So theres not a lot to write about this week, just another week in the CCM. No it is not thursday but that is one thing i have come to learn about the CCM. They might give you a schedule but nothing on the schedule will be as planned. So for now my P-Day is tuesday, wednesday, or thursday. I think next week it should be thursday though.
Today we went through the temple again and luckily it was all in english, another great experience. I love that i am able to go to the temple each week, it is a true blessing. Today all the people that have been here for 6 weeks and the Latinos all left and a new bunch of kids will come in tomorrow. I forgot to mention in my last letter that Tie Trading is really big here in the CCM and people will walk around the halls with ties around their neck trying to trade with others and will even go into rooms to check out others closets. sometimes people will even just trade during the day and do a tie swap. I have gotten into it a little, as it gives me something to do and have aquired two new ties. Its also is really popular here to have "skinny" ties so some elders will take a tie as payment and will skinny one of your ties for you. one of my roomates and i decided to try skinning one of our own ties for fun and it turned out, really. we had to cut it open, trim it, iron out the previous folds, reiron it with new folds, and stitch it back together. it took a lot of time but was fun to do and it looks surprising good.
The weather here is starting to change more and there have been more days with a down pour of rain and it is always fun to play basketball or sports in the rain because it is still warm out. the rain was so bad last night it knocked the power out during dinner but they were able to get all the lights back on within 5 minutes so it was not so bad.
My spanish is the same as last week but my lessons are getting better and i am able to teach more effectiviely. i already feel ready to leave the CCM because i know i will learn the language better and faster on the streets. they dont really teach you spanish and the spanish they do teach is basic grammer you learn in Spanish 1 or 2. You are pretty much on your own when it comes to studying the language.
The day is just all classes, practicing your lessons with your "progressive investigator", planning lessons with your campanion, personal study of the language, and some person study. I am trying to read the BOM before i leave the CCM and so far i am on track. I recently read Alma 5 and i think it is one of my favorite chapters. Today (every two weeks) they deep clean the building and our rooms and the cleaning people are not the most honest so we have to lock everything up in our cabinets including our suitcases. It also turns out i did not have bed bugs and what ever it was is gone now.
I also had a completely stupid moment yesterday at sports, nothing new but it was funny so i thought i would share it. Before we can begin basketball, volleyball, or the machines in the little gym, we have to run two laps around the basketball court and volleyball court. As i was running around on my first lap I bent down to pick up the ball and as i stood up my face slammed right into the rope holding the volleyball net up. it completly knocked me off my feet and fell backwards onto my back as my glasses some how flew 10 yards behind me. I have a red line (sort of blood) inprinted just under my nose from where i hit the line. I was literally "closed lined." It was hilarious, even i was laughing at my self.
The food here alternates between like mexican food and american food but none of it is very good. I am still healthy though which is good while my campanion and some others have "the runs."
Thats about all i have got for this week.