Weekend Coffee Share: Bits and Pieces

wordswag_15073188796611453091488.pngIf we were having coffee, I would usher you in from the chilly weather. The past two days have seen a drop in temperature but, thankfully, not so far down that we have had snow. The beginning of the week we experienced beautiful spring weather – gentle breezes and and temperatures warm enough that we could walk outside for part of the day without wearing any jackets or sweaters.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am exhausted. No matter how much sleep I get, I wake up feeling tired. Only a couple of months left of school and then I will be able to sleep late and recharge my batteries. In an effort to lessen my fatigue, I did take a week off of exercise which, I think, did help. I was disappointed, however, that the day I went back to fitness classes, our Zumba instructor was absent and there was no one to replace her 😦

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week the butterfly kits arrived at school. On Thursday, the caterpillars were big enough for me to separate into smaller containers; it is quite a fiddly task as you should not touch the worms. When I get back into my classroom on Monday, I will open a few pots and leave some of the caterpillars to roam free. The children do enjoy watching them climb up the branch I will place in the terrarium.I have noticed that if I do not free them, the children do not visit the centre to watch them. In addition, it takes longer for the caterpillars to form their chrysalis if they are left to roam free.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that tonight my family and I are going out to celebrate Mother’s Day. We do not eat out at restaurants too much so it will be a treat. And, as always, the extra treat is having my family eat together and share their stories.

If we were having coffee, I would now excuse myself as it is time to go to my exercise class. If you are a mom who lives in my part of the world, enjoy Mother’s Day tomorrow. I hope you are showered with love.

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)

25 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: Bits and Pieces

  1. Hi Colline, I enjoyed your coffee chat above. We home schooled our kiddos, but often did instructor sharing things that you would have fit well into. You clearly love kids and our kids were surrounded by such quality adults guiding them along. I write 10 minute autobiographical stories of growing up about an hour north of San Francisco, in a much smaller town – Petaluma. They are meant to be fun and I hope you’ll check out my coffee chat and a story or two. As a school teacher, you will find more than a few things to laugh about. Hope to see you for coffee next week. Warmest regards, Gary


  2. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day meal! My husband and I went out for a restaurant meal, this evening, also. Not a Mother’s Day event, however, since we have no children, nor are our mothers still alive. My husband’s family always observed the day, and I miss that.

    Best wishes for your week!


  3. There’s no let up, is there, Colline? I’m glad you managed a Mother’s Day treat. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ The caterpillars business sounds fascinating. You do some wonderful stuff with the kids. Our weather is fluctuating too but I think there are a couple of nice days ahead so I’m off to enjoy them. Take care!


    1. I must remember to take some pictures to share with you. I set them free today in the terrarium and they are beginning to crawl everywhere.
      Enjoy the warmer weather Jo.

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  4. Hi Colline,
    Happy Mother’s Day! I hope your day went well. I am currently hunched down in from of my computer screen avoiding the glare of the morning sun, which is hitting me right in the face. I’m not sure if I like it or not. It’s warm and invigorating, especially as we’re heading into winter here and while my face is warm, my feet are freezing in their socks.
    The talk of tinkering with caterpillars reminds me that my Mum and daughter were tinkering on the piano. Indeed, she was having a makeshift piano lesson with my mum who is a piano teacher. My daughter’s not the easiest to get into some kind of structure but she has said she wants to learn the piano at last but it’s not for her to start from the beginning. She’s starting off with Fur Elise. I actually agree with Mum’s strategy which is clearly to get her interested and the rest can follow later.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes,


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