I have a confession to make... I've been listening to Christmas music all week. BUT IN MY DEFENSE, time on a mission flies by, so if I don't start listening to it now, by the time Thanksgiving comes, I'll feel like I didn't get to listen to it at all! So I'm enjoying it while I can. Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Dino... Aaahhhh. They do Christmas carols the best!
Saturday the ward had a HUMONGOUS yard sale at the church to raise funds for the three missionaries they have going out within the next 3 months. GUESS HOW SUCCESSFUL THIS WAS. It was $1,000 successful! There's still A LOT of stuff, and they're doing another one this week, so that's way cool :) We were there helping out all morning. I got a little sunburn on my nose, that I just realized :) Hahah
We went to a ward chili cook-off (we had dinner with one of WML's, but he didn't realize it was the ward dinner, so we just sat with them :). IT WAS AWESOME. Everything was decorated like autumn, and I was in heaven. I'll send some pictures of that :)
Just for your information, I'm slowly getting sicker and sicker, I feel. I'm eating and drinking sufficiently, but I'm still getting worse. I'm shaky and dizzy all the time, headaches and nausea are not only persistent, but worsening. I feel exhausted to the point of tears sometimes... I don't know. I just feel awful. We came home early last night (my companion is feeling it a little bit too) and I went straight to sleep. We both feel like we're dying. We took a 3 hour nap between a meeting and church, then came home and I went to sleep at 8:30. But I still woke up feeling like a zombie. The sleep was great, I just wish I could do it all the time. I DON'T WANT TO DIE.
Last night I got to meet Sheri Dew. She came to the building where our branch meets, and did a devotional for City Center. It was amazing. Of course, I forgot to bring my notebook, so I had to take notes on the iPad. I hate doing that :( But I am grateful that I DID have the iPad to take notes! These iPads are really neat to have, but at the same time I'm not a fan. The area book/planner app is just so much work, and quite confusing. I like using paper planners... But the mission is trying to wean off of the paper planners and just use the iPads. We'll see how that goes.
Anyway, I wasn't awake this week. It was really weird. So sorry my email is short (in comparison to my other emails...) ;) My emails are never truly short though... Hahaha I'll send y'all some pictures to play with now.
Luke, I'm sending you an email about things to remember/MTC advice. I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU'RE LEAVING THIS WEEK.
I love you all a lot, and miss y'all like crazy.
|Cooper and me. This is my landlord's grandkid. SO DARLING, this one.|
|Elder Stevenson drew a picture of me. How sweet. -_-|
|More fun with the Dushane kids :)|
|One thing the iPads are good for... Keeping kids entertained while my companion eats :) (I had already eaten...)|
|Zone activity. Always a fun time :)|
|At the temple as a district :)|
|So a bunch of us missionaries were standing there, and they put this mirror right in front of us. THIS MEANS PICTURE TIME! Hahahaha|
|Missionary fundraiser! The kid in the red reports to the MTC on the 30th for the Kansas Wichita mission. WOOT WOOT! :)|
|Me, at the chili cook-off. Cutest thing :)|