Checking In for Cocktails

There’s a little known thing in Atlanta called traffic. I’m not sure, but Atlanta may or may not be ranked in the Top 10 Cities of Worst Traffic Ever. Until recently my office was one mile away from home and now it’s just down a flight of stairs at home. When I’m stuck in traffic I hear the angels sing when I realize my commute doesn’t involve hundreds of thousands of cars.

Not long ago I was sitting still on I-85 North when I heard the familiar ping notifying me of a text on my phone. I looked at my phone (remember, the car was stopped and I wasn’t texting!) and saw a note from the BFF, Carol, “BUSTED! I see you’re on I-85 RIGHT BY MY HOUSE and you’re not stopping for a drink? Seriously?”

It was true. I was alone in the car, and not doing carpool, so why wasn’t I stopping by her house for a drink? That is a question I now ask myself each time I’m approaching her exit, where my second home resides.

On the Life360 app, my family is defined as myself, my husband, my two kids and Carol. We are family the five of us. She likes to know that I can see where she is and vice versa. She is the one who uses the “Check-in” feature the most and I love that because even though I see her weekly it’s good to know she’s checking in on us. I especially like it when she is thinking about having me over for a cocktail. Like, I don’t know, sangria.

I am not sure that the team at Life360 team has added a “Share Cocktail Recipe” function (I’ll get on development about that) so I’ll have to do it the old fashioned way and provide a link to Pinterest, for this amazing White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria.

sangriaWhite Strawberry-Lemon Sangria

  • 1 Apple
  • 4 Cups of Lemon-lime Soda
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Cup Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Rum, White
  • 1 750 ml Bottle White Wine

It is listed for six servings. Is that possible when there are only two of us drinking? I mean, she has a spare room with my name on it, so I can always stay overnight. You think Carol will have that pitcher of sangria ready next time I’m stuck in traffic and take a detour to her house?

I just need to go Check In with her first. That’s easy enough.