Friday, October 23, 2009

Randy's Genealogy Journal - 23 October 2009

My grandsons sang Happy Birthday to me tonight - "Happy Birthday to you, You live in a zoo, you look like a monkey, you smell like one too." They laughed and laughed about their old grandpa tonight. I said: "well, do you want to come to Grandpa Camp next year?" and they both answered "Yes." Then I said "You better be nice to your old grandpa..."

I missed my report for Thursday, but I did nothing genealogy oriented. Of course, it was all family history oriented! We went to Disneyland with Audrey and Lolo, with their parents joining us there for the day. We had fun in both Disneyland and California Adventure, ate dinner in Downtown Disney and left after 6:30 p.m. We stayed in a cheap motel with no Fox TV for the Yankees/Angels game. Oh well.

On Friday (my birthday):

* We went back to Disneyland for the morning so I could get the $72 gift card they give to birthday people, but you have to spend it at the park. We rode Jungle Cruise, Indiana Jones, and Pirates of the Caribbean before shopping. We left at 11:30 and stopped at Ruby's Diner in San Juan Capistrano for lunch. We were home by 2:30 p.m.

* Linda checked her email, and I finally got online at 3:30. Had over 200 emails to read and over 300 blogs to read. We left at 5:15 p.m. for dinner at the Butcher Shop, and were home by 7 p.m.

* Finished reading, checked in on Facebook and Twitter, wrote Follow Friday - "Genealogy's Star" and then posts for tomorrow too, since I'll be at the CVGS Seminar from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 4.5 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter and Facebook, and 2.0 hours writing blog posts.

Still have the presentation for next Wednesday to do - more charts, scan some photos and put them all together in some coherent. I'll be glad when next week is over - can get back to ProGen work and working in my database for awhile. Um, that's right, have Christmas coming up too.

1 comment:

VacaGrammy said...

Hey Randy, Slow down a little!!! We still have Halloween and Thanksgiving to deal with before Christmas is upon us!!! Planning ahead is good, but let's not rush things!!!