I'm finally in! Too long and involved to explain, so I'll just write briefly about the party last night:
At Duane and Ani's palatial* house in Encinitas, we had a terrific gathering. Besides the host and hostess, plus Sally and me, attendees were Sally's daughter, Teresa, Duane's daughters, Kendra and Jasmine (both in their early twenties and gorgeous), Kendra's boyfriend, Conner, and Ani's Dad, Ray. What a congenial group and what a beautiful setting.
We ate out by the pool--a huge enclosure which includes a guest house (sitting room, bedroom, bath, and doors to two other rooms) and various plantings. Great food, wonderful company, and we had a ball. I'm just going to have to fill this in tomorrow--too busy.
Here's my cousin, Sally: