Weekend Coffee Share: A Two Week Catch-Up

If we were having coffee, I would apologize for not meeting up with you last week. It was a long weekend – but I was sick. I spent the three days lying on my bed or the sofa resting with a running nose and watering eyes. I was so disappointed as I had been looking forward to three days in which to go out with my family (it was my daughter’s birthday on the Sunday). Alas, the chilly weather and the chills of my body kept me indoors. The plus side is that I read – a lot!

Speaking of reading, today I participated in a readathon that had been organised by the team at Harper Collins Canada. The group of readers who keep track of their books on the 50 Book Pledge website shared their reading and answered fun prompts on the social media platform of their choice. It was fun reading along with participants all over Canada. By Tuesday we will hear how many people participated and who the winners of the giveaways are. From what I can gather on Twitter, the event was a success so I am sure that they will do it again.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my youngest daughter has gone to her prom. After hair and make-up she looked so adult. I was proud of her, and yet a little sad as this means she is growing up and will soon fly the nest. I am lucky that she is staying home during university – but after that … only the future can tell.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that a couple of parents from my class this year nominated me for the Teacher of the Year Award. I did not receive it but it is good to know that the work I do with the children is being noticed and appreciated by the parents. It was a surprise to hear of the nomination on the day after my daughter’s prom – it certainly brushed away the wisp of sadness I was feeling.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that during the past two weeks we had our school concert. I had been practicing the song with my students and was a little worried that they would be silly when on stage. I don’t know what happened but on the night of their performance, they were perfect! They sang clearly, were focused on me and my direction, and were in sync with the actions. How I wished I could have recorded it to show them! I was proud of their performance and they deserved all the praise that they got.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am starting to get things together for the children’s report cards. My desk at school is a mess at the moment with papers everywhere. The only time my desk is neat is at the beginning of the year, and at the end! Hopefully within the next couple of weeks I will be able to clear it.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that finally the weather is improving. Today the grey skies of the last couple of weeks has lifted, and the air has a sense of lightness to it. The rain we have been having has turned the grass green and encouraged the buds to bloom. Finally spring is here! I am hoping it will stay this way as I am ready for the warmer weather!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it is now time to do my last remaining chores of the weekend. Enjoy your evening and have a wonderful week.

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)

17 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Two Week Catch-Up

  1. Sorry you were sick – what an affirmation for the teacher of the year “nod” – because that means so much –
    Very sweet when parents advocate like that-
    And guess what? If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I did Zumba twice this last two weeks and another cardio dance class – similar (and they copied Zumba) but I will never do it again because it was spazzy jumping around and hard on the knees with some of it – my knees are in good shape (thanks be to God – ha) but this workout felt unsafe and a bit silly.
    Whereas Zumba (the Handful of classes I have done) are a lot more “body smart”
    And that matters for any age !
    How is your cert process going?


    1. Yay! I am glad you loved it 🙂
      Zumba is actually a well thought-out program that was created for all abilities, body types, and ages. Also a good teacher will give options as there are always those in the class who cannot jump or have problems with their knees.
      As for my certification – I have booked my exam for 8 June so I have 2 more weeks of practice before the big day. It is time, I think, to take the plunge.

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      1. Wow – so close
        And the teacher of the dance and move class – who was nice – but it really felt like a dangerous class even for young and super fit – but I digress – well we were briefly talking before class and she said that every class will vary by teacher – whether that was the dance and move or the Zumba or even yoga variation classes-
        And so already I noticed that I like teach R because of her cool down and warm up – whereas teacher “Sh” did less of a cool down – but then that could have been a one time thing for her.
        I think you know yoga has been my indulgence area since late 2015 – and when I encourage folks to get yoga in their life – I tell them they have to try at least ten teachers before they officially form an opinion – people need up trying less than that to find an area they enjoy – and so I am going to keep exploring teachers with Zumba – I already know I like full classes vs ones with four or five of us – more anonymity –


          1. Oh cool – and yoga is a nice thing to pair with the cardio of Zumba (and side note – I used to do power yoga classes and got my cardio that way – but three teachers have moved on- three!! And still have my gentle flow yoga classes (and I hate Pilates – lol) and so the cardio of Zumba had been my fav part of it
            – and just curious – are you super fit? After doing a couple years of lots of Zumba classes and now teaching it -?


            1. I am a lot fitter than I used to be three years ago when I just started Yvette. I can dance for hours and I love it. But please don’t expect me to do push-ups, burpees, etc. I am just not strong enough!

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              1. Got it! I can do the push up in this yoga pose – once I aligned my wrists and body it is amazing as to how much it changed
                And funny you should mention burpees
                – in the one class – teacher “R” asked if anyone wanted burpees added in – the class responded with a growling No


                  1. omg thanks – I agree – and just saw the ad for “Zumba Strong” – and said it was not for beginners and they added workout stuff – and well I get it – but right now as such a newbie – I just see the value of regular Zumba ….


  2. Congrats on the nomination and I hope you are now fully back on your feet. I wish I had been at your kids’ concert. The best and most memorable concert I ever went to was for 5 year olds. I can’t remember the song, but I definitely remember their unintentional antics.


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