Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2 Sorpresas!

March 20, 2017

Hola Familia y Amigos!

So I've got some pretty exciting and terrifying stories to tell you this week.  Let's start with the happy highlight shall we?

Bien, so Sunday we went to church like always and were having a very normal dia de reposo.  We have Relief Society the first hour here - so after the class ended, I looked towards the door and saw the 2nd counselor in the bishopric pointing at us like he needed us for something.  As I walked out into the hallway, I saw two familiar faces, smiling and waiting for me.  I was beyond shocked, dropped my Bible on the ground (whoops) and ran into the arms of LUJAN!!!  The emotion was too much for both of us and we looked like some long lost family members that hadn't seen each other in years (or months J)  Neither of us could hold back the tears.

Joaquin and Lujan's surprise visit to MDP!

Joaquin and Lujan -aka my best friends from Olavarria - were in Mar del Plata to visit a friend for the weekend.  With it being Sunday, they figured out where I'd most likely be, and came to surprise me!  And boy was that a great surprise!  I still can't believe I saw them just yesterday – I’m still on cloud 9!!!  We were only able to chat for a few minutes before I had to go to Gospel Principles class and they had to go.  I seriously love them so much and feel so beyond loved and grateful for their visit.  I was joking with my comp and said it’s nice to know that someone other than my companion, who's forced to be with me 24/7, worries about me, loves me, and makes a special effort to surprise me!  I have really found some lifelong friends down here.

Alright, now for the not so fun story of the week.  Last night, my comp and I were just casually writing in our journals when I had an itch in my hair and a big MOTHER LICE fell on the table.  We immediately freaked out and ran right to the bathroom with the lice comb my mother so wisely packed me for my mission.  And there we stayed for 3 hours as my loving companion kindly brushed out every section of my super thick, lion mane-ish hair.  What a champ.  I'm not going to tell you how many lice I killed last night...but there were 3 pretty big ones along with the first one that fell from my head.  So my comp and I decided to name them Adam, Eve, Cain, and Able... why?  Because "Adam fell that [lice] might be, and [Hna. Bart & Hna. Green] are that they might [KILL THEM!!!] Hahaha tell me I'm not funny!  :)


So yeah, I made it a whole 17 1/2 months without following the example of my older sister and getting lice on the mission... but last night that all ended.  :)  AHHHH, I HATE LICE!!!

Anyway, after going through my hair, I went through my comp's hair for a good 1 1/2 hours.  Her’s is a little thinner and shorter than mine so it didn't take quite as long.  So if you're any good at math you've probably realized by now that we didn't really get much sleep last night - more like napped.  So this week is going to be fun - full of lice-shampoo treatments and exhaustion.  So excited!!! It's all part of the experience right?!

Well I hope you all had a great week and didn't get lice - I really wish that for NO one.

I love you all lots, and miss you too.  But like everyone keeps reminding me, I'll be home in no time so why waste the last stretch sad and missing ya'll 😉.

Talk to you later!

Con amor y piojos,

Hermana Bartho[lice]omew

Other pics from the week:

Angelica (from Olavarria) got baptized!!!

Home-made pizza - Argentine style!
We are teaching English

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