I am actually doing laundry at 7:30am. I abhor laundry and tend to put it off until I am forced to tackle the huge pile. As tempting as it is to hole up in the house all day in my jammies, I do need to run some errands therefore I must wash some clothes or I will have to run my errands in my jammies.
One of the highlights of my holiday break was reading the book that was written by my grandmothers cousin about the history of our family. It isn't published but it should be. So much stuff that I didn't know! She actually starts in the 1860's with my great-great grandfather in Southern Italy. She emigrated to the US when she was 18 months old. It's a great read if only for the look at life of Italian immigrants in the early 1910's and 20's. It is almost 500 handwritten pages that I devoured over 2 days.
I did some work on my family tree about 5-6 years ago but I haven't done anything more since then. This book has really energized me about working on the family tree again. Though, like a lot of people who are descended from immigrants, you can only go so far before you have to start trying to get records from the old country. Since I don't speak or read italian, it seems to be a difficult task. Certainly not impossible though.