what are the traditions you saw in Mexico for Christmas Eve and Christmas? Not much. They celabrate Christmas Eve more and there´s lots of Piñatas around. And bells. Lots of bells early in the morning. Not that it matters to us, we´re up early anyway. We had dinner with a less active investigator for christmas which was a little unusual. Usually we have just lunch appointments. And they had some weird fried pepper stuffed with other peppers and some kind of meat that I really hope was chicken. And huge beans in some kind of broth. That was kind of like soup I guess. Apparently it´s a christmas tradition. Other than that, I really don´t know. They have Christmas trees in all the windows.
How was your first Christmas away from home? Fine. It didn´t feel much like Christmas but it went fine. I opned my presents, had some hot chocolate with my breakfast and went out to work like any other day. It was fine with me.
Can you eat with members and investigators? We eat lunch with members every day and it usually consists of a soup of some kind, or noodles (Mexicans love speghetti, who knew?) and then a main course of meat and a gelitan jello thing for dessert. One time we had hamburgers though. And another time, ham and mashed potatoes. Yesterday it was some weird, bread wrapped fried hotdog in tomatoe soup????? I have no idea. We don´t eat with investigators really.
How much walking are you doing on a daily basis? Basically all I do is walk. I don´t know how much. I have no way of measuring it. But, a lot. We ride buses occasionally but usually just for district meetings.
Do you eat much from tiendas and panaderias or tortillarias or anything of that nature? No. We shop at a Supermarket type thing. But occasionally we´ll buy stuff frome one of the many teindas around.
Does McDonald's deliver? I have not seen a McDonalds since I´ve left Mexico City. I did however see a Walmart and a Sam´s club. But neither of those are in my area.
|Tory's outdoor washing machine.|
|Tory's laundry washin' face|
|Hermana Mills' little farm. The sheep was a gift from one of the other Hermanas.|
|Typical Street in Puebla|
|Though Tory did mention there are some dirt roads in the city as well.|