We knew something was afoot when the neighbors replaced their 6 foot high cyclone fence with a sturdier and taller one topped with spiral strands of razor sharp barbed wire. It began to look like Stalag 13. While we do live in an unincorporated area, this is the edge of Seattle. The city line is only 2 blocks to west of us. Yes, these are deer, but not blacktail or whitetail deer. They are more chocolately brown in color and what do you think; could a doe have antlers?
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.