Hello everyone! All my coursework for Medieval Europe is submitted. My essay is turned in! I’m happy with it. I wish I had 1,000 more words to delve into more stuff because I really do enjoy the topic but oh well.
Now I can enjoy the rest of the semester… sort of. Coming up, I have two more Practical assignments (working with Abode Illustrator and using GIS to create digital maps of sites) and one presentation/short report about the ‘Domestication of the Goat’ for Archaeology. For Roman World, I have one essay. I’ve decided to do the question about Roman Military camps and what that tells us about the organization of the Roman Army. YAY! The semester is closing down, but I can’t get unfocused.
Yesterday was my Grandma’s birthday so Happy Birthday again Grandma!
Also yesterday, since my archaeology lab for the week was canceled and I didn’t have NMS volunteering, I had the afternoon off. Incredible! To relax after submitting my essay, I went for a run because the weather was #stellar and then in the evening I went to hot yoga. I’ve been attending yoga classes for a while now, they’re really been helping with my anatomically incorrect knees. However, this was my first time attending a hot yoga class so I was a little nervous about it to be honest… but it was actually really nice. I was disgustingly sweaty, probably should have brought a bigger towel, but it was a good flashback to a Kansas spring day, albeit being close to 20 degrees cooler. The class was set at 89F (32c) and Kansas summers can get up to 110F (43C).
Today, I’m working on some tutorial work for Roman World and planning out the rest of my semester (we only have four weeks left… WHAT!?). In case you’re interested, here’s a whirlwind tour:
Term finishes on April 7, and then I’m off to Chester for the first of three excavations this summer. I get back to Edinburgh just before my 20th birthday. Exam dates came out yesterday. I have exams on May 15, 18, and 23. Exam revision is going to consume my life for the following weeks, but once those are done it’s off on the Mountaineering Roadtrip to wherever the weather is nice. The Dinner Meet this year is on Iona (You know the 6c monastery established by St. Columba… later home to Oswald, the King of Bamburgh Castle!). After the dinner meet, it’s a mad dash back to Edinburgh to get packed for five weeks at Bamburgh. Then a week back in Edinburgh to get packed for both my excavation in Italy and my trip back to the Dis-United States of America. Back in America, the family and I are going on vacation and I can finally relax. It’s going to be a busy summer, but I can’t say that I’m not doing the things I love.
Reminder! March is International Women’s Month so don’t forget to be/thank/appreciate/acknowledge the amazing ladies in your life!