The backdrop of this week was a look of doors and a lot of knocking. It is pretty funny because I usually forget Sis. Soza is brand new. She hits her month mark next week (since she only had 2 weeks at the MTC.) She is incredible and I am learning a lot from her! But, every once and a while she does things to remind me that, one, she is a new missionary, and two, missionaries are freaks that think very very weird things are entirely normal. For example:
1. Most people can actually back out without having someone stand behind the car.
2. We had two meal appointments in a row and after the second one Sis. Soza really struggled to finish the food and then got super sick.
3. When two people go to the store, most of the time it is totally normal to be in two different aisles. It is not normal to look around, realize you can't see the person you came to the store with, and freak out.
4. She also is not a big fan of the fact that I jump out of bed right when the alarm goes off and rush her out the door so I can get 30 minutes of exercise in. She calls me "seca" (athletic/ fast) and told me it is not normal to be happy in the morning. Which makes me laugh because at the beginning of my mission, I had to tell everyone in my apartment that they couldn't talk to me until after my shower because, well, I don't do well in the mornings.
It is also really funny to be with a Chilian all the time because it has made me realize even more how differently every country speaks. One example is I told her we needed to put air in our tires, but I used the word "gomas". Well, in Chile "goma" means "eraser". We were definitely both extremely confused. Another example is "Wha-wha" means "bus" for people from Cuba and the islands, but it means "baby" in Chile.
Also, to show the unique culture that is Florida, I'll tell you about Relief Society yesterday. It was a great lesson, and the teacher only speaks Spanish. Keep that in mind. This lady doesn't understand English. But, in the middle of her lessons she stops and says "Como se dice 'ride' en espanol?" hahaha. The national language here in Spanglish. It is so funny.
In other news, I am counting down the days to General Conference. Also apparently BYU has a good quarterback. And um, it is still hot here in Florida. Someone told us two weeks ago that last time we prayed with her, her house got shot at. We saw the bullet holes in the window. That was pretty cool. We don't knock at night, mom, so it's okay. :)
I love all of you and miss you tons! Have a great week!!!!
-Sis. Bren Scadden