Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"no one can make you feel bad without your permission" eleanor roosevelt

The older I get the more I understand the wisdom of this wise woman's words. I'm somewhat annoyed that it took so long!

This has been a long weekend. I love long weekends not because they herald a few days of lazy times dozing by the fire, but they usually mean some wonderful adventure is about to unfold in my small universe. I anticipated the weekend last week with impatient angst. My job as you all may or may not know is not my favorite place to be but as Ms.Roosevelt says, it's my choice how to feel about THAT.

Friday came along and the usual friday ceremonies took place...jollifications downtown for my brother, a very very VERY short time at the casino for me:-) (fortunately I've learned the limitations of a dollar!)

Saturday was the birthday celebration for a tribal elder...we were invited and got dressed in our best for the occasion - for me this meant my favorite wingdress, otter wraps for my braids, favorite earrings and necklaces, oops, better mend my moccasins so the grandmas don't laugh at me! For my brother this meant having me iron that one ribbon shirt he really likes, otter wraps for HIS braids, etc...

We got to the "doings" and were met with many hugs and "happy new years" from friends and relatives. Loud bursts of laughter filled the air and the hum of conversation wafted warm like the fresh aroma of homemade rolls the lined the tables.


Oh so much beauty filled the room, the wisdom of a few tribal elders outshines brilliant sunsets and their stories are woven of the finest pieces of silvery lined clouds...

it was a beautiful day...

Sunday came along and we carefully dressed for longhouse. again in our best...


Monday, my "daughter" (adopted...she's lovely and tall and blonde with beautiful rich blue eyes) called and was worried about making the trip to PDX to bring grand-daughter N home from her visit. Of course this grandma and grandpa leapt at the chance to spend a few moments with N!
Rich kisses and deep belly laughs were had by all.

It was a wonderful joyous weekend!

2 comments:

Grandma K said...

Sounds great. As usual, I loved the pictures.

bonequinhoda bic said...

Sweet Mother, how i wish that i was there among you and yours.Thankyou for sharing and bracking bread with us !
It´s always warm to ear from you and yours !