5 to go!!! The school year is definitely winding down. I am fluctuating between being overwhelmed by how much I have left to do and feeling like the year is never going to end. Yesterday, my classroom aide wanted to start a conversation about how much she was going to miss me next year. She has been my "work wife" for three years and there have been a lot of days that were only tolerable because she was there. I cut her off and told her I did not want to talk about it. I knew that we both needed to stay focused and a conversation in that direction would only distract both of us. I've been thinking about it though.... I am going to miss her a lot too. It really is hard to keep relationships going if you don't put in a lot of work. We will remain friends but without our daily contact and being together in the same building.... the strength and comfort of it will fade.