Mid-morning musing

Currently, there are many statements about, and interviews with, Kathie Lee Gifford. Shortly after nine AM, on the third hour of NBC Today show, the hosts were talking with Kathie, and about her many quotes. On and on, then this comment: “If you don’t do something artistic, you die on the vine.”  I quickly wrote it down so I could put it in a blog message. “She’s talking about me!!”  That’s what I was thinking. That is why I write a blog (to be artistic), that’s why I take pictures (because I’m an amateur photographer), that’s why I made (and display) “bottle trees,” etc, etc., ad infinitum. More than once, in my blog messages I tell the reader: “I march to the tune of a different drummer.”  I love, love, love the challenge of the computer, and research on Ancestry.com. I hope, and pray, (like Kathie Lee) I will be involved in something “artistic” on the day I die.


I can’t claim “success”  but I put my heart, mind, and soul into even the smallest acts.

P.S. I don’t “watch” television, I “listen” while “doing”  computer and/or other tasks.

“Naughty” but nice ??

The old lady did not venture outdoors to “re”cover the plants. Two continuous days in her pajamas and robe. Attempting to ignore the pain in arm, shoulder, and neck, she was engaged in a search project on Ancestry. Two freezing nights!! ~~ This morning, TV news showing images of deadly snow storm, and damage, in North and South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. ~~ In 2013, I published this blog message about one of my snow experiences in North Carolina. Note December 18, 2008 date on snow picture–almost exactly ten years ago. ~~ “Nice” to report I’m looking at frost, not snow!!

TaB & KIA & snow in Shelby

Distractions unlimited !!

“Yours truly”  planned to “wrap up”  documentation (today) of recent research project. However, with Ancestry.com, there is never a stopping point!! The name Schwartz/Swartz was familiar, and the location identical, so that prompted a search to see if the two families were connected. (Siblings?) At this hour, twelve noon, it’s still a mystery.

Remarkable warm up; I should get dressed and attack some outdoor projects!!

Time to go to bed ?!

My usual bedtime is ten PM. I’d consumed herbal tea and took an Aleve PM. But I was wide awake trying to figure out a computer technique. The various “routes” were spinning around in my brain and I realized I would not go to sleep until I resolved the situation. It took almost two hours but I am happy to report I have my answer. Now I can sleep. Below is the image from Frantz Families–Kith & Kin inserted with the individual in my Ancestry family tree.