The hot liquid rolls through my mouth punctuating its presences with a sharp pungent taste that makes that first sip shocking. I’m not interesting in noticing any of the finer features in my mug today because I am feeling a little bitter this morning. One of my favourite coffee mugs has a rather long crack running down its side. This crack is accentuated with 2 tiny chips. Part of me wants to think that it just adds character and age to my mug and who could complain about that? However, I keep thinking this is the end; my favourite coffee mug will soon be gone from me forever! The death of my morning coffee companion seems unavoidable.
In an attempt to not dwell I am going to follow the lead of “coffee companions” for a moment. It is the first weekend of the month and therefore Weekend Coffee Share is part of my blogging mandate. I took note as I was typing that I missed my first of the month Coffee Share at the start of May. Coming off the end of the A – Z Challenge I was a bit sluggish with my writing and I just didn’t pour that extra mug… I suppose at some point missing a coffee date is bound to happen, but I am glad to be back. Coffee tastes so much better with friends!
Grade 2 is destined to end in a few short weeks and I received an end of the year email from my older boy’s teacher that made me happy. End of the year reading testing was completed and my boy is coming out of grade 2 at 3 reading levels above where he needs to be! He has been giving us so much pushback on doing his homework lately, so it was nice to hear that keeping him at it was paying off. His only homework this year has been reading at night with a few questions to test his comprehension. The pushback lately has been exhausting especially when reading is a regular part of our routine, but something about that connection to the dreaded idea of homework and everything changes.
As for me, in the month of May I received the title of “Subject Matter Resource” at work. What subject you ask? Family Violence. Family Violence work has been a passion of mine for a long time. I was moved out of that section into a different area for a while, but I am back in that field again and happy to be able to continue work in an area that I am passionate about.
Let’s end off this cup of coffee with some pictures from my boy’s birthdays. They are now 5 and 8. Where does the time go? Star Wars was the theme for both this year with a slight variation that one of them wanted Lego Star Wars. Here are a few pictures.
Thanks for stopping in and sharing a coffee. What’s new with you?
By Shari Marshall – 2018