I stared at her mouth, horrified, as she smirked. And then, just like that, she was gone. The air near my face wafted slightly, like someone had just opened a window.
“I don’t need this!” I said to the empty room. “Seriously, plate? FULL.”
But there was no reply.
I'm not sure about this one, but when someone says their plate is full, it means they have all they can handle.
Right now, my plate is pretty full at work. I can't handle another big assignment.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.