I skipped out of town this past weekend to visit my sister in San Clemente. It was an amazing weather change from the foothills, with fog blowing by the windows and cool enough for me to have to borrow woolly socks from her to put on my feet. I even had to put a wrap on to keep my neck and shoulders warm. It's a good thing I put a pair of long slacks in my suitcase because I certainly did need them — my light summer skirts just didn't suffice down there by the shore.
We had some good sister time and even celebrated the birth of her son and wife's newly adopted daughter, who they named Elisabeth — “Lissy” for short. So, I'm a great aunt for the seventh time. The family tree just keeps on getting bigger and bigger.
We are in a slight lull now before the full autumn social whirl sets into full motion. However, I do have a great farewell concert by the Pasadena Pops at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia to tell you about.