Today - meaning Thursday - (even though, technically as I write this, it is Friday but until I go to bed and get up sometime the next day, it isn't really today then, it's still tomorrow and today, right now, is still Thursday to me. Make sense?) - was a busy day for me. One in which I actually got something accomplished to my needs, my way of thinking anyway.
And what was it I got completed that I feel this good about? I finished my re-transcription of the census report for 1910 pertaining to the area where I live, that's what I did! It was 40 pages of roughly 50 names per page to try to decipher from the cross between a difficult, at times, to read photocopy and the added problem of trying to figure out the handwriting and spelling of the person who took that census report 97 years ago now! Now, my next step will be to compare my transcription against the one shown on the Ghost Coal Mining Town of Peale -which is on my "favorites" list on my blog to see if I came up with some names the guys who did that transcription couldn't figure out and also then, to see which names they got that I couldn't make out. Maybe then, between their piece of work and mine, we'll finally have a more accurate 1910 Census transcription there for Cooper Township, Precinct 66. I hope so anyway! After I get finished up with the class reunion next weekend, I'm going to try to get cracking and work on the other 1910 Census report for Cooper Township. But, I'm gonna need a lot more time to do that one since it consists of 76 pages to struggle over the copy and the penmanship and the spelling! Why do I do these things to myself anyway?
Tonight, I tried to view the Spring Concert for the school in Chicago where my cousin's son, Jeff, teaches music. Now, there was a chore, for sure! Between the lovely ISP (dial-up) and the "poor reception" issues I had frequently with the sound, Kurtis banging the living daylights out of the floor of his playpen and alternating that with VERY loud squeals (the ear-piercing variety) and having to jump up every so many minutes to get after Maya to get out of whatever it was at the moment she was messing with, it didn't make for the best viewing experience possible, for sure. And, add to that a little over half-way through the concert, all of a sudden, my computer screen just went totally black - no sound, no picture, no NOTHING! And, I just about had a bodily function accident when that happened for fear that my sweet little new computer had just decided to suddenly crash and burn on me!
It took a few minutes to figure out exactly what happened to cause all that hub-bub in my life. It turns out my sweet little Princess Maya had decided to get fascinated with the surge protector cable thing for my computer and had discovered the "on" and "off" button on it and decided, just for the heck of it -or probably to see how quickly she could send me off into cardiac arrest - she had tripped it to the off position! ARRGH! Darned good thing for her that I love her to pieces, ya know!
Tomorrow, meaning there -Friday -is not going to be the easiest day for me either now since I have been pegged -or volunteered by my daughter, Mandy -to bake some Swedish Limpa Rye bread to donate to the bake sale and car wash the church youth group is having at the shopping center Saturday up in Kylertown. This bake sale/car wash is especially important to the kids from our church who are planning to participate in a trip to North Carolina a month from now - where they will spend a few days there helping folks do things that will help people there to get some work done around their homes, etc., to enable them to maintain their places - all that good stuff ya know. The stepgranddaughter is supposed to be going on that trip so Mandy especially wanted me to make this bread for her, for the group, etc., etc. And, because the family here really likes this bread too, I will have to make a double batch - eight loaves of rye bread gonna be coming forth tomorrow from my kitchen! I don't consider making the bread really difficult to do - but it is very time-consuming. It takes at least three hours to make a batch that produces four loaves - so that means my kitchen is going to be in bread-baking mode then for a good six hours! I think maybe I'll try to make some kind of soup for supper tomorrow night then since the fresh, warm, homemade bread, right out of the oven, really goes well then with soup and maybe a salad. One thing for sure, I know Miss Maya will be very happy once the first loaf comes out of the oven and it is ear-marked for her and Grammie to share, with a nice stick of real butter to slap all over each slice we will be pigging out on together. Darn! Gotta quit talking (and thinking) about food here cause I'm just making myself hungry now.
Somewhere, in between the bread-baking tomorrow and soup making too (maybe), I need to figure out a time when I can run up to Kylertown to the nursery there and get some flowers too - geraniums, petunias, marigolds, maybe some pansies as well - so I will have flowers I can then take on Saturday up to the cemeteries where my parents, grandparents, some aunts and uncles too are buried. Every year it seems though I think about Memorial Day well in advance - or "Decoration Day" as I tend to still call it (Old habits die hard you know) -the weekend always manages to sneak up on me and I'm always "last-minute Louise" trying to get flowers to transplant on the graves. Mark that on my calendar now for next year that I am going to get the brain in gear early, get that done with some time to spare. Yeah, sure I am! I'm just saying the same thing now that I said last year and the year before that and on back over the years to 1979 when my Mom tried to keep me on course a little bit with the flower purchasing and re-planting thing. (She died in October of 1979 -which is when my organizational skills with respect to this particular "holiday" went south in a big hurry too it seems.)
And now - time for me to go watch one of my favorite programs - yes, at 2 a.m. it comes on - "DaVinci's Inquest." If you've never seen this show before and if you like programs like "Law and Order" and the like, check this program out. Pretty neat it is - filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actors, etc., and the Canadian accent too! Anyway, all rolled together, I really like the show!
So, with that in mind, here then is the Bushism for Friday, May 25, 2007 as well as the weekend one for Saturday and Sunday, May 26th and 27th! (A bonus deal there for all you "DUBYA" lovers! LOL)
"We need to counter the shock wave of the evildoer by having individual rate cuts accelerated and by thinking about tax rebates." - Washington, D.C.; October 4, 2001.
and this for the weekend -
"We look forward to analyzing and working with legislation that will make -it would hope - put a free press's mind at ease that you're noit being denied information you shouldn't see." - Washington, D.C.; April 14, 2005.
(I think the "free press" thing there is what happened and why my blog got banned at a certain local place that will not be named in public - at least not today.)