Weekend Coffee Share: March Break


Good morning, I hope you have had a wonderful week. I have – filled with plenty moments of relaxation 🙂

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have enjoyed the lie-ins I have had this week snuggling under the covers while it is still dark outside. It helped that we had mostly overcast and rainy weather – the morning rays did not awaken myself or my children too early. I do feel rested and my cough is not too frequent. During the day I took other opportunities to rest whether it was to watch Netflix or to read.

scandal-twitter-aviIf we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have finished watching all the episodes available on Netflix of the TV show Scandal. The show centrees on Olivia Pope, a woman who runs her own crisis management firm in Washington DC. The story is interesting with quite a few twists and turns. I had been watching an episode every night and, during the school break, I had the chance to finish watching all the episodes that are available. While watching, I did some crochet on the blanket that I am making for my daughter.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I spent many hours on the sofa this week reading. I completed The Racketeer by John Grisham, began and completed Motive by Jonathan Kellerman, was entralled by Lisa Jackson’s Fatal Burn, and have begun The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson. The graphic novel has been recommended to me by my daughter. She picked it up at her school library and noted that it has been nominated for the White Pine award – an annual literature award sponsored by the Ontario Library Association to encourage reading among teenagers.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week I took the opportunity to tidy away some things that had been dumped on my table. I found a spot for them and cleaned up the mess. I do admit to feeling better about the space every time I pass it now. 🙂

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I did a bit of planning this week for my lessons and that I managed to plan the entire week. It feels good to be a little ahead. I don’t know for how long it will last though as the day-to-day responsibilities start piling up quickly. Teaching a new curriculum (let alone two) does make for a very busy year.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I plan to enjoy the rest of the weekend and look forward to our family dinner tonight. (Yes, my husband will be cooking!) Enjoy your week. May it bring alll that you wish for.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

(This post is linked to the Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Diane, The Part-Time Monster)

Grateful for Netflix

While at work on Friday, I realised that I was definitely sick. My throat had been scratchy for a few days and I had felt that I was fighting the onset of a cold. During the day I used so many tissues that one of my students commented on it! After school, I headed immediately for my bedroom when I reached home. Saturday a lot of time was spent under the covers sleeping. When awake, I felt the need to continue lying down and yet did not wish to read.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
My current Netflix feed. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

With the company of my husband, I switched on the TV and settled down to watch a show on Netflix. Two years ago we discovered streaming films and TV shows through Netflix – and loved the choice available. In addition, we lovedthe fact that we could watch things at our own pace. It is true we do not see things as they are aired (and there are certain programmes we do not see at all) but I still enjoy the convenience of it. We do not watch a lot of TV; but when we do, we want to be able to watch something good and not channel surf until we find something worth spending our time on.

This week I was grateful for Netflix. It helped to relieve my boredom while lying in bed during a period of recuperation.

Processed with RookieWhat have you been grateful for this week?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(Join me and share something that you have been grateful for in the past week. Link up with my post and feel free to use the badge my daughter created. )

Thank you for last week’s contributions. I enjoy reading what others are grateful for – the posts make me think of other things I am happy to have in my life. 

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