Have any of you had one of those years where you feel like you are always off work? This year my daughter had a hernia repaired. (I did plan it so that the bulk of her recovery time was over spring break.) My dad's doctors found cancer. I was out for his surgery. My mom is having surgery next month.It is enough to make my head spin. I feel really bad taking off, but I have to constatly remind myself that family has to come first. My administrator is not married and does not have children, so I don't know that she really understands.We are supposedly in a situation where sub money is very limited. I have explained to her that this is just a really bad year for me. It seems like I have taken more sick days this year than I have in my 12 years of teaching combined.