Life - and death - events have a way of turning a day into something you hadn't planned on. My neighbor and friend, Leroy, died today - see my post here. I honestly can't tell you what I did for the rest of the morning, except I answered some email and wrote two posts on Genea-Musings, including my Advent Calendar post and another Dear Genea-Man post.
Then it was almost noon, so I rushed off to meet my granddaughter and her parents for lunch out at Panera in Otay Ranch Center. We had a nice lunch, then we came home and everyone had a nap. After Lauren woke up, she and I played with the "Toy Story" puzzle book, built towers using Wedgits, and she had a horsey ride until it was dinner time. We had dinner near downtown San Diego - the kids wanted to celebrate Linda's birthday. Lolo was perfect - angelic, cute, happy, talkative, hungry. We headed home, and Lolo played a bit more before her bath, then it was books and bedtime.
I had planned, of course, to go to the FHC this morning and do more research in Footnote and WorldVitalRecords using the free access available there. Oh well, there will be other days not so tragic for us. Sharing time with Lolo and her parents was a good balance to the bad start of the day.
Genealogy? Not much today, maybe 2 hours at most - 1.0 reading and answering email and reading Bloglines, and 1.0 hour writing blog posts. I really wasn't in the mood for research or my scanning project.