Hello, and I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I have been feeling under the weather lately with allergies, and my muscles are out of whack, which has really taken its toll on my body. I even went to see the doctor, and he gave me something, which helped. I've also been doing my own research, and am taking a couple supplements and drinking peppermint tea. My Nel went through the same thing a few years ago, so it was comforting to talk with her and have her tell me everything she knew about it. I even had to reschedule my trip to So Cal for a later date. My son made the turkey, and since I wasn't feeling good, he made all the sides too - mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, rolls, corn, yams, cranberries. He even made a green bean casserole, which I haven't had in a long time, and it was delicious. I think this was his best turkey yet, it was so moist and tender. I didn't get any pictures, cause it was all so good, we just ate.
Here's Mia at the Thanksgiving feast at her school.
And I can't believe they got Charlotte to smile at the same time as the kids.
So, I decided to drive to the creek...it always brings me peace of mind. The trees are bare now, but the end of Fall has its own beauty.
This isn't Mt. Shasta, it is the mountain in our town. It already has snow on it. I heard there is a road that takes you up there, and I want to explore and take a drive there sometime. Elevation is 7,864.
The golden rod isn't golden anymore, but it's still pretty, in my opinion.
I'm in town now getting a taco at the eatery for lunch, and I notice this bush by the road that's glistening with Fall colors. I have to stop and get a picture of it.
Look what I saw on my car Sunday morning.
Speaking of snowflakes, I bought this cute cup for Christmas, and I'm having some peppermint tea.
I drove through the coffee shop Sunday and got a green tea and a carrot muffin.
Well, this will be a short post, as I'm just trying to rest and feel better. I will share a story about a young couple who had no money.....but they had so much more. It's called The Gift of the Magi, and it's been a favorite story around Christmastime for many many years.
The story takes place just before Christmas, and Della Young is concerned about what she should give her husband, Jim, as a present. She counts her savings and finds only $1.87, which is not enough to buy a worthy gift. She is frustrated since she wants to present her husband with something he deserves for his hard work. Della tries to find a way out of the situation and finally comes up with an idea. The most precious thing she has is her long shining brown hair. After she looks at it in the mirror, she dresses up and goes to Madame Sofronie, a hairdresser. The woman cuts Della’s hair quickly and gives her $20.
Having enough money, Della visits several shops to find a present for Jim. She is not satisfied with anything she finds until she knows exactly what she needs. Della remembers that her husband’s most valuable thing is his gold watch, but he has to wear it with a leather strap since the original one has been broken. The woman finds a platinum chain that will perfectly suit the watch, pays $21 for it, and goes home.
When Jim arrives and sees his wife without her gorgeous hair, he becomes surprised and puzzled. Della cannot understand his reaction until she unpacks his present for her. She discovers a set of combs that she has desired for a long time, but since she does not have her long hair anymore, they appear to be useless. To comfort her husband, she hands him the platinum chain, only to find out that Jim has sold his gold watch to buy a present for her.