When Thanksgiving and Christmas come around a lot of parties are happening but it seems that this year parties are not as many as it once was around here at Burbank Plaza. I do not know if it is a good thing or not right now but now a day after Thanksgiving I have had my shower, got comfortable for the day, did some reading of John Grisham’s book Sycamore Row. I have read the first 21 chapters since I started a couple of days ago and I am almost halfway through the book already. I cannot wait to get into it again after Sabbath is over for the day tomorrow. I love to read. I also have watched some ID (Investigative Discoveries) channel and have decided to go to sleep around 8 PM in my recliner tonight. It was a very relaxing day for me. I had my shower at 9 AM, gotten comfortable for the day, had a Mercy Home Health Nurse come between 2:30 PM – 3 PM for a little while. My arm is healing and the fistula sounds and feels wonderful, my blood pressure is doing great, and my temperature, pulse, and respiration is doing great as well. My arm is beginning to itch (heal) now. Dr. S’ artwork still looks wonderful as well.
I had a great time with the Van’s yesterday. I was able to see Grandma Van for a while during my visit even though she slept most of the time I was there. When she woke up she ate her Thanksgiving dinner and ate well for Pastor Van – her son. Watching Grandma Van is like watching a young child who cannot talk yet when she is waking up, eating, and seeing things that we cannot see. Knowing what the Van’s are going through with their mother, mother-in-law, grandma, and aunt, I find understanding with Grandma Van and her childlike actions and mumblings. Grandma Van has Alzheimer’s disease and I can relate because my Grandpa Fox had Alzheimer’s disease as well before he passed away in 2003. Anyway, we had a vegetarian roast, raw carrots, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes (not a big fan of sweet potatoes but ate them anyway), salad, rolls, and pumpkin pie. Everything tasted very good. As far as the vegetarian roast was concerned CV made it for the first time and thought it turned out too runny but everyone had seconds or thirds of the roast topping it all off with no real leftovers except for one serving. CV is a very good cook and I have always loved her cooking and I do not mind.