Thursday, September 10, 2015
Overwhelmed! ~ Anne McAllister
Last night I was up until two a.m. (well, that would be this morning, not last night, I guess) working on the handout for a genealogical workshop/lecture I'm giving on Saturday. I would probably have been up Friday night, except the director of the conference needed the handout by this morning.
I was still working out how I was going to talk about "unlocking the US census" for an hour when I could easily talk about it for dozens of hours. Boiling it down is not my strong suit. I needed an angle. And by two a.am. I had an angle, but no handout.
It's now finished -- and sent to the director -- all four pages, single spaced -- to go with the five page single-spaced one on using Google for your genealogy that I had done the day before. And now I'm preparing to go teach a class in beginning genealogy for a friend who is in California visiting her newest grandson.
And then . . . I've got to get going on doing the quarterly taxes which are due Tuesday. And there are the talks I still need to go over for Saturday (you can't put censuses easily on a power point, they are too darn big), so I'm having to work out other alternatives (none of them easy, at least for me).
And the prof and I are intending to go watch an historical re-enactment tomorrow at the town about 25 miles from here where they are illustrating the settlement of the area. As a lot of Cornish miners settled this area, and I have a lot of them in my family tree, this seems like a good thing to do. Perhaps I should be doing the taxes, but I'm going to try to do the historic re-enactment first.
Oh, and I'm supposed to be writing this blog, which I have, more or less, now.
And then there's my day job -- writing books! I think it was three days ago that I last wrote anything on the current book. I really need to get back to it. Soon.
But first ....
Do you have days like this? Got answers?
At least I'm celebrating the near publication of my upcoming Presents/Modern book, The Return of Antonides, which has a dynamite cover on the UK edition.
Looks just like Lukas Antonides, I'm happy to say.