Tonight in the waning hours of my mid-winter break I could write about a variety of things I did during the past week. But house cleaning, taxes, consulting with designers about window coverings, skating in the sunshine on Alki, pruning roses, cutting down ferns and pampas grass, are all pretty tame stuff compared to Chris' discovery of these critters in the backyard of the house that is kitty corner to the back of our lot.
My blog's title originated in July 2004 as I was preparing to send my then 16 year old daughter to Annecy, France as an exchange student. It was to be a 10 and 1/2 month separation that I was sure I could not endure. BUT, thanks to the internet and blogging I survived her adventures outside of our 'nest'. Once she returned, I thought of changing the title but realized that 10 and 1/2 Months was a fitting description of the cycle of my teaching life too. Now that I am retired the days and months have much less structure but the title remains out of nostalgia for my teaching days.