(I'm also ready for spring, but we're getting a wintry mix here right now, so... yeah... anyway...)
~ Read Old West Christmas Brides and Holiday Grind for the Literary Christmas Reading Link-Up Check! I had fun with both, but didn't love either. Titles linked to my reviews.
~ Read 4 other books off my TBR shelves Check! I read Champagne for One by Rex Stout, Grateful American by Gary Sinise, Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart, and Five Poisoned Apples by Skye Hoffert, Jenelle Hovde, Cortney Manning, Maddie Morrow, and Rachael Wallen.
|(From my Instagramming adventures)|
~ Read 3 more books for my Classics Club list Check! I read The 100 Dresses by Eleanor Estes, The Four-Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright, and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
~ Read 3 books from the library Check! I managed 5 books from the library: I'd Rather be Reading by Anne Bogel, Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater, The Four-Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright, Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde, and Life Beyond Measure by Sidney Poitier.
~ Get back into reviewing adult coloring books on my book blog Check! I posted about the Words of Wisdom coloring book of Shakespearean quotations. I'd like to get back to doing at least one a season like that.
~ FINALLY see Elf (2003) Check! Here's what I thought of it.
~ Watch 6 movies from my TBW shelves FAIL. I watched three. But watching things off my TBW shelves is becoming less of an imperitive now that I'm strictly limiting myself about buying unseen movies. I'm going to reduce this target number in the future. Anyway, the three I watched were Buck and the Preacher (1972), The Wild and the Dirty (aka Johnny Hamlet)(1968), and The Young Victoria (2009).
~ Go see It's a Wonderful Life (1946) on the big screen Check! I went to see it with my sister-in-law, and it was awesome! So many details I didn't know existed!
~ Take my kids to see White Christmas (1954) on the big screen Check! TCM Fathom Events are basically the best thing ever, y'all.
~ Go see Little Women (1994) on the big screen Check! I went with lots of friends, and we had so much fun crying into our tea.
~ Go see Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Fail.
~ Go see How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Check! I went to see it twice in one weekend. Here's what I thought of it.
~ Get together with some blogging pals Check! We went to a book fair and a farmer's market and had a marvelous time.
|(I bought a lot of books...)|
~ Finish my patchwork skirt in time to wear it to church on Christmas Eve Fail. I cut out the pieces, but not one stitch did I sew. It will be for next year, I guess.
~ Make Chocolate-Mint Crack(le) again Check! And it was magically delicious.
~ Seriously dig into decluttering this house before I drown in all our stuff Semi-check? I feel like I'm making forward progress, but this week was really weird, so right now, it's all the most awful mess and I want to use a shovel on it. Ugh. So... this is a work-in-progress.
Here's hoping my spring will be as successful and rewarding as my winter!