@Jedon I know you may not receive this message for many days but it will be waiting for you when you come visit again.
Today has been a wonderful day with family and friends. Our US Thanksgiving is a time to remember and give thanks to God for the blessings He has given us in this great country. The ability to have opportunities to enrich our lives. To worship (or not) without persecution. To speak freely of our beliefs, both personal and religious.
Above all these was reading your post I am so happy to hear that you are doing well, being productive in your monastery and are taking this opportunity to enrich your life with learning. I was happy for the reminder that, while those in the US are celebrating our blessings, God is continually bestowing blessings on others around the world.
Keep safe, check in as you can and remember you have your online family wishing you well and praying for your recovery.