Hello friends and welcome to Limbo!
Since getting back on Sunday night this week has been a rather calm period again right before the storm that is going to be me in a tent for 35 nights crying over Anglo-Saxon archaeology in rainy/boggy Northumberland. Picture a slightly more grotesque Gollum holding a trowel instead of The Ring and you should sort of get the idea.
This week I’ve spent it mostly inside because of the torrential downpour Edinburgh is currently facing. We have gotten so much rain in the past week, Princes Street Gardens has basically become the Old North Loch again. Now we just need a David Hume-like figure to fall in. (True story, David Hume fell in a bog right here in Edinburgh.)
However, on Monday I went to go see Wonder Woman. Go. See. This. Film.
I know I always gripe about DC and how their past films have been pretty shitty… but Wonder Woman is fantastic. The acting is incredible and the story is spot on for today. It has a great message at the end about doing the right thing and believing in hope even if everyone around you is being shitty. It also does a great job at presenting both the female and male characters in the film. This is a film that we’ve needed for a long time.
And, it’s directed by Patty Jenkins who is from Lawrence! The playlist for today is just the Wonder Woman soundtrack because I’ve been listening to it on repeat.
I also finished playing Rise of the Tomb Raider the other night. The final boss battle was frustrating af, but the overall game was great.
I’m doing some general tidying and then I’m packing for excavation. This morning I used the egg coddler (a birthday gift from my mother) to make myself a plate of my favourite breakfast: eggs benedict. I turned on some ~smooth~ jazz to drink my tea and write this post. Look at me, #adult.
But today I have a list of errands to run so because since I find my days remotely interesting, I figured you would find them interesting as well.
I. I need to become a presentable human to the outside world and not forget to brush my hair.
II. Before I head out I need to put on a load of laundry or else face the wrath of the clothes monster growing faster than No Face from Spirited Away on my desk chair.
II. My disposable camera from the Road Trip has been developed so I need to run up to Princes Street to get the photos. Those (fingers crossed) will be uploaded to Facebook tonight.
III. I need to sort out the pillow situation for excavation or my neck will riot. Thinking of getting a compressible camping pillow, so if anyone has any recommendations???
IV. My favourite body lotion, a combination of cocoa butter, oatmeal, and lavender is back at Lush…
V. The dishwasher is out of tablets and I am nearly out of milk… to the shop.
VI. Get a cup of coffee. Or two.
In other exciting news, my writer’s block aka the constant nagging I’ve had for not publishing something again in the last six years has lapsed? Finally? After basically abandoning a manuscript I’d worked on for years and was over 70k… I’ve just hit 30k on a new manuscript!! I think the story works well and I’m hopeful that I can finish it. Two words: Space Archaeologists.
But, that’s my afternoon. It’s just starting to rain.