Chai And A Chat #30 #ChaiAndAChat

Hey there Peeps! Time for our weekly catch up! Back to School Edition!

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you – I was kinda dreading going back to school, leaving Hubby Dearest at home alone, and yet I was looking forward to the break too!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you the bank holiday Monday was a lovely, quiet one, and the weather was fine – in fact it has been pretty beautiful most of the week… until Storm Hannah paid a visit, swooshing in from Friday and blowing around for the weekend!
Before the Storm hit, another session at the temple park, using my new reading mat!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know that work has been pretty cool. An invitation to a wedding, notification for a course I have to go on next week, lovely catch ups with the children. Generally it has been pretty smooth sailing.
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that Hubby Dearest has settled into working from home for the long haul, setting up office in the dining room, hobbling around, but I don’t envy him. It’s hard staring at the same 4 walls day in, day out.
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d get a little excited as I tell you I had a very delayed but kinda exciting box opening of a bulk amount of my poetry books. It has been 3 years since I published it, yet at the time I couldn’t afford to purchase large amounts via Createspace. The shipping costs were ridiculous… Then the whole KDP change thing happened, and cetain things are more accessible, including ordering copies for myself, and at a much more reasonable price! I was so excited and feel a bit more ‘authorly’ now with a pile of books that I can send to others or flash about!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d sigh and say I’m really tired. Work is always there, it won’t go anywhere. My kids need me. Hubby Dearest needs me. I have been run a bit ragged, getting kids to various trainings and sports clubs, which I wouldn’t drop for anything. I am glad my kids are not just stuck on screens constantly. But, it is taking its toll, me having to do all the rushing around everywhere. Usually, Hubby Dearest and I share the responsibilities, but obviously, he can’t drive at the moment… so it falls on me. And I also am conscious of his mental wellbeing, not being able to go anywhere himself, so I need to be available, after school if he wants to get out for a bit. It’s hard… but hye, it could be worse, eh!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know the boys in the family were rather excited about the new Avengers film… Sorry. It’s not my thing, or Lil Princess’s either. We went to the last one, and she spent most of the time laid on the floor moaning that she was bored! Waste of a good film ticket really! Anyway, they thought they would like to go this weekend, but obviously, left it too late and there were no decent tickets, or ones that would be suitable for a crutch bound film watcher! So I guess they’ll have to wait a couple of weeks!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that I am strangly excited about the course I am attending this week… possibly shades of things to come at work…
  • If we were sipping that chai togetherand possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d mention that I am trying to lose weight again… hopefully I can stay on track foodwise… though it may not be easy
  • If we were sipping that chai togetherand possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d say I am uber excited! Because at the weekend, and it’s another long one, we will be travelling to Brum to seem Pops and Mum, AND my brother, sis in law, and my two beautiful Finndian nephews! I can’t wait! Finally I can get baby cuddles with my #2 nephew, even though he will be nearly 10 months old!!! The weekend cannot come quick enough!!!

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

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  1. Invisibly Me
    May 01, 2019 @ 17:57:17

    Aw the weekend ahead sounds fantastic, definitely lots to look forward to, I hope you all have a great time!! 🙂
    xx

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  2. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Apr 30, 2019 @ 14:47:41

    Sounds like a lovely weekend ahead–or past?–I’m so slow on catching up with my fave bloggers! I have been busier than usual on the literary front. No, no agent, but other things brewing, which I’ll announce on my blog. How’s that for coy? And, I hear you about driving the kids around everywhere for sports. That’s my job, since my husband works late into the evening, and it gets old, quick. I do get a little reading in tho, so that’s a plus! I love your cool reading mat!

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    • Ritu
      Apr 30, 2019 @ 18:47:08

      I think you have been very busy, what with your published story!!! Congrats on that!!! I envisage using that mat a lot in the good weather!! <2

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  3. syl65
    Apr 30, 2019 @ 04:49:39

    That is so cool about your books Sister! Createspace was hitting hard with the shipping charges. Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend just on the horizon! 🙂

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  4. Jennie
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 20:59:45

    Sounds like you had a super week, albeit busy. Taking care of Hubby has to be hard, indeed. So nice to open that box filled with your books!! 😀

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  5. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 17:45:51

    Wow! Seems you are always “on the road”, Sis! But as you wrote in the headline “Mom of 2, great wife of Hubby Dearest, two Lil (growing up), two birds, and a fur cat (on diet Lol). Means a lot of work 24/7. Best wishes und Congratulations to your second printed book. Michael

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  6. joylennick
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 17:26:51

    I felt for you, Ritu, even though I left the life of Judo lessons/football matches,tea parties and the like behind many years ago. My three lads….are now 58, 56 and 50….(Hard to believe!) You need all the energy you have teaching too. Enjoy the course and your nephews. Aah…Trust your husband makes a good recovery, shortly. Cheers! xx .

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  7. Erika Kind
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 14:03:53

    Have fun, visiting your family, sis💖

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  8. Sue Dreamwalker
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 13:34:02

    Sending well wishes to your Hubby Ritu, and I can feel the excitement of holding copies of your book.. Good look with your course and thank you for the tea and cake.. ❤

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  9. Image Earth Travel
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 12:40:36

    Another hectic week by the sounds of things and congrats on your book Ritu!

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  10. Dan Antion
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 12:05:40

    Sometimes, you’re tossed in the mix to take care of everything. You’ll look back on these days and be proud of the fact that you did it. Good luck for another hectic week.

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  11. Norah
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 10:34:22

    You have a lot of demands on your time and your emotions at the moment. Stay strong. I hear your search for the positives. They are there and I know you find them. Enjoy the course! I hope it brings many good things for your work.
    Congratulations on your book of poetry. How exciting when new doors open.

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  12. cath
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 10:24:03

    Loved the chat, sounds like you love being busy. Good luck with the course.

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  13. Rachael Stray | https://rachaelstray.com/
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 09:09:14

    I’m intrigued by the work course, hope it’s good. Glad hubby is getting on ok given his injured state. I am so looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend too! It’s my brother’s birthday on the Monday. Steve and I are going to an indie cinema for the first time to see a film he is really excited to watch. Then we have the rest of the week off and we’re having our baby moon!

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  14. Darlene
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 08:06:18

    Have a great week ahead!! And enjoy that sweet little nephew.

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  15. Dorinda Duclos
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 05:26:00

    Ritu, now is not a good time for you to focus on losing weight. You have way too much going on!!! Just be smart about choices, and once hubby is up and about more, then you can concentrate on you. I’m with you & little princess on the whole Avengers thing. I pass. My daughter went. She said it was awesome, but bring tissues. LOL Good luck with the course. Looking forward to hearing about it! ❤

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  16. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 05:11:35

    It is not easy having to look after an invalid, Ritu. I have had that a number of times with kids, hubby and my mom. Stay strong. I hope the course lives up to your expectations, it sounds exciting.

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