March 29th, 2020


Delightful Sabbath

This is the third week of no official church, but we did partake of the sacrament today! Yay! Our friends invited us over to their house for an informal miniature sacrament meeting--and don't worry, there were only seven people there, so we were still under the ten-person get-together limit. The missionaries were invited, too, so it was us, Sister D, and her husband and mother, and the missionaries. We didn't have a piano, so I led the music, and the missionaries blessed and passed the sacrament, and one of the missionaries gave a short message about grace.

After that, our hosts were very gracious and provided lunch! ...But we took it to-go, because we were still fasting. But we had it for dinner tonight and it was pretty tasty. We did stick around and socialize while everyone else ate, and we had a pretty good time. Ironically, I think it's more socialization than we get under non-quarantine circumstances.

We also spent a lot of time just relaxing. We read manga! It was nice. And then we had time to watch a movie, so! we watched A Silent Voice. I feel like we "should" have watched it ages ago, but we don't have time if we're going to watch Miraculous...I mean...movies take a long time to watch, so they're a much bigger commitment, and we have had a lack of time followed by Pokemon.

But the important thing is now we have seen it, and I think most of the world (who has seen it) agrees that it's a pretty great movie. The pacing was just a liiiiittle slow for me, but not to the point of boredom. I was just like, "Okay, I admit, your visuals are stunning, but I would also like to see what happens in this movie, so can we move it along, please?" Of course, thinking back on it, a ton of stuff happens in that movie, and it's only two hours long. It had a lot of great characters, and Miyu Irino did a great job. It was kind of weird to think that that guy is played by the same guy as Sora.

So it's been a really good day. Today I'm thankful for getting to partake of the sacrament and renew my covenants, having a lovely time with friends, getting to enjoy some manga, getting to see A Silent Voice, and just generally having an enjoyable Sunday.