I hope to start blogging again soon. There are two reasons why I haven't been lately.
Firstly, there's life. My daughter just signed up to be a United States Marine. I'm so proud of her I could bust! She's got guts and determination and goals, something her poor mom never did have at the age of 17. I've been spending a lot of time with her before she ships to boot camp in the summer. I want to enjoy the times I have with the teen she is before I meet the young woman who will come back to me after her graduation. No matter where she goes from here, she'll have learned some mighty important lessons about life.
Oh -- I've met another first cousin of mine, a son my mom's brother had. His mother put him up for adoption after my uncle left her to resume his tours of 'Nam in the 1960's. He's a really great guy and I look forward to getting to know him. I'm so happy to know yet another close relative. Life is great about that -- letting good come out of bad.
Secondly, I've been doing some housecleaning, genealogicially-speaking. It means putting my blog on the back burner for the moment. Why, you ask? Because when I'm cleaning up my folder of "To-Do Genealogy Files" (which includes dozens of death certificates, old pictures, deeds, wills, and you-name-its) the last thing in the world I need to do is get distracted. I'm like the dogs in the movie "Up." You know the ones....
Now where was I again?
Well, you see what I mean. So until I get my to-do's all done, I'll be letting my little bloggy slide.
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