Tuesday we went to Sigmaringen to meet with a member there. We had an appointment, so we had to go, and am I glad we did! We had tons of an awesome time there because we were able to tour the castle, whereas last time we just saw it from the outside! It is actually a "living castle," that is to say, the Royal Family of the Hohenzollern dynasty still lives there. They don't really rule anything besides the castle, but they are still alive. They also have one of the largest medieval weapons collections in the world, or at least in the area, or at least that I've seen.
Wednesday was district meeting. We didn't go, but it happened. We didn't go because we had a lunch appointment with the Hönle family. They said on Sunday "oh, elders, come to lunch, we have someone we want to introduce you to." We came, and it was her (sis hönle's) birthday! We taught 6 non-members, and one inactive member the plan of salvation, and I almost got to eat a squid! (It was a buffet style meal, and I was too scared to put it on my plate, because if I put it on my plate, then I would have to eat it, or look bad!)
Thursday we baked banana bread during our lunch time, but each loaf just wouldn't come out of the pan without breaking apart! Later in the week we discovered the secret was to grease the pan, but at this point we just kept making loaves, and hoping that each one would work better than the last, in the end we had a whole pile of banana bread that we couldn't give to any member, but was fine to eat in every other way! I might take this time to mention that I have gained about 7 pounds in this area. Just so you know, the members feed us well.
Friday was exciting, have you ever heard of Rouklette? I don't know how it is spelled, but basically you fill small pans with cheese and vegetables and seasonings, put them under a burner and place a pot of boiled, peeled, unmashed potatoes on top of the burner. The burner keeps the potatoes warm, and melts the cheese. When it is melty you put it on top of the potatoes on your plate (I usually mashed mine, others sliced them or kept them whole) and it tastes great! Kind of like reverse fondue, and it's great at parties or group occasions as you might imagine, another attruibute in common with fondue.
Saturday was a killer! We actually just did weekly planning, we didn't have much of other things that day. We did visit a less active member with some cookies, and discovered that those are the secret of opening hard to open doors.
And Sunday, well, we had two or three investigators in sacrament
meeting, sister s and some of the Hönles' friends. Directly after the
sacrament we watched as a ward the Sunday afternoon session of
conference, and had no other meetings. Now I know why everyone keeps
asking me about "ponderizing," before I had no idea, now I can join
the club, What's your verse?