Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 01/23/08

This was another Lolo-centric day - I did nothing in genealogy but read email and Bloglines and write three posts. Lolo woke up early this morning, and I let Linda get up and give her breakfast. I got up at 7 and essentially took over as Linda wanted to leave by 8 for her day out. I wanted to get on the road by 9 if possible, but Lolo didn't really want to go - she was watching Disney Channel programs.

We finally left for the Zoo at 9:45. We saw the orangs, then went down Monkey Trails to Tiger River (tiger not visible), past the hippo pool (they were sunning themselves), saw the Pandas, then up Bear Canyon and saw the lions out in the sun. At the top of the hill we had lunch, then watched the elephants up close, and left the park by 11:45. I got my exercise in - probably a good two miles. She went down for her nap when we got home so I had about 3 hours to do my genealogy thing.

I managed to read email in the morning while Linda was here, but didn't get to Bloglines until after we got home. Then I wrote three Genea-musings posts on "Where Were They in 1808? The Seaver Side," "DAR Patriot Request" and "The Baby Name Wizard NameVoyager." Lolo woke up at about 3 and we watched videos until dinner time (well, I dozed a bit too).

After dinner, we shared an ice cream bar (this is "bonding with Grandpa"), played with the Wedgits and the puzzles for awhile, then watched Diego and Blue's Clues videos, then she had her bath. I read my book for awhile and after the bath she went in to Grandma to read books, and then I put her down for bed - no fuss, she just lies down, talks a bit and goes to sleep. I watched Deal or No Deal until 9, then came to the computer and read email and Bloglines, looked for the new Ancestry databases and wrote this post.

Genealogy today - about 4.0 hours - of which 1.5 hour was reading email and Bloglines, 2.0 hours was blogging, and 0.5 hour was working in Ancestry. Not much genealogy, eh? Lots of good family history stuff, though!

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