Second Serving Sunday: The Penultimate 2014 Edition!


A weekly peek backwards and a look ahead, in my little corner of the blogosphere

Yup, it’s the penultimate edition of Second Serving Sunday! Are you excited? I know I am!

I’ve got quite a lot going on, as I wrap up this year, and begin to plan for next…one novel is about to be completely drafted, and another waits in the wings for its turn…

We’ll have a mellow holiday, and there’ll probably be a slightly off-kilter feel, because my Accomplice in Mischief, who is a chef, will have two consecutive Thursdays off, so his work weeks will be Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday…and it may take me all of January to readjust! =D

Starting in January, I’ll be making more of an effort to turn this into an actual bloghop, where people may come to share the events of their weeks…so, if you’ve been debating joining in…the time has come!

What are your plans for the holidays? Are you busily lighting Hanukkah candles? Trimming the tree? Brushing up on your personal rendition of “Auld Lang Syne?” I’d love to know!

And now, on to the week’s goodies!

Last week in life:

  • Resettling after our New Jersey trip, more writing, hometending, and Christmasing before the fact…

Recently at shanjeniah:

Second-Serving Sunday –uhhh – Thursday: The Traveling Edition:

  • Crockpot French Onion Soup; Some Beautiful Steps; and this fun video…

And now, last week’s features…

Coffee and Conversation:

WIPpet Wednesday:

SoCS (Stream of Consciousness Saturday):

ROW80 Updates:

What’s Next:

My writing plan for December:

  • Complete kids’ first quarter homeschool reports, due December 15.
  • Complete rough draft of my NaNoWriMo project, The Earth Doth Move, another Star Trek: TOS/Enterprise crossover fan fictiongreat progress this week; 1 last scene left to write!
  • Complete rough draft of my “dangling” fanfiction WIP from July 2013 CampNaNo, Perchance to Dream. – 10 scenes left to write. I’ve reread the existing scenes, and will finish this one after TEDM.
  • Complete and post the review I promised. 
  • Draft a basic writing plan for 2015, with a focus for each season/round. I’ve begun the process of developing the Round 1 plan; reviewed 2014 plan and highlighted.
  • At this point, everything is underway or complete, with 10 days of month to go!

And on the blog:

In the Wilds of Internet-Land:

Life Stuff:

  • It’s time to get ready to ring out the year with surprises, lights, love, and laughter – oh, and cotton candy!

Want to join in on the Second Serving Sunday fun? Here’s how!


    • Yes, they could. Definitely an underrated group.

      A funny little vignette for you – on a recent trip, my son, 13, selected a CD – The Monkees Discography. He listened to the first song for a minute or so, then commented, “If these guys had a TV show, this could be their theme song.”

      I laughed, and said, “Guess what? They DID have a TV show, and this song’s title is “(Theme From) The Monkees!”

      I wonder if he remembers watching them rather a lot when he was 2-3 or so. before we had cable, and I had Monkees videotapes.

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