1. Lots of people at work asking me how my vacation week was. I adore the genuine friendliness of my new work team!
2. The palpable energy that was present in the city today. (Minneapolis is hosting the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star game, and downtown today was buzzing with excitement. [I work just a few blocks away from the baseball stadium, and park in the garage adjacent to it, so I got to experience some of the scene at a few different points during the day.]) Not every day can be a party, parade, or concert – but this week the city gets all three! (And more.) 🙂
3. On my way into the office, catching a glimpse at a live television broadcast occurring in the outdoor garden of the local pub near the baseball stadium. I know it takes a village to make a TV show come to life, but it was cool to see the behind-the-scenes in action.