Me Time on This Rainy Day!

Hello and happy Friday everyone! I am currently sitting in my front room with an intoxicating candle burning, a cup of green tea, lovely jazz playing on my Bose speaker and doing some genealogy research. About two months ago, I decided to take off Fridays from work and divide my time to genealogy and reading. At first, I felt so guilty not putting in work hours but I decided that if I really wanted to make headway with my genealogy research that I had to commit scheduled time to make it happen. So Fridays seemed liked the best day to end my busy workweek with my genealogy pursuits. Since I didn’t want to overdo it, I divide my typical work hours between genealogy education & research and pleasure reading. Which we all know that I indulge in on a daily basis but to know I have a scheduled date with my books has been so wonderful.

So today I am in the process of finishing taking notes from a book called, “Mastering Online Genealogy” by V. Daniel Quillen. I have several of his books but this one is a library copy that I will soon need to return so I am moving rather quickly through it today to finish.  I also watch Youtube tutorials so I can continue to learn more about researching and then I spend time entering information into my software or attaching photos to people in my software.  I consider myself a beginner and am trying to soak up all the information I can find to avoid common mistakes and to create a good system.

For my reading today, I discovered this new UK magazine called, “Breathe and make time for yourself”. This pairs nicely with my efforts for my OLW (One Little Word) efforts to become more authentic.  Self-care is something we often neglect and I have to catch myself often from burying myself in my to-do lists rather than pausing and caring for myself. So I am hopeful for great inspiration from this magazine. I will let you all know what I think after reading it.

So if it should rain all day, it will be perfect for my garden and my activities today so I am not complaining. I hope you all have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by.


Treat Yourself Tuesday!


Good morning Everyone! It’s Tuesday and this morning I skipped my usual green tea with lemon with my breakfast so that after I dropped off the boys I could head on over to Starbucks.

I decided today is going to be a Treat Yourself Tuesday (TYT)!  So I ordered a yummy 2 pump soy Chai tea and The New York Times. It might not seem like much to some of you but because I have small children in the home, I do not watch the news and I’m sleeping before the late news broadcast, so I miss a lot of the daily happenings as well as world events. So this 20 minutes with the The New York Times was fantastic.

As for my chai tea, anyone that has had one, will know it is always a treat to drink one. I have tried to cut back on them since the calories are not in my favor which makes today a real treat when I do indulge.

I came home and treated myself to 20 minutes of tea and news catch up before work. I think I am going to have to make TYT a regular habit. We all need to find even 10 minutes to treat ourselves to something nice. So I challenge you to find 10-20 minutes today and do just that. Come on, I know you can do it.

Have a blessed day friends.



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