A day without snow

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In Alabama, snow days do not typically include much snow. If you are from the northern United States or anywhere that has a normal four-season year, we may seem a little silly down here. The main issue is ice on the roads, or so the weather people say. At any rate, I do not mind a cold day spent inside with plenty of hot tea and reading to do. 

Since I made my commitment to read 40 books in 2018, I have done my best to put more reading into my daily schedule. It has worked thus far and I have read three books! I will review one of them soon. For now, enjoy some photos of my day of snow and curl up with a good book when you finish your day.  

 My aunt's copy of "New Morning Mercies" by Paul David Tripp 

My aunt's copy of "New Morning Mercies" by Paul David Tripp 

I started the day with some spiritual reading and journaling. Along with this blog, I write in my personal journal nearly every day. I find that writing out my thoughts helps me to accept them as they are and learn how to respond to my thought-life in constructive (and prayerful) ways. 

I then made coffee and chatted with Millie, a lovable Labrador Retriever, and made some headway on the semester's reading. On the spring bookshelf: "Management Communication" and "Media Planning Essentials". Suggestions on how to master online media buying appreciated!

Millie enjoys days when her people are inside. Even though I can't claim her as my own dog, I love watching her explore her home and steal all of our shoes. Her mouth is gathering white fur around the edges, marking her age. Dogs like Millie have the ability to make me feel comforted or cheered-- and I need that when facing deadlines and a heavy reading schedule in graduate school. 

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For my next post, I'm thinking of a review of my latest podcast and online reading interests. Let me know what you think! 

Here's hoping your day included some time to sit and enjoy a book or something pleasant.