Saturday, April 30, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Keeps You From Doing Genealogy?

 It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1)  What Keeps You From Doing Genealogy?  What real life activity do you have to do, or like to do, that takes time away from genealogy research?

2)  Write your own blog post, or add your response as a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook Status post or note.

Here's mine:

Real life for me is pretty simple.  I do the minimum required - eating, personal care, paying bills, shopping, cleaning (minimal!), laundry, trash (weekly), appointments (doctor, dentist, lab, etc.), etc. each week.  

I visit Linda in the memory care facility every day at about 10 a.m., if possible.  Only for an hour, but that is enough.  It takes 15 minutes to get there.  We play Uno almost every day because it keeps her mind active.  

I watch TV News almost every day and watch Padres and Chargers games every game, if possible.  I watch very few entertainment shows on TV.  I can read the newspaper, read email, Facebook, Twitter and blogs, read ebooks, and moderate blog comments on my laptop during breaks in the TV action.  

I try to go out front every day and pull weeds in the lawn and planter boxes, trim the rose bushes and ivy, and sweep the entry way, but not for long.  

I don't go to church on Sunday on a regular basis any more, and it conflicts with my Linda visits.

Sleeping takes the second most time in my day - I am in bed usually by 10 p.m. and get up around 6 a.m., but I don't sleep the whole time.  I usually take a short nap before or after lunch in my recliner, mainly due to my erratic nighttime sleep pattern. 


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David Fernley said...

Although I'm technically retired I still do some freelance work. I also volunteer for a dog rescue charity and walk my own dog. I build model railways and read an awful lot. I sometimes beat myself up for not doing enough genealogy. But then I remind myself that I don't for pleasure.

Elizabeth Richards said...

There's this pesky job thing I have to do for far too many hours each week!

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here's mine.

ByAPearl said...

Researching my family tree and my husband's family tree is my "passion project". Usually the only thing that has kept me from doing genealogy is traveling, and I'm not doing that since COVID 19! Since retiring in November 2019, I've been doing my genealogy thing for at least two hours a day Monday through Saturday.

Janice M. Sellers said...

Here's mine.

Linda Stufflebean said...

My short answer is: Not Much!

Liz said...

Here's mine a day late!

Thanks, Randy, for the opportunity to vent! LOL