Sunday, January 24, 2016

snowed in.

reading

Yesterday winter storm Jonas dropped about 30" of snow all throughout our region. I watched as my car was slowly buried under a constant snowfall. By 8:00pm last night the only thing that remained visible were my side view mirrors! Today the skies were clear and the sun did its best to melt away what it could, but my car is still mostly buried. It looks like I'll be stuck inside tomorrow as well.

Classes are off to a great start (despite the snowstorm making Monday attendance impossible) and I'm especially excited about my history and literature courses. The only thing that stinks is that my 365 photo project has already been derailed. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I leave for class at 6:45 in the morning and get home from work around 8:45 at night... there's just no time for photos.

dreamy snowy day

While snowed in I've been reading William Blake's poetry for class and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon for fun. I'm a bit torn with Outlander. It's a clearly entertaining book but I'm slightly unhappy with events that took place a few hundred pages in. Many people sing praises for the series so I'm working past it, but there was a section that skeeved me out a bit and I'm not quick to forget it.

While I couldn't maintain the 365 photo project I can at least try to commit to my reading challenge this year! I've set the bar somewhat low at 30 books but I'll up the goal if I'm able to keep up a steady pace between work and school. Are any of you doing a reading challenge this year?

This chilly evening calls for more reading, chicken soup, and another cup of tea! Stay warm, friends!

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  1. I'm sorry to hear you've had to scale back your 365 project, though I can definitely understand why. Being the middle of winter probably doesn't help. The photos you've shared here are so lovely.

    I've got a couple of reading challenges on the go this year. It's hard to be moderate in what I say yes to when I want to do all the things!

    I've not read Outlander, but have been meaning to get to it. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it, especially on whether you decide to go ahead.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos I was able to post! I'm hoping to keep up the habit of taking photos as often as I can, but the busy schedule AND winter weather really made daily photos quite a task.

      I'll definitely let you know my thoughts about Outlander once I'm finished! 3/4 of the way through currently. :)

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