From the learning room....that I am finally finding lots of things pertinent to our family history. I am becoming a researcher after all. The success I have had recently has been amazing. It takes perseverance and tenacity. I am humbled by the Lord's help in guiding me along.
I am reading...Cooking by Michael Pollan, Plymouth Plantation, by William Bradford (still) and several other books on my Kindle and plenty on the genealogy blogs right now with all the changes going on. An e-book on Evernote. I am preparing a class for September and have to get started.
I am hearing...New York State of Mind~Billy Joel. I must admit he is one of my favorites from the old days. I am sure our kids have childhood memories of his music in our home. I just love music in our house. When it is off there is just something missing from the environment. For us it has never been a blaring TV but always some sacred, classical, seasonal or fun pop music to set the tone. I cannot stand talk radio but Jim does like it sometimes. Mostly he will listen in his car and spare me. Thank heavens! I don't find anything appealing about people jabbering and fighting about their opinions. I do like some interviews on various podcasts that have an actual purpose. But my first choice is always music or just silence.
One of my guilty pleasures...spending time one on one with my husband. We don't have to be doing anything special but it does have to just be the two of us. Having time alone and time together is something that reminds me a lot of our early years together. It is something we didn't have a lot of in the last four decades and I have come to prize it very highly now that we do more often again.
Pet Peeves...when I make a wrong key stoke and accidentally erase an entire blog post and have to start over. That happened to me this week on my Santa Cruz post I had to find all the photos again, edit them and begin at step one. Argh! Frustration! But anything for the grand kids, right?
The Republic has a CONSTITUTION??? Who knew?
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States."
One thing that made me so happy this week...That our granddaughters, Piper and Julia, got to fly to Rhode Island to be with their cousins, Spencer and Ross and their Aunt Laura and Uncle Robert who are so good to them. I know they have been having a ball.
And that Jim took me on a wonderful Day Trip on Wednesday. We went to Marin county and had a great time and the most wonderful, gourmet picnic that he made. We just needed that little time together before I leave to Utah on Sunday for nine days. Looking forward to the annual BYU genealogy conference and seeing the family as well.
they are romping around