1. Things have been intense at work lately, and the next couple of weeks will be more of the same. More spending all day, every day staring intensely at a screen. So I've been trying to reduce my screen time at home, and that's actually been really nice. It means I'm not reading as much, but it's been good to pull back a little and just try to make life easier. Easier is good.
2. The cicadas are back. I know a lot of people get annoyed by the nightly concert they put on, but I find it soothing. Plus it means that summer (and all that heat!) is almost done and fall is coming. Cooler temperatures, the leaves changing colors, my seasonal allergies changing seasons. Very happy.
3. Last night, my Sporting KC guys played LAFC out in California, and it was a great game to watch. First of all, they won, which is always nice to see. It was a game that didn't get out of hand as far as penalties and chippiness, which I appreciate (is it so bad to want soccer players to be nice to each other?!). But most of all, it was an amazing game because one of my former favorite players was lost (kidnapped!) by the expansion draft to LAFC, and last night I finally got to see Benny Feilhaber back on the field (albeit in the wrong jersey) with the rest of my Sporting faves! It was great to see him after the game, hanging out on the pitch getting to talk to and laugh with and get big hugs from the Kansas City guys. You are missed, Benny, but I hope we get to see you again in the playoffs!
*what is making me happy this week