Welcome to my garden. Today is OFF topic of writing. DNA, gardening apparently is NOT in my DNA. Speaking of that here is today's gardening tip...
If you have a black thumb, hire a gardener. Or marry someone who does well with gardening. ~~~ words of wisdom by Mary Martinez
Designing Gardens in limited spaces.
23andMe, this one is a little more expensive but it not only gives you your DNA it gives you health issues, etc. Things like what you're DNA is prone to, I have a good chance to have skin cancer. WELL this would have been nice to know before I got it on my nose. But all is well.
Ancestry is all about just that... Ancestry. I'm trying to build up my tree, but the problem is this, I
Whenever I think I have the right one, I have no one to ask if the siblings they have for her are right. It's a bit frustrating. But I'm working through it. The funny thing is, over the years people have asked me what nationality I am and I've always said I'm adopted so I can be whatever the hell er, heck I want and I say Irish. And turns out I'm 49% Irish and about 40% British which includes Scottish. My birth mother side has the Scottish Anderson and a bit of German and a few others.
I got my son's DNA because I figured I only needed to do one child and that would tell me what they were. Oh no! I found out that each child get's so much DNA from each parent and it's not always the same amount of DNA, like it's not 50/50. One child can get 90% of one parent and 10% of the other. While another child can have 40/60 or even 50/50 or even 95/5. Who knew? Certainly not me. Now I'm going to have the others done, just to see.
My sister-in-law fully expected to see that she was close to 100% Southern American or Spanish which if you're from Spain it comes up Iberian. She found out that she is 30% Greek. She has NO idea where that came from. My husband who thought he'd have all his ancestry from South American is 60% European (27.3% of that is Iberian) and 24.1% Native American. Which encompasses North and South America.
You just never know. Yet somehow I knew deep down I was Irish. And believe me I'm embracing my Irish for all it's worth!
Do you have a DNA story? I'd love to hear all about it!
And back to writing. DNA can bring in a bit of mystery to a story. I think I may use it at some point!
Have a good week.