Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I ate too much food this week! - November 30, 2015

Hello family,

How was your week? Sounds like y'all had a good Thanksgiving! I had a really good Thanksgiving as well, but I will tell you about that later in my email. So I feel like not to much happened this week. We mainly saw less-actives because of the holiday and most people were gone..but it was still a productive week.

So funny story about last Monday night.. So we have these recent converts in our ward who we go see weekly and we tried to see them last Monday night at like 8:30 and we could tell they were home because we could hear them but they just didn't answer the door. The next day we have a missed call from the wife and she left a message saying "Sorry we did not answer the door last night we were en lafragrante.. If you know what I mean?..." Haha um.... Awkward! So we just don't call back or respond to her because it was just super funny and awkward. Why would someone tell you they are doing things with their husband and that is why they didn't answer the door! Haha anyways, the next day she just texts us the same thing and she won't stop texting so finally we call her back and she has to reexplain the whole thing to us even though I already knew what her and her husband were doing! Haha so awkward!! Seriously, who says that to the missionaries? Haha 

On Tuesday we had district meeting and it went pretty good. I had to give my training on becoming consecrated missionaries! I really did not want to give it. I thought I was going to die. There are more then one reasons why I thought I was going to die. I woke up not feeling so great, I then didn't eat breakfast so I was starving, I had cramps like crazy on top of that and then just being nervous to give my training. I was a hot mess! Haha! The whole time I thought I was going to throw up! But I'm happy to say it went really good! 

After district meeting we visited a few people and then we had dinner with Sister Bagots in our ward. She is the sweetest lady who is from Jamaica! She fed us this really good chicken and rice dinner. The best part was she had a plate full of tomatoes and cucumbers and told us to eat them all.. Sister McGregor and I are the kindest companions ever and left them all for Sister Clemens to eat. 

Oh, I forgot to tell you a funny story about this dinner. So Sister Bagots will not let us eat at her house because she thinks there is something wrong with her house. She says that it just makes her really itchy and so she has to always wear long pants and boots when she is home because the carpet makes her itch. So she asked her neighbor Bert if we could eat at her house. It is nice for us because she always asks one of her non-member neighbors.  While Bert was just the sweetest old lady and we had a nice lesson about scripture study with both of them. Bert told us the best quote.  She said, "Thin is in but fat is where it's at!" This is my new motto!  Haha

On Wednesday we spent the day in 2nd ward area. It was nice. We then had dinner with a sweet old couple. I can't even remember their names... Haha but they have two little weiner dogs and one's name was Daisy and it just made me think of our cute little Daisy! This dog acted just like her. She barked the whole time at us and they told us she might bite us if we tried to pet her.. I was successful in petting her! I must be a dog whisperer. Haha. Anyways, we had a good dinner, they made us potatoes, chicken, carrots, pumpkin bread, it was basically like a pre-Thanksgiving dinner. It was delicious! That's about all that I remember about that day.. Haha 

Thursday was Thanksgiving. We went to breakfast at a less-active member's home. She fed us biscuits and gravy and cinnamon rolls. The elders also came to this breakfast. So while I was dishing my plate they stuck a fart machine under the couch where I was sitting... Then when we are all sitting down eating they let it off. Haha!  Sister McGregor instantly looks at me and I am so confused and I try to blame it on the dog.. Haha!  Well, the dog was clear across the room so that did nothing and everyone thought I farted. They then let it off again!  By this point Sister McGregor is dying of laughter because she thinks it is me. I am still just so confused as to who farted because only Sister Clemens was sitting next to me and she is just too sweet to fart at someone's house. Finally we realized it was a set up and the elders had planted a fart machine under my chair.. They think they are so funny! Haha! After breakfast we taught the restoration but we decided to switch it up a little. All of us were teaching and we could only say one word and then the next person would say a word and we taught that way. It was a very interesting but fun lesson! 

After we finished up there we went to Sister Martin's house and she fed us some appetizers while she finished up her Thanksgiving dinner. After that we went to the next appointment which was our dinner appointment. We ate at a member's house. Her name is Sister Pulsipher. She is seriously the best cook ever! We had mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie (which was the best thing I have ever eaten), green bean casserole, homemade rolls, turkey, ham, and then she had some purple cabbage stuff (which was not my favorite), not to mention before dinner she had a whole table full of cheese and crackers and salads and treats for us to eat and then, after dinner she had pumpkin pie and home made New York-style cheese cake! Mmmm... It was so good! Anyways, that about sums up my Thanksgiving. I ate so much I thought I was going to explode! After that appointment we just visited members the rest of the night.

