You may have noticed that my blog has been left unattended for a short while. Life for me now is a little ruffled around the edges. In fact I am having to just step back a bit and regroup myself. It is not anything earth shattering for that matter, but when it’s happening to you it seems that you are in it all alone. I am struggling though with several things that mean a lot to me. Along with those few things that are very personal the end of the school year has been busier than usual. My dearest friend, my go to person when everything is falling apart around me retired from teaching. I hosted along with seven other friends a celebration for her many years of dedication and love of teaching. I am going to miss her. She and I have taught together at the same schools for thirty years. I cannot imagine my school day without her there. Of course there are others that will no longer be there to share my day, too. It’s sad for me.