Sunday, November 25, 2012

Soon I will be riding in my new van…

 Monday was a nice relaxing day. Susan came and gave me a massage, that always feels wonderful. Karen came in at 2 PM and got me something to eat and we did some personal care and then I just relaxed the rest of the evening.

Tuesday was one of the best days of my life. I got up and my uncle drove Teresa, Karen, Robby and I to a credit union in Santa Clara to finalize the loan from my new van and then over to Mobility Works to learn everything about it and drive it home. While we were at the credit union we could smell this Korean barbecue place and it smelled amazing so we decided to go back after we got the van. We finalize everything there and then drove back to the Korean barbecue place and we were not disappointed, the food was as amazing as it smelled, we ate way more than we should have but we just couldn't stop. We drove my new van to Home Depot to get a Christmas tree and then drove home. It was so nice and cozy in my new van, everybody loved it it was so excited for me. We got home and Teresa put me to bed and then decorated the tree and put everything on a timer, I can't wait to see what it looks like in the morning.

 Wednesday was a really great day, it seems like good stuff just keeps happening and I really love my life right now. I got up and did my exercises and I was determined to take Robby for a nice long walk even though it looks cold and rainy outside, poor Karen showed up so this morning… not a good sign. I went outside to check the weather and it was perfect, the sun was out and it was warming up. I started to take Robby through the lagoon but it was so muddy my teacher started sliding around so we turned around and went through the Depot Park. We cruised up over the bridge, down to the end of the wharf and back and through the boardwalk and back. Everything was so deserted and it was so beautiful I stopped a bunch of times just to look out over the ocean, it's really hard to believe I live in such a beautiful place. Robby and I were practicing our commands and the Velcro his vest came came undone and it flipped around. Luckily there was a family on Boardwalk so I asked the guy  to fix Robby's vest and he did, people are always so nice and so willing to help. I can imagine trying to go all the way home with Robby stepping on his vest. I came home and Bill was here fixing my left, that means I get to take a bath in the morning… I'm so excited. Sonia came and put me to bed and I just relaxed the rest of the evening and thought about looking over the ocean, I really wish I had a camera so I can take pictures of some of the stuff I see. Teresa put up my Christmas tree last night and Karen decorated this morning, it always puts me in such a good mood when my house is decorated. The girls do such an awesome job.

Thursday was Thanksgiving and that is always a great day. My brother, his wife and their daughter came down and spent the night Wednesday night. They got in kind of late and everybody was tired so we all went to bed. Thursday I got up and it smelled really incredible upstairs, Stanley was making baked eggs and bacon bowl and toast, it was so good. I took Robby for a long cruise because I knew there probably wouldn't be time later and he's starting to look good so I don't want him to gain any more weight. Everywhere we went it was pretty deserted. We went through the Boardwalk part of the lagoon but didn't provide the water part because it was muddy and I was afraid it was going to get stuck. We went to Depot Park, up over the bridge, down to the wharf and back and through the boardwalk and back. The weather was actually really nice and we wanted to stay out longer but also wanted to come back and visit with everyone. I was leaning back for a while in my room and my brother came down so we went across the street to see what was going on. My cousin Rich was there with his 2 little girls, they are so adorable. Mike and Laura and of course my uncle and aunt were over there. I was going to try to get a game of cribbage going  but they had already played inside the front house and everybody was ready to eat. My aunt made a turkey, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, gravy and a bunch of hors d'oeuvres. My mom brought over a ham and she made some spinach and artichoke heart dish that was awesome. I ate until I couldn't stand it anymore and then I had to come home so Teresa could put me to bed and then go back and have her Thanksgiving, she was cooking for a bunch of friends and neighbors. Everybody went back over to have some pie and ice cream but I was still to full. Everyone went back over to play some cribbage and I went to sleep, there was a long day and I was really tired.

  Friday was a nice relaxing day. My family left really early so they could take it vantage of Black Friday. Susan came and gave me a massage, we did personal-care and I got a nice long hot bath and then back to bed to enjoy the rest of the evening by 4 PM. I always feel so nice and relaxed after a massage and a bath.

Saturday was a great day. I keep thinking that were going to run out of great days but it's just not happening. I got up and took Robby for cruise and then went to El Palomar downtown and have some tacos and then went to the movies with Heather to see Flight, what a great movie.  We cruised around downtown for a little while and I got another hat, today is support your local shops so it was really crowded so we didn't shop for long. We came back and planned the menu for the rest of the week and then Heather went shopping and came back and cooked, it always smells so amazing in here when she leaves. Karen put me to bed and I kept falling asleep even a couple of times before she left so hopefully I will sleep really good tonight.

Sunday was a little cold but it's always a great day when I get up and out and about. I took Robby for a really long cruise through the lagoon and up to the lighthouse, actually a little past… until it got too cold. We went back down to the end of the wharf and back and to the end of the boardwalk and back, I was really glad to get out but I was glad to get back into my nice warm house. Heather came over for a while and then Karen came and put me to bed. Lee and Claudia, my uncle and aunt and my mom and I played cribbage… I won a dollar so it was a good game. I watched a couple of episodes of Dr. Phil and that's all I remember.


That corgi :) said...

Sounded like you had a great Thanksgiving Tammie!! Glad the new van is going to work out great for you too!


Rental Van Services said...

Ah, so much to be grateful for on your Thanksgiving celebration. Share more photos of your new van!

Nicole said...

If I’m not mistaken, that is a Honda Odyssey, right there! Huge car, isn’t it? Very spacious, and it’s wonderful inside-out. Most amenities originally included in these minivans are retained, and a power in-floor wheelchair ramp and lowered floor are truly helpful additions.

Nicole Vickers

Delsie Maidens said...

Well, your new van looks great! I think its best feature is the ramp. Was it part of the package or you did some customization? Well, yeah, like what Nicole said, you can now purchase a vehicle that already has this feature. That’s what just great with the latest cars these days -- it really integrates with the people’s needs.

Chippertue said...

It is a Honda Odyssey and it is awesome, it seems like we find a new feature about once a week. I just went to mobility works to look, I never intended to buy so soon but I saw this and it was perfect. I love it!