Welcome to the weekend coffee share. Can I get you a cup of coffee? Or tea? How is your week? This week started out really cold around 0F Mon, 5F Tuesday, and the slowly rising to stay around 30F this weekend. We’ve got a ton of snow. It snowed constantly Wednesday to Saturday, day and night. I hope the temperature drops a couple degrees, so that we get to keep the snow. The kids are loving it. The snow makes everything so much brighter during these darker months.
The night between Monday and Tuesday (while it was still really cold, before we got all the snow,) my daughter starts screaming (not in an alarming way, but still loud) for me to come into the kitchen, when I get there she points out the window. In a distance, above the forest that surrounds our town the northern lights are dancing across the sky. We watched in awe for several minutes, until they disappeared, and I realise that I didn’t take any pictures. I don’t know if it was the northern lights, or my daughters reaction that made the biggest impression on me. Seeing her experience it for the first time, going through emotions of excitement, awe, and gratitude moved me beyond what I thought was possible.
It has been a very good week, everyone is in good health, and happy that we are getting closer to the Christmas break. Both me and the kids have three weeks off. It’s going to be lovely. There’s a huge difference between being at home with sick kids (that I unfortunately have been on a couple occasions this semester,) and having vacation. I always feel slightly stressed when they are sick, both for their health and the lack of income when I cannot be at work (I’m the single provider for our family,) not to mention the extra workload I put on my colleagues in my absence. Our Christmas tree is beautifully decorated, everyone is filled with Christmas spirit, ready for the holiday season. Are you ready for the holiday season?
Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!