The END of 2016... and youLot

@Drosophila (16881)
Ireland
December 6, 2016 10:43am CST
I simply cannot wait to see the back of this year! I'd like to say "there are some ups, and there are some downs."... Well, for most of 2016, it was more like a tiny bit up and a sharp drop down. I guess youLot is what's keeping this smile on myFace throughout this rough ride. As the End of 2016 approaches, I'd like to thank you all for being here to put me down.. and *oh erm that didn't sound right????!!* I mean I'd like to thank you all for being here to pick me up.......... *erm that sounds wrong too..* Well... anyways.. A BIG THANK YOU for just erm being you! How was 2016 for ya?
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@Mike197602 (13399)
• Worcester, England
6 Dec
All in all it was pretty good Got my own place and a job, neither of which I've had for a long time. Hopefully in 2017 I'll get a better place and better job.
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@jstory07 (55836)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Dec
You always have your friends on my lot.
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@Mike197602 (13399)
• Worcester, England
6 Dec
@jstory07 yes, and that's been my social life for a lot of years now on and off
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
@Mike197602 then it has been a good year for ya
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@topffer (29322)
• France
6 Dec
2016 was not the best nor the worst year of my life, it was just an ordinary year. Next year might be more difficult for me if things are not going like I am expecting. We'll see.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
Right, as Sod's law dictates...
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@topffer (29322)
• France
7 Dec
@Drosophila I always consider the worst possible, like that I can have only good surprises.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
8 Dec
@topffer or things just work out worse? Something to do with positive thinking. apparently if you will good things it will happen. I ain't won the lottery yet! Probably cos it's not a good thing?
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@moffittjc (32655)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Dec
It's really crazy how many people have said that 2016 was one of their worst years ever. Without a doubt, it was my worst year ever, as I lost my father this year. I thought it was only me that had a rough year, but it seems that everyone I talk to can't wait for this year to be done so they can put it behind them! I say bring on 2017 as quickly as possible!
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@pgntwo (20210)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
7 Dec
An "annus horribilis", as the Queen of England said in 1992...
On November 24, 1992 , Elizabeth II gave a speech in London to mark the 40th anniversary of her Accession as Queen of England and “the C...
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
@pgntwo too true
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
@moffittjc I am so sorry for you loss. 2016 took my grandpa. So ya truly sucks for that. Hopefully 2017 gets better for us
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@pgntwo (20210)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
7 Dec
It's at times like this that I wish I had listened to what my mother used to say... Something like "put it down, you can't afford it...". But I never listened, so I could be wrong.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
Hahaha! Ah well that's how I feel about some people aye
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@pgntwo (20210)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
7 Dec
@Drosophila myLot's a "pick-me-up", despite the number of put-downs posted be times. Nice to be appreciated, thank you!
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
9 Dec
@pgntwo hahaha so I guess you got picked up a lot huh?
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• Calgary, Alberta
6 Dec
2016 is crazy for me, I almost got arrested because of false accusations and thank goodness I proven my innocence. I also moved to another country. I left my white collar job because I got an opportunity to immigrate to Canada with the help of some relatives who needed me for my skills.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
Ah right so you're now in Canada?
• Calgary, Alberta
7 Dec
@Drosophila Yup, It is an opportunity I can;t say no to. Most people will kill for this opportunity.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
@CaptAlbertWhisker good for you! and great stuff.
@Happy2BeMe (61621)
• Canada
7 Dec
I discovered mylot in 2016 so it has been a good year for me. I am glad to be a part of this community. I only wish that I had found it sooner!
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
Absolutely best place to be online
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@Happy2BeMe (61621)
• Canada
7 Dec
@Drosophila yes it is. It makes me happy to spend time here.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
@Happy2BeMe that is always a plus
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@Beatburn (3979)
• Philippines
6 Dec
It was the busiest year for me,
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
I hope it's good busy
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@Beatburn (3979)
• Philippines
10 Dec
@Drosophila some are good some I could live without. I guess both were meant to be.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
@Beatburn I agree, such is life
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@louievill (15772)
• Philippines
6 Dec
2016 seemed to be a tough year for me, business climate here in my country is no better, I'm praying for a more prosperous 2017 ( one finger is thumbs uping but you do not see the other fingers crossed)
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
Hahha crossing my toes too
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@louievill (15772)
• Philippines
7 Dec
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@jaboUK (48782)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec
I'm sorry that this year hasn't been good for you. Perhaps next year will be better.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
Thanks! I definitely hope so
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@jstory07 (55836)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Dec
2016 has been a very good year for me. We sold our house and moved and bought a new house. It has also been a good year on my lot. Lots of good friends on here
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
Good to hear 2016 has been a good year for you
• United States
12 Dec
Not too bad but truly hoping certain individuals will be more reciprocative in kindness this coming new year cause I really do miss my sis !
