If we were having coffee, I would wish you for the New Year. It is unbelievable that 2018 is already here! The year seems to have flown past. When I look at my children, the passing of time hits me. They have grown so much – not only physically but in other ways too. My eldest daughter is getting ready to leave high school and attend university. She is growing in self confidence – a confidence that is shown outwardly as she dresses in her unique way and proudly shows her half-shaven head and red-coloured hair. She aims to be an artist and a person can see this when they look at her appearance.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you to quickly step inside out of the cold. The last few days have been bitterly cold with the temperatures dropping to -33c with wind chill. The wind hurts when we walk outside. The few pedestrians on the streets walk with their heads down and the lower half of their faces covered with their scarves. Luckily I was still on break this past week and was able to stay home in our warm apartment. I went outside only when necessary, and those trips were quick.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my husband and I went to see Shen Yun on Thursday. Our son bought us tickets to see the show for our Christmas gift. I enjoy gifts that are experiences; and this was an experience that I enjoyed. The dancing was graceful, the costumes beautiful, and the night out was a treat.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my family and I have almost completed watching Game of Thrones. Each year over the Christmas season we watch a series, and this year we chose to watch this well-known HBO TV show. We love it and each day we have watched a few episodes. Yesterday we began the first episode of season 7. I will be sad when we have caught up with others followers and wait eagerly for season 8 to know what will happen in Westeros.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that tomorrow I go back to work. I have enjoyed my 2 week break but do not feel ready to go back. Part of it, I know, is that when I get back I will be faced with deadlines. So I will take a deep breath, Zumba, and continue. Thankfully, the temperatures will rise tomorrow and we will be faced with a day at -7c.
What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and the Weekend Coffee Share)