Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Australia Day – Wealth for toil – Don’t forget!

My reminder is probably coming a little late, but here it is…

Don’t forget to join in the Australia Day 2012 geneablogging!

You don’t need to be Australian, you just need to be able to write about someone in Australia. This year the theme is occupations – “wealth for toil” – inspired by our national anthem. Check my earlier post for the details. I’m happy to offer a little leeway with the timing of your post considering that most of the world experiences 26 January a day later than we do here in Australia.

I’ve been wondering if I will get my own post done in time. Early in December I fell and broke my foot. While I’m well on the way to recovery and can now walk without crutches, I’m still following doctor’s orders and heading down to the local pool to do physiotherapy exercises every day. With two small children, I need to be able to not only walk but run properly! The only time I can get there is in the evening after the aforesaid small children have gone to bed – time that usually goes towards genealogy.

I’m really looking forward to reading all your posts.

11 comments:

  1. Ow, that's got to hurt Shelley and don't envy you being slowed down with small kids around. I'm thinking lots of us are engrossed in writing our stories...don't worry we'll all be there.

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  2. Crutches & small children don't mix, glad to hear your foot is getting better. I can't imagine not being able to run after my son, and I'm sure he would take full advantage of the situation
    My post is well underway and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's contribution.

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  3. Thanks for the reminder - my post is a bit rushed - but it is now done.

    Good luck with the foot - I can emphathise - smashed my ankle when the kids were young - a real annoyance. Do what the doc orders so it doesn't come back to haunt you when you are old like me.

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  4. My contribution is finished - look after yourself Shelley and have a good 2012
    http://www.shaunahicks.com.au/wealth-for-toil-thomas-price/

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  5. Thanks for the challenge. Just finished my post. You can find it at http://genealogymatters2me.blogspot.com/2012/01/australia-day-2012-wealth-for-toil-dr.html

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  6. Oh Shelley, I can't imagine having a broken foot with small children. Keep doing what you've been doing and mend your foot properly. Look forward to your post when you have time. Mine is here http://wp.me/p1gOmC-2V

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  7. Thank you for this topic.
    My contribution http://bit.ly/Argy3O

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  8. Just in time. Here is my post http://mywdfamilies.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/william-hadden-australia-day-blog/?preview=true&preview_id=1751&preview_nonce=e0a2bdb0b3

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  9. Thanks for the very thought provoking topic! My contribution can be found here:
    http://danceskeletons.blogspot.com/2012/01/australia-day-2012-wealth-for-toil.html

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  10. Shelley, I do hope your foot heals quickly. Thanks for another interesting Australia Day genealogy challenge. My contribution is in my UK / Australia Genealogy blog.

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  11. Thanks Shelley for the Australia Day fun. My response is at http://cassmob.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/australia-day-2012-wealth-for-toil-on-the-railway/

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