1. Still, the World Cup. It's fascinating and heart-breaking, but it's a lot of great soccer that is fun to watch. And there were 2 games today that went beyond extra time to shootouts. I love shootouts! Go sports!
2. This week is the fourth of July, which is big for those of us in the states. We get to stop and celebrate all the great things we love about our country, which hasn't always been the easiest thing this year. But still, I am grateful to be an American, and to be able to disagree with those in power if I want to. (And we get the day off of work, which makes me very happy!)
3. Air conditioning. Our temperatures have been in the mid to upper 90s for most of the week, and I have no doubt that will continue for many weeks (thanks, Kansas). So I am very grateful for air conditioning, so that I can stay sane, so that I can breathe, and so that I can sleep, because without it I'm not sure I could do any of those. So, so, so very grateful for that!
*what is making me happy this week