so my week was spent in the mission office and taxis trying to stay off my ankle. talk about thrown out of the missionary routine. but, its the hardest thing to make myself slow down and not focus on other people and make sure i take time to think about me.
this week was a lot of fun, lot of work, but lots of fun. we don't have office elders, so the assistants to the pres are in the office a lot, and in my second hour in the office last week, it was already a running joke that i was taking over their jobs. but they've grown onto me, and have finally acknowledged me as an 'assistant to the assistants'. my work this week dealt a lot with calling all the missionaries in the mission and making sure we had the right addresses for them since so many are having to move because a lot of landlords wont register us. if we're not registered we can't proselyte. a lot of govt laws are still changing about all that, making it harder to have missionaries here, but the church is staying right on top of everything to make sure we are here legally.
life with the senior couple has been lots of fun. we've had lots of adventures. i think they like having someone around who speaks the language/can call taxis/etc, and i like...their food :) no, they are more than that. they are really outgoing and we've shared a lot about our amazing experiences here with the amazing Ukrainian people. their calling has been public affairs, but they've also been filling in in the mission office as well. they awesome.
so my update...i'll probably have five more days of physical therapy. which postpones transfers a little bit for me, but its okay, we'll swing with it. we are supposed to have missionaries coming in this week, but they couldn't get their visas, so no new missionaries yet. visas are getting harder, well, taking longer, to get because they keep changing their laws, etc.
yes, i'm getting transferred, but i'll wait til next week to give you all the details, and hopefully by that time i'll be done with physical therapy. i don't think i'll be back to 100% any time soon, but i want to finish this course of treatment the doctor has in mind, then just get back out the last few months, deal with the pain, and take care of it back home in the comforts of a home, and not with a missionary regimen ringing in the back of my mind.
okay, well, i didn't share many stories i guess, just a quick update. more to come next week i promise, when i will hopefully be living a more missionary lifestyle (aka not emailing home at 10 at night from a senior couples apt)
i hope all is healthy, happy, and warm back home! yes, tons of snow here. im ready for spring....2 more months ish.