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Furiously Happy
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things | Jenny Lawson
In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos."Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'"Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy."Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 2d
OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶❤️ 2d
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CoffeeNBooks
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#SongsOfSummer I just finished reading Furiously #Happy the other day, and really enjoyed it!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read this!!! I have it on the shelf 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2d
OriginalCyn620 I liked it too! 2d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Seeing my bookshelves makes me #Happy!! I‘m definitely out of space and need some more!!

#SongsofSummer

emz711 Mine looks like the same as yours on the top left! Ashley's? I bought 2 thinking "man I'm going to fill this quick" 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @emz711 I have two exactly the same, but the other one needs organizing!!! Yes, I think Ashley‘s!! I want to have some built in my living room! 2d
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BeckyB 😍🤗😍🤗 2d
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 😀 2d
BooknerdsLife Your bookshelves are Giorgeous!!! 😍😍😱 2d
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OriginalCyn620
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Books with #happy in the title. I‘ve only read the tagged book. #songsofsummer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 2d
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Pickpick

I like the sense of humor with which Jenny Lawson talks about her struggles with illness. Some of these stories are absolutely hilarious!
#NewYearWhoDis @monalyisha @Maria514626
#LitsyAtoZ #F @BookishMarginalia

Fridameetslucy I know right! And then you begin to think that your own weird life adventures sorta have a furiously happy sense to them. (edited) 4d
TomShank413 The first book of her is awesome and have furiously happy on my radar 4d
CoffeeNBooks @TomShank413 I haven't read that one yet, but it's on my TBR list. 3d
AutumnRLS I loved this book! The first one was awesome too. 3d
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“THE OTHER DAY I HAD INSOMNIA AND I MADE MY CATS A #WATER BED OUT OF A ZIPLOC BAG AND A SHOEBOX. THEY POPPED IT WITH THEIR CLAWS AND THEY ALMOST DROWNED. THEN I TRIED TO PUT BABY SOCKS AROUND THEIR FEET BUT THEY KEPT PULLING THEM OFF SO I TRIED WRAPPING RUBBER BANDS AROUND THE SOCK HEMS AND THEN MY HUSBAND WOKE UP...” #QuotsyMay19

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LapReader
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Pickpick

Bit late but here goes...
1. Butter with a bit of sugar or salt. 2. Stealing Beauty 3. True Blood series 4. Red wine. 5. I had wine of course. A glass and a half on what was supposed to be an alcohol free day.
@marleed

marleed Dang I‘m just reading this too late to continue but to respond!
1. cheesecake 2. Christmas movie - The Holiday. 3. The magazine at hair appts 4. Binge watching a Netflix series
2w
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Pickpick

This definitely was a re-read, but I enjoyed it immensely again! Lawson‘s open, honest and very very funny style make this an easy read about a hard subject. I would definitely read more from her (I have read her first book too) as she‘s so engaging. And the kinds of tangents she goes off on are entirely relatable!

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Minispok
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1. So funny
2. My son got his Red belt in Hapkido 😁😍
3. Mexican!
4. I have 6
5. 💗💗
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Bookjunkie57
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1. Funny but also deep and moving
2. Looking forward to my fundraiser and movie night at the fairgrounds tomorrow.
3. American 🍔🌭🥩🍗🍕🍟
4. I think 17+
5. 💙💜💙💜💙
#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

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MelissaSue81
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1. Furiously Happy is hilarious.
2. I got an offer for an in person interview for a full time job.
3. Tacos, lol.
4. I think 15. It‘s a lot..
5. Love to! Best part of the Litsy week! @howjessreads #friyayintro

Sharpeipup Congrats on the job offer! 1mo
Bookjunkie57 I picked this book too. I describe it to my friends as the entertaining rantings of a mad woman. 1mo
wanderinglynn I also loved her first book, 1mo
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Laru79
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I am almost entirely certain that I‘ve read this before, and I‘m not much of a re-reader (too many books waiting to be read - story of all our lives, I think!) but something made me pick this up and I‘m really glad I did. It‘s funny and engaging, so it‘ll be a worthwhile second visit!!

