Got to visit with my parents in Laurinburg on my way up to Apex to visit my sister and her husband and spend some time with my two children.
Time spent with family is precious and should never be squandered or forfeited for anything. You only go around once on this planet and passed opportunities will never be revisited. So as I say carpe diem... seize the moment.
Spent the day yesterday with Mic touring around Apex and the Farmer's Market (where I picked up my Bday gift to self - a lovely coffee mug by local potter Eun Young Leem -see photo below of her work). Cooked a wonder meal, grilled chicken, bok choy and fennel grilled in the oven with a marinated radish and cucumber salad on the side.
Today Mic and Madison and the rest of us will enjoy a relaxing and very temperate day. More outdoor activities are planned. We did visit Bond Park and also another park and lake in Holly Springs to enjoy walking the trails yesterday.
One critically important omission is Sharon. She worked MUSC but we will make it all up on Valentines day, where we co-celebrate our love for each other and my b-day.