Another sleepless night. Bad habit!
I am spending the time worrying about my soon-to-be missionary.
I am worried about the cold. Andrew tends to be cold. There seems not a great deal I can do about it. This is a trial of my faith. The best advice seems for him to get his cold weather gear once he arrives in Canada. What about the period between arrival and shopping????!! Fortunately, he will get there towards the end of May. When does spring come to the prairie provinces? (DOES spring come to the prairie provinces?!) Parts of his mission are extremely far north! What about his month in the MTC in Provo? How cold is Provo in April? I don't remember.
I need to make sure he has ample funds. What ARE ample funds for this?
I hope there will be someone to advise and assist him finding good cold weather gear.
I am worried about his food. I haven't taught him to shop and cook. I don't know how to shop and cook for one! Especially one who has little time for cooking and won't stay in one apartment long.
If I can figure out what kinds of things he will need, we can do some practice runs at the local stores and hope it helps.
As nearly as I can learn, the mission is sparsely settled and members few. Dinner appointments will be a rare treat.
What are the essentials of a missionary's larder?
What are some good recipes/menus/meal tips for him?
I would deeply appreciate suggestions from 1) returned missionaries especially and 2) anyone with experience with quick, inexpensive, wholesome, filling meals for one.