So this weekend we are having a canton barbeque and build day at the farm. It should be a fun day. Or scary.. I mean after all Lysele will be wielding a hammer.. that kinda puts fear in my heart.. I take solace that I can run faster scared than she can mad :P
Its been a hectic couple of weeks (hence no post for a while.. though I did say at the beginning this wasn’t going to be an everyday kind of blog) There’s been lots of phone calls, logistic puzzles to be solved, and a possible sink hole?!? Whhhhaaaaat!? *twitch twitch* and with my luck the sink hole would’ve been under my tent …O.o but don't worry it really is under control :P) I kinda wanna bubble wrap the entire event.. Would that be weird!?
Ok sinkholes aside, things are looking good. We are well organized and enthused. T-shirts are in our possession, site tokens are getting printed, war points have been figured out. Did you know that VOLUNTEERS can earn war points?! So if you are bored and looking for something to do I will always be looking for help somewhere. Not only would you have the appreciation of Lysele and myself but you can help your side win the war.
I’ve also been wrestling with the idea of having another food drive at the event. We collected quite a lot of food and money for our local food bank that is always in need of help at our Fall A&S event that I’d like to see if we can do that again. Obviously last time it was donation or $5 to taste the butter chicken cook off entries but I wont have anything like that for this event. I’m thinking war points to the group that donates the most food to the cause. We could have 2 categories, group donation and single donation.
We are fortunate in so many ways. We have friends and family in our SCA group that if hard times hit we have each other to lean on. A lot of people out in our local communities don’t have that kind of support. We can make a difference to some families and help take that burden of worry off their shoulders. So what say you Ealdormere? Would you be willing to participate in a food drive?
I promised in my first blog to be completely honest with you all that are reading this rambling forum of my wayward thoughts and so I shall. I have to admit I’ve gotten frustrated and twitchy a few times lately with trying to get things done and answering questions that to me haven’t made much sense but that could be because I’m too close to the work, and a few times I’ve had to walk away from what I was doing before I twitched too much. Our lovely Septentrian Baroness has had to listen to me grumble a bit here and there because she’s my bestest friend in the whole world and well that’s part of the job description. I’m pretty sure we signed that contract back when we were 13.. possibly in blood.. we are both reds after all :P
So my wonderful little "life as an autocrat" lesson I shall share with you all is: Things will get to you.. you are human.. it happens. Make sure you know how to handle the frustration.. making it stay internal will make you stress out and mess with you physically. Having a best friend that knows what your are doing and why (and is down with it all and doesn’t think your insane for dressing like a Viking on weekends) is a bonus. But know what your limits are.. compromise when you need to and be a nice hard ass when you can’t. Your guts will thank you.