I don’t know about you, but on New Years Eve I said “See ya, 2016 – don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!” What a year – I could relive it all, but I don’t wanna… lets just say I’m ready for a new year! one where our housing is secure, the kids are healthy, and my husband’s business is stable (please Lord!)
2. What was the best thing you ate over the holidays? Was it homemade or store bought? If it was homemade did you make it?
Tri-tip on Christmas Day, cooked on the grill. Yummm… combined with mashed potatoes, rolls, and ending with caramel apple pie – oh yeah, my waistline shows the results, but it was all so good! (And yes, all home made by me)
3. What was one of the most beautiful things you saw over the holidays?
Last week was also my daughter’s birthday, so we had a beach bonfire with 12 of her friends, complete with glow-in-the dark volleyball, roasting hotdogs and s’mores over the fire. So fun! We were getting a storm in that night, but on that evening it was actually warm, and the skies were so crystal clear, and we were far enough away from major lights, that we all stood on the shore and looked at the stars – found Orion’s belt, we could see Mars and Neptune, and it was so fun! So the most beautiful things I saw were the stars, and also the smiles on the girl’s faces, illuminated by the fire and their friendship.
4. What does fresh start mean to you?
Choosing to focus on what is good and sure in your life, to thrive wherever you are instead of just survive (thank you Joanna Gaines, for that perspective – I just finished reading “The Magnolia Story”)
5. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being very positive and 1 being not so great) how would you rate 2016 in terms of personal achievement and well being? Explain.
Honestly, I think that 2016 was more of a “survive” instead of “thrive” mode – not sure I did much personal achievement last year. But, I did start working out more this past fall, and I feel much stronger physically and emotionally as a result. So, I’d give myself a 4.
6. Every January 1st since 1976 Lake Superior University has published a list of words they’d like to see banished from the Queen’s English. Words may be banished due to misuse, overuse, or just general uselessness. Go here to read more about how the words were chosen or, if you’re like me, to find out what in the world the word or phrase even means or the context in which it’s used. There were quite a few on this year’s list I’d never heard before.Here’s the 2017 list of banished words-
You, Sir-focus-Bete Noire-Town Hall Meeting-Post Truth-guesstimate-831-historic-manicured-echo chamber-on fleek-bigly-ghost-Dadbod-listicle-get your dander up-selfie drone-frankenfruit-disruption
Which word on the list would you most like to see banished in 2017? What word or phrase would you add to the list?
“Bigly” – enough said.