Sometimes life likes to play little jokes. Like scheduling hospital operations in the same week I’m supposed to go medieval camping and teach two demonstrations on medieval medicine. Good heavens. Yesterday I didn’t think I’d make it, but today is a new day and a much, much better one. It’s amazing what a whole lot of rest and good sleeps will do for a body.
I took things slow and steady and bit by by everything came together. My gear is all packed, medieval medicines made, notes printed. I think I’m set.
Last year was my first time teaching medieval medicine and I was so nervous I nearly made myself sick. This year is different. This year I know my material well and the recipes and uses just come to mind naturally. This year I get to relax and enjoy it, delighting children with talk of bone saws and stitching them up with horse hair, meeting people from all over the world, visiting the myriad camps and learning as much as I can.