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Tried to make is as easy to read as possible. 🤷‍♀️ not sure I was so successful.

Anyway, found this fuzzy guy on a walk last week.

Butterfinger What kind of fungus? Mushrooms? 3y
NeedsMoreBooks Where are you in OR? I live outside Portland. I also have a hardly updated blog 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3y
night_shift @Butterfinger slime mold, mushrooms, and all. 🤷‍♀️ @NeedsMoreBooks I'm outside of portland, too. To the east. We might have more time now to update our blogs lol 3y
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NeedsMoreBooks @UnidragonFrag ha! I live in Hillsboro 😊 We lived in east Portland for a year before moving. 3y
robinb Kiwi 💚💚💚 3y
night_shift @NeedsMoreBooks ah, ok! Yeah I'm more Gresham. We've been here 3 years now. Looking like it'll be some time more. @Robinb yes!! 3y
diovival Hello fellow adult with no driver's license! 👋 3y
night_shift @diovival it's always nice meeting another one lol hi! 👋 3y
diovival @UnidragonFrag we're a rare breed in some places lol 3y
night_shift @diovival yeah, definitely. The public transit in Portland is pretty great so easy not to have a car, but where I used to live in Texas it was tough! 3y
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I just now remembered to do this one. It has been a hectic week. Better late than never!😋

jb72 I miss Asheville. It‘s such a fun place. 3y
Pageturner1 Hello fellow coffee ☕️ and chocolate 🍫 lover. Can‘t live without the two. 3y
AmyK1 I‘ve only been to Asheville once but would love to go back! You‘re only about 2.5 hours from me 😊 3y
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robinb Asheville is so beautiful! ❤️ 3y
Scochrane26 I didn‘t know or forgot you live in Asheville. My sister & I were planning a trip in a few weeks there but are cancelling due to current events. Think we are going to try going in June sometime. It‘s my favorite city. 3y
tracey38 I love Ashville. Been many times. 😊💜 3y
TheSpineView @Pageturner1 IKR! Covid19 will not stop me but lack of coffee and chocolate could!🤣 3y
TheSpineView @AmyK1 In NC or SC? 3y
TheSpineView @tracey38 So many love it here. Expensive to live here. 3y
TheSpineView @Scochrane26 Hope it works that you can visit this summer.😊 3y
AmyK1 I‘m in S.C. 😊 3y
TheSpineView @AmyK1 Cool! My son is in Columbia and I have a house in Seneca. 3y
AmyK1 @TheSpineView I‘m in Columbia too! NE side 😁 I haven‘t been to Seneca yet. 3y
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Thx for the tag @katy4peas 🤗 #20thingsaboutme
I tag anyone who's interested!

sudi Love cheesecake 😋🙌 3y
TheAromaofBooks I sometimes get a little ranty about misplaced apostrophes 😂 3y
ShyBookOwl @TheAromaofBooks Thank you for your service 😂 3y
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wanderinglynn Buffy! 🙌🏻❤️ And yes, misplaced apostrophes are irritating. 3y
ShyBookOwl @wanderinglynn you are my kind of ppl 🤗 3y
ElizaMarie I bet you have the most amazing wedding photos! I love love love the idea of getting married in an old theatre. 3y
ShyBookOwl @ElizaMarie it was incredible. A perfect setting. Plus I got to eat free popcorn before the ceremony started lol 3y
katy4peas My sister studied Film and works at our State Department of Cultural Affairs along with gig work on the side. My master's is in Library Science. Lately, I've been into audiobooks while I crochet or knit. Then I read my print book before bed. 😁
Your wedding sounds so unique! Such a neat idea!
Thanks for sharing!
ShyBookOwl @katy4peas I do love a good audio-crochet session! I always have 2-3 books on the go, and one is always audio. My best friend actually did her master's in Library Science (we met while doing our BA in film). I'm super proud of her. It's a great career choice! 3y
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ozma.of.oz Raising monarch butterflies sounds so cool! ❤️🦋❤️ 3y
katy4peas @ozma.of.oz I informally raise them in my outside garden. While I don't do much beyond providing habitat for them, I consider myself raising them because I do check on them daily once I find them on the Milkweed. 💕

