As I still don't have my truck, I had to bus it to the EG (and it's a 2 bus each way trip!!). It started to snow as I left the house with my containers of Christmas cookies that I baked earlier in the day. And by the time I was waiting for the 2nd bus downtown, it was really coming down and blowing as well.
My dad was happy to see me and was having one of those rare days where he doesn't say stupid things and he acts like he does have a brain!! And no, he doesn't have any dementias--he's always been like this! There was entertainment from 2 oldtimers--one sang and played the accordian and the other played the mandolin. There were lots of goodies to eat and many family members in attendance sharing the party with the residents. The highlight was a visit from Santa Claus--every resident has their picture taken with him!! Cutbacks had kicked in--instead of little gifts being given to each resident, as in the past, they got a candy cane!! Whoo Hoo!! Santa came up to the unit after the party, which was really nice for the residents who are bedridden, or couldn't go down to the auditorium.
The evening's entertainers with one of the chaplains--turns out she has the most beautiful voice and sang several carols for us.