If we were having coffee, I would tell you that we have had a dreary week. Even as I am writing this, it is drizzling outside. The grey clouds have been with us since Monday and the wet has lingered for just as long. I look forward to seeing blue skies again. The sun peeked out a little yesterday but then decided to continue hiding behind the clouds.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that even though the weather has not been pleasant, the week was not too bad. The children in my class worked well and took on the additions to my classroom routine with enthusiasm. Friday was a PA day and therefore the children did not go to school. Teachers attended a staff meeting and did compliance training. It is always weird hearing the bell echoing in the empty hallways as we continue with the work that we have to do.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Friday was also the day that my eldest daughter graduated from high school. The ceremony was very pleasant and had moments in which we, the parents, felt very proud. My daughter received her school leaving certificate as well as the Ontario Scholar certificate because she had above 80% in at least one of her subjects. In addition, she received two awards: one for visual arts, and one for citizenship. She was so happy to see her friends again – though she says she prefers where she is learning now.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you this weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada and, as per our agreement, my husband will be cooking the dinner (my part of the agreement is to cook Christmas dinner). He has gone off to Chinatown to buy barbecue pork and some vegetables. He always makes a tasty meal and I am looking forward to it. There will be a person missing at our table tonight as we celebrate – our son has moved to Vancouver. We will connect via Skype – and see him for Christmas.
If we were having coffee, I would wish you Happy Thanksgiving if you were Canadian. If not, I wish you a wonderful week ahead.
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)