Monday, November 27, 2023

Her Long Brown Hair

 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 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.



gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well. It sounds like your son made a beautiful Thanksgiving and the photo of the three kids with the baby smiling too is adorable. Enjoyed your outdoor photos as well. Hope you start feeling better soon.

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh that picture of all the littles smiling is perfect.
So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Hope you feel better soon. Lovely of your son to do all the cooking for thanksgiving.

Billie Jo said...

My dear friend. Prayers for relief from your allergies and pain. I love your new mug and hope you enjoy cozy evenings with it and your tea. And those precious girls!!! What blessings!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Prayers you feel better soon
Beautiful pictures.
Wonderful story
Peppermint tea! I just put a packet in the mug for my tea tasting. Seeing you lovely tea mug, I think I will be on the look out for a red mug for peppermint tea.

LoveT. said...

Hope you feel better soon, best Wishes for you ♡ The Smile of Charlotte is heartwarming, really gorgeous. The Landscape looks beautiful, also in this soft Colors. In Vienna we had Snow at Sunday. Big Hugs

R's Rue said...



También es un fastidio, que en una ocasión tan especial, sientas los problemas con la alergia. Por suerte, no tengo problemas con nada de eso.
Un abrazo.

Jeanie said...

Well done, Son! I'm so glad he took care of you and made the whole of the meal. Now that's a great guy. I hope you are feeling a little better and continue until you are feeling great and ready to go. All the photos were fun ones. I'm sorry you had to reschedule your trip but I know you'll be going soon --and having a wonderful time.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Sheri,
So happy to read about your son's perfect Thanksgiving meal for you!
Hoping that you soon will feel well again and enjoy the things you love to do.
We had a delicious Thanksgiving meal at our friends' and even with all the eating, I've lost 1.3 pound and I felt sad about that. Truth is, I've been in a lot of pain near the stent–graft and that's probably causing my weight loss.
Just had another CT scan of the thoracic spine done... it might give some insight to weather a nerve got damaged during stent–graft surgery.
Big hugs,

Carla from The River said...

I am praying for you Sheri, I enjoyed your post today and loved the photos.
The story, The Gift of the Magi, is a favorite of mine too.
Love, Carla

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I sure hope this afternoon finds you feeling much better. Peppermint tea is one of my favorites. That's wonderful that your son is such a good cook. I'm sure you felt really thankful for his skills. I'm sure he learned from you! Your photos of your area are so pretty. Darling shot of the grands all smiling! Take care of yourself, my friend!

Chatty Crone said...

I wish you were feeling 100% better - but I am glad you are taking of yourself - peppermint tea. That bothers my digestion some. It is supposed to be good for it - but not mine.
Your son sure made a wonderful meal for you at Thanksgiving - so good you have him there.
Mia was cute at her Turkey Feast.
And the pictures of the three girls - and Charlotte laughing was adorable.
Would you drive to Mt. Shasta alone?
You changed your header - very pretty.
I am sorry about the Goldenrods - I do not like them - I am seriously allergic to them and even the picture makes me sneeze.
So that frost or flakes was on your car? Brrrr.
The green tea is supposed to be good for you and I imagine the carrot muffin was too. Oh yeah and the taco!
Hope you start feeling better soon.

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Hi Sheri,
Sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon. Cute pictures of the girls. Thanksgiving was nice and we ate to much. Get well soon!

Pilar said...

Sheri I hope that you're feeling better! It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love and yummy food!

Donna said...

How wonderful your Son did all the cooking! I like greenbean casserole. Larry made a yummy one.
Have a great week!

R's Rue said...

Love you friend.

Bety said...

I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well, dear Sheri! It's great that your son cooked everything and it was delicious!
You have wonderful grandchildren!
I also stop the car when I'm driving to take a picture of something which is very beautiful!
I know this story and it always makes me sad when I read it.

Susan said...

Hello Dear Sheri. I am very sorry to read you have been feeling under the weather. So very sorry to hear that. Hope you feel better soon.
That photo of the girls, with Charlotte laughing, is beyond precious.
I like that you drive to town and get yourself treats. We have to be good to ourselves, don't we?
It's freezing here, too, and snow and ice were on some sidewalks today. Oh, it is petrifying to me as I don't want to fall and break my neck or back or hip.
Lovely post, Sheri. Hugs. Susan

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I have included you in my prayers and hope that you are feeling better soon. Beautiful picture of the mountains but the most beautiful picture is the one of your three grandchildren! So sweet.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh Sheri, I'm so sorry to hear of your health struggles, and prayed for you, that you would feel better soon, and be able to find out what the problem is. I'm sorry you were ill over Thanksgiving, that is just so miserable. I loved your pictures from your drive into town, there is so much beauty around us to enjoy. Enjoy your peppermint tea, and I hope you feel better!

Louca por porcelana said...

Sorry for your health issues. I hope you are on the mend. Happy Belated Thanksgiving. Grateful for our family. What wonderful photo of your adorable Grands! Beautiful story you've shared. Blessings dear friend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm sorry you haven't felt well my friend. Hopefully you can get some extra rest and warm drinks and feel much better soon. Sweet hugs, Diane

Marilyn Miller said...

Hope you are feeling better by now.
How lovely to have your son cook Thanksgiving.
Glad you could go out to enjoy the outdoors a little bit too.

Holly said...

I hope your health is improving. I have been having dizzy spells and need to improve my health as well. My daughter who lives with us cooked our holiday meal, and we had a cozy day. What a beautiful picture of the grands. I love how nature changes through the seasons. May your December be Merry & Bright.


I'm glad to hear about your son's wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Good pictures

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Sheri, so sorry you’re feeling under the weather. It must be comforting that you can talk to Nel about her experiences also and compare. Your son stepping in for the Thanksgiving meal, what a darling he is. Mia looks so cute in her turkey hat, and the photo of the three of them is a adorable! Glad you felt up to driving to the creek. You certainly took some beautiful photos. All the snowflakes on your car window looks magical! Peppermint tea sounds wonderful and so does having a muffin. Thank you for sharing The Gift of the Magi. It’s a beautiful story. Feel better soon dear friend.

Debbie Nolan said...

Sheri - just catching up with your posts. So sorry friend you are not feeling well. I too have been under the weather (ended up with COVID this past week- okay- but staying in and away from others). What a blessing your son is to you. He sounds wonderful and a great chef as well. Take care and thank you for this lovely story. Hugs!