It was a great time away. I got in Monday evening and settled into my cozy little cabin in the woods. Tuesday I awoke to freshly fallen snow that was beautiful since I didn't have to drive in it. I did venture out of the cabin once to do some shopping at an antique mall where I found an old milk bottle with the inscription "Chief Logan" on it. I had to have it both for the Logan connection (it's my son's name, and the name of the town that's my favorite get-away) and becuase of the Indian connection.
For the most part I sat by the fire and read. I finally started and finished Ian Frazier's book "On the Rez" about the Pine Ridge reservation. It took me a while to get into the book but once I did, it was a interesting journey through the lives of various colorful people living on the Pine Ridge rez. It'll make you laugh, gasp in astonishement, and cry. It can be depressing in parts but it left me with an even greater sense of admiration for the Oglala Lakota Sioux people - and for all Indians. I recommend the book, in case you didn't get that.
So, thanks for all the comments and well-wishes. Kath - yes, Brian has come a LONG way since homemade perfume and stuffed pantyhose snakes. He tured out pretty good in spite of a slow start. And Brian, the answer to your question is, YES!