HEY EVERYONE! I hope that pick up line brought a smile to all you faces! We all need to smile every day, so there’s what I hope is at least one smile today! But speaking of ripped…. as me and my gringa companion explained it last night “Our legs look like they belong on a marble statue of Hercules, because they are just that ripped… and that white.” There I hope you smiled again! I’m kidding they’re not quite that white or that ripped, but you get the point. But to you guys first!
Thank you for the compliments about my writing mom. I just remember what kind of emails I would want to receive and I try not to leave anything out about my crazy adventures here! Literally crazy, but LOVE IT! Yeah Yobanna was my companion for two days, because my comp was in in Lima for her visa and yeah she’s feeling much better now that we have killed the parasite! And yes. There are so many drunks here. It’s crazy. You learn to walk fast and ignore them. And our lessons are going good I guess, last week this cute boy was learning to say “I’m good” but he couldn’t really say it and ended up saying “I’m God! I’m God!” I was laughing pretty hard and his mom was too. I love your Pirate day! I wish I could have remembered so I could have been a Pirate too! But that also means it was Eric’s birthday, so HAPPY BITHDAY ERIC! How did your job interviews go? Are you guys officially moving to Utah? Keep me updated! TYLER! We are officially in the same continent AGAIN! How does that make you feel? SEND ME YOUR EMAILS MAN! How’s Argentina treating you? What day will you officially be in Uruguay?? Keep me updated on that too!
Now to my week. Mom got your letter! I’m writing you back! However I don’t know where the post office is, so it might be a bit! AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I didn’t forget it! That whole day I would be like “If only my mom were here to witness that weird thing that just happened” and I thought about you all day! Thank you for writing me every week! So this week we FINALLY did our first service project! I had to shovel dirt into a bag, which then had to be carried to someone’s house on the top of the hill. My back hurt afterwards, but it was so worth it! I also thought of some other things I might need…. Leggings (for the cold), and two or three mood rings, just send Zach to the nickelcade and have him win some or something. Hermano Carlos keeps stealing mine.
So time for my spiritual thought and a story from my week!!!! So yesterday I was just having a rough day, just a day that we all have sometimes, and I had to play the piano in my ward (like usual), but I was having that hardest time and I couldn’t do it. I played two times and I literally gave up afterwards and refused to leave my seat to go play. Well the first time I did this, my friend Hermano Carlos was sitting right behind me and my companion with a less active we asked him to pass by for, and he realized what I was doing and starts saying “Earbean (because nobody here can say Irvine)… Earbean…. The piano… you need to play it… it wants you…” and all this stuff and I just sang and shook my head furiously, basically saying that I refuse, kind of wanting to cry because I felt really stupid. The last time this happens he does it again and this time I turn around to give him a glare and just as I do it, he starts looking around like he has no idea what is going on and I start laughing, because I hadn’t found a reason to laugh today yet, but I have to try and keep singing too. Well afterwards he’s just talking to me because he realizes that I’m having a rough day, and I show him my mood ring and my Lord of the Rings ring, and next thing I know is I just see him running down the hallway saying “I’ll give these to you after church!!!!!” and then starts rubbing the mood ring saying “AMOR AMOR AMOR!!!!!” (I think it’s because he’s trying to date another girl in our ward, but I’m not really sure…. he’s 32 have I told you that?) and I’m just laughing all over again, because everything is just so crazy in my life it sometimes seems like. Well after church we always have to meet with the Bishopric and other people that have presidency callings and talk to them about the work, (Billy Joel is playing right now…. Love it.) And Hermano Carlos is there and my companion is the one who always talks and I never do, and he knows this. So during the meeting he mouths to me “Talk or I will keep these rings… forever….” and so I talk a little bit afterwards and whatever, but apparently that wasn’t good enough, because next things I know I look over at him and he’s polishing the rings saying “Precious… Precious….” and I have to fit every nerve in my body that wants to laugh. But anyways, long story short… he still has my dumb rings. But the moral of the story is, just because of those funny moments he made happen, my whole day got better, because I was starting to be happier. And he doesn’t even know the impact of that! So I try to smile once a day again and not let a day like that get me down again. We are here to be happy and our happiness can influence those around us!! So don’t forget to smile everyone! Just picture a crazy little Peruvian man whispering precious or something, but don’t forget to smile! Everyone needs to report back with one thing that made them smile this week, because, like I said, our happiness influences those around us and I want to be influenced by your happiness!
Keep up the emails everyone and keep up those smiles! Noe I am so proud of you and all the smiles you have every day, even though you’re having a rough TIME. Not just a day! Keep it up ok? And remember…. you’re not fat, and our dad (Batman) is very proud of you and saying that’s my girl 🙂
CHOW! Nani Irvine! 🙂 <—– DON’T FORGET!