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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Life's Events and Too Much Going On!

It has been a while since I have been able to post, life has been crazy here. Between working full time and family events going on... all has left me very little time to post, and do any type of research and I get very grumpy when I can't do Genealogy!

We have quite a few things going on at once. We are ready to be grandparents again, Tiffany will be going in for a C -section on May 5th, this will be our 6th grandchild, the baby is a girl and she is breach. Kelly is due in Sept., that will be our 7th!

My daughter and her 2 children live with my husband and I, when I walk in the front door from work, I have these two little faces looking at me! My daughter is going to school(to be a teacher), her classes are in the evenings and start at 5:30, so we are taking care of the kids. We do dinner, homework, shopping etc, etc...all the things that keep us crazy busy! I try and fire up my laptop the minute I walk in, while it's booting up (I sneak and click on stuff!) we start the dinner process, it takes everything I have not to just block everything out and go straight to my Genealogy addiction! I have stay focused and do what I am supposed to be doing! My daughter says, "Mom, you spend more time on the dead people than you do on us living!" So I am trying to spend more time with the living! I become very torn, it's important to work on our ancestors, yet our living family is just as important. What we are doing today be will history tomorrow.

When I finally am able to get onto my computer, I check my emails, answer those. To the left of my screen are all the Genea-blogger feeds! I try and read as many as I can and get caught up, it's just something I can't stay away from! The downfall to that is that by the time I get done reading all of them, it's late and I never get around to posting my own or really even know what to post about at that point...I am pretty tired and not able to think very straight. After awhile I decided to give myself a certain amount of time to read blogs and email, I find that I am burnt out trying to keep up with everything, I was lacking sleep, not eating right and not exercising, I decided to back off for a bit, I still read the other blogs (can't stay away) but just haven't been posting regularly. I am hoping to post more often, maybe not each and everyday but more often. There are so many wonderful Genea-bloggers out there and I love being a part of this world. There is no way I can ever stay away for too long! Soon, I am hoping to have more time for everything. That will be another post down the road.

I am also working on my paternal 'EIMES' family history book. It's quite a project and feel pressed to get it done. I have learned so much by creating a family history book. I have a ways to go but it really does teach you alot. My Aunt in KY is really looking forward to me finishing it so I am trying to get this done in a timely manner. I just received my paternal Grandmother Inez (Ines) and my Grandfather's marriage certificate in the mail, I was so excited! My Aunt and I have been looking for this for quite a while. We were hoping it would give us some in site as to what happen to my Great Grandmother: LouElla 'Lula' Jarboe. She is my BRICKWALL! I will be posting about her soon. I also received my great Aunt's marriage certificate's also. Saturday was a Jackpot mail day!

So...that is my life right now and why I haven't been around. Slowly I will be here more but if I haven't posted for awhile, you'll know that I am hanging out with the kids, working, and compiling my Eimes Family History Book and staying up on all of your posts from behind the lines. Don't give up on me, I'll be back!


Leah Kleylein said...

I enjoy your posts and completely understand that sometimes you just need to focus on something else for a bit. We'll still be here when you get back!!! :-)

Gini said...

Thank you Leah, the support and your understanding make a big difference and means alot. I know the Genea-blogger family is always there for all of us. It's great, we understand each other!

Sheri said...

Life happens to all of us (don't I know it LOL).
Believe it or not, there is a another world outside of the world of genealogy. It's one where my husband, children and mother live. I try to make time to visit but I explain what with the cost of gas, blah, blah, blah it is difficult to travel off planet. LOL

Gini said...

Boy howdie you know Sheri, with what you have been going thru! I like the cost of gas thing, I may have to borrow that one! Thank you for checking in with me, you are awesome and I know I am not alone on this planet!

Greta Koehl said...

If you need to take a break for your family, we'll still be here to read the blog when you do have time to post. I have the same problem: work, family, genealogy, blog. (But you do need at least a tiny bit of time for yourself, so don't feel too guilty if you can snatch a few moments each week.)

Gini said...

Thank you Greta, knowing that the support and help is there is so comforting, I was feeling pretty guilty but I am getting better about it! I am very blessed to have what I have and there isn't a day that goes by that I am not grateful for friends like you and the Genea-blogger family. The Genealogy family as I said before is amazing and I couldn't think of a better place to be. Everyone helps and supports everyone and we haven't even met in person. It's pretty amazing. Thank you again Greta, it means alot.

Becky Jamison said...

I'm in the same spot you are and I add stress to my life daily by sneaking in genealogy moments when I really don't have the time or the energy. Sometimes it comes at the far end of a very long day! We're all in this together, aren't we, Gini! Take time for you too! By the way, I loved this post!!!!

Gini said...

Becky my friend, you have much more on your plate than I do, but I do the same just like right now, I cannot go a day without checking in and doing something no matter what it is, mostly reading everyone's wonderful blogs no matter how exhausted I am or how late! I am learning to manage a bit better. I am so glad that I am not alone in all of this! Thank you for being there and you too hang in there. I am glad you liked it. It really makes all this worth it, I sure love all of this!!

Judith Richards Shubert said...

My young niece asked me the other night when she discovered me on Facebook, "When do you sleep, Auntie?" My response, "I don't!" And you and I (and our other blogger friends) have REALLY GOT to do more of that - sleeping, I mean!

It's so exciting about the new grandbabies! I pray everything goes well and everyone is well and happy. See you around the blog.

Gini said...

It's true, last night I was up till after midnight blogging!I finally joined facebook so I am trying to play and learn the forum. This morning I am dragging and off to work...Ughhh! But at times it's worth it but you are right Judith, we need more sleep so I am trying to focus and be a good girl and do what I said I need to do! It's the best when you comment on my blog.