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Miracles!

This has been a year of miracles.

First, the Cubs won the World Series… after 108 years.

Then, all of our candidates won on election night (no, not Trump).

Then, I got engaged.

WHAAAAT!?!?

cubsI know, crazy. Who believed the Cubs could actually pull it off?

In all seriousness, it’s been an exhausting, but a great year so far. Losing (in baseball and politics) sucks. And being single and doing the endless dating crawl sucks.

Dating is a crapshoot, and it often seemed like I was getting served a lot of crap and not so much of anything else.

I got lucky and met M. But before I got lucky, I went on bad dates, waited on ex-boyfriends, and despaired. I am, appropriately, a born and bred Cubs fan, of whom the famous Chicago writer Mike Royko once wrote: “A pessimists see the glass as half empty; a Cubs fan wonders when it’s gonna spill.”

Like the Cubs, I got my miracle. In a month, M and I are off to Spain. In a few months, we’ll get married. And we plan on having many more adventures, and hopefully, some more miracles along the way (Red Sox vs. Cubs World Series maybe???).

And in case, anyone doesn’t believe in miracles, I refer you to this definitive episode of How I Met Your Mother:

 

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Bring it On: April 2016

I’ve been woefully absent due to a deluge of work and way too little nap time. You know how I get without my beauty naps… not pretty. But spring is officially upon us, and there are a slew of things I’m looking forward to.

  • Outlander returns! I’m a little bit obsessed with this show, and you should be too.
  • Passover. I’ll be spending passover with my family, and of course, my adorable three-year-old niece will be there. Hopefully, I’ll have some time to squeeze in some hiking.
  • Baking. I’ve been experimenting, trying new recipes, and trying my hand at food photography. These cookies are a hit with my family every single time.2016-03-20 11.30.33
  • 15 minutes of fame. I’ve started publishing more in my day job, and I have my first TV appearance next week!
  • Cubbies! I don’t actually follow baseball unless the Cubs make it to the post-season, but this guy on ESPN – who must be smart because he’s on ESPN – predicts the Cubs will win the World Series. It’s been 108 years. I think it’s time.

Two more items to add to the list.

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I love this zany show from Tina Fey on Netflix. Season 2 returns April 15th.
  • Marimekko. I have a penchant for modern, expensive design. The Finnish design company Marimekko meets both criteria. But on April 17th, Marimekko is coming to Target. Woohoo.
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