Jacqui (jacqui) wrote,
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What I Ate Today and Once a Catholic Always a Catholic

I had lunch at the Farmer's Market with Mom and her housekeeper Rosa today. Mom brought Rosa to push her wheelchair and said that it was because she didn't want to ask me to do it. I felt bad because I remembered complaining about it yesterday when the truth is that I don't really mind at all pushing her in her wheelchair. There but for the grace of God go I, absolutely. I just have a hard time with being with my Mother sometimes, even though I do love her very much.

We actually had a pretty nice time. Mom and Rosa were both terrific, neither one was in a bad mood, and we had fun picking out different things to eat. Mom had crab and cucumber salad, Rosa had a turkey sandwich, and I had a Swiss cheese, tomato and onion crepe. When we were done with all of that Mom wanted me to try some cheese so I went to this little deli stand and bought three different types of cheese, some olive spread, and crackers, and we ate that. Then we all shared a Crepe Suzette. We were so full, and all three of us want to lose weight, but it was fun.

After we ate we walked across the street to the shopping area that's called The Grove. It's cute with a two story trolley car and a dancing fountain. Mom was really nice about looking in the stores and oddly enough she was the one who wanted to go shopping. I bought a copy of The Nanny Diaries and sat and read while Rosa and Mom walked around. Later we went to the bank and I showed Mom pictures from our trip to Cabo. On the way home I listened to John and Ken tear into Cardinal Mahoney on the radio. I felt torn between feeling really awful for anyone molested by a priest and protective of the church at the same time.

I found a great home schooling site and have been printing out cursive practice sheets for Beau to work with. I wrote an e-mail to the woman who created it, thanking her for the great work she did.

I had spinach souffle, vegetarian chili pie, strawberries, and punch for dinner.

Awww Beau just brought me a chocolate rose that he had put in the freezer. What a big food day.
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