Being called a “mole” for eating through so much dirt so fast. Trust me, it’s a compliment. And on a dig where no comments means you are doing well, a true statement like that can stay with you for days.
When during first break your head supervisor asks if you all want to go to the beach after work (which already is a short day because it’s Saturday) because it’s going to be so hot and she notices that everyone is exhausted. Yay!
Not just the expensive good cookies for break snack, but awesome chocolate wafers and muesli bars.
Being asked to ink in the drawing of a figurine head you spent 3 hours on so that the professor can put it in her book when she publishes next year.
Actually being at the beach and the water is very wavy and the warmest temperature all season. So much fun.
Buying a white chocolate ice cream bar.
Spotting a sea turtle.
Then coming back in time for grill night for dinner: (pita, pork souvlaki, tzatziki, French fries…mmm)
Indulging in an Amstel beer. Or two.
Going to bed knowing that tomorrow is Sunday and you have the entire day off to spend at the beach.
p.s. Sorry for the lack of posting this week. We have been working ourselves to the bone without a break… bedtime every night at 9:45 for all of us. But hopefully I’ll be able to write more in the next couple of days.