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KathyWheeler

Joined May 2016

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The Fitness Mindset | Sheba Blake
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#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 week 6 checkin (late)
6 week totals #goteam
Walking = 59.15 out of 60 miles
Weights = 2 out of 6 sessions
Yoga = 2 out of 6 sessions
Eating = could‘ve done better
Books = 21 finished out of 15 as goal

Pictures are from today‘s walks. It must be near monarch migration time; they were out in force.

cobwebmoth So pretty! Great job! 2d
Megabooks Awesome job!! 2d
Emilymdxn You‘ve done brilliant! Reading particularly you‘ve absolutely smashed. And even if you didn‘t reach a certain number on the other goals you made an effort, and did something rather than nothing which is a massive achievement 2d
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tjwill 👏🏽 1d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great job! 1d
KathyWheeler Thanks everybody! 21h
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Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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Chilling at the beach.

Tera66 😍😍 I have the first one but haven't gotten to it! Im excited about a second one! 2d
KathyWheeler @Tera66 I‘m enjoying this one too. 2d
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The Last Word | Ellery Adams
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I didn‘t get much walking in while I was in New Orleans, but I finally did get to do some today. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 walking = 2.05 miles.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5d
Emilymdxn Great that you managed to fit it in!! Awesome work 4d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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My two newest books. Can‘t wait to read them!

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This is the first book in The Bookmobile Cat Mystery series. I like it well enough to read more. The main character, Minnie, who is the bookmobile librarian, is interesting, and I like Erin Bennett‘s narration.
#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 walking = 1.17 miles (mostly walking to and from restaurants — I‘m at a conference in New Orleans)
Audiobooks = 1 finished.
Ebooks = 1 finished (Slothilda)

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Lowcountry Boomerang | Susan M. Boyer
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I love this series and this latest entry does not disappoint. The story is good, the red herrings make sense, and I didn‘t expect the murderer.
#nookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 walk = 2.02 miles

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Haven‘t read the book, but I like the title. 😊
#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 checkin week 5 😳
Walking = 14.47 miles
Yoga = 1 30 minute session
Eating = sometimes good, sometimes not
Audiobooks = 1 finished
Print books = 1 finished

cobwebmoth Nice week, and beautiful pictures! 1w
Megabooks Look at that walking!! 👍🏻👍🏻 1w
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Lowcountry Boomerang | Susan M. Boyer
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I had a good #bookfitnesschallenge day.
#bfcr3 #goteam
Walking = 2.03 miles
Yoga = 30 minutes
Meditation =45 minutes
Eating = good
Reading = making my way through the tagged book while listening to Proven Guilty (Dresden Files) when driving places with my husband and All Murders Final when by myself.

bromeliad Awesome job!!! 2w
cobwebmoth Very nice! 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
Megabooks Fantastic! 2w
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1: The tagged book, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and Harriet the Spy.
2: Dave Barry‘s Book of Bad Songs — it‘s far too short though.
3: I loved The Day of the Jackal.
4: oatmeal
5: Tagged — anyone who wants to play along.
#bfrc3 walk = 4.03 miles
#wonderouswednesday

Eggs I‘ve read Mixedup Files so many times I‘ve lost count 💗💗 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
KathyWheeler @Eggs Me too! Have you read it as an adult? (edited) 2w
cobwebmoth Great walk! 2w
Megabooks All your responses would be close seconds to the ones I put!! 👍🏻👍🏻😘 2w
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Lowcountry Boomerang | Susan M. Boyer
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This was delivered to my Kindle yesterday. I must‘ve preordered it and forgotten about it. I love this series.

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I really liked this book; it dragged in a couple of places, but mostly it was incredibly readable. A couple of the patients‘ stories were heartbreaking. This book made me a little more hopeful about therapy; I‘d had one terrible experience where I was told to come back when I was less overwhelmed—I never went back.

Nebklvr So, come back when your need for therapy is past? Good grief. 2w
KathyWheeler @Nebklvr Yes. I was shocked. I had no real expectations because I‘d never had any experience with it before, but I didn‘t expect to be told to come back when I no longer needed it! 2w
Reggie Rita, Julie, and John....... 😭😭😭😭 2w
KathyWheeler @Reggie Yep. I actually had tears in my eyes more than once over those three. 2w
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A Deadly Cliche | Ellery Adams
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Listened to Dead Beat in the car and A Deadly Cliche while walking. We‘re in Florida celebrating our 35th anniversary. I hope Dorian doesn‘t come this way.; it doesn‘t look like it will.
#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 week 4 checkin
Walking = 11.48 miles
Audiobooks finished = 3
Eating = sometimes good; sometimes not so good

cobwebmoth Nice week! 2w
bromeliad Happy anniversary!! 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And happy anniversary! 🥂 2w
tjwill Happy anniversary! And I hope the hurricane stays away from you! 2w
Emilymdxn Happy anniversary! That looks like a great week 🥰 2w
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1/ Also The Grapes of Wrath and Hope Rides Again
2/ Going to the beach for our 35th anniversary
3/ any kind of caramel flavor. Also cinnamon
4/ No. I‘m not musically talented, sadly. I can‘t even sing. 😞
5/ ok
#FRIYAYINTRO @howjessreads

