If we were having coffee, I would wish you well for the Year of the Monkey. I would tell you that my family celebrated the beginning of the Chinese Lunar Year with a tasty dinner that my husband cooked. My nephew, who is studying here in the city, joined us for the celebrations and meal. As we all sat around the dinner table and chatted, I thought of the others times we had recently done so: Christmas and New Year. It felt good to see everyone enjoying themselves.
If we were having coffee, I would tell your that I gave out the report cards that I had worked on for the past few weeks. The children were excited to see them on Wednesday but I asked them to open the envelopes with their parents. Wednesday afternoon, as well as Thursday afternoon and evening, I sat down to meet with all the parents of the children in my class. The feedback from parents was positive as I explained my reasons for giving the grades that I had. I encouraged them and gave them suggestions on how they could help their children improve their French. I arrived home on Thursday evening feeling exhausted but pleased that I had seen everyone.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week felt like winter. Temperatures dropped and we had snowfall. Recess time outside was limited to 10 minutes; and my morning duty was moved indoors. We were all disappoiinted with the extrememly cold weather and had to remind ourselves that we have had a very mild winter this year.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have been looking forward to the long weekend we have this week: it will be a time for me to recharge my batteries. Even though I will be working a little making cards for the Math centre, the work I will be doing will not be taxing. I will spend some time watching Downton Abbbey, doing a little crochet, and reading on the sofa.
If we were having coffee, I would wish you well for the following week – and to remember to set aside some time for yourself to do something that pleases you.
What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
(This post is linked to the Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Diane, The Part-Time Monster)