Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Last week was fun. I traveled out to Oneida to see-- for REAL-- the Oneida Nation Indian Stone. I had done some research on the history of it, and on the history of the Oneida Nation.
We first became interested in the nation after studying and learning about the Reverend Samuel Kirkland, a missionary to the Indians and who founded the Hamilton-Oneida Academy in Clinton, NY (now Hamilton College). We got to know Kirkland so well that he seems like an old grandfather-- a beloved ancient whom we've never met. Kirkland was a wonderful man.
And then we visited the Shago:wi Cultural Center, a museum run by the Oneidas. I like it a lot (plus, it's free!). I'd LOVE to work there (or any historical museum, for that matter!), but employment is a little hard to come by these days. I've been pounding the pavement and not been finding much.
So we're home this week. I'm updating various of our blogs (I'm the family IT gal), and with the kids now having blogs, they need help from time to time. One child recently moved her blog from Blogger to a self-hosted Wordpress: what a chore! We wanted to get ALL the old posts to redirect to the NEW exact post without any blips. It took me an entire day to figure it out, but I finally did it! (Yes, Jean, I did it! And it was not easy!) I am so proud of myself. :D And then, the other kid wants a new template and blog header, which is fine with me. His current blog is too dark and I can't read it.
So... that's my boring little life right now, lol. I had hopes, last spring, to perhaps join the Winter Campers this year-- they have been so generous and willing to take me-- but I had some issues with my back (wasn't ready for such physical activity) and had commitments here to fulfill. Nuts.
We're STILL hoping for this and that-- a renovated kitchen, a trip pout-of-state, etc. I'm pretty sure we'll get something done from our list.
I do wish it would snow, though. If we're going to be stuck at home, it would be nice to be stuck feeling cozy at home! ;)
How's your winter turning out?