Okay, MNMom, I had to put this out here to let you know I haven't completely forgotten about my poor blog. I've been busy, okay?
One big change in my life recently is that I joined a fitness class at the gym that is 3 evenings a week. As depressing as it is to realize that not only am I fat, but that the only way I can get to the gym is to pay big bucks for a 3 month long class on top of my membership fees, I do see the benefits in doing that as opposed to sitting in front of my computer blogging. And the only thing that keeps me going to class is the SHAME I would feel at wasting the money I put up for the class. Will I ever reach the point that I just plain WANT to go to the gym? Sadly probably not. On the up side, I've lost about 12 lbs and am not huffing and puffing when I go up the stairs at home. That was just plain embarrassing. Ideally, I would like to lose more weight, but I'm trying to reframe my thinking about fitness and focus on what I've accomplished instead of what I haven't accomplished. I'm veering off into Oprah territory here, so I'll shut up.
The other thing I've been up to is A LOT of family history stuff. I've been doing it for about 10 years, but have been going full tilt on it for about the last six months. Many of my ancestors settled in a small area of NE Iowa and SE Minnesota. It has been fascinating to see how many times two or three families could intermarry. One man marrying two sisters after one had died. One woman marrying a man from one side of the family then marrying a man from the other side of the family. My great great grandfather married my great grand mother's sister in law (her husband's - my great grandfather- sister)- making her step daughter and sister in law. It's kind of fun. So far we haven't had any sibling marriages or anything that would produce a pinhead, but we've come close I'm sure with that tiny gene pool.
Enough for now. I will finish my series on stinky, worthless boys soon.