Chai And A Chat #42 #ChaiAndAChat

Hey there Peeps! Welcome back to the madness that is the life of Ritu! Got that cuppa? Right, let’s get on!

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say ‘Phew! One week to go…’ Yup the holidays are almost upon us, but not quite!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that I haven’t had the same amount of runnin around that the last few weeks have contained, but there has still been a lot of school based ‘stuff’ that has been going on, which means the days are ending much later than usual. My colleague in nursery is getting to grips with taking over the whole shebang with out me next year, and she is fantastic at what she does, but is not as confident on the technichal stuff. The last few yers, I have kept the IT side of things running, so it has been a few late evenings of quick tutorials!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention excitedly, that I received my first lot of class stationery, you know, the official stuff. My own stapler, labels, velcro, pencils etc, and though that doesn’t sound too interesting, it is, very much so, for a stationery addict like me! Can’t wait to get labelling on all the little baskets I have ready!!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know we had the Reception class parent assembly where the children ‘performed’ for their parents and carers, talking about what they have done this year. It was extremely cute! As teachers we have also been giving performances of our own. but more about that next week!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d whisper that the pile of things of rmy new classroom is getting rather large now, taking over my bedroom, not to mention what I stored in the attic! I think Hubby Dearest will be relieved once the holidays start, and I can finally take these boxes into school! We can have at least a quarter of the bedroom back! I just don’t have anywhere in school to store these things and if I took them in, and left them in one of the rooms, you never know who might help themselves!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that kid wise the Lils of the family had their last tutoring session for this academic year, and they were very glad! Lil Man has now finished school for summer and loves to rub it in, but Lil Princess and I still have until next Thursday, officially, and I know I will be in for at least a week after that, setting up!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d breathe a sigh of relief and say there was NO CRICKET this week! It was lovely to have a Sunday where I could have a real lie in!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that on Friday, we had a staff meal out to celebrate the impending wedding of our headteacher. It was a lovely night out, much needed, and the food was good too! We were presented with these funny little tablet things which foxed us, as to what they were, until we popped them into water and realised they were little hand towels for use after our sticky ribs!
This was jsut so cool!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d happily tell you that on Saturday Pops came down with my mum’s brother and wife, my aunty and uncle. I haven’t seen my uncle in 18 years, and my aunt in 8 years, so it was an emotional few hours, full of love and laughter. As mum was in Finland, she was feeling left out, so kept on calling us! But what a lovely afternoon. Family is everything, really.
My other mother ❤
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d ask you if you knew that Sunday was #NationalDoSomethingStupidday? Well, I was not stupid on Sunday, I was a bit premature and did my stupid stunt on Saturday. Yup, you guessed it #ClumsyRituStrikesAgain! We popped into Halfords, the car and bike place, after Pops had left. Lil Man wants a new bike, and has been saving up. So the rest of the family traipsed upstairs and I went to ask for one of the advisors to look at my car, as the AC wasn’t working, and the radio wasn’t picking up any stations. There was a few minutes to wait, so I checked on the others, and satisfied that they were still busy, I went back down, except I managed to miss the last step, and found myself sprawled across the floor, with an audience of around 6 people. How embarrassing! The cashier asked if I was okay, to which my bruised ego answered that I was perfectly fine… however, both feet hurt, my toes hurt, my knees hurt, my shoulder hurt…OUCH! I sat back on the offending step and waited for the advisor to call for me. Oh, I ached all evening, and woke up on Sunday to a graze that appeared on one foot as well, and hobbled around all day…. Feeling rather sorry for myself!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d admit that I was rather proud of Lil Princess. We had an italian day at school on the Friday and her year group all got to make pizza which was transported home in a pizza box they had all designed and decorated themselves. Hers was lovely, and when she explained all about her design, my heart melted! If my daughter had a pizza restaurant it would be called Amore with the slogan, L’amore è nell’aria – which means Love is in the air 💜 It would be a couples restaurant and her tagline would be  Girl Girl, Boy Boy, Girl Boy as it would be a place where ALL couples are accepted and celebrated . Bless her little cotton socks!
Amore!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that this week will be hectic for various reasons, and most of them school related. We have the School Talent Show on Monday, our next Transition Day on Tuesday for all the school children to meet their new teachers for the next year, Lil Princess’s Year 6 Leavers Prom, my last full day in Nursery on Wednesday, and on Thursday, I’ll have two lots of nursery end of year celebrations with the children and parents, tmy Reception class Graduation, and Lil Princess’s End of School Assembly!
  • hing for cake or cookies I’d say that on Friday and the following week, I have roped in the kids to come and help me with classroon rearrangement in my new classroom! I will have my own room, finally, and can’t wait!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d mention that, touch wood, nothing has been planned for the weekend, so I might just catch a break! (Shhhh! Don’t tell the universe what I’m planning!)

Over and out!

Tell me how your week has been!

