Monday, February 28, 2011

February 28, 2011: Elder Bowles

Hey mom and Dad. My first week of California was crazy. I left last week on tuesday Feb 2 at 5:00 am in the morning. Before my flight took off to go to California I tried calling you to let you know I am going to California. It's okay if you weren't there. I called around 8:15to 8:30. I got to California at 9:30 in the morning. I met the mission president. He is very nice. I am trying to take pictures but I haven't taken any pictures the first week I have been here. My companion is Elder Roberts--good companion. When I was back home I was saying that I might not drive a car till 6 months. Wrong!! I am driving a 2010 or 2011 Chevy car. I am driving it because my companion lost his driving priviliges. He made a dent in the front of the car while parking so I drive all the time. The Car is very nice wow!! You know how I gained all those ten pounds at the MTC? Now I think I lost it all. I feel like I am 126 because there is nothing to eat. Chicken, cassideas and cereal almost evey day.

On the 26th me and my companion ate at this member's house. I told my companion that I don't like (healthy food).The members were having beef stew. Meat carrots and onions. gross. After the prayer my companion takes my bowl just like that and dumped beef stew in my bowl. I was just going to try and pick the meat out. Nope I have to eat one big meat and like 8 carrots. The taste was awfull. Good thing I thought my stategy before I eat the food. I ate the carrot then after that I drink it down with water. I am drinking a lot of water for almost every dinner. that's genius of me. Well the next day we had another diner with the members. Dinner is very good. I dinin't know what it was, but I didn't care because it was good food. I am not finished yet. Dessert. Dessert dessert dessert. Dessert was strawberries fillied with chocolate pudding and crushed oreos at the top. It was very good but why did the member have to put strawberries in the dessert? It would have tasted much much better without the strawberies. Chocolate was good but the stawberries were yuck yuck. I ate 8. Are they trying to kill me with heathy food? Don't worry--I am still alive and I did my strategy. Eat the strawberries and swish it down with water. All the elders said, "Dessert is good-- especially with the strawberries." I had to say yes because the member was there. I am surviving it day by day. Ttoday I am going shopping and I will buy food. Bread, bagles, cereal, jam and more chicken breast, too. I was feeling a little homesick this week, but since writing to you I am not. I am slowly starting not to feel homesick. It's going to take some time. I can do it. I will serve the Lord for 2 years. I will try and take lots of pictures. Okay, what's BYU ranked?
I forgot to tell you. I am in the city of Norwalk. It's about 15 to 30 min away from Knottsberry Farm.

Elder Bowles

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