We got the news that we have been accepted into the Norman Medieval Faire on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. The show is a one weekend even in April and this will be out third year there along with our friends at Perth Pewter, the Dragon Orphanage, and going for the first time, Utopia Armoury. It will be somewhat bittersweet as one of our favorite restaurants was destroyed in the tornadoes that ripped through the area. I think they were rebuilding and I hope that is true. Time to get busy in the shop again. I am finishing up some special orders and have some new designs in my head to work on. We’ll see what the next coupe of weeks bring to life.
I realize I have slacked and not updated in a while. In my defense, this last year has been challenging. Between finally learning what the root cause of some recent health setbacks, the other half finally getting a job closer and moving in (combining two full households in the middle of my busy season with only 2 weeks notice is not easy!), and recent staff challenges and changes, things just had to be put on the back burner for a bit.
This coming year will be a challenge again as I start to work on stock for Norman with a frozen shoulder, a shop still not back in workable shape, and worries about who will work when and where; but it will happen. It always does. Life has a funny way of making sure the possibilities are there.
Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive,
effective, unstoppable determination.” Ralph Marston