Well, another week has come and gone. And we are now officially into December. Are you sick of me talking about the time yet? Or are all of you just as confused as I am? It was a wonderful week, full of adventures and plot twists, but we survived to tell another tale.Last Wednesday we had a crazy day. We had a zone activity, and the zone leaders informed us in district meeting that we would be having a budol fight. Which is really fun. You just get a bunch of banana leafs, and then you pour rice on them and whatever food you can. And then you all sit around the banana leafs and eat with your hands. So we're all stoked. And then they inform us (not ask, inform) that us sisters will be making the food for all twenty of us! So last Wednesday we got up early and were all cooking food for the twenty of us. It was almost just like Thanksgiving at home. We had some Amy Grant music playing and we all just laughed and helped each other cook. I'm totally pro at Filipina food now. It was a really fun activity. And after we ate so much food and were stuffed, we played games for a few hours.
Thursday was Thanksgiving! They don't have Thanksgiving her at all. And I live with a bunch of Filipinas, but I surely did not let that stop me. I was determined that we would sit down, and we would have thanksgiving, and it would be delicious and we would be thankful dangit! It was a little bit of a sad looking thanksgiving haha. I bought a lechon manok, I made mashed potatoes, and Sister Anderson donated some real McCormick gravy to the cause, and then I made some candied squash. And of course rice for my Filipinas. We had Sister Ramos and Salazar staying with us, which was fun because Sister Ramos and I lived together in Carcar, and she lived in AMerica for three years, so she had had Thanksgiving before. We sat down to eat our lunch, and they asked me to explain what Thanksgiving actually was. They didn't quite get it, but they enjoyed it. Then we just went out to work, and that was that. We came home that night, and I ate cold leftovers, it was surely a different Thanksgiving, but it was good.