Today I am the city of Santa Fe, which I think is beautiful. I imagine it looks a lot like Europe... maybe a tiny bit dirtier :)
I am waiting to receive my new companion tomorrow... and I am so excited! It was difficult to say "hasta luego" to my "media naranja" (which literally translates to ´half an orange´ and means my other half). I am so grateful for the mountains that Hermana Boren and I were able to climb together, and grateful to climb even more! "Don´t live with regrets. Live with learning for the future." -Hermana Boren. She told me this on a particularly self-doubtful day. I hope it can help one of you.
Okay... we have a less active member of the ward names Electra. She is pushing 80 years old I think, and she is so sweet. She wants to learn English, and was a professor of humanities and social studies for years. She is maybe 4´4" because I believe that I am a foot taller than her... and she is just the sweetest thing! Always wearing pink or purple scarves and baggy sweaters and maybe some sort of a crazy coso in her white hair. Whenever we work with the elderly, I am reminded of President Monson and his love and service for them. They have so much to teach me.. they have seen so many things! I hope that I too can teach them something.
Electra´s house is like a story book. Or maybe a haunted house. There are stacks and piles of books with layers upon layers of dust. Spider webs are everywhere and she has two really creepy refridgerators with who-knows-what hidden inside. But I love going over there because she has an energy and spirit that is so lively! She is so ready to learn.
Happy birthday Amelia Mae!!
I am giving you a big hug from Argentina. Be ready for me when I come home... because I am now a lot more huggy than I was before. The Latin culture is rubbing off on me :)