In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Beach

I like the idea of setting a goal to go to the beach and swim in the ocean. This relates to a lot of goals I have for my life, including physical health, saving money for a long-term goal, and planning to do something fun with people. So, what is the best beach to set this goal for? Give me a few options, but keep them as inexpensive as possible. Just affording a trip period will be about what I'll be able to manage. Imagining that I had the perfect everything for the trip, including enough money, I think I would really love to go the south of France, Italy, Spain, somewhere like that. But I think that requires an awful lot more planning and money and it's harder to get other people to do the same to go on a trip like that with you. But if you say, I'm going to California, wanna come? I think it's easier to find people to go with you. So let me hear your suggestions of where I should plan to go.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Exercise Guild - Week 2

If you want to track your exercise with me, reply to this post with your goals and I will post them. Then reply either each day or however often you wish, and I will put your progress next to your goal. I am now in week 2 of tracking my exercise this way again and it is also week two of my rededication to eat better and exercise more. I'm doing better than I was before I was tracking my progress, but I would still like to improve even more this week. Last week was stressful and I hope that through exercise and a better diet, I can deal with stress better this week.

My goals:
Go to yoga class (1hr twice a week) 8/23
Go for a walk (around 20 minutes) 8/22, 8/24
Eat veggies at lunch 8/25 2 baby carrots, but I'm counting it!
Limit junk drinks 8/22, 8/24, 8/25 amazingly, I've been doing well on this

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Holy Grail

of cross-stitching, that is. Well, for a freak like me who collects cross-stitch patterns, I suppose. I found a website,, that has back issues of a ton of different cross stitch magazines. Ay yay yay! I could go crazy here. I had no idea there were so many magazines on the subject I had never seen, and therefore, have not yet begun to collect, let alone stitch. Sigh. I'm afraid none of you out there share this passion. But it was wonderful. Comparable to when Coldplay came to the back of the auditorium not far from where we were and did about 3 songs acoustically. Here are just 7 of the magazines I'd like to have for my own:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ancestor of the Day

Reminiscent of my old "Coldplay Song of the Day" posts, this new feature on my blog will highlight one of my ancestors. It's a great way for you to get to know too much about my history (and possibly yours) but in an enjoyable way, not a tmi sort of way.

Today's Ancestor: Catherine Wingerter, my 4th great grandmother on my mother's mother's mother's side.

Wingerter was Catherine's married name and since she immigrated to the US from Bavaria, her name was probably originally Catharina and not Catherine. In Bavaria she left her deceased husband Peter Wingerter. She crossed the ocean on a sailboat and the trip took 40 weeks, according to her great-granddaughter Ada May Wingerter Jenkins. She came here with her 2 children: John and Mary A. Wingerter. They came to this country so that John (originally Johannes) could escape serving the mandatory time in the military. They arrived in the 1830s (loss of my genealogy files to a computer virus means that I don't have this at my fingertips this minute) and Catherine is listed on the 1850 census with her son John, his wife Barbara Dellit, and their infant son David. However, I have not found any information on what happened to Catherine after this. Whether or not she died before John and Barbara moved west to Ohio or sometime after that or if she remarried, I do not know. I don't know her parents' names or her own maiden name, the town she was born in or the date of her marriage. There's a lot I don't know about her, I suppose. But hopefully now you feel that you know more than you knew before reading this post. I think Catherine would love for you to get to know her more. If you do, please send along the information to me!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I am bringing back the Exercise Guild

If you want to track your diet and exercise with me, just post a reply to the Exercise Guild post and I will update your info. Start off by stating your goals and then either each day or each week, let me know how you did and we will track it here on this blog. I am putting the date I do each goal next to that goal. I'm starting a yoga class tomorrow, so I am rededicated to exercising often and figure I may as well try to improve my diet, too.

Dellitt's Goals:
*Exercise 20 min/day 8/16 , 8/18
(yoga, walk w/ Mom
& Dad min. of 2x/week)
*Eat veggies for lunch 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/21
*Limit sodas/junk drinks 8/21

Once you reply with your goals, I will put them in the body of the post.

Happy huffing and puffing!