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jouleian
Pickpick

This book is amazing, but you do have to play close attention bc her stories are a bit tangential. But what I loved most about this book was that she explained mental illness with such elegant clumsiness, and decadent truth. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Fridameetslucy
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So I am sitting in Central Park in a rock thinking about burial plots (no surprise from picture prompt) and remembered that there are only 2 available plots on the island of Manhattan. There were 3 but Ed Koch bought the one with the best location ;). I love how this book has lifted the ordinary to circus level fun

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jouleian

This book really gets me.at first it took me a minute to realize what she was doing with the integration of her stories between the serious posts. But I get it now and I think I love this all the more, especially Victor and her parents. ❤️❤️❤️ #litsy #MentalHealth #MentalIllness

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jouleian

Taking a break and filling my mind with some "laugh at life" salve. #brainbreak #litsy #mentalhealth

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wanderinglynn
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#weekendreads
1. Pirates & Robinson Crusoe
2. According to GR, Furiously Happy (on audiobook) & Hardcore Twenty-Four (physically book)
3. Blues, particularly ocean blue

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Fridameetslucy
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Day 1 vacation - I‘m basically mansplaining my coffee books and knitting on the much coveted open window ledge of cosmos laundry mat (fits one) and laughing out loud that maybe I am living out a would be passage of this book :)

CoffeeNBooks I just started reading this book today, and I've been laughing so much! 2w
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 2mo
Lindy My #KnittersofLitsy solution: knit while listening to an audiobook. 😉 2mo
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"Don't sabotage yourself. There are plenty of other people willing to do that for free."

SW-T Good reminder and so true. 2mo
ShyBookOwl @SW-T definitely. 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I‘ve heard this book will make me #laugh! I need to read it!!

#SpringIntoReading 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Suet624 It sure will. 2mo
tournevis One of the funniest I've ever read. 2mo
Crazeedi Its hilarious, and I've only read a teeny bit, must get back to it! 2mo
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TK-421
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“I don‘t have arachnophobia (irrational fear of spiders) because fear of spiders is perfectly rational so I refuse to recognize it as a ‘disorder.‘” #refuse #QuotsyApr19

jpmcwisemorgan Seems reasonable to me. 2mo
ladym30 Makes sense to me. 2mo
Eggs Agreed 2mo
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ShyBookOwl
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My next audio listen. Oh boy, do I ever need this right now!

#bibliotherapy

rretzler Love the cover! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @rretzler isn't it great?! It just screams, "you'll feel better if u read this book... how could you not?" Lol 2mo
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Bookjunkie57
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Bookjunkie57
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I cannot stop yawning so I‘m calling it a night on this first day of #24B4Monday

wordzie 👍👏 3mo
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Bookjunkie57

I‘m only about 30% in but I‘m pretty sure that this books is 60-75 percent the unexpectedly entertaining ramblings is a mad woman.

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Jenny Lawson is a treasure. I just can‘t stop smiling when I listen to her books. She tackles tough subjects with humor that allows you to see yourself in her struggles and think...it‘s not just me. I love how she normalizes struggles with mental health without trivializing it. She shows us this is life and it‘s hard, but we can still find ways to be furiously happy!

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Mood today

ProfReader I like this quote! 3mo
wanderinglynn I ❤️ The Bloggess! 😂 3mo
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1. The Geography of Lost Things, Paperback Crush, Sapiens, Change Your Mind
2. Tagged 🥰
3. Peace Lily and Sunflowers

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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“The amount of money I would pay for people to stop fucking up grammar is only slightly lower than the amount I‘d give to ensure I never have grammatical errors in the statements I make calling others out on their grammatical errors.” #Grammar #QuotsyMar19

hgrimes This book killed me!! I loved it! 3mo
wordzie ❤❤ 3mo
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Mehso-so

The tone of these pieces are darkly funny; Lawson is occasionally horrifying (her thing for taxidermied animals is just baffling to me) but always honest, and I laughed as much as I cringed. Now and then, I found her a Little Too Much, like when she name dropped being friends with Neil Gaiman or detailed her ridiculous behavior during an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia. (Privilege and obliviousness make me snippy.)

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GlitterGirl
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Done with this and it is soooo very brilliant. Greatest respects to the author!!!
Thank you Litsy for bringing it into my life!😎😎😎
#blameitonlitsy

wordzie 😍😎 4mo
Carolyn11215 One of my all time fave book of essays!! 4mo
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GlitterGirl
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We should really think about the language we use...🤔😳🤔😳

#blameitonlitsy

RadicalReader @GlitterGirl never heard of Dresdenrite before but I love the name sound so magical thanks so much for following me and being a Litsy user. I love using Litsy ( phone just corrected Litsy to Mitsubishi) 😂😂😂 4mo
GlitterGirl @RadicalReader I also LOVE Litsy and it is a big pleasure. I think "dresdenite" is what followers of THE DRESDEN FILES call ourselves and it is indeed "magical". Urban Fantasy at its best!!! Get yourself a copy of Storm Front (1st book in the series) and start reading...a modern day wizard / private investigator, facing all sorts of ancient and modern foes). And the audio books are just as brilliant!!!!!! 4mo
Vexingcircumstance I mean both of those things would be valid since the entire idea is to reclaim those words. Fat isn‘t a bad word, slut can be an empowering term etc (there are actually a ton of Instagram accounts based on those two ideas. I‘m sure that‘s a book quote or something but just needed to state that ‘cause it‘s actually something I feel strongly about. *shrug* 4mo
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GlitterGirl
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"NEWBORN LLAMAS DIPPED IN GLITTER" - which by the way is a totally save and a bit disappointing thing to google...this was the best I could find. ???

