I’m spoiled! Keith pointed out a spa the other night when we went to the Top of the East … it has a good view of Portland and we went there years ago with his father … so I decided to book a massage and a pedicure. What a relaxing afternoon!
I took a little walk afterwards. I wanted to light a candle for my sister-in-law who died two years ago today … but the cathedral was locked up. I went to the church office to ask when the church was unlocked and found only during Mass. So sad — I understand they’ve had problems leaving it unlocked but I love cities where I can go into churches for private prayer and to light candles for those we’ve lost.
The parish office was open so I was able to arrange to have a Mass said for Lisa and for Keith’s brother but I wish I had been able to go into the church and light a candle too.
I love being here in South Portland near Willard Beach but I also miss being downtown Portland. I walked past Monument Square…
And the history center. My plan is to finish the last 3 HeartStrings quilts next week and then while Keith is out of town, go over and do a little genealogy research the last week we’re here. Unfortunately, my genealogy research has taken a back seat to other things the last few years but I do spend some time filling in the blanks now and then.