Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Mom is all settled back in her old apartment and as happy as ever.

Yesterday I had an offer for a new job and they want me to start next Monday (in 6 days!) so that should be interesting.I am so excited. In the meantime, I've really got to try to get my hours back on schedule. With this late shift I have been staying up late after work and sleeping until noon. I am still only getting 6 to 8 hours sleep, it is just that my entire schedule is wonky. As it stands now, I have to work Sunday night then start my new job early Monday morning and work all week for a 7 day stretch. I am trying to see if I can get this weekend off, but it doesn't look good. Oh well, good think I like coffee. My boss was good enough to let me get away with only 7 days notice, so I don't want to push my luck.

I am still working on my Mom's family tree. It is all so fun! Time consuming, but fun. I wanted to get a computer program this week and input all my info into it, so it would be easier to understand, but it looks like I will be way to busy for that. That will be a huge project once I get the program and since I have to shop for new dress clothes and get a bunch of errands done (now that I will be working days, instead of nights) before I start the new job, I just don't have that much spare time to devote to a hobby right now. It can wait though. It will be a good winter project this year, when the weather is bad outside. It is not like my ancestors are going anywhere. I've worked my way back as far as 1086 to our family name in the Domesday (aka Doomsday) Book. I still have some blanks to fill in, some connections to find and I would love to discover more old family photos. It is a great way to waste huge blocks of time. Sometimes I get on the computer and next thing I know hours have passed in a flash!

I am worried about Henry & April's wedding though. I don't know if I will be able to get any time off as my vacation days do not kick in until the following year, after they are earned. Worst come to worst, I will have the weekend off and I can drive up the night before and come back the day of or the day after. I will worry about that a little closer to the date.

I just received a beautiful card from Les with photos of the boys... Thanks Les!!!!! Your little guys are so adorable! And you really do make pretty cards. Now there is a woman of many talents....just like all the other women in the family! Am I right, or what ladies??


Lesley said...

Aah! You can't miss the wedding of the year! Uncle Paul has a lot of the MacAulay family tree done and I'm quite excited about seeing it all! One of Mom's cousins has been working on that side of the family tree. It's pretty interesting...turns out one of Mom's relatives and one of Dad's relatives could be the same person Catherine Alma something I think...so does that make Mom and Dad kissing cousins?!? LOL!

Joe & 'Berta said...

Good luck with the new job! How exciting.

As for the wedding, you still have time to co-ordinate something. We may be in the same boat if Joe gets his new job!

Yes, my cousin has my Mom's side of the family all researched and he has in on a webiste. You just ounch in a name and everything is cross reference etc. If you are interested in seeing how it works, drop me an email and I'll send you the link off the blog.

Say Hi to Paul, looking forward to meeting your man this summer!

New MrsIngram said...

If there is a will there's a way. Even if you only make it down for the wedding itself, you'll just have to be really organized with the amount of time you spend with each person.

Jen said...

Yea, I hope I can get some more time off work. I will do my best. You never know, maybe someone will swing by my place while passing through to say Hi. I will be working days, but my nights during the week will be free. I'll hope for the best.