Monday, July 28, 2014

July 26th - Beautiful Sabbath!

I am back in my rut - which means that Sunday was a great day!  The morning was spent doing some things at the computer, like family history, and planning Sunday dinner.  I got everything ready to go, so it comes together quickly when I get home.  Although, again today, Lisa had things pretty much done when we got home, so we were able to eat right away.  Works for me!

Meetings were good.  I am not having my Sunday School class right now, but I am spending that time with the other family history consultant who was recently called.  He is beginning to catch a little bit about Family Search; a few more weeks, though, before he is comfortable enough to help others, I think.

We enjoyed dinner, which Lisa had ready to go, and then playing with the kids.  They could hardly wait to play hide and seek with Grandpa.  David had meetings, a baptism to conduct, so he was not able to come over.  The rest of us had a great afternoon/evening, though, before it was time to call it a day.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 25th - Busy Saturday

This was actually just a normal Saturday - but that does mean busy.  Busy with laundry, changing sheets, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, planning Sunday dinner, making a shopping list (thank you, Bill, for actually doing the shopping!), and all the other normal things.

I also put in some computer time.  I worked on my updated family history lessons a little, worked on my brick wall problem a little (didn't make any headway, though), did some planning on the art classes, as well as usual odds and ends.

Another boring day!  But I felt like I got a lot done.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 25th - A Rather Nothing Day

So I didn't do much worth writing about today.  Oh, I did some things, but it isn't all that interesting.  Things like: four loads of laundry, straightening up, doing a little more in the bonus room, firming up the shelves I want to get, contacting my visiting teaching sisters, working on the family history lessons update, doing a little more on the family history problem. 

That was pretty much it.  Boring, I know - but that's the way my life is! 

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 24th - Happy Birthday, Ashby!

Six years old today!  Ashby was so excited and had a wonderful birthday.  No big party this year, but lots of fun things to make her feel special.  She and her friend went to INK Children's Museum and had a ball.  Then we met them for dinner at the mall, where we had the teriyaki chicken.  After dinner, we went back to their house and opened presents and had a birthday cake.  It was a lot of fun. 

I spent most of the rest of my day working on some family history for the same person I was working on yesterday.  I am making some headway - slow, but sure.  I might even get to the real problem before I get finished!

Other than that, I managed to get rid of a few items from the bonus room.  I posted on the RS facebook page that I was taking them to goodwill and anyone who needed anything could have them just for picking them up.  We have a deaf sister in our ward, who is such a happy and fun person, but they struggle and she was so excited to get the end tables and lamps.  I was glad she could use them, even though they are old.  I need to get the shelves ordered, so I can go through the boxes just once.  It is going to be a nice art room when I get done.

I also had to make a run to Target to buy Ashby's birthday present.  She wanted some more of the Lego Friends, so I got her two of those. 

She was so excited about everything.  What a sweet girl she is!  I do love this grandmother business, especially with such an adorable granddaughter.  And grandson, too.  He is so funny.  His present to Ashby was a kitty that purrs when you pet it.  When she opened it, he looked at it and said, "That's adorable."  Adorable!  He is around girls too much, methinks.  But, then he turned around and went back to playing with his tractors.  Ha!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 23rd - Family History Day

It is Wednesday, so what else would it be - Family History Day.  I worked at the Center this morning and we have five patrons!  That may not sound like much, but it is more than we usually have.  And, of course, all five wanted help with something or other, so Phyllis and I were very busy.

When I got home, I worked on more family history.  The person I visited yesterday needs some help on her brick wall, so I worked on that for most of the rest of my time. 

There was a ward activity for Pioneer Day this evening, but we both chose not to attend.  Quite honestly, ward activities are hard to endure and now that Bill is not in the bishopric, I don't feel obligated to attend.  Instead, we enjoyed a quiet evening at home.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 22nd - Stay at Home Day

I didn't do much of interest today - it was just a stay at home day.  I spent a few minutes on the bonus room, but didn't accomplish much.  When I get my pile of give-aways out of there, it will be a little easier to do more.  Most everything else was just normal, routine, boring stuff.

I did have an appointment this afternoon to help someone with her family history.  She has a brick wall on one of her lines and we were trying to figure out what was going on.  What we finally figured out is that it is going to take a good bit more research to get it figured out!  I got her helper number and will work on it myself over the next couple of weeks.

And that was pretty much it!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 21st - Trying to Get Back to a Routine

Well, vacation is really over, so I had to get back on track today.  I had quite a list of things to do and I managed to pretty much get it done.  I only had two loads of laundry, since I was able to do most of it before we left Florida.  I spent a lot of time at the computer, getting things caught up there.  I even indexed one batch for the Family Search Indexing challenge. 

I had a couple of errands to run, so I went out in the new car - the first time I have taken it anywhere.  I had a major stop at the library - returned about 7 books and picked up 7 more.  A couple of the books are children's books that I am looking at as the first art project for Ashby when we start that.  I also had to make a stop at the grocery store to pick up some milk and fresh fruit.  When I got home, I realized that I forgotten to get bread - how can anyone forget the bread?  Oh, well.

My biggest house project was to start working on the bonus room, which will be the new art room.  There is a lot of stuff up there that needs to go anyway, so I started sorting some of it and now have some things that Bill can take to Goodwill whenever he gets a chance.  I also checked out the shelving from Ikea and picked out what I want.  It won't be the cheapest around, but it will be what I want and need and will last.  I think I will just order it online, rather than make a trip down to the store.  I will have shelving along most of the one wall, so a lot of the things that I want to keep will be able to be stored on the shelves rather than in the boxes that are up there now.  It will look much better.  I still have to find a table.  I am thinking this is going to take me a month to get done - I work so slow these days!!!

We were supposed to go to Empty Nesters this evening, but Bill got home late and I was so tired that we skipped.  Hope they had fun without us!

I did cook a casserole for dinner, though, which is always an accomplishment for me.  I actually accomplished a lot today - but I would still rather be at the beach!