I have many projects I am working on. In this post I will name just a few. A new laptop was an extremely wonderful and surprising gift for my birthday! It took a week before I could even turn it on, that is how busy I have been. Now that I have I want everything transferred from my old laptop to the new one, right now! Not going to happen, I already tried. Main obstacle, many of my programs are not compatible with Vista. Second obstacle, the new computer doesn't have Word or Excel, and of course all of my files are done with those programs, not Microsoft Works, etc.
I understand Windows 7 is coming out the beginning of next month and I do have a free upgrade coming. Until that time, maybe I will just work off the old laptop. I have copied many of my family history type documents over, and many pictures, but not all. It is a process. I understand FTM doesn't like Vista either, so I probably won't even work with that yet. I have downloaded Roots Magic and so far so good, but I haven't entered anything in the program yet. I downloaded my Kodak Easyshare program and it already doesn't want to work. Looks like my programs are good up to the XP time period, the end.
I am still updating some of my picture CD's. I have maybe 25 more to update and that project will be done!
One of the new cousins I have met has been sending me photos and information. She actually mailed me her family tree info on our family. WOW, so much new information to go through, but oh, so fun! I am truly enjoying so many new photos that I plan to share. I, in return, have spent some time sending information to my cousin, along with photos. She says I make her days with the photos!
I was real busy for a couple weeks or so with my other blog, The Graveyard Rabbit of South Alameda County. I have been doing a series of posts on that blog which led to some very exciting exchanges and meeting new people. I still need to work on that series, I am behind and behind with the communication of someone I met because of my posts.
As of last month I have been babysitting my grandchildren quite a bit, but with school starting now and schedules changing, I may be down to a couple of days a week. I am also watching my nephew after school every day, and taking these children where they need to go or come from. My grandchildren spent most of this weekend with us as my daughter was out of town. Little ones sure keep you busy! Such a joy though, I am most fortunate to share in their growing and learning almost daily.
I have also been in the middle of a small business venture, off and on. More off than on actually lately, but I need to get back to that too. I have been sewing and making things. Baby slings are what started me on this venture and purses have followed and well, you know, it just keeps growing...and I am behind. Focus on this project is important to me, and I need to dedicate some time.
Being healthy is an issue that has been long overlooked most of my life. Something, anything and everything has always been more important than taking care of myself. The time has come that I am going to improve my health! I actually already started this process on March 25, when I quit smoking. So, September 25 will be six months that I have quit. I am pretty darn happy about that! I feel I am ready to start breaking another habit. My challenge this time? An addiction to food.
Food is my all emotional safety net. I am happy, I eat. I am tired, I eat. I am stressed, I eat. I am bored (when do I ever have a chance to be bored, really?) I eat. Someone else wants to eat, I eat. You get the picture. I am sure I am not the only one in this boat. This change has actually started a couple of days ago. I attended a Yoga hypnosis type of meditation for weight loss a couple days ago. I will be attending three more of these this month. I am also going to attend a support group for weight loss on another day, at the Yoga studio. My daughter has been trying to get me into Yoga. She has done wonderfully with it for the past couple of years and loves it so very much. I am finally going to give it a go. She is attending a beginning class with me this Thursday evening.I am tired of having back aches and being so uncomfortable due to my weight. I want to be more flexible, comfortable, and healthy for me and my family. I am excited. I hope the enthusiasm stays with me.
All in all, it has and will be busy for me for awhile. I feel as if I have a full time job again with everything going on. I plan to post as I can, but it may not be as often as I had been posting. I need to simplify. The list I have of "want to do's" can be endless...I hope you don't mind hearing occasionally about how I am doing. I am hoping I to do a lot of bragging.
My "Monday Madness?" TIME. There is NEVER, NEVER enough time! I can't accomplish the things I want to in a day. Time, it goes to fast...
(The real problem? My real madness? I need to give up some things. With all the extra time I gained when I stopped working...I have just added and added and added so many things I want to do... when will I learn I can't do it all????)
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