I heard about a roll over accident on the interstate as I arrived at school this morning. I did not think much of it, except to be grateful that I was not on that stretch of road. I later found out that a friend was the one whose SUV turned over onto its hood. Thankfully, he walked away with very minor injuries. I do not know what caused the crash, but I am grateful he was not hurt or worse.
I took two tests last week. I am still waiting for the results of my Spanish test, but I scored 100 percent on my Geology test. I have no idea how that happened. I walked out of that test feeling discouraged that I did not study as well as I needed to. I guess the instructor felt differently.
I have another test next week in history, as well as another lab practical in Geology. This time we will be identifying rocks by their mineral content. It should be interesting.
My brother and father got their deputy black belts in Kickboxing. They will not test again for close to a year. I will probably have my deputy black belt by the time they do. I hope my dad has a bit more flexibility when he does test again. Right now, he is far from flexible. I am not sure how hard he tries in class, though.
I am worried about my grandmother. She has deteriorated badly since the last time I saw her (around Christmas). Her short term memory is all but shot, and her long term memory is starting to be affected, too. It was scary. We are starting to have to keep a close eye on what she does in the kitchen, otherwise she will not remember. She could not remember that she, Mom, my youngest brother, and his girlfriend went upstairs to find a cat. She could not remember letting that same cat out a little while later, then letting him back in, and finally letting him back out again. It was difficult to get her to follow conversation. Those are just a few examples.
My aunt may be suggesting that they look into moving into a retirement community, if for no other reason to get some assistance for my grandmother. My grandfather needs a relief, and that seems to be the best way to get some. Much of the family is very busy, but if they moved into a community nearby, it would help us be able to check in on them more frequently. Anyway, my aunt intends to have that conversation within the next week or two. More to come.
In the meantime, I have done significant work on the tiger counted cross-stitch. I hope to have it finished by this weekend. Of course, I have studying to get in there, too. I still need to add another ear and finish the background, and then add the outlining. I am pleased with the way it is turning out, despite two major mistakes that I cannot easily correct.