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The Old Man and the Sea | Ernest Miller Hemingway
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I‘m not reading The Old Man and the Sea; I read it years ago. I just wanted to show y‘all our OMatS sculpture on campus. I pass it a lot on my walks. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 walk =2.1 miles

Caterina It's beautiful! Thanks for posting it! I loved The Old Man and the Sea when we read it in 8th grade. 😊 3w
KathyWheeler @Caterina I did too. I never understood why others hated it. 3w
Megabooks Cool! I‘ve never read it, but I did hear the condensed version on South Park. 🤣🤪 3w
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tjwill Very cool! 3w
KathyWheeler @Megabooks I never heard that, but I can imagine it.😄 3w
KathyWheeler @tjwill I think so too. There‘s a Don Quixote one on campus too. I‘ll have to take a picture of it sometime too. 3w
wanderinglynn Very cool! And way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
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The Longest Yard Sale | Sherry Harris
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Finished this second book in the Garage Sale Mysteries series. It‘s a decent story and I generally like the main character, except I wanted to slap her in this one for not being able to make a romantic choice. Had a good #bookfitnesschallenge day.
#bfcr3
Walking = 4.18 miles
Eating = good on veggies and protein
Audiobooks finished = 1

cobwebmoth Great walking! 3w
TheEllieMo That‘s a good distance on the walking! 3w
Megabooks 4+ miles! Fantastic!! 3w
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Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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I left the book I was reading in my office at work, so I‘m settling in to read this for the night instead. I will probably alternate between the tagged book, reading The Grapes of Wrath, and listening to Due or Die.

Bklover The thought of hopping between Hope Rides Again and The Grapes of Wrath made me actually laugh out loud! 3w
KathyWheeler @Bklover Now that I think about it, it is funny! 😄 3w
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The Longest Yard Sale | Sherry Harris
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This is the 2nd book in the Garage Sale Mysteries series. I was able to walk on campus for 2.02 miles this morning but after that, it pretty much rained all day, so my plan for a short walk on the beach fell through. Eating was good with plenty of green veggies. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3

Emilymdxn Getting a walk in at all is great on a rainy day and three enormous cheers for green veggies. You‘re doing amazing! 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
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Listening to the Dresden Files books with my husband and enjoying them again. Started Maybe You Should Talk to Someone while at the beach. The last part of my #bookfitnesschallenge week was decent so here‘s my #bfcr3 week 3 checkin.
Walking = 10.59 miles
Audiobooks = 3
Eating = more good days than not

bromeliad Yay, awesome job!!! 3w
tjwill Good job! 3w
cewilf Awesome progress! A solid week 💪 3w
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cobwebmoth Nice job! 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
Megabooks Great!! 3w
TheEllieMo Well done! 3w
Emilymdxn Amazing work! 3w
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I really liked the tagged book. Does it offer any insight for Lit grad students trained in close readings of text? No. But it‘s entertaining and extremely accessible for those without that experience. Basically the message is that most people have the tools to bring deeper meaning to their reading — it‘s not intimidating. I also liked Tagged for Death. #bfcr3 walk =2.03 miles Audiobooks = 2

Alfoster We taught the first one to our AP seniors in high school. It was good but then they tended to look for symbolism EVERYWHERE and we had to calm them down!🤣🤣 4w
KathyWheeler @Alfoster 😄 I can see where that would be true of AP students. 😄 He does say several times that sometimes an object is just an object, but it‘s easy to skip or ignore that part. 4w
Alfoster Seriously! They wanted to see every lunch they had as a ritual. We kept telling them, Sometimes a meal is just a meal!”😂 4w
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4w
bromeliad Awesome! I love the tagged book too. So much fun! 3w
KathyWheeler @bromeliad It was indeed fun. I wasn‘t expecting that. 3w
cewilf Love that book! I read it in high school and it was so helpful. 3w
KathyWheeler @cewilf I have an MA in literature so it has intrigued me for awhile but I kept putting it off. I‘m glad I finally read it. 3w
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Tagged for Death | Sherry Harris
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I was finally able to get out and walk today after a week of surgeries + sickness! Yay! It‘s still weird though to be able to see far off without glasses and to have to wear glasses to see up close.