Friday... We had weekly planning. I still hate weekly planning, in case y'all had forgotten, since my last email.. Haha this week I made it through by eating brownies and ice cream with Nutella on top of it!  I'm such a fatty! Haha 

After weekly planning we had dinner at a members home who lives in the 2nd ward. Let me just describe the lady's home. First off right when you get to the front porch you can just smell the stink. It just smells like dirty I don't know what and cigarette smoke because her husband smokes. Ok secondly she has 2 dogs. One is just this really big dog who slobbers all over everything and it is just really gross. The other dog is a puppy pitbull. While this little pitbull is kinda freaky because it has something wrong with it so it has no hair... She usually keeps it blocked on the kitchen and it just really freaks me out because I am always worried it is going to jump out and get me! So we get to her house and before we even get out of the car I am already laughing so hard that I can't pray, Sister McGregor is doing the same. So, Sister Clemens prays for us. Then we get in there to find out we are having left over Thanksgiving dinner.. I was already scared to eat any food at her house and to top it off I am not a huge fan of left overs anyways.  While she had not started heating anything up so she is trying to get things out of the fridge when all the sudden her son let's the pit bull out of the bathroom.. I seriously thought I was going to die! I was laughing and crying and just trying not to freak out. So she finally got everything out and she pulls out the dinner plates and she gives Sister McGregor one and then decides she needs to wash mine before we use it. My fork was just really greasy and gross so I was worried about using it as well. Anyways, we finally microwave our dinner and we start eating, I'm just eating with my hands because I am so scared to use my fork.. Haha I probably looked like a Barbarian because I didn't use my fork except to eat the Stove-top stuffing.. all the sudden during the middle of dinner a cockroach starts crawling on the table by Sister McGregor! She flinches and I'm trying not to laugh when the lady notices and asks if everything is alright? We lie and just keep trying to eat. By this point I have my eye looking everywhere for what happened to the cockroach when I notice another one climbing out of one of the drawers.. I finished my plate and Sister McGregor is still struggling to finish hers and she just kept throwing food on my plate because she didn't want to eat.. So then I had to just keep trying to eat more and more or the leftovers. Haha it was the worst. Finally, after about an hour of trying to leave, she finishes telling us all these awkward inappropriate stories about her and her husband. I say we need to leave and I am starting to say a prayer when Sister McGregor starts to rub the back of my neck with her fingers like a cockroach is crawling on me.. As you can guess I am trying to hold back the laughter so I can get the prayer out and it was just so hard. I had to keep pausing during the prayer just to contain my laughter. We are probably going to be struck down by lightening for all of this! Haha finally I make it through my prayer and by this point Sister McGregor had been laughing so hard she is crying! The lady asked if she is ok and Sister McGregor says she got something in her eye. I am bolting for the door so she can't see that I am crying and laughing too. Anyways, that was my funny story. That was probably the highlight of the day.

On Saturday it was Sister Clemens birthday. We woke up and sang probably the worst Happy Birthday to her. Only because we were still half asleep with our raspy voices! Haha!  Sister McGregor and I are the worst and we didn't get her anything and we didn't even have stuff to make her a cake.. So we decide to take her to lunch! We let her choose and she decided she wanted to eat at a place called the Gyro Hut.  Sister McGregor has never had Greek food so she was super worried.
Haha! It was really good though! After that we just contacted some potential investigators. We had a few awkward encounters with some of them who were just young men. I'm seriously going to be so awkward around boys when I get home but that about sums up that day!

Mother, I am very bitter about you missing my daily email because you went to see Hunger Games instead... First off, how could you go see that movie without me! Secondly, um... I see where your priorities are!  Haha just kidding! Sorry to hear about the dishwasher but hey, you got a new one! Hopefully it is nice!

I was sad to hear that I missed out on all of the shopping! That was all I could think about on Friday night! I can't wait for next year when I can go! Of course I will be a poor recently returned missionary and will have no money to go shopping with! Haha! Yesterday was a long day. We had to be at church by 7:45 for a missionary meeting. We then were at church until 2. It was our turn to teach Sunday school. I was a bit of a slacker on that and didn't prepare much beside read half of the manual.. Yes, I am one of those teachers who doesn't prepare well. 

We had dinner at the Acosta's house. They made us a yummy Peruvian dinner! I love eating at their house because it is always so good! Later that night after we got in for the night we decided to do a fire and celebrate Sister Clemens birthday! It was a lot of fun! We used the little bbq grill thing we have outside our apartment to have the fire in. Here are some of the highlight moments of the night. First, we did not have wood so we are driving home and Sister McGregor pulls over and tells me to get out and gather some sticks! I grab this tree branch that is bigger then me and try to put it in the trunk. Obviously it didn't fit so I just left the trunk wide open! We finally get home and I just start dragging this huge branch to our apartment! I'm sure I just looked crazy! We hurry and come in and plan and now it is time for a fire. I get so excited and open the door to find a toad sitting on our door mat.. I am still so scared of toads! So, I start freaking out and Sister McGregor thinks it's funny so she starts walking towards it and it starts hopping away when all of the sudden she kicks it at me! Yes, she kicks the toad at me! Poor thing, I just start screaming at the top of my lungs and slam the door shut! I'm sure our neighbors hate us. It took me about 20 minutes to get up the confidence to go outside and walk past the toad. We then had our fire and celebrated Sister Clemens birthday! It was fun! We didn't have cake to put her candles in so we used some bagels! Haha the fire was nice, although I don't think it is allowed but we followed the rules! They just said no flames in the apartments! Haha I felt like I was camping! The weather was super nice, probably like 70 degrees! I just laid down outside on a picnic table until 10:20 when I realized we needed to go inside.
Then none of us were tired so we stayed up playing and asking would you rather questions until around 12. It was fun!

It was quite a lame week so I'm sorry that all of my stories are not the most exciting. This week should be a little better! I hope y'all have a wonderful week! Can you believe next year at this time I will be home? Say what!?? That's crazy to think about! Anyways, I love you all and miss you! Only a few more weeks and we get to skype!!

Love yous!
Sister Webb


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