Today is the 172nd anniversary of Texas’ independence from Mexico.
It is also my parents’ 46th wedding anniversary.
So may God grant all Texans, and especially my parents, many years.
Here in the UK is also Mothering Sunday, as it is Laetare Sunday in the Western Church calendar. After the unnamed first child participated in a karate tournament (from which he did not received a trophy, to his continuing consternation), we looked for a place to go out and have dinner. Having not planned ahead, it was not easy to find anywhere with an available table on such short notice.
Having exhausted the possibilities in Hooterville, we tried to see if we could go to our favourite Chinese buffet in another cathedral city. They didn’t have a table until 6:00, so we tried their other location, also in a nearby cathedral city. They had one available at 3:00, so we went there.
It was heaving. There were a lot of English people eating Chinese food on Mother’s Day. The food was okay – not as good as our usual location – but all you can eat.
As this is Meatfare Sunday, I will now be giving up mentioning meat dishes on my blog until Pascha.