Sunday, February 21, 2010

Am I Dreaming or Playing?

I went to bed last night (or early this morning) and wondered to myself...if I enter 90 source citations, can I earn three gold medals? Or, do I earn one diamond and one platinum? Or, do I just earn one platinum?

All of these thoughts were because of my wishful thinking for these GeneaBlogger Winter Games. I felt so proud that I had entered some sources last night, and thought about how many more I really need to do. Maybe I should just focus on citations for the games? Maybe I could earn each available medal just for that category! What an awesome feeling that would be to enter 150 source citations, and earn a bronze, silver, gold, diamond and platinum medal all in one category! I am dreaming on I am afraid.

I visioned accomplishing so much with the Winter Games, and yet over half of the games are already over. I can honestly say I did do a few more citations, 10 to be exact (a total of 21) which brings me to a silver medal in that category.

The little free time I may have had to work on these games, I have actually been spending on filing over 100 digital files I needed desperately to organize. I have been receiving many pictures, stories, obituaries and files on one leg of my Norwegian side of the family, thanks to a wonderful, fantastic, sharing cousin! Upon doing this, I didn't realize that I actually accomplished another task or two or three (yeah) with the games under the category "Organize your files!"

Without even trying hard, I accomplished these tasks ~ #B, #D, #E which earns a gold medal so far in that category. I am beginning to think I have been playing the games all along, performing tasks and not even realizing it. I need to really take a closer look again at those tasks...

Now I just need to figure out how my Norwegian transcribing fits into these games.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!


3 comments:

  1. You hit it right on when you said, "I am beginning to think I have been playing the games all along, performing tasks and not even realizing it."

    I've been looking around my house and office at what I can get taken care of and still be participating in the games. Maybe some of these piles will get organized and processed yet!

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  2. I loved this entry: so true. Congrats on being named one of the best blogs by Family Tree magazine!! You so deserve the honor.

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  3. Michelle, that is why the games are so fantastic, they help you get accomplish things, hopefully sooner than later!

    Tri-State Ancestors and Beyond, glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for the congrats!

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