It is freezing! For real! You can read about the below 30-degree temperatures here and here and even here! The Associated Press is reporting a possible citrus shortage, but I can tell you that most citrus should already be picked and shipped. I'm a native of the San Joaquin Valley. A December freeze would have been much more disastrous.
As for writing, I have gotten what I believe is a rejection! So it will be my first for the year! Aside from that, I'm gearing up for my writing courses and am very excited about them.