Nevertheless, it is rain, and SoCal needs rain desperately. Of course, we are reminded all the while that it would take a month of rain like this to make a dent in the effect of the drought these past 4 years......we are just taking it one storm at a time. Fortunately, the forecast for Monday, our date of departure, is mostly sunny.
I love waking up to the sound of rain on the aluminum roof in the middle of the night.......I always sleep so well when it rains.....I love the smell of the rain wafting in through the partially open window by my side of the bed. By 8 am the rain had mostly stopped, but this was to be the lull before the much bigger storm coming in Thursday evening.
We had arranged a lunch date in Pasadena with my oldest grand daughter, Cynthia, who is just a few months shy of her 21st birthday. We had not had a chance to spend one on one time with her and her boy friend, Daniel. Cynthia is the oldest child of my son, Chris. I still have a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that I have a grand daughter who is almost 21 let a son who is fast approaching his 42nd birthday. We arrived at the "Islands" restaurant just before 12:30 pm to find Cynthia and Daniel waiting for us. We had a great time talking, and we were both glad we had the opportunity to get to know Daniel. As I told Daniel, it is very important to me that all the women in my family are happy, and I could tell from what I saw in Cynthia's eyes, and her face that she is happy.....that's good enough for me.....welcome to the family Daniel!
There is one footnote to the reason for our wanting to meet Daniel.....and this is done with Cynthia's permission.......Cynthia is 6 months pregnant with their son, and is very excited that she will be a mother in just 3 months....in fact you can see they are both very excited. We got to see an ultra sound picture of the yet to be born baby, and yep, there is no doubt it is a boy....lol.