In June I am going to a Literacy Retreat with two teacher-friends from my school. I have been excited to think of it coming up. But… last night my brother called. He was the lucky recipient of an Alaska cruise for two from his company. He and my sister-in-law are going on the cruise in June. I was being invited to be the doggie sitter and to stay in their house on the lake during the week they are gone. A great vacation for me- a week on the lake in a beautiful home, with two of my favorite canine friends. Doggone it! The dates of the conference are smack dab in the middle of the cruise dates. Now I’m a little disappointed about the PD, even though I know I will really enjoy those days with colleagues.