|Would it be acceptable to wear this pink tie in front of Congress? I am actually curious:)|
I am so happy to be here in Russia. The people here are way nice, but some of the men here just stare at us. I don't know if they are intrigued, or maybe they are angry, or maybe drunk, or maybe just zoning out.... I can never be sure with these guys :) Nevertheless there is a lot I can learn from them!
They don't have any high speed trains here in Russia, maybe 60 mph but that’s it. The train took us past a way pretty frozen lake. We looked out across the lake to see people sitting on buckets with Sticks in their hands. They were ice fishing! They sit there and fish through holes in the ice. Pretty cool! I wouldn't wanna do it, doesn't sound like fun to go sit out in the cold.
|I don't understand these prices. Both of these are 80 rubles. (About $1.17 U.S.) One is a can. One is a jug!|
Thanks for the update on our home teaching families. I kind of miss home teaching. We are like full time home teachers here on a mission. I hope they are doing well:) I am a little sad I haven't heard from any of them yet!
Mom asked why we were wearing socks at church. It’s because everyone walks to church and our shoes would get the church muddy. I love how we always take off our shoes:) It is very comfortable. Sometimes they even have soft slippers that you can wear around the house. They are called topichkee.
I heard a way cool quote the other day, but I had to translate it from Russian so it might not be 100 percent accurate. It is by Max Lucado. He wrote that book "You Are Special". I remember Grandma Gardner gave it to me and she wrote a little note in it. That was so sweet of her, I used to always read it. Anyways the quote is "Any person who wishes to conduct the orchestra needs to turn his back to the audience". I thought of it in the sense that if we wish to be a leader and do something worthy of applause, we might have to go against the flow. We can't be blind sheep just following whatever happens. We also should try to avoid situations where the blind lead the blind. I am not sure exactly where I was going with this thought, but I hope it makes you think a little bit more about life, and our decisions we make every day.
I love you all! I will be back soon enough! I miss you!