Mama Rika Update…I’m Getting More Boring

I keep thinking I will post more often, including funny things, tips and tricks, etc.  All I seem to manage right now is throwing some pictures down and giving a missionary update.  Well…one of these days…

We went to the grocery store and I treated them for a ride afterwards.  

This year’s Thanksgiving tree.  We write something we are thankful for on the leaves.  Hopefully the leaves are totally stuffed with thankful for words by the time Thanksgiving gets here.
Princess went outside to do her school work.  It was a little cold, so she bundled up in a sleeping bag.  Her littlest brother had to come snuggle with her.
The boys decided they needed their Peruvian hats to keep them warm while working on their schoolwork.  Princess is off looking for hers.

This little guy decided to change his Sunday clothes look by wearing his shirt backwards.  He did it all by himself.

Missionary Update:

Well, I’ve decided, being sick is no fun. Being sick while being a missionary is doubly no fun. You can’t decide whether to stay in and rest or go out and work, either way you feel terrible. One for not doing missionary work, and the other for being sick while doing it. Bleh… But we did have some really cool things happen this week.
Monday:
Zone Conference! Yes! Zone Conferences are awesome! If you ever get the opportunity to go to a zone conference do not pass it up. I was asked to give a special musical number, so I played a rendition of “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” I played 5 verses, on the 3rd and 4th I switched into minor key which really added a lot to the whole piece. Overall It was one of my favorite special musical numbers I’ve done on my mission. I seem to have done a lot more musical performances out here as compared to back home. I think it was easier to fly under the radar back home.
Tuesday:
 
 Pday, we did laundry, wrote letters, played games, the usual. Then we had dinner with some members, and picked up a bookcase from a member to add to our furniture in our new apartment.
Wednesday:
Went on exchanges with Morgantown 2. E. Cameron and I really worked hard up there. We had a couple of really cool things happen. We stopped in to try and see an investigator, but they weren’t home, so instead we tried a potential down the street. While the potential was excited to see us, he couldn’t meet with us right then, but he did tell us to stop by their neighbor. When we dropped by, we found out they’d already met with missionaries before and would love to have us come back. We set up an appointment for later that evening when the husband would be home, and taught them that day. It was a pretty cool appointment.
After we taught the lesson and whatnot, we were about to leave, but the husband stopped us. He looked down at my shoes and asked if he could polish them for me. Since I’d never had an investigator offer before, I wasn’t sure what to say. I told him not to worry about it, but thanks for the offer. He insisted and pulled out his shoe shining kit, and polished them for me right then and there. I left that place with a big smile and some shiny shoes.
Thursday:
Started feeling pretty sick and stayed inside most of the day. We had a 3 o’clock appointment and a 7 o’clock appointment. In between was sleep time.
Friday:
Felt much better during the day, so we got out and worked, but toward the end of the day, I could feel the cold creeping back into my head. We had some awesome members that brought by some home made chicken noodle soup. It was perfect.
Saturday:
We found out that E. Boughan and I are staying another transfer together. That will mean that I will go for 10 transfers with 4 companions and 3 areas. President Pitt doesn’t like to move me around much. 🙂 I’m ok with that.
Sunday:
Went home early from church to avoid other people getting sick too. We were able to organize/ clean the apartment for a bit, but the rest of the day was pretty dull.
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