I am grateful to be almost done with my grading from the summer semester and maybe have a day or two where I can do nothing before the fall semester gets going. I am grateful for the little things like a new understanding of why i love sunflowers and black eyed susans. I am grateful for being able to spend some time cuddling with Zoe before I took a much needed nap yesterday. I am grateful that my niece Becca had such a good first few days in grad school. I am grateful for my friend Sam who is coming to help with weeding.