May 11th, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Today is the day we celebrate our mothers and thank them for everything they've done for us throughout our lives. Those of us who are older have more to be thankful for than the younger folks out there whose mothers have yet to share all the joys and sorrows that their children bring over the course of years.

I will be giving my mother her card today, and have flowers that are being delivered to her this morning, but those are just the physical tokens that we give to our mothers on this day. It's important today to spend some time with our mothers, to cook them a meal or take them out to a restaurant, but above all to share some quality time with our mothers.

Hug your mother today, if you live close enough to do so. Make sure you give her a call today if you do not.

I want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. We may not show it year round, but you *are* very much loved and cherished by us, your sons and daughters.

Goddess Bless.

Mother's Day Stuff, and Kage Baker

Had a really nice day today.

Got back from dinner about two hours ago. I took my mother out to her favourite restaurant, Swiss Chalet, where she and I had a lovely supper. I had stir fried chicken with vegetables over a bed of oriental thin noodles, a salad, and split a slice of hot apple pie with my mom over decaffeinated coffee. My blood sugars tonight are a bit high, but not too bad. She had the chicken pot pie and a salad.

I used to really love Swiss Chalet, but this was my first time eating there in about four years. We used to do a lot of take-out from them back when I was running the bookstore, and to be honest, I have been turned off the rotisserie chicken and all, simply because I can't eat the skin on chicken any longer for obvious reasons. The stir fry wasn't too bad, but it had a sweet teriyaki glaze that I wasn't overly fond of.

Mom loved the card that I gave her, and she was quite taken with the flowers that I had delivered to her this morning.

Spent the afternoon reading. I was able to finish Kage Baker's The Children of the Company, the sixth book in The Company series. I have to say that while this book is a series of novellas or novelettes (I always get the two mixed up) with a central element to them, it was a superb read. The author is doing magnificent things with the characters in The Company at this point in the series, and the layers about the Company are being slowly unpeeled, like an onion, showing us the rot and the troubles within (as well as the good, too). Superb book, very twisted tales, and some truly shocking events. Haven't decided what to read next.

Anyway, off to bed. Got a long week ahead, and the alarm will go off very early.
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