Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: My Other Interests

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has issued this challenge: Tell us about your "other" hobbies or interests outside of genealogy and family history research, writing, speaking, etc.

Other than time with my family, my “non-genealogy” interests are:

1. Language. It’s my profession and still accounts for a lot of my spare time, too. Mostly Eastern European languages.

2. Music. I am not a musician of any kind, although I played the oboe in my high school band and took violin lessons for a short time when I was younger. However, I have to have music of some kind to listen to. My family and I attend musical events when we can and I love iTunes and my iPod. A lot of what I listen to is “classical” music or “ethnic” music (includes bluegrass, Cajun, Scandinavian, Breton, Cape Breton, Acadian, Eastern European, Galician, other Celtic).

3. Gardening and enjoying nature. Some people are drawn to the sea. I am drawn to the dirt. I love to try new things, be creative, and take care of “my little plot of land.” This includes the animal visitors, even the pests. I also like to take walks around my neighborhood or in the places we visit, whether city or country.

4. Reading and snooping around in bookstores.


  1. I don't have to think on this too much...I love playing games - scrabble and bridge are my all time favorites. Other than that and my genealogy I just chill out with the fam :)

  2. Greta, you and I share the gardening "thing" and our love of CATS! I wish I had some proficiency in languages...sometimes I just have trouble with English.

  3. Greta, I've given you "A Blogger's Best Friend Award" because of your comments to my posts. I appreciate them. You can get the image and information at my blog, My Ancestors and Me at

    Thank you for your support. I appreciate it.

  4. Hi Greta! I can't remember if I thanked you for the Happy 101 Award. Thanks so much, and I love your blog!!!

  5. It's nice to learn something more personal on the people whose blogs we frequent. Thanks for sharing more about yourself!

  6. Mary, er ... whatever that third name is, Linda, Nancy, Astrid, and Karen - thank you all for stopping by.

    Mary - Scrabble has been a big deal in our household as well. But we don't play it as much as we used to; we're all just too competitive and cutthroat.

    Linda - You know, English is the hard language. I'm glad it's my native one.

    Nancy - Thank you! Will be posting soon.

    Astrid - You are very welcome. I'm enjoying following your blog.

    Karen - You are welcome; I love to read Ancestor Soup!