When I was in 3rd grade, I rescued an injured Monarch and since then have had a great love for them. My copy of “The Family Butterfly Book“ has seen better days and has been well loved. 😁
ozma.of.oz How fun! I‘ve been thinking about turning a back corner of my yard into a butterfly friendly area. I‘ll have to check that book out, thank you! 3y
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TheAromaofBooks I love board games, too. Lately we've been addicted to Azul. I love your New Year's puzzle tradition!! I made a list of 20 things the other day, so I'll tag you in that post!! 3y
LoverOfLearning Oooh okay give me some time but I'll post one. ❤🤗 3y
ShyBookOwl Thx for the tag 😊 3y
wanderinglynn You‘ll have to post some of your butterfly photos! ❤️🦋 3y
TiffanyMichele Awww thanks for the tag! 3y
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katy4peas I also have kept a detailed list of all of the books I have read. I don't remember how far back it goes, but probably around age 12 or 13 is when I started my list, too!
I also enjoy The Good Place and am also a non-dairy person!

Thanks for sharing and tagging me!
Amor4Libros I love sunflowers, also! I have one tattoo (my daughter‘s name on my left wrist), I plan to get another one this year (sunflowers!). I‘m a freelance translator (English and Spanish). Thanks for the tag! 😀 3y
wanderinglynn I love The Good Place 🙌🏻 and sunflowers. That‘s impressive you‘ve kept a list so long. I wish I had. Oh well. 😂 Thank you for sharing! 💜 3y
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NeedsMoreBooks Enjoyed learning about you! I am planning to be a freelance editor/proofreader but am clueless 😔 What kind of tattoo are you thinking of getting? All the best for competing your book ❤️ 3y
TheAromaofBooks Good luck on Welsh. I know it sounds weird, but I love the way it looks on the page! 3y
Butterfinger I kept a list too when I was around that age. My father accidentally threw it away and WENT back to the dumpster to find it. I think I was 15. I need to call him and thank him. I wonder if I would do that now for my children. 3y
ozma.of.oz @katy4peas My list is in like six different places! 😂 I really need to collect them all together someday. @Amor4Libros That‘s a sweet tattoo! And translating sounds amazing! @wanderinglynn My aunt introduced me to the show after all three of my living grandparents passed. ❤️ @NeedsMoreBooks There are some great resources out there! I wish you luck! And I‘ll post a picture in a second about the tattoo. 😂 @TheAromaofBooks Thank you! 3y
ozma.of.oz @Butterfinger That‘s a wonderful story about your dad! Thank you for sharing! 3y
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Thanks for the tag @NeedsMoreBooks
I know I'm a little late with this but here are #20ThingsAboutMe

NeedsMoreBooks Thank you for playing. Enjoyed learning about you. I am a book lover since childhood, my mother would read to me. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My daughter is terrified of clowns 🤡🤣 3y
MoonWitch94 Love those genres 😍 And I have always loved Bowie BECAUSE of The Labyrinth!!!! I used to sing “You remind me of the babe, the babe with the power...” to my little brother & dance around the kitchen with him ((I was forbidden from throwing him in the air, however)) 😉😂 3y
LauraJ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Clowns are creepy! 3y
tracey38 My favorite color is also teal! 3y
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I‘m reposting per request! Let‘s all get to know each other while we are doing our part in #SocialDistancing 💛💛

I know that many people have already done this so just repost it!


