Is cloudy and cold today, but good food and lots of family and friends stopping by has warmed my heart and home. One special friend is home, on leave from the Marine Corps and so nice visiting with him. He's getting to spend lots of time with his beautiful two year old Sophie. He'll be leaving again soon, and has to spend a lot of time on a ship this time. One friend has both of her children with her for the first time in several years and is very happy and thankful this Christmas. I'm thankful today for the love and camaraderie I'm feeling from family and friends.