Weekend Coffee Share: A Few Good Things

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Saturday was a beautiful day weather-wise. We enjoyed going outside for a walk and it felt truly spring-like. The weather has turned, however, and this morning the temperature stands at 0c. Brr!

If we were having coffee, I would ask you how your Mother’s Day went. Mine was busy – though not filled entirely with Mother-like activities. The morning I spent reading my current book – and enjoying the quiet time spent in the story. Then I went to a CPR course which is one of the requirements to become certified as a group fitness instructor. When I booked my session, I did not realise that it was Mother’s Day and it was too late to change the date. After successfully completing the course in the afternoon, I came home and napped. Afterwards, my family and I enjoyed some time together.

My husband cooked a delicious meal to celebrate. He had suggested going out but I didn’t want to – I was tired and the weather was starting to get a little chilly. Also, I enjoy our home-cooked meals. For dessert we had some chocolate dipped strawberries (which my daughter had prepared) and some chocolate mousse cake. A perfect end to the meal. I was spoiled with gifts as well – some Lindt dessert chocolates, a cosy pair of reading socks (I should wear them today!), and a succulent (my husband knows I prefer potted plants to cut flowers). My day definitely ended on a smile.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my daughter prepared her first dinner solo on Friday. She made a delicious quiche and salad. So proud of her! I am encouraging her to cook more meals without my help so that she can be more independent when she is living on her own in the far distant future. Yesterday, she was paging through the recipe book trying to decide what she would make next so I am sure that she will go shopping for ingredients later on in the day.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that on Monday the students in my class built their structures. I was lucky in that I had a couple of parents come in to help the children build with boxes, tape, and glue. The children had fun but by the end of the day I was exhausted and had a headache. In the days that followed, my students did the writing piece and this week they will all present their work for the oral mark. They will also be creating maps of their imagined village. I look forward to seeing what they come up with.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the highlight of the week was seeing one of our family members who flew into Toronto for a few days. We went out to dinner together mid-week and it was wonderful. I love seeing people I know from my past and to see for myself that they are doing well. I do wish we could have spent more time together this week; but I am grateful that she made the effort to spend some time with us.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the upcoming week is busy – but I will tell you more about that next week. Enjoy the next 7 days until we meet for coffee again.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

ยฉ Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

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

24 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Few Good Things

  1. We also enjoy home cooked meals, especially when the restaurants are likely to be overly busy as on Mothers’ Day, Your daughter is a budding cook. The quiche looks really delicious. I also got spoilt with chocolates. I’m trying to make them last until we leave on Saturday. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Cheers to your Mother’s Day! ๐Ÿ™‚ โ€ฆ Saturday I danced a Quickstep at a studio showcase โ€ฆ that’s a lot of work. We did well, I did just OK.


      1. Quickstep – the dance with frantic music but slower than expected movements. Quite the contradiction. Definitely not my favorite dance – but I made it through!


                1. No. I used to dance competitively, as you remember, and dancing the tango at the higher levels can be quite dramatic – especially with the right music ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. If we were having coffee I would tell you that your post inspired me to owe quiche this week – thanks for the idea and I going to get the ingredient tomorrow –
    And your daughter’s crust came out awesome – all looks good
    – and congrats on one more thing done towards being certified – ,)


  4. After reading a few very negative coffee shares it was a treat to read yours, all the way from the title, and through the post! Sorry I am a little late, I spent most of the weekend without internet, and cellphone reception. How wonderful that both your husband, and daughter cooks! It sounded like a sweet Mother’s Day Weekend. I hope your new week got off to a great start!


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