Chai And A Chat #22 #ChaiAndAChat

Well hello, again Peeps! I’m already chugging away at my chai as I type this to you. Yes. Week one of no In-Laws is over!

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say “Yes! We survived the first week!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that things have been going pretty smoothly on the kids at the end of the school day front. They either come to me or to their uncle if he’s working from home, and that has been really helpful… except one day when Lil Man (he had to do something, didn’t he?) when he took so long to get to me, I wandered the roads outside our school for twenty minutes and even called up his school, only to find him sauntering into the gate, with a lollypop stick hanging from his lips and a blue mouth! He can’t seem to grasp that I have to fit a whole load of work into less time at the end of the day at the moment, so I don’t leave late, and takes his sweet time getting anywhere!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that the migraine decided to come back with a vengeance too on Monday evening… I guess I am stressing a bit about everything. It made me go to bed early, after popping a pill, and I woke with it still there. More tablets and I managed to get through the school day, and once that finished, it reared its ugly head AGAIN! No fair! But please don’t worry, I am better now!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that I’ve had a few interesting emails over this week. The first was one from that blessed car servicing place, who tried to fob me off with a 20% discount on next year’s service, even though in my original email I had expressly said I would not be using their service any more. Then they came back and offered me a £20 refund… I still haven’t replied, since I paid nearly £300 for the pleasure of being carless for 2 days for NO REASON!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d excitedly say we got some lovely news on Friday for Lil Princess. She got her first choice for her secondary school place in September. I can’t believe she will be going to big school soon, but am so happy that she got where she really wanted, as so many kids out there didn’t… seems the Government forgot there was a baby boom in 2007/2008 and places were going to be scarce!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know I got another email that, though it might seem negative to some, is actually really positive. I received my first REJECTION from an agent. This is, so far, the first and only one I have sent out, so to get a response was just amazing!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that my Tootie Frootie lades and I had a great night out on Saturday for a Comedy Night, a few bevvies and a bite to eat. We giggled our way through the evening!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that I had a lovely video conversation with my Finndian family on Sunday morning and I can’t wait for a couple of month’s time when I get real cuddles!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know that we have managed to book a long weekend away to yet another Center Parcs too, this time in Elveden Forest! Another exciting time! We need to get booking activities now!
  • f we were sipping chai together I’d say that thankfully the in-laws arrived safely, though my father-in-law left here feeling a little under the weather. We were a little worried about the whole India Pakistan thing going on, especially as they closed the airport closest to where they stay, but they assure us they are okay, if wet, as they combat rain, whilst here we had three days of glorious weather, and on one day we were hotter than the tropics! (It’s wet now, but shhhh!)
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies  I’d tell you that I have two busy evenings this week, with Parents Evening rearing its head. So School gets me for nearly 12 hours on two days… I know it is a long day, but I do enjoy catching up with the parents and discussing their children’s’ progress.
  • If we were sipping that chai togetherand possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d mention that I don’t want to have anything else planned next week. I deserve a quiet rest of the week, after the parents evenings, but let’s see…!

Have a wonderful week, Peeps! Let me know how your week went!

50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. You Can Always Start Now
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 17:41:09

    always enjoy Chai & Chat as I feel I am catching up with what you have been up to.

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  2. Invisibly Me
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 02:46:00

    Hopefully Lil Man will get the message eventually about being on time in future, but I wouldn’t count on it 😉
    I’m sorry you’ve had such an awful time with migraines, they really are awful. Fingers crossed the rest of this week is migraine-free for you.
    Such a frustration with the car, a £20 refund is a bit of a slap in the face when you paid £300 for such inconvenience. On the plus side, huge hurrah for Lil Princess getting her first choice for secondary school!
    I think your approach to the rejection email is wonderful, I’d be inclined to feel devastated and yet it’s important to keep it in perspective; you actually had a reply, which is great, and it was your first attempt, so there’s lots more fish in the sea, as they say.
    Elveden Forest sounds fab, I vaguely remember someone posting about going there and loving it (I’ve never been to a Center Parcs but if a good price came up I wouldn’t say no!) When’s that going to be? Definitely something to look forward to! 🙂
    Caz xxxx

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  3. Rachael Stray | https://rachaelstray.com/
    Mar 06, 2019 @ 16:16:06

    Best of luck with the parents evenings. Glad you’re migraine has finally gone they are awful! Great news about your daughter’s school choice I know you were fretting about it.

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  4. shelleywilson72
    Mar 05, 2019 @ 06:59:49

    Wow, I’m exhausted just reading what you’ve had going on! Hope your quiet week is on the horizon xx

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  5. Rae Longest
    Mar 05, 2019 @ 00:23:31

    I am sipping the last Kurig of Carmel Capicchino as I read your Monday post and compare the week past and the week ahead. We are experiencing a three day hard freeze and have moved all the new plants we have bought into the garage and wrapped our favorites that are in the ground. Just a day ago, it was 76 in the afternoon. No wonder everyone is coughing and complaining!
    Migraines can be brutal, and I am glad you FINALLY got some relief. Congrats to your daughter on her placement for school.
    Last week was a busy one, but that’s the norm. I thought things would slow down once we retired.LOL
    This week, I will be able to get all my routine activities in but will juggle them around and do them on different days. I sure hope I get some downtime, for I have several good books going.
    I hope to meet with you again next Monday. Perhaps I’ll be sipping green tea instead of today’s super-caloric choice!

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  6. johnrieber
    Mar 05, 2019 @ 00:06:35

    Always an entertaining read!

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  7. willowdot21
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 22:13:34

    A really positive week Sis even with its ups and downs much better than last week 💜💜 I hope the migraine is gone now.💜💜

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  8. Erika Kind
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 20:11:34

    I know what you mean with the rejection. When I got my first rejection I thought, wow, they took me serious and looked at my manuscript. So, off to another agent, sis!

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  9. dearanonymousfriend
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 15:37:49

    busy week for you, as usual. So glad your daughter is going to her choice of school. Feel better and have a wonderful week.

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  10. syl65
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 15:35:40

    I’m happy to hear the in laws made it safely despite what’s happening there. Lil Man is finding ways to test your nerves it seems 😄 Turning that negative into a positive is a great attitude, you know that your manuscript it being looked at. Have a great week Dear Sister ❤️

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  11. Jennie
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 13:40:52

    You had a busy (and mostly good) week, Ritu. Hooray!

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    Mar 04, 2019 @ 12:56:35

    Nice post ritu

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  13. LucciaGray
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 12:52:27

    Hi! Nice post! And I love chai and chatting! Is it a join i blog hop or a personal weekly activity? Just wondering…

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  14. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 12:23:49

    Not too much pills my dear Sis! 😉 Cool down, life is going on anyway, and the rejection only shows you are “in the club”.Hope you are planning a great time at Center Parks, its always an unique experience. Have a great week. Best wishes, Michael

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  15. Darlene
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 08:32:29

    Every rejection gets you closer to a Yes!! That was a very nice one.

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  16. foodzesty
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 08:19:50

    Hey there…I mentioned you my post today 🙂 Have a great sweet lady 🙂

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  17. Dorinda Duclos
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 07:53:43

    I wish I had half your energy! I really enjoy catching up with you! ❤️

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  18. niasunset
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 07:04:12

    Thank you dear Ritu, and Good Morning. It is always so nice start a new day with you, have a nice day and a new week, Love, nia

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