Chai And A Chat #41 #ChaiAndAChat

Hey there Peeps! Time for our weekly catch up! Did I end up with a more calm week? Read on to find out!

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that this week was marginally better than last week, but still no smooth sailing!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that school has been busy, as ever, with transition days for our new kids, preparation for end of year assemblies, thinking about cards for staff who are leaving/having babies/turning 70, Sports Day, more training and handovers for my new subject lead next year, and Book Fairs!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that I have a new challenge next year, with a student with Autusim joining my class. He has very specific needs and routines, and there is no one to be his one to one support, so this will be interesting…. He joins another child I have who has certain issues, one who is showing signs of sone sort or SEN, and two others with extreme behaviour problems. Oh, I’ll have my work cut out, but hey, it’ll be my class, and there will be continuity, so I hope I can do justice! I thing there will be a bit of blogger fodder in it for me too….
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d groan and say we had Sports Day! It’s been a while since I was involved in Sports Day as it is usually on a Thursday, which is my Nursery day. This year though it was on a Wednesday which meant I got a chance to get more involved in it all. My class were a great bunch, encouraging each other, and showing some real competitiveness too! One lost her shoe in her running race, so I ended up running the race with her so she didn’t feel like she was the only one running at the end. Then I accompanied a toddler to the finishing line in our siblings race, and finally I was dragged to the starting line again in the Teachers race! No. I dodnt win, but was 4th out of around 9. I’m not complaining, but I was the next day when the aches and pains were showing themselves!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that it was my nephew’s first birthday, and the first anniversary of Pops and his emergency surgery on Monday. The thought of that day is always bittersweet, with the worry of his op, and the news that the baby had been born!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d yawn as I tell you that Saturday, I was up at some ungodly hour, unable to sleep with the muggy weather. I ended up reading for a coule of hours before I could sleep, then when I finally dozed off, it was time to wake up ready for taking Lil Princess to swimming! The morning passed in a haze, and I didn’t feel right until I’d had a 2 hour nap in the afternoon!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that Sunday was another Cricket dedicated morning, but I was determined to have a little me time too, so I went to get my nails done! And Cricket-wise, Sunday was a good day for many… Lil Man’s team won their match, and England were crowned Cricket World Cup Winners for the first time, after a nailbiting, historic Super Over end to the match! Now, if you know me, you know I am not sports orientated at all, but even I got excited about this! And to top it off, the Wimbledon final was on too, so tensions were high right up until the end of these matches!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that this week we have the end of year assembly for Reception class, reports need to go out to the parents too, and there is a toy sale being organised by my councillors, and the Eco councillors, to raise money for playground equipment!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d say that I have a dinner out on Friday that I am looking forward to, to celebrate the impending wedding of our Head!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d mention that Pops is coming over on Saturday, to bring my dear aunt and uncle who have come over from Kenya to visit. I haven’t seen them for a long time, and I am really looking forward to it! This is my Mum’s elder brother and his wife. They are such wonderful people and my aunt is one of the women in my life, I class as one of my ‘other’ mothers!

Right, I think that is enough, don’t you, Peeps?!

Tell me how your week has been!

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Jul 19, 2019 @ 12:37:48

    Another busy week, Ritu! Can your school request the parents of the autistic child to get an aide? I will have a similar child, he is there for summer camp now, and I’ve been told red flags are everywhere. Hopefully they will meet with the family and do something before school starts. And, I will have twins with multiple therapy issues. We can hold hands together next school year from across the ocean! I’m glad you got to attend field day. Enjoy your visit from Kenya relatives. ❤️

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  2. Carol Anne
    Jul 17, 2019 @ 04:45:43

    You had an amazing week! Not long now until school ends for summer! ❤ bet you cant wait!

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    • Ritu
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 06:50:07

      I try so hard not to count down the days, as I like to appreciate each day for what it gives me, but yes, I am looking forward to the end of term, so I can start to sort out my new classroom!

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  3. Book Club Mom
    Jul 16, 2019 @ 02:11:07

    That’s a lot of stuff going on! Your life is busy, but it sounds like it is always filled with love and family and positive things! You are a balance wizard 🙂

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  4. willowdot21
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 21:42:42

    Busy, busy, do make some time for you .💜💜💜💜

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  5. Darlene
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 21:12:18

    I hope your week goes well as you wind down the school year. You are one busy person!

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  6. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 19:06:52

    Congratulations to LilMan, and his team! I love sport too, like Churchill did. Lol (But i am not in the shape of Churchill, dont missunderstand. Lol). “but still no smooth sailing!” Hey Sis, you are living on an isle, there could not be smooth weather for sailing. :-)) Lets have a new week, with a lot of surprising. Btw: The first day has gone. Best wishes, Michael

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  7. dearanonymousfriend
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 17:19:21

    as always, I love this weekly post! It puts my week in perspective and I sit in awe at all you accomplish. My youngest has worked with special needs children and especially autistic children, she is amazing and yes, you will have your hands filled. But, if anyone can do it well, I think you can. My week, although busy for me, was nothing compared to yours. I am in the last week of writing a Bible study for a class I have been teaching. One more lesson to write and then I can again concentrate on my blog and start (actually, this time) my book. Got a call from my sister/editor this week who chided me that it was already the middle of July and she hasn’t gotten any pages from me… Thanks for your words and making my day.

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  8. johnrieber
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 17:12:39

    As Robbie says, time is flying to be sure! A variety of personal and professional projects are filling every day, and of course, trying to share interesting stuff with everyone as well!

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  9. Shivangi
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 16:04:59

    Great to read about your week Ritu… have been trying to like posts but seems like some technical issue going on. Will fix it soon..

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  10. syl65
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 15:23:48

    Sending some more energetic vibes for your week. It feels you’ve been participating in a decathlon of busyness Sister!! 💜

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  11. Dan Antion
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 12:39:39

    “I didn’t win, but I ran!!!:”

    That says a lot, Ritu.

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  12. Rachael Stray | https://rachaelstray.com/
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 06:14:39

    Sounds like next school year will a challenge but one I’m sure you’ll take in your stride! One hear since the op wow.

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  13. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 15, 2019 @ 05:11:34

    A busy week again, Ritu. I remember watching the junior sports days. We don’t get invited any more. I can’t believe its been a whole year since your Dad’s surgery and the birth of your nephew. Times passes so quickly.

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