The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday the day everyone looks forward to.

Everyone loves Fridays.  To a mission Friday is just like any other day.  Our schedule is about the same everyday.  We don't really have a diversion day.  When I worked I would always hope for a Friday so I could sleep in the next day and get some things done that I couldn't get done on a regular day.  Sunday I would be discourage to think we were back to getting up at 4:30 and living a schedule that was so stressful and demanding.  It is fun to see people looking forward to the weekend and be able to smile and know that every day is a great day.  For the first time in my life I am not wishing away my life.

 We had a group in today that were using the Barlow Center for a meeting.  We got over to the Center a little before 8:30.  We are having problems with the heat in that room and the heating guy is waiting for a part so we had some room heaters that needed to be started before they got there.  Most of those that came were non-members.  We were there to greet the visitors and direct them to the back room.  We tried to get ahead on our lessons.  If we get company for Thanksgiving we will need to get a little ahead so we can enjoy having family here.

We went on an exciting date tonight.  We rode the bus back to the World Market in hopes we could find some inexpensive spices.  Then we stopped at McDonalds for their dollar menu and rode the bus home.  Elder Anthony said did you ever think we would have a date on a bus.  He reminded me how different our lives are in the city.  Elder Anthony asked me would we every walk to the University Mall.  I said no we would never walk to the mall. Here we wouldn't consider driving a car.  It would take longer than walking to drive and you wouldn't find a place to park when you got there. It is probably better for us to walk anyway.    

2 comments:

  1. In the parking situation and the necessity of walking everywhere, DC is exactly like Jerusalem. You couldn't afford to park, there were no parking places anyway, and the bus took you right to the place you needed to go anyway. Why drive?

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  2. Are you wishing you didn't bring your car? Public transportation can be very handy.

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