shared privately. Hard to believe we’re entering our last month of this adventure. wOw!

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