Plate Update: Merry-go-rounds, Libraries, and New Projects

January was a month full of beginnings of new things and visits with family and friends. It was quite full. 😉

This past month’s full plate was actually a bowl of ice cream because of all the birthdays. 😉

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

Pleasure read:

Grace and the Preacher (four stars)

The Glass Sentence (three stars)

Pioneer Horizon (four stars)

Reached (three stars)

Paper Things (four stars)

Disowned (three stars)

Wings of a Dream (five stars ❤ )

Beautiful Blue World (four stars)

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (three stars)


Emails, texts, messages…correspondence

Interview questions at Annie Writes 😀

Interview questions at Read Another Page (Hi, Rebekah!)


How to convert a png file to a jpeg file

Blindness and hearing (story research)

Definition of animism

Extracting images from a pdf

Number of “watches” in a night

The hex code for Tardis blue 😀

Newbery honors

Definition of “literary fiction”

MBTI cognitive functions

The plot of “Frozen”

“Isaiah” in Hebrew


Patron saint of the homeless


My first newsletter!

About 4k words on “Legend”, finishing the first draft 😉

Short, brainstorm papers for creative writing class

Blog posts (the top five being (Word) Goals for 2018; The Allegiance Blog Tour: Interview of Sarah Addison-Fox; Patience, Prayer, and Perseverance; Coffee Lovers Blog Tag; and The Library Book Trials.)


The Homeschooled Authors booklist (so many new books and authors to add! ❤ )

The first chapter of "Kiera" (#lotsofrevisions #whowrotethismess)


Moved my ebooks to a new publisher

Survived “The Great Flu of 2018”

Went to the library three times

Celebrated “birthday week” with my family

Started online classes

Visited with super awesome relatives

I also went to the museum for the first time in forever, went on a delightful bookstore trip, joined a very special sewing group with my mom and sisters, explored the zoo with relatives, and attended a church conference on family. (Here’s a link to my favorite sermon.) And I just have to say that brainstorming a new story is really the bomb!

This next month, I’m looking forward to more classes starting up (gardening and marketing, woohoo!), heavily editing “Kiera” (*breathes deeply*), sewing more, and helping my family host a small group for church. I also just received a creative writing assignment to write the first few chapters of a new novel, so SQUEE! 😀

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


12 thoughts on “Plate Update: Merry-go-rounds, Libraries, and New Projects

  1. You sure are kept busy. Good luck with the sewing instructions. I am going to start reading books on sewing. I am going to start learning Latin and brushing up on my Italian.I enjoyed your interview with Rebekah.

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    1. Indeed! 😉 Thank you for the encouragement. I’ve been having a little bit of trouble sewing on corduroy, so I’m gonna be doing some research soon too. 😉 Oh, that’s cool! I don’t know any foreign languages, though I’d love to learn one sometime. Glad you enjoyed it! Rebekah is quite fun. 😀

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  2. Wow, you managed to squeeze a lot into January! It sounds busy but fun.
    Me? Uh, I read a dozen books or more, planned the Widows’ Luncheon that is happening this Saturday, started teaching Writing Classes again, wrote, published my January story, and wondered where the month went. 😛

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    1. It was very fun! 😀 Ooo, lovely! A dozen books is fantastic. 😀 Aw, that’s so great about the widows’ luncheon! I’m sure you did a great job. 😉 Woohoo for writing and writing classes!! I have your story on my Kindle, and I hope to read it soon. 😉

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  3. Sounds like January was pretty fun. I don’t think I visited the library once. But that’s because I still had plenty of books checked out.

    Also, I know I’ve also at least googled “hex code for Tardis blue”…. hehehe! Are you a fan of the show too?

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    1. It was! 😉 I’m in that situation right now. I have so many books checked out, I should probably never go again. XD Have you found any new favorites lately?

      Oh, that’s great. 😉 Yes, I like some of the seasons. 😀

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