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 walking = 3.17 miles. I‘m trying to decide if the 45 minute meditation class I went to should count as yoga or not. Probably not, but it is mindfulness.

cobwebmoth That's great that you were able to get out and walk again! 4w
bromeliad Yay walks! I'm glad you're on the mend :) mindfulness is always a good thing! 4w
TheEllieMo Well done, it‘s great that you got out for a walk after everything you‘ve had going on this week! (edited) 4w
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Megabooks So glad you‘re out again! Great job! 4w
Emilymdxn That‘s incredible progress! Well done! So proud of you getting out there so quickly. I hope you‘re doing better and recovery continues going well 4w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 So happy you‘re on the mend! 4w
cewilf Beautiful pictures! I‘m sure it‘s wonderful to be walking! Mindfulness is so important, something I‘m trying to work on. 4w
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I haven‘t been able to read since I got cataract surgery on my right eye. Today the left eye was done, so I was able to get reading glasses. I can see my screen and my books! I‘m switching between reading The Grapes of Wrath and listening to the tagged book, which is turning out not to be at all like my grad Lit classes — instead it‘s entertaining and interesting.

LiteraryinLititz Congratulations on being able to see books again! 4w
Megabooks Great! I‘m glad your eyes are doing well! 4w
wanderinglynn So glad you‘re doing well. 💜 4w
Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾 4w
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#bookfitneeschallenge #bfcr3 week 2 checkin
Walking = 4.06 miles
Weights = 21 minutes
Eating = bad
Books = 4 audiobooks

Had cataract surgery Monday; got sick on Tuesday and have been sick ever since, cyst removal on Thursday, in some pain and sick since then. Uck.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 But sorry you‘ve been sick. 💜 Hope you feel better soon. 1mo
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn I‘m getting better but it seems to be taking awhile.😞 1mo
cobwebmoth I hope you're feeling better soon! 1mo
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cewilf What a challenging week! I‘m so sorry. I hope things improve soon! 💕 1mo
Emilymdxn Sending love and hope you get well soon! With that much going on in your life it‘s massively impressive you‘ve done anything at all huge well done. I hope you‘re on the mend soon 1mo
Megabooks I am so sorry your week has been so rough. 💜💜💜 It seems half our team has had colds this summer, which, IMO, are waaayyy worse than winter colds. I hope you start feeling better on all fronts over the next week!!! Sending support!! 💕💕💕 1mo
TheEllieMo It‘s been a tough week! Hope you feel better soon, and well done for what you have achieved this week! 1mo
guinsgirlreads Get well soon! ❤️❤️ 1mo
bromeliad Ugh, what a week! I hope all the surgeries will help, though. Take it easy! 1mo
Centique Hope your health is on the improve! 💕 1mo
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This book was quite heartbreaking. I tagged it because today is my first cataract surgery. I‘m a little anxious, even though I know this surgery is very common and relatively minor. It‘s just the thought of someone touching my eyes that has me a little freaked out. I know I‘ll be fine though, and I‘m looking forward to improved vision.

TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 1mo
Megabooks Good luck! I‘m sure everything will turn out well. My mom had it done last December. 1mo
Cinfhen The payoff is worth the worry!!! Good luck today 💚 1mo
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Bklover Oh I had early onset cataracts and had surgery and it‘s WONDERFUL!!! You‘ll love it!! 1mo
KathyWheeler @Bklover That‘s what one of my nieces said, but I‘m sitting here getting all anxious about anesthesia.😞 I‘ve never had a bad reaction to it, so I don‘t know what that‘s about. 1mo
KathyWheeler Update: all done! I can see things with my right eye that I could previously only see with glasses. Since my left eye is the worst, I am really curious what my vision will be like after that one is done next Tuesday. Thanks for all the well-wishes and support! (edited) 1mo
Bklover After I got my first one done I noticed that things were different colors in each eye. The eye that still had the cataract made things look more yellow that the eye that had been corrected. It was amazing! Not to mention how much better I could see! 1mo
KathyWheeler @Bklover that‘s really interesting. I haven‘t noticed that, but right now I‘m having a difficult time reading because if I keep both eyes open, I can‘t read because it‘s all blurry, so I have to close one eye. Since my vision was corrected for distance, I‘ll need glasses to read, which was the case before. 1mo
Bklover That‘s what I did too. (Got corrected for distance). The best part is reading glasses are so cheap. One thing I did get was prescription sunglasses that are bifocals with no prescription on top and my reading prescription on the bottom. Best money I spent! I used my insurance for the sunglasses and just by cheap readers. (edited) 1mo
KathyWheeler @Bklover thanks for the advice. This is going to be very different for me. 1mo
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I‘ve been needing light reading lately. This fit the bill, and I really enjoyed Waxman‘s breezy, informal style. I also related to Nina even though I‘m older than she. I suspect I suffered from anxiety at that age; we just didn‘t recognize it. Good #bookfitnesschallenge day #bfcr3 #goteam
Walking = 4.06 miles
Weights = 21 minutes
Ebooks = 1
Eating = good
@wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @bromeliad @cewilf @cobwebmoth @guinsgirlreads @Megabooks

KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn That sign in the pic says “The path before you is yours to explore. Look for the positive ... in all its twists and turns.” Even my local park is trying to get me to embrace positivity. 😊 1mo
cobwebmoth Your walking pictures are always so pretty! 1mo
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KathyWheeler @cobwebmoth Thank you. I love our parks. 1mo
TheEllieMo Looks like a lovely walk! 1mo
Megabooks Great day!! Very impressed with your stats and photography!! 1mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks Thanks. When I retire, I think I‘m going to take a few photography classes. I really like it. (edited) 1mo
Emilymdxn That‘s a great day on all fronts then! What awesome progress and what awesome pics 1mo
tjwill I‘ve heard good things about that book. Nice to see another positive review! And good job with your goals! (edited) 1mo
KathyWheeler @tjwill it was fun. 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
cewilf I‘m with you on the light reading! Lovely pictures :) 1mo
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I bought these two books today. My #bookfitnesschallenge week has been good; today — not so great.
#bf r3 week1 checkin #goteam
Walking = 12.28 miles (goal was 10)
Weights = 1 session of 20 minutes (goal was 2)
Eating = 3 days were less than stellar
Audiobooks = 3
@wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @bromeliad @cewilf @cobwebmoth @guinsgirlreads @Megabooks @rsteve388 @TheEllieMo @Tineke @tjwill

Going to lie down now; not feeling that great.

Megabooks I‘m sorry you‘ve had a rough day. I hope you can get some rest. Overall though, your week was fantastic! Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
tjwill I hope you feel better soon! 1mo
cobwebmoth It looks like a great week to me! Hope you feel better soon.❤ 1mo
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bromeliad Take it easy! Even some effort toward being healthier is better than none at all; you're doing great! 1mo
Emilymdxn That‘s a great week to me! Your body will thank you for making any effort and doing anything at all. Take it easy if you need to! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 1mo
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Deep Dish | Mary Kay Andrews
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Typical Mary Kay Andrews — boy and girl meet, hate each other, but are really attracted to each other. Just what I needed.

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc3 #goteam
Walking = 1.15 miles
Eating = terrible

@wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @bromeliad @cewilf @cobwebmoth @guinsgirlreads @rsteve388 @Megabooks @TheEllieMo @Tineke @tjwill

bromeliad Happy Friday!! It's ok if today wasn't the best food day, you've been doing great so far!! And you still got exercise in! 1mo
KathyWheeler @bromeliad Thanks! Yes, I‘m pleased I did manage to get a short walk in. 1mo
tjwill It‘s ok; you have a chance to do better tomorrow! 1mo
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great walk! 1mo
Megabooks If I‘m remembering correctly, you‘re averaging over 1.5 miles a day, which is great!! Glad the book hit the spot 👍🏻 1mo
Emilymdxn You‘re doing great! Everyone has some days where one goal goes better than another, and eating perfectly every day is damn near impossible. Great work walking and reading! 1mo
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The tagged book, along with Lisa Lyon‘s Body Magic, was one of my weightlifting bibles back in the day. Today was pretty decent fitness-wise. My cat is annoyed; I don‘t know why. #catsoflitsy

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 #goteam
Walking = 2.03 miles
Eating = good

@wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @bromeliad @cewilf @cobwebmoth @guinsgirlreads @Megabooks @rsteve388 @TheEllieMo @Tineke @tjwill

bromeliad Yay, good for you!! Silly cat, doesn't it know it's international cat day?? 1mo
guinsgirlreads Lol my cats are generally annoyed 😂 .. good stuff! 1mo
cobwebmoth I often have the same expression as your cat.😊 1mo
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Megabooks Definitely an annoyed cat! 😹 Good job! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
KathyWheeler @bromeliad I guess I should‘ve told him that!😄 1mo
KathyWheeler Thanks everybody! 1mo
Emilymdxn Great work! Maybe the cat would feel better if he too had a supportive fitness team? 1mo
KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn Maybe he would!😄 1mo
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Deep Dish | Mary Kay Andrews
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Despite going back to work today, I did manage to get in a walk. I feel like between my vacation and doctors that I haven‘t been at work for a full week in quite awhile!

