Monday, December 1, 2008

A Happy Thanksgiving in Kurgan...a few days late.

Hello from Russia,

I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. Interesting enough, I woke up around 3:00 am (which for you is 3:00 pm) with the flu, and vomiting my guts out…somewhat ironic since you all at home were all sitting around the dinner table enjoying your Thanksgiving feast around that same time. Although I was sick, for some reason thinking about it made me laugh. We didn’t do anything too exciting because I was sick with the flu. We managed to bake some cookies for the sisters, and they had baked cookies for us as well…haha. So, in a nut shell that was our Thanksgiving here in Kurgan, very uneventful. Oh well.

Tuesday was an interesting day. We had a reporter that interviewed us and asked us questions about our opinion of Russia and what we thought about their Country. The reporter turned out to be very nice and not at all pushy. Later, we told her about our English club and she said she would like to attend and possibly bring some friends along as well. So something great came out of the interview, at least that is our hope. After the interview, we had a few meetings and then English. Very few showed up to English, which was somewhat disappointing. We never know what to expect, at times we have a great turn out, but other times we end up with very few. After English, we had game night where we played some goofy games.

Friday was not a good day because I was sick with the flu, and unfortunately we stayed in most of the day. I went from vomiting, headache, fever and now it has turned into a sore throat with a headache. No big deal, I will survive…haha.

Although I was still sick, we managed to have a great time Saturday at our branch Thanksgiving Feast. It was a potluck, and I was in charge of the mashed potatoes. Since I wasn’t feeling up to peeling a bunch of potatoes I decided to make instant. straight out of the box …I know what you’re thinking…yuck! So yea, I didn’t let on that I made instant, hoping that they would pass off for the real deal, but sadly to say, they turned out tasting like plastic. Still having that nasty taste like when dad used to make instant potatoes for Sunday dinners when he wanted to be lazy and get out of peeling the real thing. Oh well…I was a little too sick so care too much. Sister K and Z made some great tasting Borsht and salad stuff.

Well, that is about it. The week was kind of a sorry one because of the dang flu, but hopefully next week will be better.

Love you all,

Elder Dewey.

Elder Dewey cooking Thanksgiving dinner for his branch

Kurgan Branch enjoying their Thanksgiving Feast

Yuri (an awesome member here in Kurgan)..holding an American Flag


bdrain said...

I was amazed when I looked at the blog you have for Chad. How great it is to see him in Russia. It also made me very jealous and I read your blog Dena about waiting for pictures and I can totally understand. We have only gotten 8 pictures from Jason in 1 1/2 years! I feel like I know more about Chad's mission than I do my own sons!

The Bellyakers... said...

Hi Chad!! You are just the cutest missionary!! I love reading your notes and your pictures are awesome!! Keep up the great work!!

Lindsey & Britton