Chai And A Chat #62 #ChaiAndAChat

Happy Monday to you all! Right, the race to Christmas is well and truly on. Are you ready with your drink?

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d begin by telling you that I went to my Dr’s appointment on Friday and it was more productive than before. The Locum that was there really analyzed my previous results, and gave me his opinions, then sat back and listened to my catalogue of pain history, before arranging for a referral to a Rheumatologist. He agrees that all my results so far have come back normal, if not better than normal, including any rheumatoid function and inflammation results, and that to dig deeper into my pains, a specialist is needed. Of course, the pains are there, as always, and not helped by my clumsiness. I fell over TWICE on Friday, bashing my knee and shoulder the first time, and the other shoulder and my knuckle the second time. Seriously, a bubble wrap suit would be perfect for me!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d have to tell you how the Nativity is going too! The proper performance is actually today, but prior to last week, all the children had done was sing the songs (a LOT) but they hadn’t ever walked through or performed the play fully at all. On Monday, we started by having a run through that didn’t happen as we had the Flu Spray immunisations happening, so chunks of the children were being taken out. We squeezed into one classroom to have a run through on Tuesday, then didn’t get a chance again until Thursday. For the first time they fully ran through the play, the kiddos did amazingly well! We managed two run throughs, then on Friday we had our first audience! It was a dress reharsal to the rest of the school. I was worried about the children getting stage fright, but, touch wood, they did fantastically! I can’t wait to report back on the official performance today!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d have to whip out my phone and share the Christmassy classroom as it now looks! We have a post office, so the children can write cards to family and friends, post letters and parcels, and even write letters to Santa! I made a little Snowman head postbox for the children’s Christmas cards too! The kids have an advent calendar and they have to answer Christmassy questions to be in with a chance of their treats!
  • If we were sipping chai together, I’d tell you that we had visitors this weekend, my sister in law’s sister and her family. The kids had a great time, and we even played board games, which is something that they rarely do with us! I was introduced to a new one to me, called Dobble. Have you heard of it?
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that Lil Man is back to his Cricket District trials, hoping to get on the North Kent squad. I took him this time, as it seems that Hubby Dearest succumbed to the COLD again!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d have to share with you, the beautiful sunrises and sunsets I have been witnessing this week. The colours of the sky are so beautiful, I could just sit and look at them forever!
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That sky, though! 😍 #redskyinthemorning

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#sunset #stunning #redskyatnight #nofilter

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  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d say that, as I mentioned before, it is the performance this week. It’s the first time I have been fully responsible for my own class within their performance, so I am quite excited, and a little nervous too! Then we have a progress meeting with the Head, as well as a Parent Christmas Craft afternoon to organise! Oh, the joys of the festive season!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d say that I am due my final feedback from my editor too, this week… then I can do those final tweaks, format, sort the blurb out and actually give you a publishing date!

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

43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LucciaGray
    Dec 11, 2019 @ 16:05:01

    Great news! Congratulations👏👏😍

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  2. nitinsingh
    Dec 11, 2019 @ 06:57:16

    Nice image 🙂

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  3. Shivangi
    Dec 10, 2019 @ 19:35:29

    All the best dear for you book💐😀

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  4. Erika Kind
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 20:02:52

    I am so glad that you finally have a doctor hanging in and taking you serious. Hopefully, soon there will be an answer to start a productive treatment, sis 💖

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  5. IreneDesign2011
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 19:42:51

    Good to hear, that you are on next step to the Rheumatologist now, Ritu. It takes time, much time, but just they find out and you get the needed help.
    Great to hear about the school, that everything went so well 😀
    All good luck with your next book, it will be so good.

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  6. willowdot21
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 19:25:21

    A great week Hun 💜💜💜

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  7. dearanonymousfriend
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 19:12:23

    There is so much I love about this post!! The pictures are awesome and hearing about the Christmas season in your classroom is incredible! Well done you! I know those kids are so blessed in having you as a teacher. I hope you get to the bottom of your pain issues, so glad you are seeing a rheumatologist, I bet they will resolve the issues and at least get you a diagnosis. Will be praying for you. Thank you for brightening my day with your post.
    Cathi

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  8. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 14:43:12

    Great images, Sis! Wish you a wonderful week. By the way: Have i ever told you, since i am eating more chicken, i never got health issues again. Its true, there are – at least in Germany – so many antibiotics in it, you never will need to buy them. Lol Michael

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  9. syl65
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 13:54:58

    I hope a specialist can really get to the bottom of your pain issues. Amazon might have a sale on for bubble wrap suits 😉 I hope the Nativity performance goes well and the kids have fun and everyone enjoys. Keep hanging in on your publishing journey, almost there Sister 💜💜

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  10. Jennie
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 13:11:56

    Wishing you and the children all the best at the performance today. I love sunsets, too!! I’m glad you made some progress with your pain, Ritu. I know what you mean about being bubble wrapped- my co teacher says the same thing to me. 😀

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  11. Miss B Blogz Thingz Over..
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 12:36:42

    Great pictures! Have a awesome week!🎉😄

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  12. Image Earth Travel
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 09:08:49

    Morning Ritu, have just had my morning coffee with you and you made me laugh with “bubble wrap suit would be perfect for me!”.
    I find that yoga stretches alleviates a lot of pain but not sure if this would help you. The other method is acupuncture – it’s brilliant for many ailments. Would love to help give you some alternatives, being is pain sucks.
    Your photos are wonderfully Christmassy and putting me in the spirit…

    Have a cool day! 🙂

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  13. Suzi Tench
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 09:02:03

    Dobble is one of my favourite games to play with my niece and nephew!!! I also recommend the Sherlock Holmes game for older kids and adults! Hope you have a good week! Xxx

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  14. Athira
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 07:30:13

    In search of answers..Hopefully you will receive it soon 🙂
    And thank you for sharing the amazing pics Ritu..
    Have a nice day!!!

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  15. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 06:50:34

    Sounds like a frantic week, Ritu. Good luck with the concert.

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  16. sandomina
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 06:30:46

    Hope you find your answers. All the best.

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  17. scr4pl80
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 05:20:38

    Gorgeous sky pictures and your classroom looks so festive. Good luck with finding out about the aches and pains and good for you for continuing to ask for answers! Ouch for the falls.

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