She is slowly but surely getting to know her companion better, but they sometimes don't agree
on how to spend their proselyting time.
Wednesday: Well, so far we managed to talk to 7 people before tachibana Shimai needed a break. That's almost a record! :s anyway, I found that she doesn't like housing, kubarikai, or any other method of outside dendo besides streeting. And this season is not a streeting time, because it's so hot and everyone's inside. So, logically, it would be a good idea to house. We go and look for a good place to dendo. I get the feeling we need to house, and so I say so. I gently persuade her that it's a good idea, because NOBODY is on the street, they are all inside, so it would be good to at least try... I'm keeping her happy by mostly letting her count the contacts today. Meh.... ... I enjoyed myself with her all day right up until it was time to go and dendo. We talked about all kinds of stuff, from studio ghibli to the bones we/our family members have broken, and it was really fun. So, I think we would be good friends.
Saturday: Actually, yesterday went pretty well after that. Tachibana Shimai felt well enough to go and do more dendo, and we managed a total of nine, so that's good, and after that, we went and had dinner with bishop toriumi and his family. His three rambunctious boys are a combination of our boys and the Mickelson boys, so it was a very enjoyable experience. Maybe a little uresai, but still, quite fun. Oh, and I forgot to mention that a bird pooped on my shirt just as we were heading out of the church to go and do dendo. So we headed right back to the church to fix it. I'm just glad it didn't poop anywhere else on me:/ but I did take a few pictures, so I will send those to you. I think that bird must have been constipated or something, because it didn't splat like it normally would, so I was glad...... Wow, I am actually really physically exhausted! We managed to work really hard today, and we have 11 or so meaningful contacts. Unfortunately, none of hem were as meaningful as we would have liked, but we did a lot of shop dendo, because it's rainy today, and neither of us wanted to be outside. We went to a shopping mall in hashimoto to get a birthday gift for a sister who just had a birthday. We got her ateeny tiny little totoro toy. Man, I can't tell you how tempting it was to buy a big one for myself, but I was smart, and didn't. You would be proud of me, I'm actually learning to budget money Anyway, I'm glad we worked a lot. In only 3 or 4 hours, we talked to eleven people. Yay! But I really do wish some of those contacts were actually meaningful. A lot of the time, we're just running around so we can account for our stats, which kind of stinks. I can see why we have it, but it's really annoying sometimes, and sometimes I find myself thinking more of the numbers than the people. Yikes! But I'm always trying to work on that! Well, wemay be getting another typhoon in the next few days, since all the rain that's been happening the last two days off and on, so I'll hold on and be safe. I was gonna say I'll let you know, but you won't even get this till Monday, so I'm just gonna stop right there before I make myself look like an idiot But if anything else fun happens, I'll be sure to let you guys know about it! Love you all! Bye!...Monday: Whoa, I can't believe it! My eight month mark as a missionary, and my six month mark since coming to Japan! Whaaaaaaaat?!?! Honestly, I never really thought I would make it this far. But I have, which is a tremendous relief for me, and I feel like I can keep going. In one month, I'll be....TWENTY?!?!?!?!?!?!? 0.0 what the heck? I sure don't feel like it. But it stinks, because my birthday just happens to be on transfer day:/ poo. But we will see what happens on that day. So, what with today being pday and all, we are going to Kunitachi area, and we will be having a birthday party for a ward member, with eating tonkatsu, and making jewelery, and such. I hope I can make a lot of fun jewelery. Tachibana Shimai showed me the really cool ones she made, which made me really excited! I can't wait! Well, I don't think I have anything more to say until the actual event, at which we will also do emails, so I will see you later! Bye! ..... Kay, now we are in Kunitachi, about to start our jewelery making party! I'm excited to see how this is done, because it's way cool, mom! I want to try and do it with you sometime! It's the funnest! If I end up making anything hat actually looks good, I'll send you the photo, along with the other ones I'm sending! Love you! Miller Shimai