Emotionally draining afternoon at the funeral of a family friend. If you've ever debated whether to go to a funeral, I highly recommend it, as does this author. It's a stark reminder (often set to music and, more recently, PowerPoint) of what really matters in life.
I've yet to attend a funeral where the person's virtues as an employee were tearfully extolled. In the end, it's always about how they treated their friends and family. Something to think about as we head into another work week. :-)
The accompanying picture is from Chinoise in Madison Park in Seattle. Cashew shrimp with green beans. Excellent. So was the bok choy and mushrooms. Tasted like it was sauteéd with garlic then simmered with a broth of some kind. Yummy!