Home again. We are so lucky to live in a place that is equal in beauty to anything we saw in our travels. Tomorrow my teaching life begins in earnest,; we are assessing entering kindergarteners. I doubt that I will have time to continue my blog. It took me a major part of today to add these pictures to my blog. It helped me to put closure on my vacation and say "good bye" to summer. I have noticed recently that most of the comments on my blog are from people selling everything from low carb drinks to gaming sites, wedding favors, and online personals. It is insulting to my time to have such parasites attach themselves to my blog. That gives me another reason to discontinue posting. If you are a truly interested blogger or relative with nothing to sell me, I welcome your comments and thank you for reading.
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.