Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely catching up with friends (old and new)!
If we were having coffee, I’d ask you what you thought of your weather. Here it’s been very snowy and sometimes below zero, mostly in the 20’s F. I actually kind of like it because it’s beautiful and I don’t have to shovel. I haven’t gone out to walk much, but did on Wednesday and plan to later today.
On Saturday I attended an online lecture on using maps and property records for genealogy. I’m very new to this research and was amazed by the kids of detailed maps and records that are often available online. The trick now is finding relatives and addresses to look up. On my father’s side, from what I know they always lived in apartments when they were in the US. I do hope to find records for the house my maternal great grandfather built.
I’ve started researching for a new play or script. A friend emailed me about a historic figure he’s reading about and I remembered that I had the book he’s reading and can do more research. My bigger problem with writing is finding a theater or producer that’ll read and consider buying my work.
Today’s my small claims trial at 1pm Central time. I am a bit nervous, but have pulled together some documents and organized them so that I hope I can make my case clear. I know I can digress even when I’m not nervous so I plan just to read the highlights. I’ll post them and a recap tomorrow if not before.
Lent began this Wednesday. I did go to church and got ashes. That was different this year due to COVID. Rather than make a cross on people’s foreheads, the priests sprinkled ashes on the crown of the head. We were told that’s how they usually do it in Europe. It’s rather anticlimactic because it’s not something anyone can see. Now I don’t go in for ashes so that I can parade around showing off, but I do like the customary ritual. I know non-Christians sometimes get freaked out or think a lot of people have smudges on their foreheads, but that’s an opportunity to explain the faith.
On Sunday I went for dinner at my brothers. Great food and conversation. I learned that his dog Stella had 12 puppies that day. They had an agreement with the breeder that if they bred Stella twice, they’d get a discount for her. This was the first time she was bred and she broke a record for puppies with that breeder.