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
14 Dec
awww, I hope things improves even more next year!
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• United States
14 Dec
@Drosophila me too and it will as I just have to fortify that line of thinking
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
15 Dec
@enlightenedpsych2 indeed, yes, our thought patterns can be changed, not easy but it can be done
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@DianneN (54444)
• United States
9 Dec
I'm so sorry your year was not good. My year went downhill beginning in June. It still isn't good, but hoping 2017 will change for the better. Giant hugs to you.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
Big hugs too! hope Florida puts a smile on your face :D
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@DianneN (54444)
• United States
16 Dec
@Drosophila I'm finally smiling. Finished all my holiday shopping. What a drag that is!
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
19 Dec
@DianneN that is indeed a relief! I have 2 more presents to buy then hooray done its wrapping time
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• United States Minor Outlying Islands
6 Dec
You just enjoy the rest of the year, and may see me around for 2017 as well. Oh, and enjoy the upcoming holiday as well.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
Thank you! I have another 19 days to go.. so ya, let's hope it goes uneventfully
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
15 Dec
@Drosophila You are very welcome! :)
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
16 Dec
@His_chariot I hope you have a good holiday too
@just4him (84886)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
Not a problem, glad to do it. 2016 was much better than 2015. I will be happy to see what 2017 has to offer.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
Indeed 2016 have seen you with a new place and books published so definitely an improvement
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@just4him (84886)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
@Drosophila Yes it has been and if I can get this last one finished it will be published next year. I would like to add it to this year's achievements.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
@just4him that would be epic
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@Orson_Kart (3881)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec
Hey, I am sorry to hear 2016 has been crap for you. Apart from the mushroom top issue, I have never read that into your posts, so you have been hiding it well. Jetting off to the far flungs corners of the world sounded like you were having a whale of a time. Obviously not. I hope 2017 is much better, as you seem a canny lass and deserve it. As for me, every year is crap, and this one has been no different. Like you I gain some solace from myLot, but it's not enough to make me happy. I am hard to please.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
Thank you! ya I don't like to breath too much negativity.. things only looks worse the more I complain.. sometimes it's just best to "get on with it"... then afterwards you can say "my, that was a pile of crap"
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• United Kingdom
12 Dec
@Drosophila You will just have to put it all behind you and make the necessary changes next year to be happy. Whatever you do, don't forget to send me the occasional ya, as that makes me happy, and that's important too!
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
14 Dec
@Orson_Kart ya well.. the changes are "accept with serenity the things that can't be changed' happiness is also relative and way over rated
• United States
7 Dec
the folks here've kept me goin' 's well, hon, so i can sure empathize with ya. i'm knockin' wood coz i've 'd worse years than this'un.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
Thank you! And good to hear your year aint all bad
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• United States
12 Dec
@Drosophila yer welcome! yepperz, i've 'd way worse.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
14 Dec
@crazyhorseladycx hopefully the trend is always up, never too much downs. something about pockets being heavy and heart being light
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• United States
6 Dec
I have had no problem with 2016 - it was a good year in real life and here also.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
7 Dec
Good to hear at least it was good for some of us:)
• United States
7 Dec
@Drosophila I have few complaints!
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
@AbbyGreenhill sounds like a happily married woman xD
• New Delhi, India
6 Dec
2016 was filled with ups and downs...but the up part is more commendable.. I'm thankful to God for giving me the opportunity
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
awww, that is a sweet thing to say, I agree, regardless God is good
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• New Delhi, India
12 Dec
@Drosophila yes...if you have a clear heart he will surely respond
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
@amitkokiladitya or in cases of when you don't.. I think that God calls to the worst of us and not the righteous, for those are the ones in need of saving. However, I do get what you mean though
@DaddyEvil (21118)
• United States
23 Dec
However you want to say whatever happened during 2016, I'll just say talking to/with you was always a big "up" for me, Wendy... I always hope talking to/with me was good for you, too.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
27 Dec
Awww thanks! That's very kind of you. I am truly touched.
@averygirl72 (11779)
• Philippines
12 Dec
2016 is just an average year for me. It's the fastest one for me too. Time goes by so fast. I'm hoping for a better year next year
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
12 Dec
indeed. sometimes time just doesn't seem to go fast enough :D