Weekend Coffee Share: A Short Work Week

wordswag_15073188796611453091488.pngIf we were having coffee, I would greet you with a smile. The morning is beautifully mild and I am looking forward to going out for my walk. It does feel like spring has arrived but I know from experience that we will have a cold snap. It has been raining quite a bit during the last week (plenty of indoor recesses) and it looks like we will have more next week.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my body is aching a little. On Thursday I managed to fit in a BodyPump class – the first (and last) one I had attended was during the winter break. I liked the instructor and I think I will be going back. I am sure that, with time, my body will get used to the squats and weight lifting – and then I will not hurt as much! At mid-day I will be going to the gym again for my Saturday group class. I am very disappointed (as are others in my class) that the powers that be have changed the Zumba class into a Sh’bam class. The fitness class is also based on dance – but more contemporary dance and hip-hop. The music is different – and it is only 45 minutes as opposed to 60 minutes. I do not enjoy it as much but I need to give it a chance.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that our work week was short because of the Family Day holiday on Monday. This week the days seemed to fly past. In class I was very busy with my students as we began our new inquiry on structures. We played a number of vocabulary games to learn the names of shapes and they love them – especially the bingo! I am hoping to find the energy this week to make another bingo game to help them learn the Science terms for structures. The children know most of the French words for 2D and 3D shapes – they are almost ready to learn the next set of words. In previous years I have just used flashcards but I have come to realise that the children learn the vocabulary better when they play word games.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am looking forward to my reading time this afternoon. I haven’t had too much time to read this week and my book is starting to get interesting. I am currently reading The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnsonn – a debut novel by a Canadian author.

If we were having coffee, I would say goodbye as I need to get my laundry out of the dryer. I am behind in my morning schedule as the dryer did not dry my load. I thus had to put my clothing in another dryer and have had to wait – once again – for the the cycle to complete.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you to enjoy your weekend and have a good week.

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)

24 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Short Work Week

  1. Today seems to be laundry day here, too…at least for the bedding. I woke up and immediately pulled everything off the bed. Now everything is dry and lying on the bed, waiting to be put back together.

    I took a breather from that task so I could write my Weekly Updates…and also to read some more.



  2. Every time I read your coffee share posts I’m fired up to get exercising again! I’m glad my surgeon cleared me to use my treadmill and elliptical again (as tolerated).. I can’t wait until I’m pain free and can really get in a good workout. 🙂 Thanks for the coffee!


    1. It is always good to get motivation to exercise. I have always enjoyed dancing and I am thankful that I have found a way to do so again.
      I hope a pain-free you is just around the corner.


  3. Hope you get a whole afternoon of uninterrupted reading today. This past week I stayed up until almost 3:00 a.m. reading a book,and I had not done that in ages. I used to do it a lot, but I usually fall asleep reading now before it gets that late.


      1. It’s fiction. It’s a mystery about a baby’s remains that were found in the wall of a demolished house. A reporter picks up the story and a cold case of a missing baby is back in the news.


  4. I loved sharing smiles and coffee with you 🙂 Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when your body aches just a little bit from exercise? Enjoy the rest of the weekend. I’m getting my dose of exercise tomorrow. We’re heading up towards the mountains.


      1. Thank you 🙏 today we’re going for a hike. We’ve done this hike several times before, but never in snow. We’re hoping for some snow today ❄️ Have a wonderful Sunday!


  5. I have not heard of SH’Bam, but it does sound like a degradation..so sorry they have done that to you. It is more fun when you really love the tunes, and have some familiarity with the moves. Maybe you can revolt and bring back Zumba.


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