Monday, October 20, 2014

October 19th - Back to Sunday Already - Best Day of the Week!

Today was another of those repeat days - pretty much the same as every other Sunday.  Then again, why would we change anything that works so well?

My class went well.  I had about 10 people and we spent the whole time online learning Family Tree person page.  It was part two of the lesson started last week.  I think they all learned something and they certainly had plenty of questions and comments.  That makes teaching even more fun.

At home, I got dinner cooking.  I had made a chicken Mexican rice casserole this morning, so it had to bake.  Because it was so cold, though, it took longer to get hot than I had anticipated.  I ended up putting it in the microwave to finish.  I should have thought of that in the first place.  We also had yellow squash and onions, along with some cucumbers.  I was actually pretty good.  I will need to actually buy some meat one of these days!

While we were waiting for the casserole to heat up, the kids were playing outside and wanted sheets put up on the fort so there was a roof and walls.  Ashby decided it was like a stage, so we had to watch her "show."  It was cute.  She is into pratfalls and trying to make us laugh.  After dinner, we had to go back out and watch another show in the dark.  She wanted the flashlight to be a spotlight.  Very funny!

Later, our home teacher came by for a nice visit.  We do enjoy him.

All in all, another "best day of the week."

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 18th - Cleaning Day

Bill was invited to have breakfast with David and the kids and then to help him finish up a job.  Of course, his primary purpose was to babysit the kids, since they were along on the job.  That left me alone at home, so I was able to really get a lot done.  I seemed to have more energy than usual, so I was able to do a pretty thorough cleaning in the house - better than usual, anyway.  Plus, there were some loads of laundry to finish up.  And, of course, I had to figure out dinner for Sunday.  I am out of meat, other than a couple of small items, so I had to either go to the store or get creative.  I chose creative!

In between cleaning chores, I worked on the computer.  I had to get ready for my Sunday lesson.  We will just be doing FamilySearch, but I needed to find a family that I could use as an example to make corrections, merge duplicates, etc.  Mission accomplished! I also managed to clear off quite a bit of the excess piles of things from the desk.  It looks much better now, although there is still one pile.  I will never get everything done!

Bill got home in the afternoon, took his nap, and then headed outside to work on the yard.  So between us, we got a lot of work done on the house today. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 17th - Lost in Family History

I haven't had a lot of serious family history time lately, but I managed to spend a good bit of today immersed in it.  I have a presentation to do in November, so that is what got me started.  And, as often happens, that just led from one thing to another!

I did take a break and run out to pick up a storage order that had come in.  The sister who handles the order really needed to have the stuff picked up so she could get her living room back!  It was just enough of a break before I got lost again in the family history.  It makes for a rather boring blog, but a great day!

I also actually cooked dinner this evening.  I know - we were all in shock!

Friday, October 17, 2014

October 16th - Relief Society Other Meeting - or Whatever We Are Supposed to Call It!

This is Thursday, so the highlight of the day was art class with Ashby and Abby.  We started to paint a "real" picture today.  We will be mixing many of our own colors (as follow up to last week's study of the color wheel) and we are painting it on a canvas panel.  It will probably take us three weeks to finish, but we got a really good start today.

This evening was our Relief Society monthly meeting.  (No one knows what to call it anymore!)  They had three teachers about being balanced: our bodies, our finances, and spiritually.  I taught the last, which was being balanced spiritually when we are so busy.  I wasn't sure what to do with that kind of a topic, but I pulled some things together and it actually turned out well.  There were not many there, but they all talked and shared.  I think it was a success.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 15th - Familiy History Day

I had to be down to the FHC by 9:00 this morning, as we had a special speaker coming for the Genealogy Study Group and I needed to meet him early and get things set up for him.  He turned out to be a great speaker and I thoroughly enjoyed his presentation.  He was the first black man to be inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution in Georgia.  He shared his journey of finding out about his ancestors and was really interesting.  He has also written a book.  I bought a copy and am looking forward to reading it.  We were lucky to have him, as he speaks all over the country, but since he lives in this area, he didn't require any speaker's fee - just to sell his books.

After the meeting, the steering committee met, as usual, and we had a productive meeting.  We will meet again next week to try to make some changes that we hope will improve the group.

I was tired when I finally got home, so I rested while I ate some lunch and watched a movie - not particularly good, but it was relaxing.  Then it was back to the computer to start working on the presentation/class I have to teach in November.  I finally settled on the topic - it will be about the Person page of Family Tree and how to edit, add, find duplicates, and search for documents. 

October 14th - Rainy Day!

I had some errands that I needed to do today and when it was so rainy, I hoped I could just stay home.  Or maybe the rain would let up early enough for me to still get the errands done.  No luck for me today!  It kept raining and I finally had to run out in the rain.  Both errands had to be done today, no exceptions, so I just got wet!  I also got the errands done.

Other than that, my day was pretty quiet.  I had some things to work on and kept busy with those things and with the usual routine.  By evening, the sun actually peeked out.  If I had waited for the sun, I would not have been able to get those errands done.

Funny day - going out in the rain seemed to be the biggest moment of the whole day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 13th - What a To-Do List!

I make piles of things to be done on my desk and every once in a while I have to work on whatever I have piled up.  Well, that was my task today.  I had just done this not long ago and I don't know how I have managed to get such a pile so soon.  That was the bulk of my day!  Fortunately, I was able to get rid of several items.  What I really can't figure out, though, is how the pile can still be so big!  I suspect that I have gotten lazy and am not doing things when I should, rather just adding things to the pile.  I must address that - one of these days!  Ha!