Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Friends - When I Was Bored Out Of My MInd!!

Today is a new day! This is the only day that counts!

I have decided to use Friday to highlight some of the great things I've read this week, or thank people who motivated me.  I have now been around for a few weeks and have found a few blogger friends.  Each week I will be linking a few of the people who have been helpful to me with weight loss tips, or blogs I really enjoy.  Sometimes, I will highlight a post I found particularly good.   I really enjoy reading blogs and seeing what is going on with other people.  I like posts that just make me smile, sometimes.  Please take a moment to visit the links and see what you think!

The Wondering Brain - Weight Loss The Mommy Way!

Frazzled Shell

Crazy Little Love Birds

Menopausal Mother - I Need a What?

Mom to 8 Blog - Ask! Ask! Ask!

Finish the Sentence Blog Hop #12

I am participating in the Finish the Sentence Blog Hop #12 from Janine's Confessions Of A Mommyaholic.  I thought this sounded like a fun thing to do!

The sentence this week is "One time when I was bored out of my mind, I didn't stay that way very long.  I have never been someone who spends much time being bored. 

When I lost my job a while back I was wondering what in the world I was going to do to fill my time.  It didn't take me long to figure out.  I started researching my family history.  Years ago when my mom was still alive, I had spent time asking her to help me fill out my family tree in my Bible.  She did a good job with what she could remember.  I used the information she gave me to get started.  

I found more information on the computer, at and  and then started going to libraries and courthouses to find more.  It wasn't  long before I decided I needed to get more information.  I started calling my cousins who I hadn't seen in years, or some I had never met.  They were all happy to hear what I had found so far.  I asked them all to dig out pictures and allow me to copy them.  Well, there were so many more pictures around than I had imagined.

After talking to all my cousins on the phone, I wanted to see them.  I called up my brothers and sisters and talked to them about what all I was doing.  I told them I was ready for a family reunion.  I spent most of my summer working with them and putting together a family reunion.  In October we had a family reunion, we had over 75 in attendance.  It was great!  I went to Europe in the fall, I had been to France in the spring.  

After returning from Europe, I was at the point where I thought, okay, I have run out of things to do again.  So I had been reading about other people researching their family history, and they were writing blogs.  I decided, maybe I could do that.  Well after Christmas, I started my first blog.  I started writing about My Mother's Family History.  

Soon, I realized I was leaving out my family on my dad's side, so then I started The Plummer Gang Revisited.  

I was spending time at the libraries going through old newspaper, and I found the articles so interesting.  I thought about that and decided I could put some of them on the internet.  The papers in that time frame, in my local area, have never been put on the internet.  So, I started another blog Indiana News From the Past.

Well now we get to this blog, I thought about needing motivation for weight loss and I was already blogging so I thought, why not do a weight loss blog.  So I started this blog and now I have decided to make it more of a blog about me.  So here we are now.

As you can see boredom isn't a problem for me.  I usually take on way too many things and spend time trying to figure out how to put them all in one day.  I still have a husband, a son still in high school, 3 grown children, and 2 grandchildren to keep up with.  

I am the team mom for the baseball team.  I always volunteered at school on my days off.  I was busy feeding the football players before every football game.  

I don't know if I am ever going to have time for another job.  I have recently been thinking maybe I should try to make money blogging so I have time to do what I have come to love.

Next weeks sentence to finish is "If I could hang out with any celebrity, it would be..."

That's a fun question, I already know who that would be!


  1. I am with you and constantly so busy. Love how you are researching both sides of your family and truly sounds fascinating. I think I would love to do this someday, too and may need to ask your for pointers in the future. Thanks a ton for linking up with us and hope to see you back next week, too!! :)

  2. Thank you for sharing, sweet girl!

  3. Oh, cool, so that's how you got into genealogy! It's seems like a great thing to do to stop being bored.

  4. Geneaology can be an exciting adventure! Thanks so much for following Saved by Grace -- I'm following you back!
    God bless,

  5. Yeah, I worry that I may never be bored again. I am like you and take on way too many things! Thanks for linking up with us!

  6. Thanks for following and loving the blog xx

    Taras Treats x

  7. I've never researched my family history before, but I bet it would be interesting.

    I came by to follow via bloglovin (already a GFC follower). Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, and I hope you'll come by over the weekend and link up with Meet & Greet! =0)


  8. Hi there!

    First off, thank you soo much fr sharing my page link! How awesome. If I could hug you, I will :). Secondly, I love I started doing the family tree a few years back. Now, my brother and sister are helping out with it. It is quite a job to find everyone, but we think it is very important to have it. It was one of things we wanted to leave our kids with, family history! Thank you, again for sharing!


  9. That's great that you got into finding all about your family's history and you brought them all together. Quite inspiring.

  10. Genealogy can be indeed a fascinating adventure! You never know what might turn up. Thanks for sharing with us!

  11. Researching family history is always interesting. My father's side of my family has gotten their family tree figured out all the way back to the 1400's and the coolest part was finding out that Pochahontas is my 15th great grandmother.

    Nice to meet you through the blog hop and I've followed ya back! :D

  12. Wow, researching your family history is a perfect way to fill up the time when you're bored. How very cool and interesting and so wonderful that you brought everybody together!

  13. I don't have the patience for research but that's a very valuable project you took on. I have managed to be more constructive during my down time. I feel you on the weight loss journey. I'm in my 5th week of Weight Watchers. I write about it on Wednesdays. I followed you back on Bloglovin

  14. I knew you were busy when I saw the blogs you had going. I think one takes a lot of time!

    We're not much for bored in this house either. Even my youngest says, 'if you're bored, you're boring.' I don't know if he made that up or not, but I like it. :)

  15. It is rare for me to be bored as well. I will usually tackle some implausible project or do some writing.

    My folks are really into the genealogy. This works for me because they are doing a lot of it.

  16. gosh, Betty you are a super mom!

    Following you back :) cheers!

  17. You sound like one busy woman! Best of luck on your weight loss journey!

  18. Tried to comment from my iPad, but after all of my hardwork, it wouldn't let me post. I wanted to say how jealous I was, my father died when I was 18, and I've often thought about doing a family tree, since I have no idea what family is out there or where we really came from. You've inspired me, so maybe in my "spare time" I'll go down that road. Like my post said "...then I started a blog and I wasn't bored anymore. The End"

  19. I am the same way. I always have a gazillion projects on the backburner....way too many and sometimes I feel overwhelmed!

  20. Yeah. Who has time to work when there are so many interesting things out there to do!? Your family is already appreciative of all the work you're doing on genealogy. This is so valuable. My uncle did the work in our family, and he was a great story-teller!

  21. I'm trying to catch up on missed comments. This was really fun to read. I also began several blogs, but I just couldn't keep up. I wish you all the best with your many ventures.
    Tina - American mom raising 4 kids in South Africa


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Thanks!!! Betty