41 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Jennie
    Jul 23, 2019 @ 17:42:05

    Hooray for the holiday! 😀

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  3. Rae Reads
    Jul 23, 2019 @ 02:31:07

    I took a break Sunday and unplugged until late that evening. No phone checking, no laptop email checking, no reading on the iPad–no electronics! I did this and after Sunday School, we settled down for a nap, falling asleep, actually.
    About one-thirty p.m., I heard a knocking on the front door, so I threw on a robe (a nice warm woolly (aka ratty) one I’ve had for years. There stood a gorgeous, black dress, stiletto heels, Kendra Scott jewelry clad twenty-four year student from a couple of years back. She said she wasn’t sure we were on or not, but she went ahead and came anyway, after church from the small Texas town she lives in. My mind went blank. Had I forgotten plans we’d made.
    Needless to say, I fed her lunch and we visited for two and a half hours. Later when I checked my phone at the end of the day, there was her text, asking if she could come visit, then another an hour later asking if around one after church was ok. Needless to say, I hadn’t checked my phone.
    Today brought Asian food and a trip to a big flagship grocery store in a nearby town, where I bought items I couldn’t find in lil’ ole’ Alvin. i have been frantically catching up on email and phone texts–almost missed an opportunity to get in on group-priced tickets to Murder on the Orient Express done by the Alley Theater in Houston, but slipped my name on the list at the last minute for the fun on the 2nd of August (at a reduced price).
    This week promises to be a catch up and a rest up leading to a busy beginning of the month of August. Gazooks! Is it that close already?
    My school semester starts the end of August, the 26th, but I don’t meet my first class until the 28th. I think the community colleges around here, the public schools, and UH main campus all go back on the 21st. I can remember when school didn’t start until after Labor Day.
    I hope you have an outstanding week ahead.

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  4. willowdot21
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 19:58:36

    Busy busy 💜💜💜🤣

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  5. dearanonymousfriend
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 19:22:49

    This past week has found two of our good friends seriously ill in the hospital, but, relieved to say that both are on the rebound, one after surgery and the other after some treatments and rest. I have been busy planning for our forever friends, I have known her since kindergarten and her husband since I was entering high school. They are our oldest daughter’s godparents and she hasn’t seen them in a few years. They are coming down to visit us and then we all are heading to Florida to spend a few days with our oldest. Getting really excited about that and planning side trips to see other areas of Florida they have not seen yet. So glad you got to see your aunt and uncle, family is truly the best! Have a great week. Cathi

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  6. Erika Kind
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 16:33:04

    Oh, sis! I hope you are already feeling much better! Take good care, dear! Have a good last week when even a busy one! Sending you healing hugs 💖

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  7. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 16:29:19

    Sei semplicemente fantastico, Ritu! Le forniture scolastiche sono conservate anche in camera da letto. Lol
    Per questo ti meriti un ricevimento alla HRM Queen Elisabeth II..
    That just had to be in (simple) Italian language. With such a great pizza.LilPrincess is a very creative one (like her mother).:-) Best wishes, Michael

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  8. syl65
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 16:18:12

    I’m glad you survived your tumble Sister and hope the soreness goes away quickly. Lil Princess is a gem, that is a beautiful thought ❤️ Hoping you get that free weekend 🙏🏽💜

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  9. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 15:14:44

    Ah, stationery! I totally get it!

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  10. Nandini Jain
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 13:50:07

    Lovely!!😁

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  11. Dan Antion
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 12:16:13

    Nice wrap-up, Ritu. I hope your last week before holiday is easy and smooth. I love the pizza.

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  12. Rachael Stray | https://rachaelstray.com/
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 11:37:09

    Oh Ritu that pizza restaurant has me in tears! How amazing is your daughter!! You are so right family really is everything. We’ve had Steve’s sister husband and our niece come to see Elsie at the weekend and even though we’re total zombies it was just lovely – Amelia is besotted with Elsie and it just warmed my heart to see how much love she has for her little cousin.

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  13. tidalscribe
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 10:45:45

    Who knew Halfords could be so hazardous! Yes I have managed to fall up steps at Heathrow and slip on slippery shopping arcade floors and the speed with which I leapt up would be impressive at the Olympics! Busy busy time of year even if you’re just a parent – we used to nearly forget it was Number Three’s birthday on 30th July – what with sports days, outings, parent evenings etc.

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  14. joylennick
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 08:43:28

    Hi Ritu, Another busy week under you belt – I remember them well…Hope your Saturday bruises are disappearing…Two of my – temporary – bottom teeth came out when I was eating a toasted teacake (fortunately not the top ones…) Permanent ones in later today. Relief! Eye specialist rang: appointment in August for Cataract…Hurray I am being “reassembled” – it comes with the years. Hey ho.Nothing in the scheme of things. Delighted to hear you are having your own room. Your little Princess sounds a cutie! Here’s to a calmer week. Cheers. x

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  15. pranabaxom
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 08:10:41

    Enjoy the holidays.

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  16. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 22, 2019 @ 05:27:52

    I hope that you do manage to get your free weekend, Ritu. For various reasons, I decided to take Friday and today off work and will only go back tomorrow. It was incredibly busy as my sister arrived with her three child charges on Friday afternoon and stayed until 9P.M. Yesterday I hosted Christmas in July and I was so tired last night I fell asleep with the lights on. Have a lovely week. Hugs.

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