Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snow, Angels and Snow Angels

Last week was a slightly slow week! We had to move our emails to Tuesday because of stupid President's day! Why is that even a thing?  That took extra time out of teaching, which sucks quite a bit! But after that it was an ok day! We got some teaching done. It was nice and sunny and we would never have seen snow coming hahaha!  The rest of the week was almost uneventful really... which I kinda hate to say but it was. There was a lot of boring stuff that we had to do last week like planning and stuff so that takes up teaching time.. sad days right!?
Thursday we had district meeting. We had to have it on Thursday because specialized training was on Friday... less time teaching again. I know this stuff is needed, but when it all happens in one week it's kind of a buzz kill!
Also on Thursday we helped a sister make jam for the Relief Society activity that night. It was a "Sisters' Fair" and everyone showed stuff they liked and were good at and stuff about themselves. It was cool.  My package hasn't come yet so I was totally lacking in all pics of Gavin and his kids! I felt guilty for not having them up there. Seriously though!

Display for Sisters' Fair
The Sisters' Fair was awesome. The Young Women were invited too so there were lots of displays!
Friday we had specialized training, so our zone and another zone met together and were taught by our Mission president and some others. It was cool!   After that we had a lunch together as a district. One of the elders here was waiting for a visa and finally got it, so we had lunch before he left. We had Thai food.  All the spicy stuff was put in bowls on the side because we were all sharing stuff, so it wasn't too spicy for anyone. Of course I availed.  Then I thought I was so cool and tough.. and ate a spoon full of chilli powder.  Genius right?  Cried all my make up off so I did!!   It was great! I'm so smart. Not.
District photo

Saturday! Ooh Saturday is where the fun started!!!   On Friday we were warned about the crazy snow, and to stock up on stuff!! I got so excited about a snow storm!! Like soooo excited!! Then the snow stopped! I majorly judged everyone for freaking out...  Saturday morning we were getting ready and did all of the stuff we needed to before heading out. We looked at the weather and thought it wasn't bad enough to justify staying in. Just as we finished making an appointment the snow started pouring down. Meh! We went out anyway! We walked a few miles to our appointment. We didn't want to bike in case it really snowed badly. On our way there we saw this car broken down and a man standing outside looking rather rough and wearing no jacket. As we got closer a girl got out and got in the driver seat. We figured they must have gotten whatever was wrong sorted.
As we passed the car she got out and asked if we had any money. They had run out of petrol literally across the road from the station and had no money. So I agreed that I'd buy them some gas if they could get their car across the road to the station. There was a bit of a hill up to the station and we couldn't push it hard enough... so this crazy nice guy came up behind, put a towel on his bumper and pushed their car up with his! Whoa!!  Luckily the car wasn't damaged!  So I bought them just 10 dollars of gas. Not a lot or anything. We were then talking to him and his friends telling them what we did. We asked where he lived to see if he was in our area if we could teach him. He told us that he was homeless and actually lived in that car! D: I was like holy cow!! I wish I had known before. I would have bought them some food as well instead of just 10 dollars of crappy petrol. Sad.

We got to our appointment and had a really good lesson and chat with the sister we were visiting. We decided that we would stop at one appointment for the day since the weather was getting worse and there was already a car stuck on the hill just outside her house. Her roommate wanted to give us a ride. We said we'd walk because we didn't want them to get stuck but they wanted to take us. So we're driving... la la la... and all of a sudden no more driving. Just spinning wheels! We finally got moving but we were at the bottom of a long hill! So we told them to turn around and we'd walk the rest of the way! They couldn't even turn around. We had to push the car so that they could turn,  then once they got turned around we started up the hill. It was Chaos! I loved every second of it!! People stuck everywhere, cars sliding around, hazards on empty cars, people trekking up the hill. Flippin' sweet, man! We had already been in the snow for so long. My hair was frozen!
Let it Go!!

I had icicles on my eye lashes. It was the coolest thing ever! EVER! Once we finally got to our apartment it had even snowed under the roof there!  I may or may not have made a snow angel outside out door.  Maybe.
A distinct possibility 

We spent the rest of Saturday watching church videos and eating... I'm gonna get so dang fat!

Sunday we did our usual studies etc. and waited to hear if church was still on. Every other ward meeting in our building was cancelled as well as pretty much everyone else in the stake! ... Nope... not us!  So the sisters from another ward that meets in our building said that they wanted to come with us, which was awesome because we could ride with them.  Since it had snowed and church was still on we got started with texting some elderly sisters in the ward who might need their driveway shoveled to be able to get out to go to church. We did two driveways before church and then ended up only having an hour of church, which was kind of awesome because it meant that we got to go teach!! Woohoo!!
So we set off to go and teach a family of kids! We taught them their second lesson... using football terms to help the boys understand. They loved that one and listened even better than the first time. Good thing there was that one year where I tried to understand football....
After that we met back up with the other sisters who had also gone to teach a lesson. Our dinner appointment were so nice, and kind enough to take the other sisters too because they saw them at church and heard their appointment cancelled! How nice! Our ward is great!!  So after dinner we went and visited with the man who recently got baptised and his wife. We decided instead of going home early we would visit them. They too were kind and took the other sisters in. We ended up playing Mexican train (a dominoes game) until it was time to go home. We didn't know if we'd even make it home... Luckily the one sister was a great driver and we made it up all the hills and home safely!! It was great!! I love snow and storms.
Giant icicle

We lost a couple hours of today because all the cars were parked up.. so that kinda sucked. But it's still awesome!!

Anyway... sorry it was a rubbish week!   Hopefully the next one will be better!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow that sounds absolutely fantastic. She's having a ball. Imagine being upset because you can't teach a lesson-awesome! So so glad and so happy for Christi.