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Day 165: Woolgathering

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I guess as opposed to beachcombing, today I was woolgathering. In between accomplishing two loads of laundry (which, with today's appliances, isn't all that terribly difficult), I managed to miss an old friend's birthday... forget to call my son... lose track of the time to call my daughter... and seemed to get distracted every time I turned around. Ah well. It's not that it was a bad day or anything, but my efforts need to be more focused if I'm going to get anyplace, yeh?

And basically, the diet's going okay, the fitness is hanging fire, and I'm spending time wandering around in family history. Actually, it's not really family history: I'm reading the old newspapers that are online, some as far back as the 1850s, and I have found things like the original names of two towns that later got changed. I also found some towns (villages) that no longer exist: they've been taken over by Fort Drum, up by Watertown, and now apparently the remnants of the houses and churches and everything is just... gone. 'They say' the cemeteries have been retained (tho not maintained: note the difference), at least (here comes the crucial phrase) 'for the most part.' Since the base is off-limits to the public, tho, I don't think there'll be a lot of information on anything now engulfed.

Twenty minutes past my bedtime, a day-long headache that I just have not been able to shake (not a migraine, just a dull ache), and I think I'll go watch some baseball. Or at least the history thereof. I swear, lately I seem to live and breathe history, lol.

Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!

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  • LYNMEINDERS
    Love it....used to be told by my mother that my wits were woolgathering.....
    Long time since I have heard the word....
    Sleep well......am off to bed myself.....
    3458 days ago
  • PROT358
    I tried the whole family history search once a few summers ago, using online resources and pieces of family trees from very, very distant cousins (we're probably talking like sixth or seventh cousins) only to find some SERIOUS errors. My dad's paternal grandpa was in the distant cousins' family tree, which would be his area of immediate knowledge, only to find our whole section of the tree was completely messed up. And that was the closest we ever got. I mean we thought we found really interesting stuff - like a distant ancestor who died in Gettysburg, but once we found that error we had to question all of our other "research." I got frustrated and abandoned the whole project. But I'm glad to see it's working for you and you're really enjoying it! Keep us updated on any interesting finds ;)
    3458 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Lotza research----- swells the brain cells---LOL----No----I dunno----I hate headachy days tho----Lynda emoticon
    3458 days ago
  • APRILLSCOTT
    I think you have fianlly found the hobbie that is right for you. You just need a good nights rest and I know you will be up and at it again tomorrow! emoticon well my friend. emoticon
    3458 days ago
  • WINE4GIRL
    Hope you feel better tomorrow. Remember to roll your shoulders every once in a while when you're spending so much time on the 'puter! That might help the headache.

    3458 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Feel better and rest well!

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    3458 days ago
  • WINE4GIRL
    Hope you feel better tomorrow. Remember to roll your shoulders every once in a while when you're spending so much time on the 'puter! That might help the headache.

    3458 days ago
  • LECATES
    Miserable feeling---the lurking headache----could be too much computer time reading those newspapers. I am bushed----we have had a busy day- --first yard work and then took gd to Ocean City for the rides----a 2 year old can keep you hopping!
    3458 days ago
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