Trudging Forward

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When all I feel like doing is hibernating…

One of the downfalls to this time of year.  Thanks to the end of Daylight’s saving, it always feels later than it really is and the mama bear in me just wants to cozy on down with the kiddos and not budge until Spring.  Unfortunately, that’s not how books get written!  I got sidetracked for a moment with the genealogy stuff, which has already become frustrating again, losing its appeal.  Does anyone here watch the show “Who Do You Think You Are?”

I love that show, but it also grates on my nerves, because like most family historians, I don’t have the money or means to just cruise across country and meet with a professional genealogist – whom, by the way – requires a retainer and charges by the hour like a freaking lawyer!   The minimal retainer for an Ancestry.com professional is a hot Grand.  Sorry, I must of left that wad of cash in my other pants….

Anywho, I’m kind of kicking myself in the keister for not partaking in NaNoWriMo this year.  I have a few stories outlined that I could have put to the test this month.  Of course, that doesn’t mean that I can’t still work on them, I just think it’s the psychological momentum of NaNo that makes it seem like your accomplishments are that much more spectacular (when we all know that writing is a major accomplishment in and of itself!)  Becauuussse, we’re human and therefore, mostly masochists who work better under pressure?? Yeah, your guess is as good as mine. Maybe it’s just the word counter thingy!

So, now that I’ve wasted 20 precious writing minutes here, it’s time to go make a decision.  SciFi or Supernatural?  Hmm, the damage I could cause on other planets… GrinningDevilEmoticon

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4 thoughts on “Trudging Forward

  1. Wow those fees for ancestry are scandalous. We have Who Do You Think You Are here in the UK/Ireland too. It always makes me jealous and secretly hope to one day become famous enough to get on that show. I wonder would it be easier to reach that level of fame than research yourself… Good luck with it!

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    • I also watch the UK/Ireland series. Patrick Stewart’s made me cry like a baby! As someone who’s been researching herself for a handful of years, I have to say that it’s a 50/50 thing. Ancestry.com and likewise Ancestry.co.uk has a huge database, but having the ability to go search records on site that haven’t been digitized yet would be the bonus to reaching celebrity status. Thanks Carrie!

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  2. I love the show “Who do you think you are” too! :). And I always wonder what it would be like to be able to meet with all those experts about my own family. But like you said I left my wad of cash in my other pants too! 🙂 ha

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