Monday, February 18, 2008

Family History Journal - 02/18/08

I had a little more time to spend on genealogy and family history today, and I tried to use it wisely. Lori, Lucas and Logan are still here, but they went off to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center at 10 a.m. and were back by 12:30 p.m. When they got home, Logan took a nap, but I played with Lucas while Lori took a nap. Logan got up at 2:30 or so and we went out in the back yard and chased bubbles, kicked the big blue ball around, played tag and Lucas hit some whiffle balls. Then we walked down the street and picked flowers for Lori and Grandma. Most of the good ones came from our garden, it seemed. Lucas captured two worms and I got to shepherd them around the block. Before dinner was a nightmare with lots of acting out and timeouts for both boys. Dinner was OK, and bath and story time went fine. Logan wanted me to rock him before bed and he fell asleep in my arms. Easy. Wonderful.

I enjoyed my 2.5 hours of genealogy time while they were gone, and grabbed 15 minutes here and there throughout the day. Then after Logan went down around 8, I was on the computer for another hour. I've read and answered email and read Bloglines (1.5 hours), blogged with posts on "Letters from home - Post 13," "Some Welcome Publicity for CVGS," and "The iGene Awards - Carnival of Genealogy #42" on Genea-Musings. I also put five more "Letters from home" posts together for the rest of the week. Blogging was about 2.0 hours total. So genealogy today was 3.5 hours total.

Lori and the boys go home tomorrow, and if the weather's OK I'll stop at a San Diego cemetery to take some pictures of a grave site on my way home. Hopefully, I can start back into doing some research the rest of the week before we go off to Disneyland on Sunday for two nights.

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