woah. That’s classes for third year finished. yikes.
I’m not totally done yet, I have my final essay due in next Friday and one exam in May. However, I am done with set class times and lectures. The University is officially on holiday for the coming weeks. Haven’t figured out what I’m doing for my holiday but I have a few options and some ideas.
This semester was a little hectic with snow related university closures and a four week strike. However, I really enjoyed my courses. My favourite course this semester was Archaeological Illustration. I’ve always really enjoyed art and graphic design and I loved learning how to create stuff for excavation reports as well as public outreach programs.
My only exam this semester is for Theoretical Archaeology, it’s on May 16. After I have provisional plans to get back to the Bothy to finish works for the kitchen and such. Hopes to get some walking in like year as well… I just will have to remember sunscreen this time so I don’t lose all the skin off my arms again.
The EUMC has a massive 75th Anniversary dinner and ceilidh coming up later in May which will be similar to last year’s dinner, camping, climbing, and walking (and drinking) road trip and party on Iona … only this time old members from the club will be coming back. I recently spoke with an old bothy secretary from the 1960s Yummick era who was very excited to hear about the event and promised to bring friends and stories. Should be lit.
Plans for the summer are shaping up, I have four weeks of excavation planned at the end of July into August with the rest of the summer set aside to work at the Gardens on my dissertation. I have been focused on getting this semester done first and then I will turn focus onto research and talking to people. Exciting.
The weather is slowly warming up and then it snowed again the other day… typical. But, today is sunny and it wasn’t too cold this morning.
I’m just waiting for my laundry to finish and then probably going to get some coffee and cry over this essay about post-processual thought in archaeology.