Plate Update: Christmas, Finals, and Short Reads

December was a great way to end the year. 😉 With family, friends, the end of school (yaaaay!!!), and the pinnacle celebration of the entire year, it might be my favorite month. ❤

This past month’s full plate was stacked high with, um… Christmas candy. Gulp. 😀

Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. 😉

Pleasure read:

Stronger for Language (short story, five stars)

Aurora (short story, four stars)

The Father Christmas Confessions (five stars)

The Candle in the Window (four stars)

Together (five stars)

The 12 Cats of Christmas (short story, four stars)

Heartless (four stars)

Twisted Dreams (short story, three stars)


Emails! I’m still catching up after finals, but I got a few replied to! 😉


Santa Claus’s remains (don’t ask)

Bubble wrap (for a gag gift)

Ebook publishing

Alphabetizing Spanish names

Desired frequency of newsletters

How to bind a quilt

Primary colors

Rising Gael band

Shipping rates

If white chocolate is caffeinated (it’s not! 😉 )

Peppermint bark recipe


“Lanterns”, my final short story in my creative writing class!

My final English paper (and a presentation to go with!)

“The Dance”, a short story including all nine fruits of the Spirit! 

A quirky Christmas card 😀

1,724 words on “Legend”!

My first newsletter!

Goals (index cards are my friends)

Blog posts (the top five being A Gift for YOU!, Merry Christmas–and Giveaway Winner!, Christmas Treats…Er, Books, Let It “Snow”,  and My Favorite Christmas Music.)


School papers (extra stressful #becausefinals)

Red Boots! (It’s available now and forever free!!!)


Celebrated Advent ❤

Survived finals O.o.

Had ice cream to celebrate surviving finals 😉

Ran a super fun giveaway

Finished that baby quilt!! 😉

Attended a church Christmas recital

Celebrated two family birthdays

I also went to a ladies’ tea hosted by my church, watched a livestream of the world’s best Christmas concert with my sister and her family, wrapped presents, made Christmas cookies and cards, and watched all my favorite Christmas movies. ❤ (And “A Christmas Prince”. Twice. And I loved it.) Christmas Day itself was such a special day full of family togetherness and celebration of Christ! New Year’s Eve was also a ton of fun with silly jokes, snacks, and a puzzle. 😉

This next month, I’m looking forward to school starting again (online this time), finishing the first draft of “Legend” (so close!), interviewing a fantastic author, celebrating a handful of family birthdays, attending a conference my church is hosting, and hopefully getting to edit “Kiera” some more. (We’ll see how the projects shake out.) 😉 And who knows, maybe there’ll be some surprise happenings God wants to throw in! 😀

How was your December? What are you looking forward to this month?


4 thoughts on “Plate Update: Christmas, Finals, and Short Reads

  1. I thought I had commented on this. But I must have just read it in my inbox and never got the the commenting part. 😛

    I like your new plate. 😉 And wow, you managed to fill your December plate full. I was too busy to remember what I did in December. That would take too much thought. I do know that most of my family was sick over Christmas. And we didn’t get to celebrate Christmas with my brother and his family until the 2nd of January! But hopefully this month will be a little better. 🙂

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    1. Oops! I’ve done that before. 😀

      Thank you! I thought it was time for a new one. The previous one was getting a little worn. 😉 I completely understand. 😉 Wow! I’m so sorry you all were sick, but I’m glad you’re feeling better now.


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