Tuesday, December 1, 2015

It's December, and I'm back to blogging!

Today is the first day of my favorite month of the year.

So it seems like a nice time to jump back into my blogging routine.

Here's what's been happening in my life lately...

Adam and I went to Corsi Tree Farm last Friday, and I got to chop down my first Christmas tree!* It was an absolutely magical day. The weather was mild for late November, but the overcast sky gave a proper Christmassy feel. We picked out the most perfect tree, a wide one which we've lovingly named "Bertha."

*Adam actually chopped it down. And drug it to the netting station. And then secured it in the truck bed. And then pruned it once we got home.

I received really nice, positive feedback from a literary agent regarding my first novel. Writing to literary agents can be a disheartening experience, so the advice and kind words she passed along were so much appreciated. She also gave the encouragement I needed to get excited again about the second novel I'm working on.
I've been writing to the scent of Fresh Balsam. And the sight of my hot boyfriend.
I'm trying to figure out a better routine. This week, I'm going to try getting to work by 7am, come home for a bit to play with Clem in the early evening, and then go to the gym a bit later. My gym is at work (which is wonderful), but sometimes, I just want a little break from the building. I think coming home for an hour or so between might help. We'll see. Either way, my bottom is growing, and it must be stopped.

I'm dreaming of these rain boots on my Christmas list.

A la the lovely Kate Spade
I bought a CD for the first time in years. Adele, of course.

I've been rocking my glasses and enjoying a headache-free, much less exhausted existence.

I'm reading my first Elin Hilderbrand novel, Winter Street, and can see what all of the hype is about! It's been such a cozy read and perfect for the holiday season. Note: I also just discovered from Googling for a cover image that it's a trilogy? Hurrah!

I hope everyone's December is off to a merry start! :)


  1. Awww...your family holiday picture is the cutest {pups + Christmas trees, my favorite things}. And those Chelsea Rain Boots - so chic yet functional. Off to check out that book now - I'm always on the hunt for holiday reads!

    P.S. Welcome back to the blogosphere!


  2. I love that picture in front of Bertha. I put up my tree this week as well! I will have to add that book to my list!

  3. I am sooooo happy for you! And a literary agent?! That alone is a huge accomplishment. Any details of how or when it may be published? You're such a beautiful writer. Definitely keep us posted!

  4. Jenna, you look wonderful with glasses! And you look all wonderful as a little family around your Christmas tree :) Oh, I'm all gushy today :) Also, Adele. No words. She's the Queen! And is it true that you're working on your second novel? SO exciting! Tell me all about it! I loved your first one so so so much, so I hope to get an advanced copy ;) And I'm taking notes on Elin Hilderbrand - I haven't read anything from her yet, but I've heard some rave reviews - time to see what all the hype is about! I'm so so happy to see you back in blogland! Big big hugs and happy December!