#blameitonlitsy

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Yes!!!! I also want to do this!!!!!! 😍😍😍😎😎😎
#blameitonlitsy

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I am soooo going to enjoy this #blameitonlitsy book!!! I am on page 43 right now and already I spitted out my drink, laught out loud (various times) and audibly said "yes" a few times as well. ???

Johanna414 I loved this one! 4mo
Suet624 She has a great blog too. 4mo
jpellet I‘m reading this too!! It is hilarious! 4mo
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Do you ever watch a movie or read a book and ask...did that just happen??? I think I'm still trying to chew on the seriousness and profound hilarious way the author battles through life. My big take away was that some days there just aren't enough spoons...and that we all have those sort of days. Be kind!!!

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We left at 5:30am EST this morning from DC heading west to Seattle.

Thank you everyone who gave me audiobook suggestions. I downloaded several from the library & am currently listening to the tagged audiobook. I have found that it‘s much easier to focus on them when driving. And, of course, zombie gallbladders also helps. 😂

Sarah83 How long do you have to drive? 4mo
VioletBramble Safe travels! 4mo
LazyDays Good luck! Welcome to the West Coast!💗💗 4mo
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Leftcoastzen Awwww,Cute ! Safe travels! 4mo
Mitch May the adventures begin! 👏🏼💕👏🏼💕 4mo
Mitch Won awards for its audio..... 4mo
mabell How exciting! Good luck! 4mo
Chrissyreadit Safe travels! 4mo
Susanita Safe travels! 4mo
Samplergal Safe travels! Enjoy the journey. 4mo
TNbookworm Be safe! 4mo
wanderinglynn @Sarah83 It‘s about 42-44 hours depending on the route—between 2800-3300 miles (4506-5310km). So 4, maybe 5 days depending on weather. 4mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the suggestion @mitch 👍🏻☺️💜 4mo
TheSpineView Drive save! 4mo
Sarah83 Such a long drive? 🙄 Hope you have a safe drive. Did all your books find a place within your car? 4mo
wanderinglynn @Sarah83 Yep, the US is a big country. And no, I could only bring a few books with me. The rest of my books will be coming with the rest of my household goods with the movers via moving truck. 4mo
arubabookwoman I'm in Seattle, so let me know if you need anything once you get here. 4mo
wanderinglynn Thank you @arubabookwoman ☺️ 4mo
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Panpan

This book is finally over!🎉🎉😳

Other than one or two essays, I was not a fan of Lawson‘s style. I usually don‘t like books by bloggers, and this definitely felt like a compilation of blog posts instead of a book. The rambling drove me nuts. But it was the only audiobook I had on hand, so I powered through.

Really happy with my walking mileage this week! Bike miles: 36.1 #LitsyWalkers #green

#nonfiction2019 #madeyoulaugh (it did, twice)

4thhouseontheleft Also fulfills the #readingwomenchallenge prompt : book about a woman with a mental illness. (edited) 4mo
Kaye Great job 💖. Green on your Bingo card. 4mo
gradcat 😂😂😂 Love your sentiment there...at least you didn‘t bail, right? 4mo
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hermyknee I didn‘t like this one at all either 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @gradcat I think the main reason I continued is because it fills a prompt for two challenges! @hermyknee good to know I‘m not the only one. It feels like a very #unpopularopinion 4mo
hermyknee I don‘t even think I finished listening to it. I was annoyed. 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love an “unpopular” review, I have a hard time giving them, but find them so refreshingly honest! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I also have a hard time giving negative reviews, esp with memoirs. I think it‘s great that her books are impactful and meaningful for a lot of readers, and as someone with anxiety, I could definitely relate. Her style is just not for me. 4mo
Crazeedi Such pretty posies! Can't wait for spring flowers here! 4mo
Reagan-reads I really enjoyed her first book, but this one was not for me. I did not enjoy it either and I found it took forever to read. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @Reagan-reads I had to power through the last 1 1/2 hrs of the audiobook since It was due back on Overdrive. 4mo
Kaye BINGO— are you using flower as your bingo item ? We‘re trying to track everyone‘s daily items. Thank you. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @kaye I‘m using green! 4mo
DarcysMom Wow! You had awesome mileage this week! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @DarcysMom Thanks! And I‘m taking off completely today, I‘ve barely logged 2,000 steps. 4mo
DarcysMom @4thhouseontheleft Days off are important! I commit to one day off a week - it really helps my overall performance. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @DarcysMom Friday was my scheduled day off, except for the walks to/from school, which I don‘t count. But I feel like I‘m fighting off a cold today, so I definitely am not getting on a bike or walking in the rain! 4mo
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1️⃣Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson 2️⃣Galentines Day All the Way! 3️⃣Brown 4️⃣Clowdus Aubrey 5️⃣Will do!

