I’ve been working on genealogy a lot lately, so haven’t been on the blogs.  Sorry!  I vowed not to go MIA when I started this thing and yet, here I am.

Right now, I’m working on the Lien side of my family, who immigrated from Vang, Valdres, Oppland, Norway.  There were 4 siblings that came over together.  I’m the descendant of one of these siblings and have been fortunate enough to meet some of the descendants of the other siblings on my various trips to Minnesota.  That being said, I stumbled on a “new” cousin today – on blogger of all places! I was very excited to find her and really hope she writes back soon 🙂

As far as weight-loss/health, I rejoined weight watchers when I heard about the new PointsPlus program…..I haven’t started it yet, but joining was the first step.  I just need to start following that path and making better choices.

That being said, I’ve been on a comfort food kick lately.  I made yet another pot of chicken and dumplings this weekend and have been eating the leftovers for two days now.  I really should start cooking smaller portions, but for me it’s darn-near impossible!

Reading?  I lost my mojo again……but that’s okay.  I start vacation on Thursday and hope it comes back for a visit while I’m off work for 11 days.

My finger still looks like a little sausage – I’m told it takes a very long time for the swelling to go down.  No kidding!!!  I broke it the day before Halloween and it’s still giving me fits!

Anyway, things are alive and as well as can be expected in my house. 

Until tomorrow,

4 thoughts on “Update

  1. Hi Dev,

    As you guessed, I am one of the granddaughters of Amanda Lien Rachie.

    Although I won't be able to write again until after New Year's Day, I just wanted to say that I am happy to hear from you and to see that you are blogging, too. We have a number of things in common besides being related (-:

    Take care,


  2. Amanda – I'm so glad you got my note! I know you're taking a break from blogging until after the 1st – I hope you have a wonderful vacation. I found your email on an archive post on your blog, so I'll jot you a note that way. I'm very glad to meet you also 🙂


  3. Yay Dev! That's great that you found a cousin through blogger. I'm loving all of this genealogy business. I really need to start on my own but I'm too lazy, haha.

    Don't worry about getting busy for the blog, we'll be here whenever you get back.

    Big hugs and good luck with WW!


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