I must say, these holidays are a welcome break from the stresses of the past 4 months! The fall has been long (and I mean loooong), full of presentations, committee meetings, class work and, oh yeah, research, all culminating in a grueling 3 weeks of work and mad-panic studying. We are nearing the end of the school year and getting ready to relax for a couple of weeks of blissful gastronomic indulgence (admit it, you were thinking it too). I leave you to your holiday traditions with a simple wish: happy holidays! Re-energize yourselves, enjoy the cheer of the season and get ready to take 2012 head-on!! Much love.