Today is my birthay. It’s also the Superbowl. And the New England Patriots are playing, my hometown team. So, as you can imagine, EVERYONE around here is excited for the game. Including my son. Who came into my room this morning and yelled, “Superbowl!” And when my husband said, “What’s today?” my son again yelled, “Superbowl!” And then I laughed and he said, “Oh, yeah, happy birthday, mom.”

I’m taking a backseat to the Patriots and football today. But I’ll have an awesome day, with some hours spent alone at the bookstore writing, then onto a Superbowl party at my best friend’s house and an ice cream cake. If I’m lucky, I’ll even win the Superbowl pool I’m in and take home some cash.

All in all, a super day.