Wow, y’all. It’s been a while! Work has been WILD; I just got back from a trip to DC that coincided with some epic tight deadlines. Anyway, to get back in the swing of things, I’ve got an update for you about my serialized book club. Last August (has it been That Long???) I put … Continue reading Serialized Book Club Update!
I had thought when TR was born that the most difficult thing would be to make time to do things like great grandma. In fact, I am doing lots of things like great grandma but the challenging thing is making the time to write about it! A month or two ago, during one of those … Continue reading Tending the Mending
I went to a genealogy talk today at work where a colleague of mine found some pretty remarkable things about her family without the use of Ancestry or some other genealogy website. Her last name was particularly unique, allowing her to significantly whittle down the haystack we all begin with when we start a genealogy … Continue reading The Elusive Olsons
This week, TR and I got the flu. The season has been nasty this year – our nurse informed us that only 30% of people who were immunized escaped infection – and just as predicted, 2 of the 3 of us did not escape Influenza A. It was certainly a trial for us. Not … Continue reading The Flu
Of course everyone knows about Ancestry.com. It’s a great place to crowd-source your family history. But often it is difficult to find your ancestor and sometimes other people’s slap-dash research style ends up kicking you in the pants because they enter the same person three times under slightly different spellings and you end up with … Continue reading Research 101: Finding Stuff
When I was pregnant, Kyle and I went to eat at the Blue Door for the first time. Before we entered, we saw a highchair on the sidewalk, part of the display of the antique store next door and we got Real Excited. “We could totally refurbish this!” “Oh it’s so cute and nice!” “Look! … Continue reading The Highchair
Christmas is tomorrow and I am scrambling to wrap presents. So … this is the perfect time to do it like Great-Grandma, right? Continue reading Christmas on Paper