Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Serenity

So apparently today I was told I hit Serenity. I wish I could explain it. All I can say is....calm. I feel calm..nothing could make me angry now. And I just don't want it anymore.
So here I am close to my 2 year mark...ok I have a few months to go for it, but still!! LOL I am excited for it.
I was asked last week to sponsor. I can't sponsor! I am only at 19 months. I feel it's too early. I am not ready! blah, blah, blah...me, me, me!!! Well I was told today by an "old timer"... I could sponsor. Why not she said? I told her my reasons and apparently my reasons are not good enough and I should be sponsoring. I am not sure I can do it to be honest. I am going to have to work on me first.

Current books reading: Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp and
Shaman Healing within the Medicine Wheel

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Time Capsule

Hey genea-fanatics, it's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!
Your mission, should you deign to accept it (come on, it's fun!), is to:
1) Go to the dMarie Time Capsule Website - http://dmarie.com/timecap/
2) Select a date in your family history that you want to know about. You might pick a birth date or wedding date of your parents or grandparents.
3) Enter the date into the search form, and select the news, songs, toys, books and other things that you want to feature.
4) Share the date, why you picked it, and the results of your Time Capsule study on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a comment or post on Facebook.
Here's mine:

I choose the wedding date of Clinton Phillip Woerner and his wife Anna Elizabeth Kinnison. Whom are my grandparents on my father’s side. The wedding date for them is July 1, 1939

Saturday, July 01, 1939

Top News Headlines This Week:

Jul 3 - Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800-kph rocket plane to Hitler   Jul 3 - Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech   Jul 4 - Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game   Jul 4 - Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day   Jul 6 - German Nazi's close last Jewish enterprises   Jul 7 - 52nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)  

Top Songs for 1939

And the Angels Sing by Benny Goodman    
Scatter-Brain by Frankie Masters    

Jeepers Creepers by Al Donohue    
Beer Barrel Polka by Will Glahe    

Over the Rainbow by Glenn Miller (also Judy Garland)    
Deep Purple by Larry Clinton    

Moon Love by Glenn Miller    
South of the Border by Shep Fields    

Stairway to the Stars by Glenn Miller    
Wishing (Will Make It So) by Glenn Miller    

1939 Prices
US President

Bread:
$0.08/loaf
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Milk:
$0.49/gal
US Vice President

Eggs:
$0.58/doz
John N. Garner

Car:
$750
Academy Award Winners

Gas:
$0.19/gal

Best Picture:
Gone With The Wind

Directed By Victor Fleming

Best Actor:
Robert Donat

in Goodbye Mr. Chips

Best Actress:
Vivien Leigh

in Gone With The Wind

House:
$6,416

Stamp:
$0.03/ea

Avg Income:
$1,837/yr

Min Wage:
$0.30/hr

DOW Avg:
   150

People born on July 1

1934 - Jamie Farr Toledo Oh, actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH)

1916 - Olivia de Havilland, Tokyo Japan, actress (Adventures of Robin Hood)

1952 - Dan Aykroyd, Ottawa Canada, comedian/actor (SNL, Dragnet)

1942 - Karen Black Park Ridge Ill, (5 Easy Pieces, Trilogy of Horror, Pyx)

Hot New Toys in 1939

View-Master

Top Books in 1939

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce    
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck    

Studies in Iconology by Erwin Panofsky    
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West    

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright    

 

Well that was neat. I have to laugh at the View Master.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Today

So I am now on Day 2 of P90X. INTENSE is the only word I have for it. I am sore from yesterday when I did the arms and back. Today was abs. I am sure I will be feeling that soon. But I feel great. And I am determined.

I also did an Oracle Faerie reading for myself today. I had the following 4 cards: Past was Magic of Nature, Present is Peace of Mind, Future (next 3 months) is Family Harmony, and the next 6 months is Follow my dreams. These are so true after pulling them. And I will be working on these as it goes.

I decided for some reason I needed to check what house Taurus is moving into here soon. And how it would affect my relationship life…if there is one LOL

Mar 31, 2010     1 PM (Mar 31, 2010 to Apr 1, 2010)               Ven Conj Asc
    At this time you come across in an appealing, charming, openly affectionate manner which is likely to win you new friends and admirers. You make an excellent first impression now. This is a very favorable time for doing something to enhance your appearance such as getting a hair cut or purchasing new clothing. Your personal magnetism is strong and you attract appreciation, affection, and attention at this time. Feelings of love, a desire for beauty, and the urge to be creative are strong. You beautify your surroundings and pay particular attention to your appearance. This is a good time to treat yourself or do something fun just for you.

 

At the same time. March seems to not be a really good month for Taurus. Sigh.

See ya tomorrow.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy - Challenge #9

Pick five genealogy blogs and read them every day. Meet new people and networking within the online genealogy community is a great way to expand your own research and experience. Reading the blogs of others will help you get to know others. Try to find some blogs that are out of your area of expertise. Lists of genealogy blogs can be found at Geneabloggers.com and Genealogue’s Genealogy Blog Finder. If you already subscribe to many genealogy blogs, find five new ones that are “outside the box,” perhaps in history or archives. If you have a genealogy blog, write about the blogs you discover and introduce others to them.

This challenge runs from Saturday, 27 February 2010 through Friday, 5 March
2010.

So I have several genealogy blogs I read..just out of interest alot of times...but sometimes they list some interesting things that I have never heard of that is very helpful!!

So starting with Dear Myrtle's blog...
recently she listed what is called 10 things that a genealogist cannot live with. Go check it out! You maybe surprised at what you can use online!

Next up:
Next up is Midge Frazel's blog Granite in My Blood:
Her blog is about cemetery photos and tombstone photos of her ancestors or cemetery's she loves. Please stop by..her blog is very interesting..especially when she writes about the person that is in the grave under the tombstone!!!

Now we have:
The Graveyard Rabbit, which shares alot about different cemeteries, and some history of them out there too....go look and see what "Six Feet Under" means! It also links to many other cemetery blogs out there!

While at the above Graveyard Rabbit, I went on a whim and looked thru some of the links...which I had not done before....I was thrilled to find a Cemetery blog dedicated to cemeteries in Louisiana, particularly New Orleans, which we all know has some beautiful and interesting cemetries....this one is called Cities of the Dead....Louisiana has wonderful graveyard history along with history there alone..and genealogy history. Such a colorful state. This blog is a treat!!!
Sadly tho this has not been updated since Sept 2009.

Ok last one..
Grave Mappers..
This blog is dedicated to transcribing, mapping, photographing the cemeteries out there in order to help preserve and share them on the internet.

Ok so there you have what I have read the last few days and tonight. I know I did posted alot on the cemeteries..but I have a thing for cemeteries....
Enjoy going thru these blogs...and while you are there, look at the other links they have listed, you may be surprised at what you find. At also thrilled!! Always little treats hiding out there on the great internet!