Welcome to May!
Today is May Day, and in Europe it is their labor day. We are still praying and thinking of the folks in Italy that have suffered from the earthquake. This coming weekend is the mass of the patron saint, Madonna della Libera in the town that my mother is from. Every year they celebrate with a huge mass and weekend of celebrations. Hartford is like the sister city of Pratola and also celebrates this weekend. The celebration isn't as big and doesn't last as long, but a church in Hartford houses the statue of the Madonna that is exactly like the Madonna in Pratola. This year there will be no celebration in Italy because the church sustained some damage as did the Madonna. The mass in Hartford will be to pray for our town and families, that they continue to be safe.
Today my Mom treated me to a pedicure. It is one of those luxuries that pays off tenfold. Makes you feel so pampered and extravagant. It was a real treat.
And tonight is a spontaneous date night... we are finally using a restaurant gift certificate that we got from Christmas and going to TK for dinner, tix at Hartford Stage to see Noises Off! and then after party at the theatre. Whoohoo... really looking forward to letting my hair down! I'll give you the scoop tomorrow.