Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We had nothing going on today, so we slept in. And I mean “slept in” — I got out of bed at 10am, which is highly unusual for me. I’m usually up with the sun, if not before. It was the best night of sleep I’ve had in months though, and that makes it worth it.

Add to the picture that the sky was dropping tiny snowflakes on us, and it made for a perfect morning.

As it was already late in the day, we decided to start out our day with corned beef and cabbage, and headed down to Mulligan’s, a little sports bar down the street from us. By the time we got out the door around noon, the sky was full of largest snowflakes I’ve seen in years. They were giant clumps of flakes, falling like crazy. None of it stuck, but for hours and hours it looked like a scene from a winter’s postcard.

Surprisingly, there wasn’t much of a wait at Mulligan’s. Once we were seated, what was the very first thing I put in my body on this day? A green beer. 🙂 Having missed the away-from-home college experience, I don’t know that I’ve ever started out my day with a beer, but today, it seemed like the right thing to do.

Mulligan’s serves up a mean plate of corned beef and cabbage too. Huge portion — but great for breakfast! — and tasty. Now, Darla makes the best corned beef and cabbage I’ve ever had, and spoiled me with it last night, but Mulligan’s plate was tasty too, and was even served with a little horseradish sauce on the side. I’m a horseradish (and wasabe) fan, so this was right up my alley.

So, with a belly full of corned beef, and a head full of green beer, I’ve continued getting ready for the show at the end of the month. I believe I’ll have two tables at this show, and with that extra display space, I expect to be showing a lot of new pieces, along with having a whole bunch of smaller pieces available. My strategy is a little different for this show.

In the last show, I had a few large images on easles behind the table, and I’ll do that again this time. However this time, I won’t have to dedicate such a large percentage of the table space to those. I’ll be able to spread out many more affordable pieces, and hopefully grab folks’ attention with plenty of very reasonably priced items. Consider it a marketing experiment! 🙂