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 #goteam
Walking = 2.04 miles
Weight training = 20 minutes Yay!
Eating = good; medium amount of veggies + good healthy protein

@wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @bromeliad @cewilf @cobwebmoth @guinsgirlreads @Megabooks @rsteve388 @TheEllieMo @Tineke @tjwill

Megabooks Fantastic day!!! 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
bromeliad awesome work!! 1mo
tjwill Great job! 1mo
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cobwebmoth Good job! 1mo
guinsgirlreads Good stuff! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Awesome job! 1mo
Tineke Wow! 1mo
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The Library Dragon | Carmen Agra Deedy, Michael P. White
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My granddaughter reading The Library Dragon to us. 😊

Megabooks Aww!! 1mo
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Finished this book on my walk today and really enjoyed it. Poirot seems a little more fallible here.
#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3
Walking = 3.02 miles
Eating = lots of veggies & healthy protein
@wanderinglynn @bromeliad @cewilf @cobwebmoth @guinsgirlreads @rsteve388 @tjwill @TheEllieMo @Tineke @Emilymdxn

cobwebmoth Nice! I haven't read this one yet, but I usually enjoy Christie's books. 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
guinsgirlreads Great day! 1mo
cewilf Great walking! I haven‘t read this one, but I love Poirot. 1mo
Emilymdxn I don‘t think I‘ve read this one, I should give it a try! You‘re doing really great 1mo
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Everything I find paints anger as bad. I‘m tired of that. Some anger is justified. I‘m angry right now because I was supposed to have my cataract surgery today. I didn‘t have it because I learned, after sitting there for 2 hours & finally asking about it, that I needed an EKG before surgery. Did anyone tell me this? No. Was an appointment made for me to have one? Also no. I wonder how long they would have let me sit there if I hadn‘t asked? 😡

KathyWheeler I will say I‘m proud of myself for not trying to be nice about it. I let them know, without cursing, how angry I was that, by not doing their job, they had wasted my time. It‘s infuriating! 1mo
Megabooks That is horrible!! 😡😡😡 1mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks I was so angry that I went out and emotionally ate over it — something I haven‘t done in a very long time. Usually, I can bring myself to be pleasant about screw ups; I couldn‘t do it today — too angry. I am salaried and have a ton of sick time. What if I were an hourly worker who had no sick time? 😡 (edited) 1mo
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TheEllieMo How bloody annoying!! 1mo
KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo We don‘t use “bloody” in the US much; my mom, who was Canadian, did use it. It‘s perfect sometimes; I wish I‘d picked up its use from her.😊 1mo
TheEllieMo @KathyWheeler other words did come to mind but I wouldn‘t want to use them in polite company 1mo
KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo Other words came to my mind too; I was extremely proud of myself for not using them at the doctor‘s office; there was a time I would have done so, with less provocation. 1mo
TheEllieMo @KathyWheeler well done for keeping your cool. I think people take more notice when complaints are delivered without cursing 1mo
KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo I think you‘re right about that. 1mo
wanderinglynn I‘m so sorry you had that experience. 💚 That was unacceptable of them to put you in that position. Very poor service on their part. And for the record, I don‘t think anger is bad. I don‘t believe any emotion is bad or negative. Emotions mean we feel, mean we‘re alive & human. And it‘s important to allow the emotion to be felt. Trying to suppress emotion is what‘s bad in my opinion. 1mo
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn I agree. When I was looking up anger to find a picture for this post, there was not one positive thing about anger. Everything was about how to suppress it, but to me, therein lies the problem. There are positive uses for good, healthy, and justified anger, but because of what we‘re taught about it, most of us feel bad about getting angry even when we have every right to do so. I‘m pleased I didn‘t try to pretend everything was ok. 1mo
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I am 2 hours and 15 minutes into this book — basically halfway— and Miss Marple has not appeared yet!

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First walk today was hot and muggy; then it rained, and my evening walk had a nice breeze to it.

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr3 first day
Walking = 3.04 miles
Eating = plenty of veggies and healthy protein

@wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @bromeliad @cewilf @cobwebmoth @guinsgirlreads @Megabooks @rsteve388 @TheEllieMo @Tineke @tjwill

cobwebmoth Great first day! It was hot here, too. 1mo
guinsgirlreads Nice work! 1mo
cewilf Beautiful scenery! I love when it cools off after rain. We had that a bit today too. 1mo
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Megabooks Hot here as well! Fantastic that you got 3 miles in!! 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
tjwill Nice! 1mo
bromeliad That sounds like a great start! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 Starting off Round 3 strong! 1mo
Emilymdxn That‘s such a strong start particularly in muggy weather! Well done! 1mo
TheEllieMo Well done. I hate walking in muggy weather. 1mo
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Here are my goals for #bfcr3. If you were on my team before, you may notice there‘s no swimming goal; between cataract surgery, cyst removal, and an ear infection, I‘m not sure when I‘ll be able to swim again. I might try bike riding in place of that but didn‘t add it to my goals — it‘ll be a bonus if I do it. 😊 Welcome new team members! This has been a wonderfully supportive group for #bookfitnesschallenge. #goteam

@wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn

Megabooks Your goals look great! 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
bromeliad Love it! Wow, you've been through a lot, I'm impressed that you're still so active after all that, I'd probably lay around all day and moan lol! Nice to meet you! 👋 1mo
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Tineke Hello! Great to see your goals. I will post mine tonight. I'm now at the biggest bookfair of Europe in Deventer, the Netherlands. 1mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌 I'm sorry about your swimming - I know you enjoy doing that. I hope all your health needs are fixed up soon so you can get back to it! 💚 1mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks Thanks. I hope I can meet them. (edited) 1mo
KathyWheeler @bromeliad It‘s tempting! Nice to meet you too. 1mo
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn Me too!!It should be soon. I‘m just thankful that these are all minor problems. 1mo
KathyWheeler @Tineke That sounds like simultaneously the most scary thing ever (the crowds!) and the most fun (books and authors!) 1mo
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I didn‘t hate this book, but I didn‘t love it either. It‘s competent, but that‘s all. I did like that most of the main characters were near my age and were active not doddering women. Lower end of the pick scale, and that may be because I like the narrator. Here‘s some pictures from today‘s 5.4 mile walk.

Freespirit Looks like a lovely area! 1mo
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Women's Health and Fitness Guide | Michele Kettles, Colette L. Cole, Brenda S. Wright
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I‘m proud of my progress in the 2nd round of the #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2. I had both ups and downs — I can‘t seem to make progress with the yoga goal, but I‘m trying. I‘ve loved this challenge— thanks @wanderinglynn for starting it! I‘ve also enjoyed my teammates, who were supportive all the time, but even more so when I had a terrible week. Thanks @Emilymdxn @cewilf @cobwebmoth @Megabooks @RachelO @TheEllieMo @Trashcanman #goteam

Megabooks Fantastic job!! You did really well!! 👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳 1mo
cewilf Woohoo!! Great work! #goteam 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic Round 2! 🎉 As for yoga, try doing what I do - 10 minute mini-sessions. I do 10 minutes in the morning (to get awake and the muscles warmed up) and then 10 minutes before bed (to relax and unwind). 1mo
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KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn Great idea! I have the Yoga Studio app — it would be perfect for that. 1mo
cobwebmoth Great job! Looking forward to round 3! 1mo
Emilymdxn SO proud of you! You‘ve done amazingly and I‘m so impressed with everything you‘ve achieved! Roll on round 3 you‘ll be amazing 1mo
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I‘m settling in for the night. First, I‘m going to read a chapter in The Grapes of Wrath, then go a little lighter with a chapter of the tagged book, and then fall asleep to the fluffy Deep Dish. Goodnight!

Freespirit Sounds like a very pleasant evening! 1mo
ferskner I have a huge soft spot for Mary Kay Andrews. 1mo
KathyWheeler @ferskner Me too, even though I‘ve found a couple of her books annoying. 1mo
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Grave Peril | Jim Butcher
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I love The Dresden Files, but Jim Butcher is one of those men who shouldn‘t be allowed to write about women. They are almost all beautiful, all breasts, and all about sex even when the situation is dire. It‘s boring. This one isn‘t one of my favorites either as it seems like two separate stories.

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2
Walking = 2.12 miles
Eating = good with protein okay with veggies
Books = 1 audiobook

@wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
Megabooks Great job with the walking!! 👍🏻🥳 I‘m sorry the book was mediocre. 1mo
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cobwebmoth Nice walking! 1mo
Emilymdxn Amazing walking! Well done! And bleurgh about the book men like him must be stopped 1mo
KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn Seriously. It‘s the series‘ worst flaw. Even Murphy, who is a badass, gets described by Harry occasionally as “cute” and sexual. 1mo
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Coke Machine Glow | Gordon Downie
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I don‘t like either Captain Crunch or Lucky Charms. I‘m not a part of #bbrc but this looked like fun.

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My husband and I went to a viewing of the night sky event at Bellingrath Gardens. That little white dot is Jupiter. I wish I could‘ve gotten my camera lined up properly with the telescope lens; through it, I could see the whole planet and its moons. Listened to both these books today. Got in a 2.11 mile exercise walk and an additional 1.49 miles just walking around. Eating consisted of plenty of veggies & protein.
#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2

Megabooks Great job!! 🥳🥳🥳👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And your photo is so cool! 2mo
Reggie What a great post!!! 2mo
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn Thank you. Saturn was very cool too but I wasn‘t able to get any pictures of it. 2mo
KathyWheeler @Reggie Thanks!😊 2mo
cobwebmoth Very cool! 2mo
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Death of a Celebrity | M. C. Beaton
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This book actually focuses more on the mystery than on the villagers and Hamish‘s non-existent love life. I still have issues with the portrayal of women, but I also like the humor in these books. #cozyinthesun @Librarybelle @ferskner

