I haven’t posted in a week or so because I’ve been so busy, and I feel really bad about that. The not posting thing, not the being busy thing … anyway, I don’t have anything in particular I want to talk about right now, so I’m just going to tell you the random stuff that’s been floating around in my head lately. A lot of people I know tend to live life linearly, but not me. I live life in many directions; this post may frighten you, but I promise you that I’m mostly sane. 🙂
Last weekend, we went to Fry’s so that Travis could look for some anime – Dragonball Z, to be exact. While we were wondering around in there (NEVER a good idea for me or Chris) waiting on him to find what he wanted, I found a new copy of Family Tree Maker. At one time I was really hot into genealogy and I still have all my files. I’d heard rumors that now you can save digital images with your family tree in this software and it wasn’t terribly expensive, so I bought it. Chris, who has never known his own father, asked if I could find the man using the online capabilities of ancestry.com, and I told him I’d try. After a couple of phone calls to his mother, some creative searching and two days, I think I located not only his father, but his grandparents and a portion of his grandmother’s line on that side of his tree. I am amazed that what used to take weeks and months of research and trips to the genealogy library now can be done in minutes and hours online. I am blown away.
I have been planning a patriotic quilt for the last two weeks, and now I think I might be ready to start working on it. I’ll get started this weekend … my older sewing machine was in the shop for a cleaning and at first they thought it needed some repairs, but it turns out that they just had it together wrong. I picked it up on Tuesday but it’s still sitting down at the front door, waiting for a strong male to bring it up (it must weigh 40 lbs). I used to have my machines cleaned annually, but at a cost of $162, I think in the future I will have them cleaned every three years or so. I think the last time that one was cleaned was about five years ago and I never had a problem with it till just before I dropped it off this time.
I’ve been playing EverQuest II quite bit more than usual lately because I haven’t really wanted to start a new quilt. I rolled a new toon and started to level her in the new zone that recently opened up, which has housing and everything. I love the new housing; it’s much more cheerful than anything they’ve ever had before. I could stand in the house and just look around and be happy there. 😉
Travis asked me at 10 pm last night if I could take him to meet his dad this afternoon. I wasn’t expecting it and I was a little annoyed that he waited till practically the last minute to ask, but it means that Chris and I will have a weekend entirely to ourselves. I cannot wait.
I need to spend a little more time organizing my studio because I now have my genealogy stuff in here. And my photography stuff. And of course, my quilting & sewing stuff. It’s amazing how much you can get into a room that’s not much bigger than 12×12 if you work really hard to make it all fit.
I’m working at home today, in my pj’s, so I guess I’d best get back to it. I have a ton of contracts to read – I started last night so I’m not terribly concerned that I just took 15 minutes to jot this down. And I’ve already put in about three hours more than required this week. But I can’t lie – I’m glad it’s Friday and I have two days to recover!
See, I told you this would be random!
OMG, I almost forgot! Today is my parents’ 43rd wedding anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THEM!!