Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Spring 2018 To-Do List

Things I want to do before the end of May.

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~ Be done with the major revisions on Dancing and Doughnuts and close to publishing it

~ Read Loving Isaac by Heather Kaufman

~ Read 2 titles from my Classics Club list


~ Read 3 other books from my TBR shelves

~ Read 3 books from the library

~ Watch 5 movies from my TBW shelves

~ Go see Paul, Apostle of Christ if it's playing anywhere near me

~ Go see Tomb Raider

~ Go see Avengers: Infinity War

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~ Go see Solo: A Star Wars Story

~ Get back into a blog-reading routine so I quit falling behind on all my favorite blogs

~ Order photos

~ Have my plans for VBS crafts solidified -- it's my first year as leader for crafts, and I have soooooooo many ideas!  Need to pick the crafts and be well into prepping them, as VBS at our church is in early July this year.

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~ Plant milkweed and chickory in the gully behind our house to feed butterflies and bees

~ Make a cute terrarium out of the old fish tank I brought home from my parents' house

~ Try to make a ruffled-neck shirt like these out of a t-shirt I have that has a really wide and saggy neck that I hate.


Okay, those are my spring ambitions!  Anything you're looking forward to accomplishing this spring?  Are you excited about any of these movies?

16 comments:

  1. Oh! My town hasn't had a VBS in a few years, but they were always so much fun! Good luck!

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    1. MC, I loved VBS when I was growing up :-) I'm so glad our church is able to hold it now so my kids can experience it too! I've been helping in various capacities for the last 5 years, but this'll be the first time I do crafts. So excited!

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  2. I'm very, VERY excited for Infinity War, as you know :D I'm not sure how I feel about Solo, yet, except I do know I'm mad that they cast Emilia Clarke to play the love interest.

    I'm intrigued to see Paul, Apostle of Christ. I really wanted to see the Mary Magdalene movie, too, but . . . I don't think they're planning to release it in the US :-(

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    1. Jessica, me too. And also terrified. But mostly excited.

      I've never seen Emilia Clarke in anything, so I don't have any preconceptions about her one way or the other. Does she just annoy you, or something?

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    2. Well, yes. I've seen her in a bunch of clips from "Game of Thrones" and also in a bunch of trailers for "Me Before You," when that movie first came out. And . . . her voice kind of irritates me, I guess you could say.

      But I'm ALSO disappointed just because she's pretty much the exact same physical "type" as Leia, Rey, Padme, AND Jyn (especially Jyn); and I just want to see a little more variety there. Like at least get somebody who doesn't have brown hair, this time??? If you change nothing else, could you at least change the hair color???

      *sigh*

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    3. Jessica, I see. I know how that goes -- I only barely manage to tolerate Cameron Diaz, and only in a few things. It happens.

      I had not noticed that! Interesting. I guess it's not something that I particularly cared about? But you know I tend not to focuse a lot on female characters sometimes, lol.

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    4. Right! And, on the opposite end of the spectrum, I tend to zero in on the female characters because they're a big part of what makes the movie, or show, or whatever it is, worth watching. No interesting female characters = not on my to-watch list.

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  3. Things I'm going to do before Apr. 21. Watch 22 movies and write about them for my blog. And if I have time, maybe eat a meal or two..

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    1. Quiggy, WOW! You are ambitious. This is why they invented TV dinners, right? Mmmm, all those tasty preservatives ;-)

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  4. Well I am exited about Avengers- Infinity war. What did you think of Black Panther?

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    1. Isaac Benjamin, I'm so excited for Infinity War I'm getting a charge out of just sitting here waiting for the new trailer to drop this morning :-o

      I was very impressed by Black Panther. It had a gravitas I wasn't expecting. You can read my fuller thoughts on it right here. What did you think of it?

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    2. It (Black Panther) has definitely had a lot of cultural impact. Also the Wakandan Aesthetic seems to be an new up-an-coming art style. I thought that it was a bold film that dared to address a serious real-life issue and I could see the point of both the protagonist and antagonist. The story did not have a ton of action, but thats o.k. with me. Overall I enjoyed the movie, even if it is not something little kids would enjoy as much as standard Marvel fare. P.S. I read your analysis post. It was really in depth.

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    3. Isaac Benjamin, I agree! It was a bold film that went places I've not seen in a superhero film. I know many superheroes have coming-of-age arcs, but this one felt way more weighty. Plus it had this very sleek, spy-movie thing going on too, which yeah, totally wowed me. I'm hoping to go see it one more time in the theater, we'll see.

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  5. Fun to read about your VBS work. I'm in a VBS commitee myself as well! We're only doing it in October, so we still have some time to think about craft and other things.

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    1. Birdie, how cool that you're a VBS volunteer too! I've only ever done VBS in the summer, when schools aren't in session, but the weather would be a lot nicer in the fall in a lot of ways!

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    2. Yeah, sometimes, though October is also notorious for heavy autumn rains....

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