Ancestry DNA

Two of my daughters got me this for my birthday.  I've always wanted to do this but wouldn't spend the money on myself. Positives - it is fascinating to read about the breakdown of my DNA into origins.  It confirmed some things. Negatives - they give you a list of possible relatives but in order … Continue reading Ancestry DNA

The Death of an Orange Pen

Yesterday I spent the day with my mother and going through some genealogy stuff.  It was good to look through family memories and mysteries.  We discovered invitations and thank you cards sent to my grandmother that we think come from some cousins but we can't quite place them.  It will be fun to see how … Continue reading The Death of an Orange Pen

Creative Gene?

My daughters have a new etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/StephanieRoseCustom?ref=shop_sugg).  Most of my family are creative in one way or another.  I have a niece who is an amazing artist, another niece who makes amazing jewelry, a sister who knits and quilts, and so many others (if I list them all it will take forever and I’ll … Continue reading Creative Gene?

Eventful Week

Tuesday, Ken was on his way to work and got hit by a snow plow.  Don’t worry he is fine.  His truck is dinged up.  We all stayed home to keep an eye on him.  Fortunately, he had no negative side effects.  The rest of the week was quiet for the most part – thankfully.  … Continue reading Eventful Week

Busy Weekend

I had a busy weekend planned.  Friday was errand day.  Vicki and I got an earlyish start and went to the Staples, Walmart, bank, mom’s, bookstore (for schoolbooks), two buildings on campus to check out some things, out to lunch, Sorgs, Janesville library, home to dump things, Woodman’s and finally a trip to the Dane … Continue reading Busy Weekend

Census reports

This past weekend I spent a number of hours on the computer doing a bit of research through our local library.  It gave me free access to census reports.  A cousin contacted me recently with information on one of my family lines.  We shared information and I was looking for more.  I started looking for … Continue reading Census reports

A Trip to the Cemetery

One would think a trip to the cemetery is a sad event and not one to be excited about.  However, I’ve been doing some research on family history and finding a number of family members are buried in a local cemetery.  The really great thing is that it is on both my side and Ken’s … Continue reading A Trip to the Cemetery

Back to work tomorrow

It is my last day of vacation and I've realized what a great vacation I had.  It was busy to say the least.  I've gotten errands and household things done.  I've sorted paperwork (still have a pile to go) and I've filled out paperwork.  On top of those tasks, I've played too.  I've read books, … Continue reading Back to work tomorrow

Weekend Work

We work all week to get to the weekend.  You'd think that we'd spend our time relaxing, kicking back and enjoying ourselves.  Nope.  I spent my weekend cleaning closets, going through boxes, writing and editing (okay that is fun), and organizing things.  Ken cleaned the garage and took a truck full of stuff to Goodwill.  He also moved … Continue reading Weekend Work

Just another Sunday…

Well my morning has been interesting.  I've not accomplished a lot.  I was rudely woken up by my daughter complaining about my husband.  She made up for it nicely by making breakfast.  Then they went off to Walmart and I was going to take a shower but they kept bugging me with calls.  So I … Continue reading Just another Sunday…