Hello, beautiful readers! Welcome to day two of the #RRBC 30-Day Blogging Challenge, where I am sharing a day in my life for the next 30 days along with other authors of the Rave Reviews Book Club. So, here is day 2!
I woke up early this morning to pick up my parents from the Ft. Lauderdale cruise port. It's about 30-45 minutes from my house, depending on traffic, but it was an easy drive today. It felt great hugging each of them and seeing them again.
After dropping them off at home, I went back to my house to wake up my son for his eye appointment. His eyes are perfectly fine. This is more of a wellness checkup. I believe in preventative care and catching things early. I'm happy to report his eyes are as healthy as he is!
Then, I headed to lunch with my sister and my niece at Cooper's Hawk. My niece is a beautiful fourteen year old ball of sass, and I love her just the way she is! My sister and I always have lunches or dinners together. We are two years apart, and we are best friends. We included my niece this time because I don't ever get enough time with her, and we wanted to bond with her without the boys around. I won't be posting any pictures with my niece because I'm very protective of her and don't trust everyone's intentions on the web. But I will share a couple of pics of our day:
My sister and I are avid wine drinkers, and this is one of our favorites. It's called Vin Chocolat Almond by Cooper's Hawk. It is delicious and smooth, and you can completely taste the chocolate in it. We tend to have their brussell sprouts, which are amazing, and the Napa Chicken Salad. It's a nice, relaxing time together - no rush and great company.
I'll also share with you a few other pictures, but these are all drawn by my niece. She is a talented, self-taught artist. All three of our children are talented in some way. My son is athletically talented. My nephew writes spoken word poetry, raps, and creates his own music. And my niece draws. Here is some of her artwork:
These are from her Instagram page (click here to see more). She also has a YouTube page where she posts clips of her creating her drawings and animations (click here). Yes, I am a proud tia/aunt. If you want to make a budding artist happy, follow her. ;-)
After enjoying a long meal with my sister and niece, I had no desire to work out, but I do plan on getting some stretching in later. Stretching is important, too, so that will count for focusing on my health today.
So, I came home and balanced my checkbook, registered my expenditures for the day (maybe I'll elaborate on that on another day), and got a couple of hours in at my part-time job. Then, as almost every day ends, I made dinner and watched a show with my son. All in all, another great day!
Do you have Cooper's Hawk in your area? If so, what is your favorite wine?