Monday, June 9, 2014

Taking a Break

I'm going to take about a five week break, maybe 6 weeks. I still intend to write up 52 ancestors this calendar year & so 52 ancestors in 52 weeks, just not one each week. I'll have to play catch up later, but I will catch up.

June has turned into a really busy month for me. This past weekend I met up with my family for a long weekend in Niagara Falls (Canada), which was a lot of fun! And it was just great to see them all (even if I did confirm no one -- other than my parents -- from my immediate family is reading this blog. Ah well. It will be here whenever they might get the desire and the time, in the same moment of time. I understand the time pressure issue -- ergo this hiatus!). We're all spread out across the country and it is rare to to see this many of us at one time. We missed those that were unable to make it, and enjoyed those who did. I hope we can make this sort of thing happen again.

Next weekend I am going to the out-of-state wedding of a very good college friend (& former roommate) and am looking forward to seeing a bunch of my college friends there. Again, we're spread out all over the country and get-togethers are rare. It will be so good to have the time together in a celebration of love and joy.

And, ....I am moving to a smaller, but nicer apartment not too far away at the end of the month and I have sorting and packing to do. Lots of it. And not a lot of time to do it in.

It takes 8-16 hours to put together one of my ancestor posts and I just haven't got the time to do that each week until at least July, maybe mid-July (I have to un-pack too!).  So I'll "see" you again in 5 or 6 weeks. I hope everyone who reads this has a great summer!

5 comments:

  1. Enjoy your time "off" this summer, and don't work too hard. I can SOOO empathize with your "only my parents read my blog" comment. My parents are gone, so it's "only one sister and my children (very occasionally, I think) read my blog." Still, we're getting it written down, and telling these stories is such an important part of who I am that I'm not ready to quit yet.

    Your family is missing a wonderful opportunity, because you tell your stories so well!

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    1. Thank you, Janice. I think my brothers do read it sporadically just not recently -- they're busy at work and have families keeping them busy too. Each of them has told me I write well. Also I know I've got some cousins reading it.

      It's nice to share it. I'm happy when they do read & we can talk about it. But I also write for me. It tells me better how much I have on a person as I'm more interested in the history than the dates. The dates are the skeThank you, Janice. I think my brothers do read it sporadically just not recently -- they're busy at work and have families keeping them busy too. Each of them has told me I write well. Also I know I've got some cousins reading it.

      It's nice to share it. I'm happy when they do read & we can talk about it. But I also write for me. It tells me better how much I have on a person as I'm more interested in the history than the dates. The dates are the skeleton hangs on Thank you, Janice. I think my brothers do read it sporadically just not recently -- they're busy at work and have families keeping them busy too. Each of them has told me I write well. Also I know I've got some cousins reading it.

      It's nice to share it. I'm happy when they do read & we can talk about it. But I also write for me. It tells me better how much I have on a person as I'm more interested in the history than the dates. The dates are the skeleton the story fleshes out. Necessary but skimpy. :) I enjoy writing the stories a lot.

      And sometimes I get nice emails from people researching the same people which is way cool!

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    2. Okay. That's the last time I reply through the blogger app. I don't know what happened. I'll fix it when I get home.

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  2. Hi,

    I want to let you know that your blog is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/07/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-july-11-2014.html

    Have a great weekend!

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