~ Publish Dancing and Doughnuts in August Check! This took up soooo much of my energy and time, but I did it. Whew. You can now buy it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-a-Million.
~ Read all five INSPY Awards finalists for the mystery/suspense category, which I'm judging. Check! Once again, that was a wonderful experience.
~ Read The Harvest Raise by Katie Schuermann Check! My review is here.
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~ Read 2 books for my Classics Club list Check! I read Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier by W. B. "Bat" Masterson
~ Read 3 other books from my TBR shelves Check! I read SEVEN. It was a good summer. I read:
- Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me by Lorilee Craker
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- Smoke by Stanley Wheeler
- Guns of the Timberlands by Louis L'Amour
- A Flame in the Dark by Sarah Baughman
- A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos
- A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White
~ Watch 5 movies from my TBW shelves Check! I watched six:
- Guns of the Timberland (1960)
- Another Thin Man (1939)
- Rumble Fish (1983)
- Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
- Good Day for a Hanging (1959)
- Saigon (1948)
~ Go see Solo: A Star Wars Story Check! Here's what I thought of it.
~ Go see Ocean's 8 Fail. Hoping to see it on DVD soon.
~ Go see Incredibles 2 Check! I really enjoyed it.
~ Go see Ant-Man and the Wasp Check! Here are my thoughts on it.
~ Go see Mission: Impossible -- Fallout Check! My thoughts are here.
~ Make these Creamy Lemon Icepops Check! They weren't a huge hit, to be honest. I liked them, but my kids didn't like the bits of lemon peel in them.
~ Make these Chocolate Mint Greek Yogurt Pops Fail. It's going to be hot for a few more weeks, so maybe I'll still get around to them.
~ Clean up the giant junk pile that has accumulated in my bedroom again Fail. AGAIN.
~ Order photos Fail. Again. :-(
~ Teach Mad Dog to tie her shoelaces Semi-fail. She knows how, but she hates doing it.
~ Visit the Ark Encounter Check! It was amazing. We all learned so much there!
~ Go on a hike someplace I've never been before Check! We went on several when we were in South Dakota, and I loved them.
That's all, folks! I'm working on my autumn to-do list and will have that up soon.
Did you check anything off your list of things to do or places to go this summer?