Weekend Coffee Share: A Busy Week


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)

22 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Busy Week

  1. It is feel feeling when the parents were happy with their children’s education. Sorry about the temperature drop in your area. But I feel the ground hog was correct for our area. Have nice long weekend. President day means nothing to me as it is a new holiday. I remember Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays.

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  2. Happy Chinese New Year. If you read my coffee share and recent posts, my daughter and I saw some of the festival decorations in Sydney last Sunday. 12 large light sculptures were set up in Sydney to represent the 12 signs of the zodiac. We only saw the Tiger. The Tiger is juggling our coloured balls with writing on them. I am wondering if you could translate them please? I am quite curious.
    It’s been incredibly hot here which seriously undermines my motivation. We have one room with air-conditioning and that’s where you’ll find me.
    Hope you have a great week!
    xx Rowena

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    1. I think I would prefer the heat to the unending cold – which can get quite depressing. Winter sees many of us staying indoors which does not do us any good. However, Spring is around the corner and our days will be a lot more pleasant.
      As for translating the writing on the Chinese tiger – unfortunately I am unable to do so as I do not read Mandarin/Chinese 😦


  3. I was a bit under the weather and forgot about our coffee appointment ;), but even though I missed it, your words and good wishes follow me through my week. I hope you had a good rest.


      1. Thanks, sweetie, it is on the downward side again, but it is part of healing. I only need to stay positive. I have never thought I would consider myself lucky to be climbing stairs and I still long for that day.


  4. If we were having coffee, I would share in your exhaustion as I listened to each of your busy events the past week. I would delight in your celebration with family, the grades for the children, the joy of the snowfall and chat about Downton Abbey with you (Anna’s having a baby! And I feel so sad for Burrows – never thought those words would come out of my mouth!)… enjoyed this very much, Colline 🙂 Have a great week!


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