Monday, November 25, 2013

23rd B-Day 5 days past my 5 month mark!!!

23rd B-Day for Hermana Talbot RN Mission Nurse Specialist
5 days past my 5 month mark 
(but who's counting eh?)

¡¡¡Hola mi familia y amigos!!!

So I want to write in Spanish because I am a really mean person and I know you will all have to use google translate (other than Fransisco and Mrs. Garcia haha). However, I HATED IT when missionaries wrote me in a different language because it was a pain in the butt to go translate it! So English it is. I can talk Spanish to you guys all you want when I get back home. I can't wait to be able to talk to people at home in Spanish; however, I highly doubt I will be able to. BECAUSE Spanish in Chile is very different! They have many slang words that no one else understands, they talk very fast, they speak with a lot of fluctuation in their voices and almost every sentence ends in a higher note than when you start (they say they sing while they talk), and they do not say their S's. Soooo I will be coming home not being able to communicate with people in Spanish and have a funny Spanish accent in my English. Great. =) But really, my Spanish is definitely Chilean. It scares me sometimes how Chilean I sound (oh mind you, I still have my Gringa accent too). Oh ya for example. If someone is really intelligent, they use the name Mateo (Matthew) to describe them. Like: oh he's so Matthew. HOW WEIRD IS THAT. Another one... when you're wasting time they say you are "painting monkeys" or "drinking juice". Gotta love it. I am going to come back saying the weirdest things.

So yesterday we had the opportunity to go to CVC. That is what the pictures are. (oh ya and the other picture of the highchair is for you Mom. isn't that adorable?). Okay anyway. CVC is Centro de Visitantes en la Capilla. Translated to... The Visitors Center in the Chapel.... So what happens is there is a Cristus and we play some words/testimony of Christ and after there are posters that are absolutely gorgeous about different principles in the gospel... like the temple, families, the gospel of Jesus Christ, etc... and we do a little tour of the chapel. Hermana Rivera, Hermana Leishman, Hermana Jennings, and I were the sisters for this round. (they do these tours in different chapels every weekend). 

So we taught the lessons. Elder Menendez (Guatemala) and Elder Covarrubias (USA) taught about baptism at the font, Elder Bustamante (Peru) and Elder Aravena (Chile) were for references for the missionaries to come visit them another day, and there were members from the ward and Elder Schade (USA) and Elder Espinoza (Chile) that invited people off of the street into the tours. Also the members were there to explain more about the organizations (like young mens/womens, relief society, etc). It was a wonderful experience. I love teaching people about the gospel and bearing my testimony about the difference we can feel in our lives when we are living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love my Savior and my Heavenly Father.

I don't have any good nursing stories. But hey that means that we are healthy right now. Right? Hahaha. I'm still getting calls all of the time. Everyday. Ingrown toenails. A twitch in an eye (huh? haha). Back pain. Etc. The normal! Oh ya this week we got a new doctor for the mission. Doctor Johnson and his wife, Hermana Johnson. I am going to go into the medical office on Wednesday, a little early before our meeting with our district, and catch him up on a few things. Poor thing just feels overwhelmed and lost. But as much as I have talked to him already, he's going to be amazing!!!

Okidoki. I think that is all for now. I love you all! A lot. I am going to go take pictures of the 12 Step Addiction Program that the church has so we can continue helping our recent convert with his efforts to quit smoking. =) He's been valiant so far, but I tell you what he is crankier than ever while he's been going through withdrawal. Sometimes I just wanna hook him up to ativan and morphine to make him stop whining. (that's for all of my co-workers).


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