Monday Meh! (Again)

Forgive me if I am not as wordy for the next couple of weeks…

The end is in sight, but it still feels far away!

Two more weeks until I can slip my teacher hat off and actually relax!

But there are still plenty of jobs to get done before I can do that!

The school kids don’t know yet which teachers they are getting next year, so there is a little buzz around because there are some changes in place. We have met most of our new students, and half have visited us, but there are still a few more to come. There is all manner of paperwork that needs updating and sorting out before the year ends, to tie up loose ends, and prepare for the next academic year.

I will probably need to pencil in the first week of holidays as time to go back into school with my colleagues to prepare the classrooms too!

Then, my envisioned summer of writing and keeping the kids occupied took a different turn, when we got a sudden influx of wedding invites!

At least 4 weekends with functions, one in the week day, I need to figure out when we are going to spend a week with my parents, and we are going to try and get away last minute too!

But on the flip side, I managed to make it public in my household that I do intend to concentrate on writing during the break, so now I have said it, I gotta do it, eh! If my Hubby Dearest wants to be a kept man, funded by the spoilts of my best seller, he needs to let me write it, eh!

Back to the now…

I am falling asleep much earlier each night due to exhaustion.

I have mentioned being so tired in the past…

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Actually, right now, I am just plain exhausted, and I do give a shit! I don’t like to leave my blogily hanging either! So I will be around, but I might not be as noisy as I usually am!

So I am off to drag myself into the shower, and get ready for the penultimate Monday of term… And I shall try not not yawn…but I can’t promise that!

Have a much perkier Monday than I think I’m going to have Peeps!

104 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hotmessmemoir
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 22:01:43

    I think I’ll incorporate that new word into my vocabulary. Thank you!

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  2. Gabe Burkhardt
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 21:50:28

    hehehe I know what you mean Ritu, my hand got tired just scrolling all the way down to the bottom of your comment bar πŸ˜‰ But I guess this probably classifies as one of those “first world problems” right?

    Seriously though, I don’t know how you’re able to do as much as you do for so long. I’m retired, so no regular “job” responsibilities, and I have a hard time keeping with my humble little corner of the blogosphere.

    You are truly amazing woman!

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    • Ritu
      Jul 15, 2017 @ 21:55:31

      Aw shucks Gabe, you are too sweet!
      I don’t quite know how I manage, but I do! I guess it is about time management and prioritising!
      And I have my phone with me all the time, So when I get spare time, I do y social media stuff!
      At home, I am Mum And Wife first but the kids are getting older so they keep occupied, which means my relaxation, which is blogging and writing, gets a chance!
      Obviously, the day job, teaching, has to get done, and it does, with bells on lol!
      Not amazing, just determined, I guess!
      I am pretty stubborn and when I get an idea in my head, I have to do it!
      I think I set myself invisible goals and expectations which I have to achieve to feel truly calm lol!
      Is it a Virgo trait? I don’t know lol!

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      • Gabe Burkhardt
        Jul 15, 2017 @ 22:23:42

        hehehe one of these days… I’m going to discover the secret to “time management” and “prioritizing.” For now, its mostly about naps and pacing myself πŸ˜‰
        (Actually, I’m exaggerating a bit. When I was working, I was a platinum member of the workaholics club. But I think I exhausted myself so much, I’ll need the next several years of laziness to catch up on lost sleep -and fun)

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      • Ritu
        Jul 15, 2017 @ 22:37:21

        Lol! I like to think I am managing to get the fun in there somewhat, but sleep does tend to suffer!! I envisage a lot of sleeping when I decide retirement is near!

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  3. LaurenEph
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 18:11:37

    I felt like this on Monday too! And I don’t have a 6 week holiday to look forward to! What are your book plans?

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    • Ritu
      Jul 15, 2017 @ 18:24:12

      Well… once i get tiredness sorted AND I’ve finished the school classroom tidy ups in the vacation.. I hope to make some headway on a story I started a LONG time ago!!!

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  4. fancypaperblog
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 15:27:47

    You are on the holiday Road 😊 Monday suddenly getting a whole lot better

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  5. Lisa Orchard
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 15:25:49

    I’m glad to hear you’ve made your writing plans “public.” I’ve found I’ve garnered more support than I expected when I went public. πŸ™‚ Glad to hear you’ve taken the plunge!

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  6. cookandenjoyrecipes
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 15:08:28

    Hope you do get some time to relax and WRITE. Enjoy all the social activities and above all your family time. You’re so popular and in demand, thats why you’re so booked up all summer. Take care and have some ME time as well.

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  7. angelanoelauthor
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 14:27:37

    My favorite part of this post is that you made your writing intentions “public” to your family. I sometimes “sneak” time away to work on my novels or blog and it invariably leads to hurt feeling or frustration. So going public is the way to go!

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    • Ritu
      Jul 15, 2017 @ 16:06:10

      Indeed! If I don’t tgen tgere is that question in the others eyes… What are you doing? Why are you not talking about it? Are you writing or is there ‘something else’?
      Here’s hoping it happens!

