Monday, June 22, 2015

More Changes!

Hope you are all having a good week.

So first off just saying that we're emailing at the church and I am on probably one of the oldest computers that existed! The email system is completely different and it is taking forever to go through emails from loading time so emailing today is going to suck. 

So this week was pretty bad truth be told. My companion went home early on account of anxiety and depression. All week he was struggling to where we’d have to go back to the flat several times a day for him to cope. I felt really bad for him. We only taught 1 lesson all week which was a LA family. So for now I’m in a trio with the Zone Leader’s.
We were supposed to have a lesson with Mark last week (I mentioned him last time) but unfortunately we had to drop him.

I called him after emailing to see if we were still good for the appointment and I asked if the restaurant took swipe cards and he said "Don’t worry about the money just lie with me." I was like excuse me, and he repeated and again I wasn’t sure if what I was hearing was true and then finally he said "Just lie down with me and forget the world". So.... we know now that he is definitely interested in more than just the message and isn’t really willing to listen.
In answer to your question, our district is made up of three companionship's, all Elders.

That’s all that really happened majorly this week. You’s all take care!


Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)

MOM'S NOTE: A few weeks back Elder T tried Haggis for the first time, which he really liked. A number of you have wonder "what's a Haggis." So here's some information on Haggis:

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Haggis is a Scottish dish consisting of sheep’s offal (heart, liver and lungs), minced onion, oatmeal, suet, spices and salt, mixed with stock. Traditionally it is encased in the animal’s stomach though now it is often in an aritificial casing (like a sausage casing) instead. It is referred to as a pudding, but it's basically like a large sausage.

Although the name “hagws” or “hagese” was first used in England c1430, the dish came to be considered traditionally Scottish, even the national dish, as a result of Scots poet Robert Burns poem Address to A Haggis of 1787. 

Haggis is traditionally served with “neeps and tatties” (mashed turnips and mashed potatoes) on Burns night.

In the absence of hard facts as to haggis' origins, popular folklore has provided some notions.

One is that the dish originates from the days of the old Scottish cattle drovers. When the men left the Highlands to drive their cattle to market in Edinburgh the women would prepare rations for them to eat during the long journey down through the glens. They used the ingredients that were most readily available in their homes and conveniently packaged them in a sheep's stomach allowing for easy transportation during the journey. Other speculations have been based on Scottish slaughtering practices. When a chieftain or laird required an animal to be slaughtered for meat (whether sheep or cattle) the workmen were allowed to keep the offal as their share.

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A joke sometimes maintained is that a haggis is a small Scottish animal with longer legs on one side, so that it can run around the steep hills of the Scottish Highlands without falling over. The Hebridean Haggis is "thought" to be the original native species. The Lewis Haggis is different from the Haggis on the mainland: unlike its mainland relative all its legs are of the same length. According to one poll, 33% of American visitors to Scotland believed haggis to be an animal. 

For more fun information on the Haggis see link below:

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