Thursday, December 29, 2016

(Holiday) Question Of The Day


  • Taxing
  • Eventful
  • Wearying
  • Surprising
  • Atonement

I considered using apologetic or remorseful or repentant but atonement – even though as a noun it’s out of place with the rest of the words – was the perfect fit.

After 2017 kicks in, I will write a post about what 2016 was like for us and it’ll all make sense.

Now it’s your turn. What five words would you use to describe 2016?

38 comments:

  1. Exhilarating
    Eventful
    Exhausting
    Emotional
    Drama

    (I was looking for another E word to go with the theme, but couldn't come up with one.)

    Looking forward to your post!

    betty

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    1. It sounds like a roller coaster, Betty! I can certainly relate in some ways. Let's hope for a more serene 2017!

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  2. contentment, exhaustion, overindulgence, repetition, experience (I went with nouns). -Jenn

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    1. I'm happy to see contentment in there. That's a good thing to have in any mix.

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  3. Hopeful, disappointing, eventful, challenging, scary

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    1. Keep on being hopeful, Christine! And let's see what 2017 has in store for us.

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  4. Emotional
    Enlightening
    Distressful
    Depressing
    Inspiring

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    1. A mixed bag for you, Toni. The ups and downs of the year. I hope all good things for 2017!

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  5. Expensive, stressful, happy, scary and painful.

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    1. Sounds like a rough year. But I'm glad there's the word 'happy' in there. I hope 2017 has more of that for you!

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  6. Five words to describe 2016....

    5. political
    4. warm
    3. caretaker
    2. hiking
    1. Cohen

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    1. That is cool that you added Leonard Cohen in there! Such a loss for the year :(

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  7. Stressful, Busy, Different, Sad, Challenging!

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    1. I see the word challenging from a few bloggers here. I guess it could be a good and bad thing. I hope it wasn't on the negative side for you!

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  8. 1 stressful 2 challenge 3.worrysome (politics) 4. eventful 5 successful. Now there were good things and bad things as there are different parts to ones life . so these things aren't necessarily conflicting.

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    1. That is so true. Some words can mean many different things. It all depends on what they're applied to.

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  9. Mine would be: educational, exhilarating, painful, beauty-full, and short-lived :)

    Great challenge, Martha!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I thought this might be interesting for everyone. It's a little challenging, too.

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  10. Anxiety-ridden
    Trying
    Disgusting
    Depressing

    that totals 5. God I hope 2017 is better, at least in some ways!

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  11. Oh gosh ... my brains not in gear yet ... but personally 2016 has been a good year for me ... looking at the bigger picture, it has certainly provided us with change ...

    I look forward to 2017 with hope, and I wish all good health and happiness.

    All the best Jan

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    1. You have a wonderful upbeat attitude, Jan. Bottle it up and share it with everyone around the world. Oh, wait...you already do that with your blog and your lovely comments!

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  12. Over, over, over, over, and over.

    Happy New Year!

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  13. From your words, it sounds like 2016 wasn't great for you. I hope 2017 is better.
    My words : loss, sadness,peace, love ,cats

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    1. Aw, thank you. It wasn't a really bad year so much as it was tiring and trying.

      Loss and sadness... I hope you don't experience any of that in 2017!

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  14. Terrifying
    Sad
    Challenging
    Astonishing
    Transformative

    Whew. Heavy question! Hoping next year brings some brighter words :o)

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    1. You have had quite a year, Hannah! Transformative is the perfect word for it. You've come a long way and your blogging pals (that includes me!) are so proud of you.

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  15. Belated Merry Christmas and early Happy New Year!
    Now, for my words. Hopeful, Sad, Challenging, Surreal, Unbelievable ...

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    1. It has been a very stressful year in so many ways. Let's hope 2017 brings good things with it. Happy New Year!

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  16. This is a very tough one Martha!
    I guess I'll go with: God's grace sufficient [in] my weakness.
    Have a very happy new year.

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    1. It was a tough one but you did great. Thank you for the new year wishes. And I wish you a very happy one, as well. Looking forward to more lovely posts on your blog in 2017!

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  17. time is giver and taker of so many mixed feelings and i received almost all of them as always.but what holds me strong is one A HOPE and is is enough to deal with all positively .
    wishing you and family very HAPPY and HEALTHY new year dear friend!!!

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    1. Thank you, Baili! And a very happy and healthy new year to you, my dear friend. May it bring you lots of joy!

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  18. I have been on vacation and off the computer so forgive me for how late I am in reading all your past posts. I guess one of the words I would use for 2016 ...busy.

    Others might be...

    concerned
    hopeful
    grateful
    loved

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    1. No need to apologize, Cheryl! I totally understand about being busy. That's what it is for us here, too. Come by whenever you can. You know you're always welcome here.

      I like your words, especially 'grateful' and 'loved'.

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