In the face of Hurricane Sandy (a.k.a "Frankenstorm"), we're battening down the hatches where we can and toting everything else indoors. I'm taking the dogs for a long walk since it's unlikely we'll spend much time outdoors in the next few days. I don't know what the week will bring, but I hope everyone stays safe, including those on the West Coast and in the Pacific, in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. For my part, I'm thankful my husband's in town. Everything is easier when there's someone else to help shoulder the load.... especially if the power's out, the internet's down, and the kids are home from school.