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I did my #20thingsaboutme finally. Sorry the type ended up so small. Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love reading these and would to see more of them from anyone who is interested. It seems like a good time to get know each other a little better!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree!! I will repost it ❤️ love you and be safe!!! 3y
xxjenadanxx This seems fun! Idk if I could come up with 20 interesting things to say about me though lol. I also love highland cattle. They look so huggable. 3y
Jas16 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you are the best! ❤️ 3y
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Jas16 @xxjenadanxx Come up with as many as you can! It doesn‘t have to be 20. They do look huggable. Seeing them just makes me smile. 3y
readordierachel Thanks for doing what you do at the nonprofit! Hope you're staying safe ❤ 3y
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Everyone else is doing it... #20thingsaboutme

The Happy Camper | Melody Carlson
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1. My husband & I both have a weakness for cars, which is how we end up with things like a motorhome older than me & a 1991 Civic Wagon, among others. If we had unlimited money, we would own so many cars! 😂
2. Met my husband when I rear-ended him in rush hour traffic. We got married 3 months later - almost 10yrs ago!!
3. Own 2 border collies - Waylon & Paisley
4. Oldest of six, spread out over 19 yrs.
5. I lived in 6 houses ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) within 1/2 mile of the same road
6. I was in 4-H for 10yrs & showed chickens, rabbits, & dairy
7. Love to roadtrip, even across the “boring“ parts of the country, but still haven't made it all the way to the Pacific
8. I've been to Guatemala 3 times & would love to go back - so beautiful
9. I've owned 3 different full-sized Chevy vans, including the one I have now (a 1988), which is painted like a cow
10. I used to own a coffee shop ⬇
Texreader There‘s a love story!!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) with my siblings & sometimes I really miss it
11. I work seasonally - autumns/winters at an orchard & springs at a greenhouse
12. I pick up books from our small library branch so often that the librarians all recognize my car & have my stack of reserves ready when I walk in the door 😁
13. I love to garden & mix veggies, flowers, & herbs
14. I live in a small village where we don't have home delivery - everyone here has a PO box. Our ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) post office is manned by one woman who is amazing & also knows literally everything that is happening in town
15. I live across the street from my father-in-law, who is delightfully crazy & sometimes plays Led Zeppelin so loudly I can hear it inside my house 😂
16. One spring when I was a kid, a garter snake had babies in our basement (they have them live, not eggs) & we caught baby snakes all summer
17. I was homeschooled from 3rd ⬇
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) grade through graduation & absolutely loved it
18. I love learning new things
19. My sister is my best friend & was my neighbor until last fall - she only moved 20mins away but I miss her so hard!
20. It was way harder to think of 20 interesting things about myself than I thought it would be - I'm overall happiest when life is a little boring!! 😂
TheAromaofBooks @TexReader - It was a whirlwind romance!! We never looked back! ❤ 3y
Texreader You sound like you are living the life!! How marvelous!! 3y
ChasingOm I love Guatemala as well! 3y
Leftcoastzen I have an old Honda too! Not quite that old ,but your Civic wagon is adorable! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww how you met your husband ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
sheshedbooks 😍 an adorable meeting. Share the details! First words? How angry was he? 😂 Can't help myself. It's lovely. 3y
NeedsMoreBooks Love your love story 💖💖 3y
marleed Your love story is great! 3y
Megabooks You‘re fascinating! 3y
sudi Your love story is like straight out of a movie, love it💖💖💖 3y
RainyDayReading That is an awesome way to meet your husband 🤣 We just started working on our garden today. Hopefully everything lives 🙈 3y
Crazeedi @TheAromaofBooks I love your list. Love your camper. You and I have so much in common! Love my garden, veggies, flowers, fruit, live in very rural area, 1/2 mile off a rural road etc. We are so lucky, arent we?!💚 3y
TheLudicReader Your life makes me happy. 3y
