Weekend Coffee Share: A Mid-Week Concert

wordswag_15073188796611453091488.pngIf we were having coffee, I would tell you that today I am not feeling well. On Thursday, I woke up feeling exhausted. Luckily it was an easy day as my class participated in a art activity – which meant that for 2 periods at a time, I had only half of my students. Friday I felt okay but, as the day progressed, so did my sense of well-being. The day ended with me experiencing terrible cramps in the mid-section of my body and hanging over the edge of the toilet bowl. I had finally caught the stomach bug that has been doing the rounds at my school. Last night I could not face food. This morning I feel a little hungry but I am going to ‘go plain’ today – no fancy or rich food. And instead of coffee and cream, I will drink a light milk-free rooibos tea with you.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have been seeing the parents of the children in my class to update them on their child’s progress. Yes, the report cards are going home on Tuesday and it is time to check in with families. This time round I am trying to spread the interviews out so that I do not exhaust myself as I did during the last round of interviews.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that all the grade 1s , and my grade 1 and 2 combined class, went on a field trip this week to go see a concert by Gregg Le Rock,

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Gregg Le Rock is a Canadian musician who writes and sings French songs for children and this year is the second time I have taken my class. I prepare my students by teaching them the words to the songs and singing with them every morning. The children love the concert and it is always a pleasure to see them ‘rocking to the music’.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that last weekend I pre-wrote many of my blog posts for the last week. As a result, I was able to post more often. Hopefully I will be able to keep up this habit so that my blog posts are less erratic.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the rest of the weekend I will be resting. I am giving Zumba a skip as I want my body to recover quickly from the bout of stomach flu. I will miss dancing to the Latin beats, but there are times when a person has to rest.

Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful week.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and theΒ Weekend Coffee Share)

32 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Mid-Week Concert

      1. Some of the people make little videos and post them to youtube and that way they can communicate. Therapybits has a whole little youtube channel about vlogs of living with dissociative identity disorder, and some songs they sing. It can be done. I personally don’t know how though!

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  1. I’m so glad you’ve made it to the recovery stage. And actually putting things on YouTube is not hard. I’ve done a lot of videos, mainly for my ministry, but when I post them on my blog sites, people always seem thrilled to get to hear as well and read what a friend has to say. I bet your computer already has a form of Windows Movie Maker, and if it does, you can make the videos from there. Of course, you can video yourself speaking, but I don’t like to see myself on camera, so I record my voice — either right into the Movie Maker program — or on a small digital recorder that saves into my computer. Then I choose a series of pictures that go with what I’m saying and just do a video of pictures while I give the lesson or message. I’m sure you’ll be able to do it without much trouble. And YouTube also has videos to teach you “how to use movie maker” it you need more help. Try it; you’ll like it.

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      1. I don’t know about the Ovid maker. I’m not sure what that is. But what I use – and what should be on your computer if you have a Windows operating system — is Windows Movie Maker.


      1. Yes, it was! Can’t think of a better way to wear one’s body to a frazzle! Pastor asked me this morning, “Are you coming back next year?” I smiled, “Yep, Gonna start dress shopping tomorrow!” It was a BLAST and a half!

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  2. I hope you’re feeling much better soon!! The stomach bug isn’t fun… I got a slight case of food poisoning around New Year, hate that.. I hope the rest of your weekend is pleasant, and revitalizing for you.


  3. Sorry you haven’t been well, Colline and gastro is nasty. We’ve avoided for awhile, but I suspect we’ve built up tolerance because we had a lot of it when the kids were young. We also found out they’re lactose intolerant and staying off milk makes a big difference.
    I was interested to read that you do Zumba? What does that entail? I did a quick Google search and it sounds like a lot of fun and a great workout. I am planning to get back to yoga on Friday. I was attending an adaptive class last year and loved it, but developed a recurrent chest infection and barking cough, and couldn’t go. I have also attended an adult dance class for the last year. Each term, the style of dance changes so I’ve had a go at tap, jazz, contemporary, jazz and ballet. We have a lot of laughs and are very accepting of each other.
    Our back to school is going fairly well. Need to get back to writing up the term planner with their assignments on it. It was doing my head in at first and I thought I’d let the dust settle a bit before I tackled it again, hopefully with the kids. It’s a hard thing for me to stay committed to. Just about anything is a distraction!
    Hope you have a great week and feel better.
    Best wishes,


    1. Zumba is a dance-based fitness group class that features dances like the salsa, merengue, reggeaton, hip-hop, and others. I love it and has satisfied my desire to dance. Most of the music is Latin- based. It is great fun and a fantastic workout.
      We had a term planner for my kids but now they are almost finished with high school, I can rely on them to look after their own dates and deadlines. It is a great way to help teach them the responsibility though.
      Enjoy your week Rowena.

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      1. Zumba sounds fantastic and the latin music sounds so invigorating. Don’t know if I could manage it, but might stick my nose in on a class and check it out.
        Our son has had quite an avoidance thing going and we were called by two of his teachers two weeks after the deadline. Trying to prevent a repeat this year and also teach our younger daughter some better organizational habits.
        Hope you have a great week!
        xx Rowena

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  4. Oh no! Feel better soon.. I have luckily escaped illness except for some minor irritating congestion I wake up every morning with. I can’t WAIT to try Zumba now that I’ve had my hip replacement. I tried it once but need to give it another chance. Hope you feel better!


    1. I love Zumba. And the best thing is that you can do what you can – the instructors do not push you to do more than what your body allows. As they remind us – we know our bodies and know what it is that we can do.


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