Yesterday the teachers threw the five of us who are retiring a lovely little retirement Open House.... We welcomed many coworkers, parents, students... family. It was really a nice day. Lots of cards, gifts, and kind words. I feel so blessed by all the kindness I've been shown during this final month... Kind of makes me quiet... not sad, not moody... just quiet and thoughtful. I have nothing much to say. My freshmen start the big State Test tomorrow in English, today in Algebra... It's really, finally, almost the day... 13 and a half.... Have a great week.