Well, a week went by and I'm just now posting again. Needless to say I did not fulfill my promise to write my next post before Sunday. Somehow I think we will all live.
I guess I should start where I left off. Elianna Violet Gillespie was born January 30th and what would normally have been a joyous occasion was darkened when Meg's grandmother Virginia Rollick passed away the next morning. Meg wasn't particularly close to her grandmother, and Virginia was 96 years old at the time of her passing, but Meg was still pretty upset. There was a memorial service on Friday in Peachtree City, which was for me more an opportunity to spend time with my niece and nephews than mourn the loss of a loved one. I was there to support Meg as well, but she had already done most of her grieving before the service. The next day was the burial in Maryville, TN and the highlight for me was the trip through the mountains to get there. The burial service itself was miserable. It was around 40 degrees outside with sustained winds of at least 15mph and gusts up to 30. By the time we left my face was frozen.
I withdrew from my Spanish class this morning. It was hard to do because I almost feel like I failed for having done it but the class just wasn't working for me and I needed some relief from my schedule and it was the best option for what to drop. I ended up making a 94 on my English test so it didn't make much sense to drop a class I was doing so well in, plus it would really screw up my schedule. I'm gonna take the Spanish maymester instead, which crams the class into 3 weeks in May. This option probably sounds much worse to most but I did several math classes that way and I actually prefer the breakneck pace, and it will be the only class I'm taking at that point so keeping up won't be a problem.
I've found through my continued studies of language that I greatly prefer French to Spanish. I can't honestly explain it beyond my familiarity with French but for some reason I find it easier to study and much easier to speak.
Unfortunately it's time for my biology lab so I will have to cut this post short. My television post is coming and I think I'll weigh in on some movies as well.
Random Thoughts: I have horrible heartburn right now, I wish UGA would hurry up and accept/deny my admission, I like lima beans...