Weekend Coffee Share: An Extra Short Week

Join us for some coffee time!If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this weekend we are enjoying a long weekend. Tomorrow is a public holiday titled Family Day and it is a perfect break from the Canadian Winter weather. The day is a perfect time to do activities with your family. My family and I will be relaxing – which for my daughters and husband means a late morning sleep-in πŸ™‚ My husband intends to try out a new recipe so I foresee a lot of time spent at the dinner table.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that we had a snow day on Tuesday. I got up as usual in the morning and, by the time I was ready to eat breakfast, I learned that not only had the school buses been cancelled but that the schools in the school board I work for had been closed. I was surprised by the decision – especially as the snow storm had not yet started. The unexpected day off, though, was a pleasant surprise which I spent reading and relaxing. Once the snow storm started it was not at all pleasant outside and I was pleased to be indoors.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week my student’s report cards were sent out and I met up with a number of parents to discuss their child’s progress. I also had an open class for a couple of hours so that the parents could come in to view their children’s projects as well as to see their portfolios. It was good chatting with the parents and seeing the children proudly show their mom or dad what they had done.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Valentine’s day was a low-key celebration in my classroom. The children brought in cards which they gave to one another. I did not have a class party, but I did give them the time to read one another’s cards and even eat a candy or two that had been attached to a card. My students also wrote out cards for me – and I particularly enjoyed the homemade ones. I smiled at the one made for me by a student with a good sense of humour. He worked very hard on his cards as he individualised each one for each person in the class.

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Normally we do not – my husband is not the romantic kind to organise a celebration. I went to my normal Zumba class, and he went for his massage therapy. He did, however, surprise me with a beautiful pot of miniature roses when I got home. Shows that no matter how long I have been married to him, he can still surprise me on occasion πŸ˜€

My week has been very laid-back. My next week will be a bit busier albeit a short one. May yours be fruitful and enjoyable.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

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

34 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: An Extra Short Week

  1. I would tell you that I often wish I had moved to Canada in the 70s, when we first thought of it. I really hate what is happening in the US.

    But…it is too hard to uproot now. All of my grown children live in the states…except my eldest, who lives in Prague.

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  2. If we were having coffee I would tell you that my wife and I had a fun Valentines Day and then made sure to extend it to the weekend – with sushi AND a vegan meal I made for her from scratch – oh, and I made some Pepsi Cola-glazed chicken wings…talk about being all over the place! Here is the recipe, it’s actually great – https://johnrieber.com/2019/02/17/grilled-pepsi-chicken-drumsticks-i-tackle-pepsi-glaze-on-my-food-and-why-not/


  3. Sounds like a sweet week. We’re having a short school week this coming week too. In remembrance of President’s Day. My daughter gets to come with me to work. That’s always fun πŸ™‚


      1. Yes, she comes with me a couple hours every day, after her school day is over. I’m a nanny to two little boys. They all have fun together.

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  4. I love the Canadian thinking; a national holiday for family. Wonderful. I have a week off for winter break that coincides with Presidents’Day; reflection on honored President Washington and Lincoln ( a far cry from what we dealing with today).


  5. the mini roses are perfect and I like the cards – “make a nice pear” hahhha
    and hoeing your current week is unfolding nicely – we have snow on the way (just for a morning and then rain)


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