#WeekendCoffeeShare: 3/26/16

weekendcoffeeshare

If we were having coffee, we’d curl up on the couch. I’d offer you a bit of Easter candy; we picked up a bit when we were at the store earlier, since Cadbury eggs are pretty much my favorite candy and are highly seasonal.

I’d tell you that the week has been a busy one. Little Jedi wanted to play soccer this year, so he had his first practices this week. We spent part of the week getting ready for that–he had to have little bitty shin guards and cleats, so we spent an afternoon getting all his things together. He seems to really enjoy playing so far. The group he’s playing with is not uber-competitive, it seems, which is going to be a good thing for him, I think. There’s no pressure to make a goal or “win.” Not that I’ve a strong objection to competition—I just don’t think he’s quite ready for the level of competition that exists in a lot of kids’ leagues.

We’re also in the process of finding a place for Little Jedi to start learning martial arts. That’s a bit more of a tricky thing, as we don’t want to choose the wrong spot. We’ve been given some handy advice, though, and we’re going to start visiting some of the dojos and gyms to see what they have to offer. Of course, if any of you have advice or handy tips styles or on what to look for, please feel free to say so in the comments. 🙂

This week was also our final parent/teacher conference of the year with Little Jedi’s first grade teachers, and it was nice to hear that he’s doing well in school. Because he’s in a Spanish immersion school and I don’t speak Spanish, much of his education is uncharted territory for me, and we’re learning a lot of things together—-and he far surpasses me in others already. It’s wonderful, insofar as how and what he’s able to experience and learn, but it’s a little more difficult to be sure I know what and how he’s doing with his schoolwork.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the A to Z Challenge starts this week. The A to Z Challenge is a big blogging event with over a thousand participants–during the challenge, bloggers work their way through the alphabet, starting with A on April 1 and ending with Z on April 30, taking only Sundays off. This year, I’m writing about Witchy Women. I’ve spent the past few weeks plotting out which witches I’ll be writing about, making a few changes to the blog, and getting ready to start the month-long posting marathon.

I’d tell you that there will be a few changes around here starting on Friday the 1st.  Weekend coffee shares will continue as normal, so Saturdays will be double-posting days, with an a.m. coffee share and a p.m. A to Z post, but other features will be suspended.

I’ll be co-hosting my last Throwback Thursday Link Party, at least for the time being, on this Thursday the 31st. But don’t worry! The link parties will continue—you can find the Throwback Thursday Link Party from Wednesday evenings to Sundays on Adventures of a Jayhawk Mommy. Special thanks to Denise for having me as a co-host on her new adventure…And who knows, you might see me pop up again there, certainly on the link-up, and perhaps as a future co-host.

Monster Mondays are also going to be suspended during the challenge—but they’ll return in May! In the meantime, our index is full of fantastic posts to catch up on, and we’ll have one more new post this month. On this Monday, Mina from Ramblings of a Jedi Librarian will be posting about Queen Levana from the Lunar Chronicles YA series.

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If we were having coffee, I would probably stop talking at this point. I’ve said quite a lot, and I’d like to listen to you now. So link up your coffee posts below, and don’t forget to use the #weekendcoffeeshare tag on Facebook and Twitter!

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