this morning I am grateful my friends Heather and Michael and their girls are back from their much needed and deserved vacation. I am grateful for the extra blankets which kept me warm last night when i had the chills. i am grateful I can work from home so that i can work and rest when I start to feel tired. I am grateful for my friend Max being home from the hospital. i am grateful for friends who remind me I too can ask for what I need.