Though I intend to keep this teacher/professionally focused, I do have 2 posts which will explain a bit as to why I've been absent (perhaps you'll mark it as "Excused" this way?). Besides, it's summer. Let's forget about lesson plans for a little while and enjoy the hard-earned fruits of our labor...free time & adventures!
Excuse #1 - My younger brother just graduated from US Coast Guard Academy in CT, and I spent 2 personal days and 2 *cough*sick days spending time with family and celebrating.
If a picture is worth 1000 words, then I'll leave you with more than enough for today...