I had injections last week. For as nervous as I was, they have been a God-send. I’ve gone one full week without the chronic burning between my neck & shoulder, no numbness in my fingers, and no achiness in my arm. I get a little twinge of a flare up now and then, but it’s occasional and I’m in heaven!
I’ve been transitioning between genealogy and reading – doing a bit of both every day. Currently, I’m on the 4th book of Toni Blake’s Destiny series. Loved, loved, loved the first two; liked the 3rd one, and so far am enjoying Holly Lane. My goal is to read 100 books by the end of the year; so far, I’ve read 80. So far, so good – but I think I need to pick up the pace a little bit if I plan to obtain this goal!
As far as genealogy goes, I’m fairly active (like on a daily basis) at ancestry.com and myheritage.com. MyHeritage is more a collection of gedcoms, but it is a great way to connect with other folks. I’ve made connections with German relatives in Schleswig-Holstein which is amazing to me since I don’t know much about that branch. Rumor has it there’s a written history somewhere, but I haven’t been able to find a family member that knows anything about it. Then again, I wasn’t too interested in my German ancestry while growing up – it has nothing to do with the sperm-donor-that-I-really-don’t-consider-my-dad, but more the whole Anne Frank issue. I loved her growing up and I was so ashamed to share heritage with the folks that were responsible for killing her. I wanted nothing to do with it.
I also have to say that I love the changes made at www.familyhistory.org and the way the holdings are cataloged now – makes it so much easier to search and locate records! Also, if you haven’t been there before – findagrave.com is a form of crack for me. I’ve actually connected with some Irish and Danish relatives through that site.
Well enough rambling for me today – I have to go in for traction today (potentially my last one!!) and then decide if I want to buy a home unit (I’m not sure it’s effective enough to warrant the $$$).