23 September 2011

Have required documents, will travel

The last few days have been busy.  I got word that I can go on the annual Elder's trip.  I didn't know physicals were needed.  Times have changed since I last flew.  Now, we have less than three weeks to get ready.  Lucky I don't need a passport.  Been working on getting one of those for the inevitable time when it is required.  That project has only been in the works for 10 years. Right now, tribal id's are enough, at least for the States.  Apparently, the Jay Treaty doesn't apply to Anishinabeg in the United States.  That invisible line that separates Canada and USA divides my whole tribe. And that's all for that subject today.  It's weird being Anishinabe and a United States citizen. Huhn.

Pleasanter aspects of the last couple weeks: our rice finished out to 97 pounds.  We cooked up 1 pound on the first day.  Manomin (wild rice) takes a long time to cook when one is hungry for it.  My niece has been trying to get out on the lake since ricing started. It's been too windy.  Although, she and her sister made it across the lake, only to turn around and come back.  Today is a good day and she's at work.  Told her she'd need to take a week off.  They don't have any either.  So, people are working hard now.  I think the rainy, windy days of the last week, while helpful for the fire 70 miles away, didn't do much for the rice.  Will have to work harder now.

Getting to know how to make slideshows with this nifty little program that came with my camera.  I spent some time checking out public domain music.  I might be able to talk my dad into playing some music for me.  Unfortunately, the incidents with the blog posts are a fair indication of how that project might proceed.  It seems all tournaments for gremlins have been concluded.

My sister was telling me the other night that she thinks they're back. She had a few problems with her machine. I've not noticed anything myself. Course, I just come home, rest, get ready, go again, come home go to sleep.  I haven't used, wait...I think they are back.  My son's car isn't working again.  Every other year or so, a mouse takes up residence and makes a little mouse house in the engine around this time of year.  Must remember to tell you that tale sometime.  And the headlights aren't working.  Daylight driving instead of daylight savings.  Must go hunt up some lavendar....

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