The Long Road: I've been struck this week by the story of Madonna Badger who lost her 3 children and her parents in a house fire on Christmas 2011. It is of course a very sad story, but one in which Madonna has shown incredible strength, recovery, and inspiration. It is amazingly therapeutic when we can stop feeling sorry for ourselves.
The Coolest Thing: Looking for a great holiday gift? How about an extra long, color coded charger for your smart phone?
The Skillet: Quick and easy sauteed chicken thighs with lemon caper sauce. Ou-la la!
Off to mow my leaves ( haven't raked them in 2 years and the lawn is loving it)