Monday, December 21, 2009

Mr. Frost nipping at your nose...

С Рождеством Христовым,

Well, I am kind of running short of time today so this email home will be brief. I did want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I will be calling home Thursday morning around 8: oo am and we are allotted around 30-40 minutes.

I am feeing oddly old these days. I am turning into an old man here on the mish. I’ll explain how one knows when the “old man” (missionary) syndrome starts to take place. One of the first signs is when you start talking and no one wants to listen however, you continue because you believe you have experience and possibly a bit of wisdom that some might benefit from if they would only listen, or perhaps you just like the sound of your own voice. Another sign is when Mr. Frost hits and you find yourself numb to the bitter cold. This week was sooooooooooooooo cold, let’s just say a big NEGATIVE 40!!! Yeah, we had a great time walking around with frost on our eyelashes. It was actually pretty painful to be honest. Then a lady started yelling at me because my cheeks were turning white and she said if I don’t rub them out fast I would get frost bite.

This past week was somewhat disappointing because our district is not going to exist come next transfer because an area is closing. It’s hard to see Elder Haderlie, Elder Cordan and Sister Mezinets leave. We are losing three awesome and extremely cool missionaries. I hope they will always remember our district meeting and my thoughts on inner peace and pacification.

I have been kind of sick this past week, but seem to be recovering. I feel as though I am just doing my usual rambling. None of this is probably making much sense infact, I doubt that anyone reads these emails by now besides my mom (bless her heart). I am a pretty lucky kid to have cool parents that love me enough to put up with me and these crappy emails. Anyway, I am gonna call this one quits for now. I wish you all a merry little Christmas. The Bob Dylan Christmas Album is now put to good use. He is making my Christmas a little more American, so it’s cool. Anyway take it easy. I love you.

Elder Dewey


JoAn said...

So how wrong you are Elder Dewey... about people not reading your blog...I never miss a blog posting.... You have given me great insights to your growth, to what it is like as a missionary in Russia, What Russia is like, What my son may be feeling or thinking... since he is there also. I LOVE your blog... I will be sad in March when you go home. I bet there are a bunch of people that read your blog that you will never know. And it is a cool blog and I really do love it. Thanks for writing!!! Sister Ellsworth.

Dena said...

Thanks for reading Sister Ellsworth. If for no other reason than to give insight to other missionary mom's, Elder Dewey's blog is worth every word posted. I have a hunch that Chad must be feeling somewhat reflective right about now, and melancholy just might be setting in. However,knowing Elder Dewey's work ethic he will go out strong and finish with a bang! He is one of the hardest working and dedicated missionaries in the field and they are lucky to have him! (I'm a little partial.)
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