SilversReviews That is a great cover...I smile every time I see it. Thanks for sharing. 4mo
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kayo
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I don't know how I feel about this book... It can definitely be classified as a collection of weird anecdotes. 😁 At times I laughed so hard I cried, but then some times it felt she was trying too hard to be funny.
However, the way she described how her mental illness feels and affects her was very honest and real. Chapters We Are Better ThanGalileo. Because He's Dead. and The Big Quiz, especially, really hit home for me.

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Hey #LitsyWalkers! I‘m doing more riding this week but wanted to check in and say hi!! Most of my walking is just to/from Maya‘s school at the moment, but I have biked 16 miles so far this week on my Peloton!

Listening to my #audiobook during lunch instead. Today it was heuvos rancheros, with fruit and a dollop of plain yogurt for dessert.

It‘s taking forever to get through this book.

Cinfhen I‘m sooooo jealous!!! I want a Peloton 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️ 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen I love it so far!! Since we‘re both using it, I don‘t mind the $$$ price tag. And it saves me a lot of time than if I went to the nearest spin class, which is now 20-30 min away since traffic has increased so much in the last 5 years! (edited) 4mo
RachelO Not sure about the Peloton, but I‘m quite jealous of your lunch!! 4mo
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4thhouseontheleft @RachelO It was more of a breakfast at lunch. My favorite kind of lunch! 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon I have a friend who loves Peloton. I'm thinking about it. Right now I'm just doing free ones on YouTube. 4mo
DarcysMom Good for you! 4mo
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Craftylikefox
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@vkois88 Thank you so much for this wonderful package. #xmasxstitch person may have disappeared, but you were a great host and a wonderful person 😊 I absolutely love everything and I am especially excited for the tagged book. I love the ornament you made and it will definitely be hung on my little tree next year. I feel so spoiled 💕

vkois88 Oh good, I was SO hoping you would like it all ❤❤❤ I had to get you the tagged book. I love it. When I'm in a real funk, I read it again. Enjoy everything! 😘😘 4mo
DoonTheGoon The tagged book is SO GOOD. 4mo
Craftylikefox @DoonTheGoon it has been one my list for so long! It‘s good to know a lot of people like it. I enjoy her Instagram. 4mo
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My Fitbit died right after I hit 10,000 steps. How‘s that for timing!

A 20 min spin ride + walking to/from school twice = an easy goal day. Well, maybe not easy....my butt is quite sore from readjusting to daily rides and my calves are making their presence known this afternoon!

The mileage doesn‘t include my bike ride, which is a bit annoying. I think I am going to start using The Strava app more for tracking.

#LitsyWalkers

Kaye Very good ! 👍🏼🌟 4mo
Wife 🌹 4mo
DarcysMom Great job! 😁 4mo
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kayo

There will be moments when you have to be a grown-up. Those moments are tricks. Do not fall for them.

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My stress level was high this morning, so I took advantage of the beautiful weather to indulge in some self-care. Hubby and Maya dropped me off at one entrance to the trails, and I met them at the park at the opposite end. It turned into a beautiful family morning, and I also have two more greenways complete! #2019greenwaychallenge #LitsyWalkers

My mind wandered a lot, but this #audiobook seems to work well for that. I guess that‘s a good thing?

Kaye Very good ! It looks like springtime in your photos ! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Thanks! The daffodils stems are starting to pop up! They usually start to bloom this month. 4mo
RealLifeReading Looks lovely! 4mo
DarcysMom Great walk! Your speed is what I aspire to. 4mo
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Hey #LitsyWalkers, I haven‘t had time to post the last few days, but I‘ve still been walking! Just not very much during the cold days this week. I am SO happy to see Carolina blue skies today. #nofilter

I often see - or hear - hawks in my neighborhood, but today one actually sat still long enough for me to take a pic!

Also included my January totals according to my FitBit: 125.58 miles! 🎉🎉🎉 #audiowalk

BarbaraTheBibliophage That blue looks so lovely. We are white-skied up here right now. (Is that a word, why yes, it is!) 4mo
Kaye Wow. Great mileage and beautiful photo. 4mo
LauraBeth Beautiful! 4mo
saresmoore That‘s gorgeous! And an admirable mile record—I‘m super impressed! 🙌 4mo
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unabridgedchick
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At this point, I'm just powering through this book. I probably should have read her blog a little before starting this as she's... Well, a little bit goes a long way.

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