Librarybelle I completely agree! 2mo
ferskner I'm glad they're growing on you! 2mo
KathyWheeler @ferskner I generally think these books are funny but I‘d like them so much more if they came without the misogyny. 2mo
ferskner There are sooooooooooo many things where that's the case. Sigh. 2mo
KathyWheeler @ferskner Yep.😞 What especially annoys me with the misogyny in these books is that Beaton is a woman. (edited) 2mo
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I had been listening to this at night, but I switched it to my walk since I finished Bewitched and Betrothed. Had a good day today. We set up a bird feeder/bath area in our yard (see pic), cleaned our crowded porch so it can now be used for relaxation, and I got a 2.11 mile walk in. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #goteam #audiowalk @wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @cewilf @cobwebmoth @Megabooks @RachelO @TheEllieMo @Trashcanman

KathyWheeler FYI: my yard is crooked, not the birdbath.😄 2mo
Megabooks Fantastic!! Great job!! 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
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cobwebmoth Oh, I love your bird area! So pretty. 2mo
KathyWheeler @cobwebmoth Thank you. We always wanted to have one but didn‘t want to expose the birds to our cats. Now our cats are all old, so we figure the birds are safe.😊 2mo
cewilf Awesome! 2mo
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Fitness Swimming | Emmett Hines
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Y‘all have already seen my favorite fitness gear, so, for the photo challenge, I thought I‘d show you some of my favorite places to workout. Clockwise from top left:
The track at the rec center
The pool at the rec center
Gulf Island National Seashore
Mobile Bay in Fairhope
Mobile Botanical Gardens

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 @wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @cewilf @cobwebmoth @Megabooks @RachelO @TheEllieMo @Trashcanman

catebutler Each of these look beautiful! Even your rec. center is pretty! 😍 2mo
KathyWheeler @catebutler Thanks. The rec center is relatively new and I love it. 2mo
cewilf Beautiful! Nice places to work out and get moving definitely help 😄 2mo
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KathyWheeler @cewilf They really do. 2mo
BBooks That rec center 😍 2mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful & such lovely places to walk. Thanks for sharing. 2mo
Emilymdxn That seashore is amazing I‘m so jealous of people who live right by the ocean! 2mo
KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn I‘m 30 minutes from a decent place by the bay and an hour or so from the coast. I often wish I lived closer. 2mo
Emilymdxn I‘m close-ish to the sea by Brighton but I don‘t drive so unless my dad is gonna drive me I have to take at least two trains and go via the airport to change 😱 2mo
KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn 😳 I‘m seriously jealous of you over the trains though. The American South has terrible public transportation and no convenient trains; I‘m not aware of any in my area. It‘s almost impossible to have a job here if you don‘t drive. The buses are awful and the hours and routes aren‘t good. 2mo
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Bewitched and Betrothed | Juliet Blackwell
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Don‘t know whether this is a cozy or not; it‘s supernatural & set in a big city but has a cozy feel to it, so I‘m counting it for #cozyinthesun challenge. I loved it. Still not on board with Lily‘s boyfriend but I guess he‘s sticking around.

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 checkin week 5
Walking = 6.8/10 miles
Eating = good days & not so good
Books = 3 audio, 1 print

@wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @cewilf @cobwebmoth @Megabooks @RachelO @TheEllieMo

Librarybelle It is a cozy! I haven‘t read the series, but I recognize the author as a cozy writer. 2mo
KathyWheeler @Librarybelle I‘ve read all her series that I‘m aware of and really like them. This series is my favorite though of hers. (edited) 2mo
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Librarybelle Good to know! Thanks! 2mo
Megabooks Great job, especially on the books!! 2mo
cewilf Nice work, killing the reading goal!! 2mo
cobwebmoth Nice! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making fantastic progress! 🎉 2mo
TheEllieMo You‘re smashing that reading goal! And I know you had a bit of a tough week, getting to almost 7 miles today is amazing! Well done 2mo
Emilymdxn Managing any walking yet alone all this this week is an amazing achievement! You‘re doing great! 2mo
ferskner Totally counts! 2mo
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The Quilts of Gee's Bend | John Beardsley, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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This quilt is not from Gee‘s Bend, which is famous for quilting; it‘s from a quilter with Azalea City Quilters Guild whose work is on display in our library. This one‘s my favorite. I walked 1.04 miles on a deliberate exercise walk and another 1.20 miles of incidental walking. 😊 #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #goteam @wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @cewilf @cobwebmoth @Megabooks @RachelO @TheEllieMo @Trashcanman

Megabooks Fantastic!! I‘m glad you were able to keep the momentum up. I‘m proud of you! And that is a gorgeous quilt. 😁 2mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks Thanks! Now if only I hadn‘t eaten the cookies. 😄 These quilts are true works of art. It‘s my favorite display. 2mo
cobwebmoth So pretty! Great job on the walking! 2mo
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wanderinglynn Gorgeous quilt! And way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
TheEllieMo Brilliant, well done! 2mo
cewilf Beautiful! And great walk. The MFA Boston has a quilting exhibition coming up next year, I‘m excited for it. 2mo
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Death of a Hussy | M. C. Beaton
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I liked this one better than I liked the last one I read; the misogyny is still there but it‘s less egregious. I didn‘t predict the murderer at all.
#cozyinthesun @Librarybelle @ferskner

