Monday, October 28, 2013

a poisonous apple in Wonkaland

Joke of the Week: What do frogs eat in France? FRENCH FLIES!
Quote of the Week: Almosts only count in horseshoes and hand grenades.
Another transfer is officially over! l can't believe that Hermana Blood is officially done being trained. The zone leaders called us today and told us that we're both staying in Hurst. We were SO HAPPY! :) This means that we'll be here at least until Thanksgiving. We're stoked. The only terribly sad news is that 3 of our elders in the ward are headed home. They're two years are up and so they are leaving us..... l've learned a lot from all three of them.
So this week l got back on my bike!!!!! We finally had time to do it! BUT.... we accidentally rode through some rough thorns and both got flat tires. Entonces, we ended up walking them for 2 miles till the bike elders could come and help us out. Hahaha Hermana Blood didn't exactly enjoy her first bike ride.
Well this weekend we had an exchange with the Arlington sisters, and it was quite eventful! l went there with Sister Rhoades (24 year old convert from WA). We trimmed a bush with some sweet shears. Unfortunately we're not that good at it, so it looked a little sparse on one side, but l braided the branches till it looked semi good. Hahaha it's the thought that counts right? Then we taught some super cool black people! They are my favorite people on the planet. Then we found some weird green brain hard ball things all over the ground.  l thought l had entered into Wonkaland (not to mention all of the weirdly friendly butterflies that kept landing on our shoulders). We decided to taste one of the weird green things. About ten minutes later, we were talking to a guy who noticed the green brain thing in my hand and said, "You girls look famished! Just don't eat that fruit you're holding! lt is VERY poisonous."......... ..... l guess it's called a "horse apple" and it's mutated and poisonous. But l feel fine still :)
Alright the last part of the eventful exchange was actually rather noteworthy. Hermana Blood and Sister Christiensen were cooking up some nice tasty oil for lunch, and left the stove on high. Hermana Blood decided to go and take the pan off of the stove, but while doing so, the pan and her hand caught on FIRE! So they had a trip to the ER and now Hermana Blood gets a cool wrap and sling and lots of pain! She's a trooper.
We didn't get as many lessons taught this week, with the hospital trips and filming training videos for stake presidents (in spanish and english! l was slightly terrified), but the work is good. Sometimes l wish l could sit and eat raisins and think about the Three Nephites all day, but working truly is good. Elder Wood's Christmas CD that we borrowed is going home with him to Utah, so we're back to normal church music :P But alas, we still sing christmas hymns all morning! l think that's all l have to say....
Paz a vosotros.
-Hermana Gomez

Pictures - - 
Me with my cute new birthday scarf, shoes and shirt!
HAha us waiting for the bike elders to fix the tires
Surprise picture and Hermana BLood with the start of her mummy halloween costume!

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