And suddenly, prematurely, I find myself in my last week at my school.
On the one hand, while I do appreciate the position I put my head office in - it can't be easy to reshuffle the schedule and find a cover teacher at such short notice - maybe they coulda been just a lil less eager to suggest that I consider terminating my contract a coupla months earlier than agreed (i.e. "Don't come back!"). Had to fight to keep my remaining days as planned.
On the other hand, to put a positive spin on it - and an upside is needed right now - this will probably be the last time I fly back to England for a grandparent in hospital.
It's always good to see the whole family together again.