Librarybelle Great! 2mo
ferskner Woohoo! 2mo
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Haven‘t read the tagged book, but I want to. Thanks, @Megabooks for making a pact with me. I didn‘t want to disappoint you, so I went out and walked 1.01 miles — not as much as I usually do but a whole lot better than 0! Here‘s some pictures of my university‘s campus — lots of green spaces. I feel so much better than yesterday! #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge #goteam @wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @cewilf @cobwebmoth @RachelO @TheEllieMo @Trashcanman

Megabooks Woo hoo!! I knew you could. 😁😁😁 Beautiful walk. 😍😍 I didn‘t take pictures, but I posted around 9 this AM. 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 And lovely photos! 2mo
twohectobooks Better one mile than none! 2mo
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TheEllieMo Yay, well done!! 2mo
Emilymdxn I‘m so impressed with your motivation and perseverance! Amazing! 2mo
RachelO Lovely campus - and so pleased today‘s a better day 🌱 2mo
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Cataract Surgery: A Guide to Treatment | Bret L Fisher, Paul E Garland
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This has not been a good #bookfitnesschallenge week for me. I‘ve only done the book part of the challenge — no fitness and my eating has been off. I had 3 different doctor‘s appointments this week. Next week, I‘ll have the cyst removal procedure, and the week after that, the first of 2 cataract surgeries. Couldn‘t swim because, of all things, I have an ear infection.Then I just got depressed and didn‘t walk either. 😞 #bfcr2 @wanderinglynn

TheEllieMo Sounds like a tough and stressful time for you. I hope the ear infection clears up soon, and good luck with the forthcoming procedures. Don‘t neglect the walking - it‘s been shown to help with depression. 2mo
KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo You know, I know from my own experience that walking helps with depression— my walking is one of the reasons I don‘t need medication — I just haven‘t been able to bring myself to do it.😞 Tomorrow, however, I‘m determined, will be different. 2mo
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wanderinglynn We all have down weeks. It happens. But you‘re doing so well & making such great progress. You can do it! 🙌🏻 Just take one step at a time. Break it up into mini-walks: walk to your mail box, then walk a bit down the street, then a bit further. We‘re with you! 💜 2mo
RachelO Kathy, I‘m so sorry - that sounds like a heck of a week. Hope everything goes well with the procedures, and boo to that ear infection! I think we need to swap walking locations tomorrow- your place looks beautiful. Big hugs and here‘s to Thursday 🌷 2mo
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn Thank you so much for your encouragement! 2mo
KathyWheeler @RachelO I really is lovely here. I don‘t like to walk inside for that very reason. ❤️ 2mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry Kathy! I‘ve had a bit of an off start to the week myself and hadn‘t left the house until today, and I still haven‘t walked either. Let‘s make a pact to do it tomorrow. Take at least a half mile walk. I think we‘ll both feel better. As for your health problems, I understand. I‘ve had many, many surgeries. They are scary and not fun. I wish I could make yours go away. Hugs! 💙💙 2mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks I love the idea of a pact! I will walk at least a half mile around my neighborhood tomorrow and post about it. I know I‘ll feel better; I always do. They aren‘t big surgeries — I guess everything coming at once is getting to me. I‘ve been in the doctor‘s office more than I‘ve been at work! 2mo
Megabooks @KathyWheeler ok!!! I will walk and post as well! 😊😊 2mo
cobwebmoth I'm sorry you're having a rough week. *hugs* 2mo
Emilymdxn I‘m so sorry to hear all this, that‘s more medical problems than anyone should have all at once. I hope that managing just a few steps will help generate enough motivation for a few more steps and that you manage to walk enough to feel a bit better. No pressure just support, your whole team is here for you 💖 2mo
KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn Thank you. One of things I‘ve absolutely loved about Litsy, in general, and this challenge, in particular, is how supportive people are.❤️ 2mo
cewilf Oh no! All of that is a lot to deal with all at once. You have the support of all of us! One thing at a time, only do what you can. 💕 The suggestion above to just do a little walking is such a good start! I‘ve been having a hard time getting moving this week too. We can do it! And I hope all of those procedures go well when they come 💜 2mo
KathyWheeler @cewilf Thanks! I did get out today and I walked a little. My mood is greatly improved over yesterday! 2mo
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Read a chapter in the tagged book, one in The Grapes of Wrath, and am now fixin‘ to go to sleep to Death of a Hussy.

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I enjoyed this collection of essays on how Anna Quindlen negotiated grandmotherhood and the lessons she learned along the way. This is my favorite pic of my son (who is a better father than he thinks) and my granddaughter.

Megabooks 💜💜💜 2mo
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