Weekend Coffee Share: A Voiceless Week

If we were having coffee, I would quickly welcome you in indoors. This morning when I stepped out, I was greeted with a white-washed world. What!?! you may say. Yes, it is supposed to be Spring but it seems like Winter does not want to let go its hold on the seasons.

An early morning sight. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

As I am writing this post, snow is falling outside. I am so disappointed as the weather was perfect on Friday and I was thinking of putting away my boots. The thick falling snow flakes outside are letting me know that my hopes are dashed – and that I need to keep my hats and gloves in my jacket pocket.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I lost my ability to speak on Tuesday. The morning began with a husky version of my normal speaking voice and by the end of the day I had strained it so much that it was gone altogether. My aching throat encouraged me to stay at home Wednesday so I could rest it. Thursday I went into school and I used a lot of whispering and sign language to communicate with my students. On Friday, I am happy to say, my voice started coming back to me. It is now completely back with some mild itchiness. I am sure it will be strong tomorrow.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I practiced leading a Zumba class with some of my colleagues on Tuesday after school. What fun it was to dance with them! They were so supportive of me and assured me that they enjoyed themselves. I will practice again with them on Tuesday.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that practicing my Zumba moves with my colleagues gave me the added confidence to do the warm-up and a couple of songs this morning in front of the class I usually participate in. The added practice is not only giving me confidence, but is also ensuring that I make less mistakes with the choreography.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week I read a book that I have been looking forward to for months: The Rebel Mages by Laurie Forest. I went to the bookstore to get it as soon as it came out – and then I put it on the top of my TBR pile. I finished it yesterday afternoon and I loved it! Hopefully I will post a review of it this week.

If we were having coffee, I would wish you well for the upcoming week. My week seems routine As usual right now – but that may change. 🙂

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

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

29 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Voiceless Week

  1. I would tell you that your snow looks so beautiful, but it’s easy for me to think that since we’ve had almost none this year. It’s dreary, raining, and growing colder here today. Not nearly as much fun as snow would be.
    So glad you got your voice back, and that you’re growing your confidence. 🙂


    1. Thank you Robin. I have some more practice planned for this week.
      As for the snow, I hope it doesn’t stick around too long – though it has been snowing for most of the afternoon.


  2. As you know Colline, I would tell you about my rattlesnake encounter while hiking in Beverly Hills! I would also tell you that your weather is off-kilter, as was ours in Southern California – an incredible amount of rain, wiping out almost ALL of the state’s drought…which is great for us, but I won’t lie when I tell you we LOVED have it hit 83 yesterday, and another one just like it today! Soon you will have some of this great weather as well!


    1. That rattlesnake encounter was not fun John! Though I think the views you saw made up for it, no?
      I hope you didn’t experience flooding in your area – too much heavy rainfall after drought tends to bring that with it.


      1. There was flooding, but not near me and nothing too bad…the entire state went from 67% rough to 4%, and that is the desert border with Arizona, and there will be skiing outside of LA until July 4th~!

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  3. If we were having coffee this weekend I would tell you that I love all the snow you have! I so love the diversity of geographic areas we weekend coffee drinkers come from. It makes it really fun to read, and participate in our coffee dates. I hope you feel 100% better soon.


    1. It is always so interesting to compare our lives, isn’t it? Most people come from places I may never have to chance to visit so it is a good way to get to know different parts of the world.

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  4. Your talk about your Zumba classes calls to mind my first part-time job after college in the late 60s, while working as a computer operator on the day shift at a data processing center. I filled in at some of the local lounges as a go-go dancer. There is a wonderful feeling, the body’s being in motion and in tune with itself. Quite renewing. It did not fit in well with my life or lifestyle, and so I dropped it to take in typing and editing of academic work as I had time. Glad that I had tried it, though.

    Best wishes for your week! Hope that you have fully recovered your health!

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  5. I hope your voice is fully back. Yes, spring takes a while to arrive and we’re always tricked in these parts. There’s a lot of back and forth when the seasons change.


  6. I have made a short stop here to check up on you, Colline, after such a long tie.Thank you for keeping in touch. It’s great that you went back to dancing :).


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