It's Sunday, which means I'm at my usual Waco Starbucks. My two favorite baristas just happened to be here as well (hence the awesome photo above), so it's a pretty great Sunday. You may remember Carole as the woman who decorates my Starbucks cups, and Cody as her studly boyfriend (although in the picture, I think creepy would be more descriptive). Also, check out my purple MyTie? Seriously, I love these elastic ties, so you should enter my giveaway to win your own!
Needless to say, life is good.
Yesterday, Casey and Chance invited Nick and me to go to a local winery. Tehuacana Creek Vineyards and Winery is about 10 minutes outside of Waco. Saturday, they had a big party in honor of their new white port release complete with a band (the lead singer sung "Brick House" and told me to "Shake it, not break it!" when he danced with me). We met a couple who are both law students at Baylor as well, so the six of us enjoyed the music, wine, and cheese/crackers of the afternoon.
Nick and I also participated in our first wine tasting, which wasn't very formal but was quite educational. We both were fans of the 2009 Harrison Plantation Port, which was a fruity Port wine that tasted of caramel and vanilla. It was amazingly yummy and full, and would be perfect as a dessert without any accompanied food. Yay for new adventures!
Today, I decided to go to Church Under the Bridge instead of First Pres, mostly because I had received a few texts and calls from my regulars and they mentioned I hadn't attended in a while. Although it was less than 40 degrees F (my car said it was 35F! Texas is making up for all those 80 degree winter days), I put on a big coat and decided to go to my favorite underpass below I-35. My heart feels full and I got to catch up with some old friends so it was worth it, but I've been inside for two hours and I'm still feeling the cold! I'm thankful that I have a warm place to stay, which is more than some of the attendants there. CUB makes you realize what you're taking for granted.
Other than that, I'm planning on getting some work done today (methods section for my dissertation, editing Megan's dissertation, and prepping for classes next week). I also need to get started writing a guest blog post for WacoFork.com about--where else?--Tehuacana Creek Vineyards.
Here's hoping for a productive Sunday! What are you up to today?