Sorry, Mom, for the absence.
Things have been a little crazy. I’ve turned in four essays so far. Deadlines were very close together with one on 1 Nov, 2 on Nov, and 1 on 7 Nov… hence the radio silence.
I’ve still got to design a poster and start on my final three big essays for the semester. SCREAMS.
But, if any consolation… I don’t have any exams this semester so that’s nice. Just death essays.
This week has been pretty great so far…
On Monday, I have a meeting at the National Museum to help discuss what sort of things young people would be interested in. The NMS just got a huge grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Since I volunteer at the museum with the youth engagement team, we all got called in for a consultation with museum staff and Young Scot staff. We talked about ‘what is heritage’ and what we should expect from future museum programs. They also gave me food and unlimited coffee so I was pretty happy.
Tuesday. I woke up late and barely made it to class on time and then was locked into academia from 9-1 and because I was running late didn’t have time for food and nearly starved to death and then one of my pins fell off my jacket and I still haven’t found it and I’m still crying about it.
TODAY! I also got up late and had to run out the door to be at the Royal Botanical Garden for 10.30 to get my pass photo taken because surprise! cha girl is also volunteering there now! I’ll be working at the Garden Cottage which hosts a lot of educational events. They brought me into help plan events for teens and students! I attended the interdepartmental meeting today which was a bit overwhelming for my first day but they gave me free food so it was okay. (It was pumpkin soup made from stuff grown in the garden FYI.) I’ve got another meeting there next week Wednesday to talk more with the education department. I’m v excited.
But, yeah. I came home after the meeting and drank a lot of coffee. I talked shit with my dad over the phone for liiikkkee an hour or so until my phone died. Then I actually had to get to work and so I read the entire publication about the mass graves at Towton (a battle during the war of the roses (1461) which pretty much paved the way for bby edward iv to become king of england… which im still really conflicted about because eddie 4 was fighting against henry ‘son of bae’ vi and while i’m like eddie iv is the better candidate my loyalty to henry v really causes a lot of internal strife and turmoil and it all comes down to the fact that if bae hadn’t died of dysentery in 1422 we wouldnt have this problem.) for my Conflict Archaeology class.
And, now I have to somehow try to condense all that information to a poster and write three essays by December 5. Which is, as much as I cry about it, actually quite doable and I just have to stop whining about it and ‘getter done.’