Weekend Coffee Share: A Strange Week

If we were having coffee, I would admire the falling snow with you that I see through the window. I enjoy it when the snow falls as the world seems to be quiet and at peace. In a little while, I will need to go out and do my weekly grocery shopping and I will enjoy the walk because not much snow has fallen and I will not struggle too much with the shopping cart. Yesterday sidewalks were cleared so walking is made a little easier.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the week was strange because I taught for only three days of the week. On Thursday and Friday, the elementary teachers in Ontario, Canada walked out of the classrooms to protest the changes that the government are proposing to public education. Yesterday I posted a summary of my experience which you can read here.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I planned and wrote yesterday’s post early in the morning. However I was having some issues with uploading my photos I managed to publish quite late in the day so many of you will have missed my summary. For some reason, the comments weren’t open – which I have now rectified. I love having the comments open on my posts as conversation is what I enjoy most about blogging.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that on Wednesday after school I went to a teacher’s evening at the textile museum. We were given a tour of their new textile exhibit which features the printing on fabric in the past by the indigenous peoples in Canada. I enjoy these evenings as they are informative and I enjoy seeing the creativity of people when they work with fabric. My intention is to work on a post this week so that I can share with you some of my favourite pieces.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this weekend I am recovering from being outside in the cold (and the below 0c temperatures) for 4 hours two days in a row. My throat is scratchy and I am coughing. I am trying to recover quickly as the upcoming week brings with it more picketing – unless the government moves towards the bargaining table. We do not have any hopes though that this will happen.

If we were having coffee, I wish you a wonderful day and the best week.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

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

10 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Strange Week

  1. If we were having coffee I would tell you that the weather you’re having is the very reason we moved to the south! I always loved new-fallen snow seen from inside a warm cozy room but eventual experience has to go out into it which was always a chore! I’d tell you I hope your picketing is over very soon and resolved to your satisfaction as public education is one of our most critical resources. And finally I’d tell you that WP glitches are making us all crazy!!!!!

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    1. Having to deal with snow on a daily basis is my least favourite of the season – though it is pretty once it has fallen.
      As I am preparing to write my post this morning, I am hoping that WordPress is kind to me 🙂

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  2. If we were having coffee I would applaud you and everyone who is taking part in the actions designed to bring attention to the needs of Educators….now more than ever! I would also remind you that it is Oscar Sunday, and even though this year feels a bit bland, it is a tradition here in Hollywood!

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  3. I hope everything gets sorted out with the education system and you can get back to doing what’s important and educating the kids. Them not having their teachers is so much not an ideal situation, you’d think the government would know that, but I guess that’s government! Hope that throat feels better and you have a great week!

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    1. I still have the lingering effects – and the continual picketing doesn’t help as it is a tiring exercise.
      Hope all is going well with you and your daughter in your new home.

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