Chai And A Chat #90 #ChaiAndAChat #CoronaDiaries Week 14

Hello, my dear Peeps!

So, we have lived fourteen weeks in this strange new world…

Go, grab a drink, I’m here, waiting, with mine.

  • So, the second week back at school was interesting, in a different way. The children have settled down to this alternative way of leraning, and I am surprised how they aren’t asking to mix with the other classes, satsified with their own little bubble for company. I’m not complaining, it would be harder if they weren’t enjoying it. I hav been told I have one of my Special Ed children coming back, on Monday, but for a trial, as if he cannot cope with the way we have to school at the moment, he won’t be able to stay. But Monday will tell us what we need to know.
  • I also had a meeting with the Head to discuss next year. I cannot tell you the BIG news, but I can confirm that I will still be in Reception next year, and maybe I’ll be able to complete a full year with no craziness, this time!
  • In other worlds, the pains are still there, but not as bad, but I am still tired after a day at school. Naps happen without me intending, if I sit for a moment.
  • But, I have been busy with other things too. I thought that, to combat my low energy levels, I need to do something healthy, so I signed up to Couchto5k. This is an NHS approved app, which helps you begin to run, in small increments, building up your stamina and fitness. And I completed the first week’s 3 runs! It’s been very hot here the last week, so aside from the first day, where I stupidly decided that 5.30pm would be aa good time to go, and I melted, slightly, Lil Man and I have been going together, as he has signed up too, even though he can run 5k with no worries. See, my supportive son ❤
  • I also downloaded two other challenge apps, the 30 day Plank Challenge and the 30 day Flatter Tummy Challenge, so I am trying to do those as well…
  • Aaaaand… I am trying my hand at Keto eating again too, for a while, to hopefully lose some of this fat! I did attempt this before but found the prep hard work, but this time I am determined. Sunday brunch was yummy, and totally diet friendly! Keto Almond flour and coconut oil pancakes with berries!
  • We’ve continued our walks on the days we don’t run, and saw a beautiful sunset as we walked along the prom. It was gorgeous.
  • On Saturday we had a socially distanced celebration for my Brothe-in-law and his wife as it was their 10th wedding anniversary. Typical that the gift we ordered didn’t arrive on time, so I hope I can get it to them on Monday instead.

This week, I have two special birthdays to celebrate. They’re today, actually, you’ll see a post it a short while. Lil Man is 15 and my darling mum is 70! Wow! Where does the time go? Aside from school, and the exercise, my aim is to get my writing mojo back now too. Wish me luck!

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What have you been up to?

Stay safe, my dear friends!

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. H.R.R. Gorman
    Jul 03, 2020 @ 00:06:38

    “30 day plank challenge”

    My abs exploded from just reading that.

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  2. willowdot21
    Jun 30, 2020 @ 12:19:40

    Another positive week 💜🙏😊

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  3. Rae Longest
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 22:29:38

    I sit here waiting for my iced mocha coffee from Jack in the Box (fast food here in Texas). My Better Half shouldn’t have asked, “Is there anything you want? I’m going to the post office.” LOL
    We’ve had a good week. I’ve completed two more workshops on teaching on line…I’m surer and surer our university will only be offering on line classes this fall. Texas was doing ok on virus numbers, then Memorial Day came and the governor opened the beaches and the bars and the younger generation decided “to hell with grandma and grandpa” and brought so many people the virus that we are now a “hotspot.”
    I can’t complain b/c I had my first manicure since February today, so “All’s right with the world.” LOL
    Hope you have a good week ahead.

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  4. Erika
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 19:48:06

    Happy birthday to my growing nephew and my dear Auntie 💖

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  5. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 19:05:12

    Congrats on your decision for fitness. Dont power out, but it will help cleaning the brain from evil thoughts on pain too, Sis! Dont forget our cells are recognising pain for a long time, longer as the pain is real. Keep on! I will virtually guide you, during watching TV. Lol (Sorry, a bad joke, i know); Michael

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  6. syl65
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 18:51:37

    Hopefully the combination of apps will give you an energy boost. You’ve got a double birthday delight going on today 😊

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  7. dearanonymousfriend
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 14:52:16

    I also started to get serious about exercise again, trying to get at least 10,000 steps in a day plus exercising. Still painting bedroom furniture and as we are celebrating Independence Day this week, we are actually going to head to the coast of SC to see our Little Man. Haven’t seen him (or his folks) since Christmas. Long time to go without seeing grands. My arms are itching to see him again and celebrate an early birthday he is turning 8!

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  8. potatosandwich
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 08:14:56

    Keep up the running. Well done. And congrats on the family bday’s

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  9. TanGental
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 07:49:59

    You’ll be knocking out those parkruns – when they resume – like a zealot. What’s the plank challenge?

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  10. petespringerauthor
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 06:59:31

    A great thing to share with your son. I hate to run, but I walk four miles a day. Add some light weights, and your strength and stamina should increase.

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  11. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 05:41:14

    Sounds like the week went okay, Ritu. Our offices reopened on 1 June and are now closed for deep cleaning as someone was diagnosed with covid who had been in the building. Crazy times. Happy birthday to your son and your mom.

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  12. Dent de Leon
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 05:33:33

    I had really good success with a Couch to 5k app! I used it over two years ago, and when I lapsed I’d start again about halfway through. I ran my first 10k a couple weeks ago : ) And your pancakes look amazing.

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