Southern California is on fire!
We left the Santa Clarita and Conejo Valleys and went to a lovely brunch in celebration of our cousins and their tenth wedding anniversary. It was so nice to be away from the winds and the smoke and enjoying some family time. It's always weird to me to see relatives here even though they live here but when we first knew them, they lived in Walla Walla, Washington. Our Walla Walla Cousins are now Los Angeles Cousins! We used to see these cousins when we'd spend the summers with our beloved Nana who is about to die. Or not. She's 95 and has been about to die for about ten years. But now she really might be dying so pretty soon there may or may not be an oh no! Nana died post. Nana would laugh at that. Nana always planned way in advance for everything and I suspect even her death. There are probably bags full of cookies baked by her, labeled by her with detailed defrosting instructions, in her freezer ready for us to serve at her wake. We keep hoping she will just go to sleep and die peacefully in her own bed as she always wanted. Not that we hope she will die, we just hope she will die as she wants to. Many of our relatives are very sad right now, but we like to think about how Nana lived a very full life and every night since her husband died (over 20 years ago), he has visited her in her dreams. She'd watch all his favorite sports teams play so she could tell him the scores when they had their dream meetings. She'll finally get to be with him and her own mother again, and that's comforting.
We left the anniversary celebration and made our way back to the valleys because it is a weekend and on weekends, my husband and Karen's daughter play softball (on different teams). We sit in the stands and text each other when the other team is at bat. We're such good cheerleaders. Today, thanks to the wind and dust in the field, I got free micro-dermabrasion! There's no need to spend money on fancy skin treatments when the winds are blowing here!
Ooooh, we stopped off at Borders where our signing will be on Tuesday and took some photos. Oddly enough, nobody stopped us or asked us what we were doing! It's probably because we didn't have any balloons with us.
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