Do you ever feel like you are being pulled in many directions and aren't sure where to start? This is where I am right now.
May 10, 2013. San Francisco, California. Grand Princess. Digital image by Cheryl Palmer.
We returned from vacation (can you tell what we did?) and I have found I have a couple new connections and contacts in the genealogy realm. The connections are through the Fleming/Phelan lines. Always so very exciting! I have done my best to reply with these new cousins and do what I can to make the connections "whole" and share in any way what I can. Unfortunately, that hasn't been much this time.
I have added these new cousins to my "Cousin's Found" list. Doing this has once again reminded me I have cousins in my second email account who haven't been added to the list, yet...
I really need to get to my Swedish lessons, I have lost so much time learning because of my husband's surgery.
I am anxious to complete my "New Family Tree" but have a long way to go with it, still. I have two lines almost completed, but I have 4 more to go in order to include all of my ancestors.
I have pictures that need sorting and naming, I have fallen behind about a year and a half at this point. I am debating whether to start another blog to share some of these photos...
There are so many groups now on Google+ and Facebook, even Twitter has them. I can't find time to participate... One of the groups, organization... is anyone every totally organized all of the time? I am not in bad shape, however I do have a basket full of paperwork to be filed...
Then there is scanning...I really need to take photos out of old albums that are bad for the photos...and of course scan, scan, scan! I do plan to take advantage of Ancestry's free scanning at Jamboree, it is a fantastic deal!
It is exciting there is so much going on for me right now, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Where to start? For now I am trying my darndest to learn even a tiny bit of Swedish. When I take breaks I will blog, answer emails, work on the Family Tree, share photos, scan, check out Twitter, Facebook and Google+...etc.
But, what am I missing most today?
Someone, ANYONE, in my family that would have the excitement I do about genealogy. Someone I can share excitement with when new information and cousins are found. Someone who wants to work with me...or at least understands when there may be frustration...
At this point I get: Oh no, I can hardly believe you have found another cousin...Now you will want to go and meet them...do I have to listen to info about ANOTHER cousin? You all know the drill.
The toughest thing is when is my family wants me to go do things all the time with them. That is not a bad thing, they are very active, definitely a good thing. I, however want to stay home in my own little world sometimes and work on any of the afore mentioned tasks. I know you understand.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!
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