Chai And A Chat #53 #ChaiAndAChat

Happy Monday to you all! I hope your week treated you well. Here’s my update!

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d start by telling you I spent another week stepping away from the blog, not challenges, but reading plenty. I am definitely feeling mentally stronger for the time away. It just goes to show, burnout is real!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you we had a wonderful time at school again. My beauts have settled down well, and my special beauts are as special as ever, but with my team back up to full capacity, it was good to operate as a proper team this week. We even went on our first trip out. It wasn’t far, but we walked down to the local library for a special story telling session, and for a chance to show the kids what a library is. You’d be amazed at the amount of kids who have never been there! They were given a chance to explore the children’s area, and the parents who volunteered to walk with us read stories with them, then we had the librarian read the children a story together, before getting back to school ready for lunch. I think the kids enjoyed themselves! And we are also preparing for Harvest festival, which involves each year group in school performing in a whole school assembly. This will be the first time our reception class actually go to assembly, so it will be big for them. And I admit, I managed to add a bhangra twist to our song and dance… let’s see how that works!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that I have been relaxing by getting out of school before 5pm, as much as I can, and aside from the usual housework, and my own kids extra curricular activities, I have been reading. I can’t read much in the week, because tiredness means I fall asleep, but at least I read a few pages, then the weekend is a time for surrounding myself with my precious books, and reading away! I was given a gift card for my birthday by a dear friend and I managed to spend it at Waterstones on some new books!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that Lil Princess has been busy with her art again, and produced this beautiful canvas las week. It hink it’s pretty stunning for an eleven-year-old!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d whisper that Hubby Dearest has had a great week at work, and signed a huge deal so we went for a meal to celebrate!
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Bella Italia, Bellini and pizza – perfect! #bellaitalia #bellini

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  • If we were sipping chai together I’d let you know that I had several lovely video calls with my brother and my little nephew, Finndian #2! It’s always such a pleasure to see him growing so much, and he nearly said Bhuaji, or Pooji, as they call me, which means aunty. #heartmeltmoment ❤
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that next week we have nothing planned again, for which I am grateful. But you know what life is like. Something always comes up!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d say that I am excited to have Pops and Mum badk in the country too this week. They have had an awesome time on California, visiting Pops’s sister, and many friends they haven’t seen for years! The photos they have been sending are a pleasure to see. They look so happy, and in all honesty, isn’t this what retirement should be?

Right, that’s me done Peeps! Let me how your week has been.

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Oct 08, 2019 @ 20:10:44

    Sounds like a great week for you, Ritu. Keep taking it easy on your blogging so you won’t feel overwhelmed again. The library visit sounded like a highlight. 🙂

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  2. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Oct 08, 2019 @ 09:52:51

    A good intention to attend school before 5pm. Good luck for future too. LilPricess is becoming a great artist too, but i remember we saw it some month in the past, when she drew you. Be calm again, Sis! Have a beautiful week! Michael

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  3. IreneDesign2011
    Oct 07, 2019 @ 21:18:34

    I’m so happy to read, that you really do try to cut down your many activities to avoid the total burnout, Ritu. It is not worth it and no salary are high enough to give you compensation for that either.
    Your week sounds very positive, nice to see 🙂

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    • Ritu
      Oct 07, 2019 @ 21:40:02

      Thank you Irene. Nothing is worth burnout, I get that. I felt so much better today at work, but this evening, I have been totally wiped out again. I just can’t pinpoint where the tiredness is coming from. I have been doing next to nothing at the weekends, and minimal at home… so it is strange…

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      • IreneDesign2011
        Oct 07, 2019 @ 21:54:33

        Maybe you need to cut even more away from your activities Ritu. Do you intake vitamins and minerals? Sometimes we need an extra help. When the health is talking, the energy levels fall and it is more easy to feel out of reach with life.
        Burnout don’t come overnight, but are build up through long time, where we don’t listen well. You need to think, that you need just as long time to recover, as you have used to get to, where you are now. So to me, not strange.
        Continue to take good care of yourself, otherwise you can’t take care of the people, as you care for.

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      • Ritu
        Oct 07, 2019 @ 22:05:20

        I take supplements, and try hard to step back. I’m leaving work earlier too, to get my work-life balance more in order too
        Roll on half term break…

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      • IreneDesign2011
        Oct 07, 2019 @ 22:09:57

        Just you do your best and think about, what is right for you or not and act at that, you will come back as a new Ritu 😀

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      • Ritu
        Oct 07, 2019 @ 22:17:05

        Thank you 😘

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      • IreneDesign2011
        Oct 07, 2019 @ 22:20:15

        You are welcome Ritu. I don’t wish anyone to stay, where I used long time for not listening to my body in right time. All good luck to you.

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      • Ritu
        Oct 07, 2019 @ 23:04:59

        🤗💜

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  4. johnrieber
    Oct 07, 2019 @ 16:08:49

    Sounds like a hugely positive week for everyone involved!

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  5. syl65
    Oct 07, 2019 @ 15:02:32

    Sounds like everyone had a very good week all around Sister. Sometimes unplugging is necessary to recharge.

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  6. dearanonymousfriend
    Oct 07, 2019 @ 14:58:03

    sounds like a lovely week. I always look forward to this post! Glad your folks have enjoyed their CA trip. Lived there for 28 years. Hope you continue to adjust to your schedule and get the rest you need. Cathi

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  7. willowdot21
    Oct 07, 2019 @ 14:36:49

    A lovely busy week 💜💜

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  8. Carol Anne
    Oct 07, 2019 @ 10:23:41

    Awe! You had an amazing week Ritu! So did I! I’m doing well at the moment mental health wise, so I’m happy, working today, tomorrow and Friday! College wed morning, weigh in tomorrow night! amongst lots of other stuff happening this week! X

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  9. Erika Kind
    Oct 07, 2019 @ 09:21:01

    Hi, sis, so glad you are taking good care of yourself. I hope you pulled the plug before burnt-out got serious. I was on the verge to it this year too. Sending you big hugs from the children’s hospital in Vienna.

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  10. robbiesinspiration
    Oct 07, 2019 @ 05:17:39

    A lovely week, Ritu. I saw your bag of Waterstone spoils. I just love books. I can’t believe your nephew is already such a big boy and starting to say words.

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  11. Child Of God
    Oct 07, 2019 @ 05:14:26

    It was fun to read, Thank you sweetie!

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