TheAromaofBooks @ChasingOm - all 3 times I went were for wk-long missions trips, twice to work w/ a local church that was building housing for widows back in the late 90's, early 00's. That village was way up in the mountains on Lake Atitlan. Truly the most beautiful place I have ever been in my life. The 3rd time was w/ Compassion Int & was more in the southern jungles - saw Tikal, wild monkeys, etc. Different but also fascinating. What region have you visited? 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Leftcoastzen - Friends of friends were having a medical emergency & needed cash - had been hanging onto this car because they loved it but it hadn't been driven in 2yrs - everyone went away happy from the deal - the car only has 67k miles!! We are the 3rd owners & it has always been garaged - it's in almost showroom shape & we love it. My husband has a passion for regular cars that have been really loved, if that makes sense haha 3y
TheAromaofBooks @greenreads - haha he's a very stoic kind of person, so he contained his rage well 😂 he was SUPER nice about it. I don't know if I believe in love at first sight, but I think your soul can recognize someone that is going to be important to you & we both knew from our first meeting that there was something there. When I went to give him his money for car repair (my car was smashed way worse than his lol) we talked for 2hrs. He only lived a few ⬇ 3y
TheAromaofBooks @greenreads (cont'd) blocks away from me (although we had wrecked like 20miles away lol) & that was in April, so we mostly started taking walks around town in the evening - we didn't really go on any real “dates“ - just walked & talked! We were older (I was 27) so we kind of already knew what we wanted from life & where we were heading, so that made it easier I think. One day he said he had a week of vacation the next week & we should get ⬇ 3y
TheAromaofBooks @greenreads (cont'd) married if I wanted & I said that sounded like a great idea so on Monday we got our license & on Tuesday we were married by the mayor of a small local town & on Wednesday we told everyone 😂 It was a little out of character for both of us to make such a big decision so quickly, but sometimes you just know what the right choice is so no sense dilly dallying!! It's almost our 10th wreckiversary - April 14th! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @NeedsMoreBooks @marleed @sudi - thank you! This is why I can't complain about the impracticality of ridiculous meet-cutes when I read romance novels - they really do happen sometimes! 😂 3y
TheAromaofBooks @RainyDayReading - it's still a little early for planting here, but if the weather stays mild we should be planting peas & lettuces around the end of the month. I tend to get impatient this time of year, although working for a greenhouse helps!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Megabooks - thank you!! Although I think everyone is fascinating to other people - it's amazing how different & interesting each person's life is & how everyone brings such individual experiences to the table. I love it!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Crazeedi - yes!! It's amazing to live the dream, which is why I advocate having simple ones! 😂 3y
sheshedbooks 😍😍😍 Wooow Advance happy 10th wreckiversary! This is such a lovely thing to share. Thank you. 3y
TheAromaofBooks @TheLudicReader - thank you!! Sometimes it's about finding joy in the simple things! 3y
sheshedbooks 😍😍😍 Wooow Advance happy 10th wreckiversary! This is such a lovely thing to share. Thank you. 3y
TheAromaofBooks @greenreads - sorry I got a little carried away sharing my life history 😂 3y
sheshedbooks @TheAromaofBooks No, it's fine! I love real life romances. :D Also, you should retract that "boring" statement. Definitely not a boring life ? 3y
AmyK1 Love the story of how you met your husband! ❤️ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I want a love story ❤️ (edited) 3y
TheAromaofBooks @AmyK1 - we like to say that we hit it off right away 😂 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - sometimes they sneak up on you when you aren't expecting them at all - like on your way to a boring office job!! I know you've been focusing on being content as yourself, and that's the best thing you can do. ❤ 3y
UwannaPublishme I love how you met your husband. 😁👍🏻 I met mine thru a personal ad and here we are almost 30 years together. Go figure! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Katy4peas - here is my list!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @UwannaPublishme - haha so what was it about the personal ad that caught your eye (or his - which of you published the ad??)?? 3y
UwannaPublishme Me! Lois Lane seeks Super Guy. 🦸🏻‍♂️ No special powers required. Down to earth preferred. Or something like that! 😆😆😆 3y
TheAromaofBooks @UwannaPublishme - oh my gosh Donna, that's the best thing I've heard all day! 😂 How could ANY man resist that one?! 3y
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