Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year - 2011

A late Happy New Year to everyone!  And a late 'Blogaversary' to me!

Wow...what happened? I haven't blogged since before Christmas! And only 15 blog posts in the month of December!  Time to get back to blogging.  December was a fairly busy month -  I tried to keep up with the 'Advent Calendar' blogs but, alas, I only had time (and memory) for 10 out of the 24.  Thanks to my sister for helping me with jogging my memory (it's SO bad) and providing food for thought on my blogs.

I even missed my 'Blogaversary' on January 3....one year since I started blogging about family and ancestors. I've learned so much in this past year...from finding where my dad's sister was buried (read Lucille Post) to finding my niece whom no one had heard from in 22+ years (read Little Girl Lost and Little Girl Lost FOUND).  I've made new online friends, connected with family, and learned a lot.

I'm excited because I'm going to my first ever AZ Family History Expo - I won the ticket in a drawing held by fellow blogger Michelle Goodrum of The Turning of Generations blog.  I've never been to any conventions or expo's related to family history and I'm anxious to see what I will learn, as well as meet genealogists who both blog or may not blog.  I'm also excited because in response to a contest Cheryl Palmer had on her Heritage Happens blog I have won Roots Magic 4 (a genealogy and family tree software for my computer). 

Some of my goals (not resolutions) for the new year:

  • Read 5 chapters of the Bible daily (in a quest to read through the Bible)
  • Read 2 books a month (I've fallen behind on my book reading since I've been working). I'd like to read one classic (I've just finished Jane Austen's EMMA and am now reading Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN) and one 'for fun or info book'
  • Volunteer in the school library - have already put this in motion by speaking to the school librarian. Working at the school makes this easy as I will already be there.
  • Research family info and blog a minimum of 3 days a week
  • Attend a genealogy convention (does the free tickets I won above count towards this?)
  • Get my zucchini to grow this year (last year I got none)  :( 
  • More canning and freezing of fresh fruits and veggies (either grown by me or given to me by my wonderful neighbor)
  • Walk more - I've recently implemented this by walking to work/school. It's a neighborhood school so it's fairly close

Mary Post Warren
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  1. Happy New Year to you Mary! How wonderful that you won tickets from Michele and will be attending Roots Tech! It will be a blast. I wish I could attend and meet everyone I haven't met. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Enjoy! Looks like this is going to be your year! Thank you for the link back!

  2. Happy Blogaversary! I'm so glad you won the Roots Magic 4 software, please let us know how you like it.

  3. Mary, we're pleased to have you join us at the Arizona Family History Expo. We've got some great things planned! See you soon!

  4. Mary, You are really on a roll. Roots Magic and tickets to the AZ Family History Expo! I suppose now you will want to go to some of the Roots Magic classes at the Expo. LOL

    See you there.