Farmer’s Market Field Trip

Monday has arrived! Looks like another entry is in order.

Guys, I’m so beat. It’s a little after ten o’clock on a Monday and I feel drained. I came in from work, got dinner started, helped Monique and Agustin go over the WOD posted on a Crossfit gym’s website, then got my own workout in that took 75 mins. I’m following an Olympic lifting program off Catalyst Athletics website. I think I’ll leave that topic of discussion in another post. Let’s get on with some stories and pictures, eh?

Last week something great happened in my household. Monique had been talking to Agustin about their future spiritual goals. You see, Monique has been continuous auxiliary pioneering for the last several months. She quit her part time job (I wish I could do that like right now) and started pursuing kingdom interests. She had been considering doing regular when the new service year started. As this service year was coming to a close she turned her application in. Agustin had been going over his work schedule and found that he could make time in his schedule to put kingdom interests first also. So he also turned in his application. Last Thursday it was announced that their applications had been accepted and that they are now Regular Pioneers!!! Isn’t that great news?! I have high respect for ones that work their schedule out so that pioneering is a goal that they have reached. Even as a couple doing it together is amazing! I’m super proud of them. I hope I can help out when they go to Pioneer School next year.

New Pioneers : Vera, Doris, Monique and Agustin
New Pioneers : Vera, Doris, Monique and Agustin

 

Saturday I got to enjoy a great morning in service starting at 7 am. It was a small car group that morning. Just Monique, Agustin, Michelle, Felicia and I. I can never underestimate Felicia. She is always ready and willing to get out and offer people literature. Some times I’ll be sitting in the car being a little judgmental like, “nah, they probably don’t want anything.” Next thing I know, Felicia is outside the car walking towards that person. I pray that I have her boldness. Seriously, every time I’m in service, as I walk up to a door inside I’m asking, “Jehovah please help me with this door. Please Jehovah, Please!” Then I knock on the door and I’m usually surprised by what comes out of my mouth. lol! Like, wow, I just said that?! Thanks Jehovah!

At the 9 o’clock group I worked with Felicia, Michelle and little Elisha. I’m all for working with the young ones in the hall or service group…most of the time. You see, I’m the oldest of five. I didn’t have any older siblings to look up to or ask for advice. I always felt good inside when a older brother took in an interest in me. I have a few that I always keep in mind and am thankful for their example. Young ones need our help too. I try to make sure I have a listening ear or being a positive influence for them. Two Sunday’s ago I was getting out of the car at the Kingdom Hall and a small group of Spanish friends from my old congregation were waiting on the steps. I heard, “is that Eddie?!!” I turned around and I saw little Brandon running up to me calling my name, “Eddddiiieeee!!” I swooped down and gave him a big hug. It makes me feel good when they remember me.

Elisha
Elisha

After service Michelle had mentioned that she wanted Edwin to show us more stuff on taking pictures. So we took a field trip to the Farmer’s Market in Raleigh. There is so much fresh fruit and veggies out there. It was a great place to stop, look and take shots. Edwin was patient with me. A lot of the stuff he was going over with me I knew but had forgotten from not practicing enough. It all started clicking again. Even when he was going over it with Michelle it made even more sense. Here are a few shots that I took from the Farmer’s Market.

These tomatos tho!
These tomatos tho!

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J.C and Michelle
J.C and Michelle
Can you guess the story?
Can you guess the story?
Edwin
Edwin

Afterwards we drove to eat Mediterranean at a place called Jasmines. It was pretty good. I scraped the pita that the gyro meat was in and gave it to Jean Carlos to eat. I gotta keep to my paleo eating as much as possible. Here are a couple of more shots from the area around the restaurant.

Photo Credit : Edwin Castillo
Photo Credit : Edwin Castillo
Edwin
Edwin

Last night a group of us ate at Mama Nori’s in Raleigh. It’s great Peruvian rotisserie chicken. I was so full from lunch still. It was a big lunch that I ate after working out. It wasn’t the best idea cuz I sat in my seat at the meeting all uncomfortable and breathing heavy. Not fun! But I needed my #windowofgainz.

Peruvian chicken, Yucca fries and salad.
Peruvian chicken, Yucca fries and salad.

Have a great rest of the week you guys!

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