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  8. anhistorianabouttown
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 14:21:59

    This is exactly how I’m feeling at work right right!! And sadly there is no vacation in sight, perhaps in October πŸ€” I need to share this with my coworkers 🀣

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  9. You Can Always Start Now
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 14:12:55

    So thinking this is your first weekend of school break? Make sure you take time for you during your break – yes to write and blogging. 4 weddings sigh that means showers also I imagine. So to a fabulous productive summer – looking forward to hearing all about it!

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  10. Gary
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 13:28:06

    HaHa Ritu, almost there; done your sports day stuff yet? Trouble is, after the first week off time will suddenly start speeding up and poof, Autumn! I remember you mentioning the weddings too, disrupting that writing…or… valuable procrastinating tools? Dead handy if they can be used so lol.

    Mine break up Thursday so chaos will be back, now that writing of mine….

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  11. A Girl and Her Passport
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 13:03:12

    I don’t know how you go this long! I bet you are so ready to be off.

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  12. Gloria
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 12:56:26

    I gave up my full time teaching job (adult ed) to move to the west of Ireland. I always looked forward to summer hols. Was wrecked! Trust me when I say that teaching adults is just as challenging as teaching children. πŸ˜‚ Family just don’t get this work-from-home business. They think it’s totally flexible and I should be available ALWAYS! But hey…..I love it!

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  13. Debbie Harris
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 12:07:24

    That’s a great word! Hope you feel better soon and get your writing done as you hope.

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  14. shaunkellett
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 11:51:38

    I can only imagine the countdown to the summer hols being MORE exciting for a teacher than it is for the kids! Haha. Hopefully the two (now one) weeks fly, and you get to take a well earned break!

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  15. carolineschroniclesblog
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 11:18:34

    Keep going – you can do it! I used to work at a college & totally understand that end-of-term feeling xx

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  16. Sobhalisha Panda
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 10:53:30

    Well it’s quite normal to feel exhaustipated,,,I also feel exhaustipated at times or most of the times,,,lol,,,but have to study πŸ˜ͺ,,poor me

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  17. emfletche
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 10:19:11

    Exhaustipated πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I am going to use this word frequently from now on x

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  18. Lucy Mitchell
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 10:11:32

    Keep going Ritu, not long now! Your WIP is calling you πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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  19. suzie81speaks
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 10:11:04

    One week to go now!!!! Keep breathing lovely!

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  20. middle-aged maven
    Jul 12, 2017 @ 01:55:44

    As a fellow teacher I get it! Thanks for my new word lol!

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  21. Tikeetha T
    Jul 11, 2017 @ 16:40:28

    Learned a new word: Exhaustipated. LMAO.

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  22. Jennie
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 22:12:47

    Great post, Ritu. I felt exhaustipated 2 weeks ago. Getting better now that school is finished. The paper work… ugh! There is a light at the end of the tunnel!

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  23. Erika Kind
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 21:33:34

    Sounds like anything but boring what lies ahead of you, sis! But I know, you will enjoy each and every event to the fullest. What a special summer break this year…. hang in, sis!

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  24. Judy E Martin
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 18:24:12

    I know all about falling into bed exhausted too Sis, and as Willow says the heat doesn’t help. I am back on the long days tomorrow after having a few days off and just trying to rev myself up a bit! πŸ™‚

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  25. noellekelly
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 18:20:15

    I feel you Ritu, I’m shagged today myself! But at least your holidays are in sight! And do get some relaxation time in there too!
    Well done on telling your family about the writing, that will definitely spur you on.
    I did the same and now it’s spurring me on to move to the next stage! πŸ’–

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  27. Mr. Militant Negro
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 16:39:16

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

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  28. OIKOSβ„’-Redaktion
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 16:34:42

    Best wishes and keep cool, the pupils also do. πŸ˜‰

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  29. suzie81speaks
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 15:39:44

    Keep going – you’re nearly there! I’m looking forward to seeing how much blogging you do when you’re on your hols, as you’re a machine when you’re at work!

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  30. crosscountrylifeblog
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 15:29:56

    πŸ˜‚ amazing post πŸ˜‚

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  31. syl65
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 13:42:33

    Hang in there Sister!

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  32. D. Wallace Peach
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 13:30:48

    A new word for my vocabulary, Ritu. Hope your week improves πŸ˜€

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  33. Chris White
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 11:57:48

    Enjoy it all. 😁🍰

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  34. Rae Longest
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 11:48:20

    You sound spent, used up, and ready for some time off. My heart goes out to you, for I have been there.

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  35. weggieboy
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 10:09:34

    Summer vacation and projects? I think that’s a fantasy we perpetuate once we reach adulthood. I know I carried it into retirement, where I foundf I’m as busy or busier with different activities than I had during my working years: no rest for the wicker…or the saints among us!

    Good luck, Ritu, finding even a little relief from the busy things in your lifge just now!

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  36. willowdot21
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 08:04:27

    Oh!Sis I know what you mean. I’d send you some energy but I have none! I don’t think this hot weather helps. Hugs have a good day.πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  37. The Indecisive Eejit
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 07:45:37

    I could have stayed in bed the morning rightly. Hope your day isn’t as bad as you think πŸ™‚

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  38. OIKOSβ„’-Redaktion
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 07:22:22

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