February 3, 2006

It has been so long since I last posted (almost a month) that I hardly know where to start!

Right after my last post, I got sick. I went to the clinic one day because I was having difficulty breathing, was having terrible coughing episodes, etc and I was diagnosed with bronchitis. Two inhalers, two anitbiotics and three weeks later I finally recovered. That was a hard sickness on me - I couldn't even drive because I was worried about what would happen if I had a coughing spell while driving (they were pretty bad). I did not feel like stitching much and of course, my whole Body For Life program was nixed because I could not exert myself.

But, here we are almost a month later and I am fine. I plan to start BFL all over again starting on Monday. I made good progress in the 10 days I was on it, so I don't doubt I'll be able to get back on the wagon.

Stitching wise, I do have a couple of updates:

  • I worked on my chinese 100 Fu Characters some and did several more of the characters. This one stitches fairly easily - I just ran out of 973 so I put it back down.
  • World Peace Angel - it had been awhile since I stitched on her and my round of stitching this time was all PB02 Rainbow Treasure thread. This design uses a lot of metallic and it's so pretty!
  • I bought SEVERAL new magazines and have my eye on three designs I plan to kit. I will of course post when I get those started
  • And, I have not done any work on the magazine database. But, I am sure I will in time
I also got back into my family genealogy while I was recovering from the bronchitis. I had been wanting to put the information I have all online for awhile now, but did not find software that I thought was good enough. Well, I finally found an excellent software program that uses PHP and MySQL. It is amazing! So, I finally created my family site. It is at http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/family. Now that it is online, I have been able to share it with family and they have been SO helpful in helping me add/correct information and the database has doubled in size! I am very excited. And, I have been able to find new ancestors as I rejoined Ancestry.com and have been thoroughly searching the census records.

Before last week, the furthest back I could go with my ancestors was great-great-great grandmother on my father's side - she was born around 1860. I have now found an ancestor that was born around 1812. I am definitely in slave times now and this will make my research much more difficult -- but I also know it will make it much more rewarding when I do find out new information. This is my relationship chart to my ancestor the most generations back (though, not the earliest born ancestor) So, we will see what this weekend brings. I do plan to start a new project (like I need another one) and continue my genealogical quest. Wish me luck!


HippieLaLah said...

Oh my gosh. I wish you good luck. My Family and I started researching our ancestors and slavery is where we get stuck. I'm still in the process of researching and having a large family makes it that much more difficult. So good luck and let me know how it goes as you continue to research. Maybe you can give me some pointers.

By the way, I'm Hippielalah, nice to meet you.

Heather said...

I feel for you with the bronchitis, I had it in October along with flu and sinusitis. I thought it was just a really bad cold until I climbed the stairs and could hardly breathe at the top. No inhaler, but lots of antibiotics and my GP told me that if it wasn't for the fact I had nobody to look after my Daughter, he'd have admitted me to hospital. I still had to take her to nursery every day, just so she could get out and have some fun. It took me all of November to recover and December I was just shattered.
I've never been so ill, 3 awful illnesses together, I never want that again.
I hope you feel much better soon.

JudySC said...

I just made a quick visit to your genealogy pages and Wow! What a super way to store and organize and present your information! I haven't paid attention to my family tree stuff in ages but now I'm wondering just where/when did I leave off? Take a bow!