1. Thursday night, we didn’t feel too good. Neither one of us (my boyfriend and I) were feeling great, it had been a long week, and the weather was supposed to get bad later in the week. But we went ahead with our plans and saw author Brad Meltzer on his book tour for The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington. I am so glad that we went! He was smart and funny and inspiring, and when he signed our book he made a point of shaking our hands and using our names. I am so glad that we went! I am so glad he came to town. If you get a chance to see him in person, grab it. He’s fantastic!
2. The huge snowstorm that was supposed to hit yesterday only dropped an inch or two to clean off the cars. I love a good snowstorm, but life is complicated right now, and I don’t need the extra stress. I was grateful to have a weekend without seven inches of snow to deal with.
3. As I type this, the Chiefs are playing the Patriots to see who will be going to the SuperBowl. I am not a huge Chiefs fan. I struggle to get passionate about professional football. But it’s great to see how this team has brought the city together, and how quarterback Patrick Mahomes has brought together the team in a new and exciting way. There are four minutes left, and while I definitely want the Chiefs to win, for the moment, I’m just grateful for how far they’ve come this year and for how much fun they’ve had along the way. It’s been a great ride, even for us barely fans.
*what is making me happy this week