Chai And A Chat #106 #ChaiAndAChat #CoronaDiaries Week 30

So, by my reckoning, it’s been thirty weeks that we have been living with this viral pandemic that has turned our lives on their heads…

Absolute madness!

Right, are you ready with your drinks? I know I am!

  • If we were having chai I’d start with school, as always! It’s been another eventful week, as always. I’ve had official meetings with parents, regarding that child who is extremely disruptive. I’ve also been out of the class a bit, as I completed my course to become a DSL, which stands for Designated Safeguarding Lead, so anyone with concerns regarding a child relating to Child Protection, can come to me for advise, and reporting, etc. It waas quite intense, the training, but it also makes you view, and question, certain behaviours, much more. Then I’ve been assessing my lovelies, and creating new groups for them all (That’ll confuse them this week. Will they remember which group they are in?) And I’ve had great fun preparing my class for this week’s learning. We are exploring Autumn and the story Pumpkin Soup, so I went all out, buying different squashes, etc, for the display, and exploration!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that finally, the HOUSE IS DONE! Sure, there are a couple of tweaks left, but we have all the main stuff done. The walls are painted, carpets and flooring done, curtains replaced where needed, the outside is also painted, the bathrooms are lovely, the kitchen has been zhuzhed up, too… all that is left is a couple of blinds that need replacing and two light fixtures that need to be put back! Phew! Now to get to market!
  • If we were having chai I’d excitedly tell you that I was invited as an author to a virtual book club meet all the way in the US. I still can’t believe that total strangers read my book, and wanted to talk to me! But it was such a fun meet up.
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that the rest of the week has been the usual run of the mill craziness, with ferrying kids around to places they need to be at, vaccuuming the house several hundred times because of the new carpet, and suchlike, but something else that was really exciting, was that when I looked at my Instagram, I’d hit 2000 followers! Woohoo!

This week, we wind down for the first of the academic year’s breaks. It is the October Half term week off, and boy do we need it. But we still have this week to get through. The Friday will be manic, once the kids leave the classroom, as I have to heft all of the furniture back onto the carpet, as the wooden floor that is there needs sanding and polishing. It’s all well and good, but it means that when I come back in, a week after, I have to get it all ready for the kids in an hour or so, before school opens. Maybe, just maybe, the house will be finally on the market by next week, too!

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Have a wonderful week, Peeps!

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Smithasbakelove
    Oct 23, 2020 @ 19:08:07

    Congratulations Ritu! A big achievement I would say.

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Oct 23, 2020 @ 18:45:37

    It sounds like you had a good week, Ritu, and now this present week is nearly past. I hope you have a lovely, restful weekend.

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  3. Jennie
    Oct 21, 2020 @ 12:49:54

    So, you can change groups of children? We cannot, unless it is something urgent. I’m glad you are having official meetings about the disruptive child. I love your pumpkin soup books and display! If this were a normal year, we would be cooking with the children. Sigh! How awesome that you were invited to speak to a book group in the US!!!

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  4. Rae Longest
    Oct 20, 2020 @ 04:43:26

    Wow! You’re full of news–what a busy lady. I’m going to forgo any beverage as I write this since it is M night 10:30ish, and I’ll be getting up all night getting rid of the beverage. LOL
    I will chat for a moment, though. I loved the look of the book club–YOUNG women– the perfect target audience. Just know senior citizens like me also loved your novel.
    Glad the house is finished–hope you get a nibble or maybe an immediate offer!!! this coming week.
    Tomorrow is Tuesday the 20th, and I am grading mid-term argument/research papers.Whew! very time consuming and especially hard to do on the computer. Bring back the paper submissions and the purple marking pen!!!
    Congratulations on your new certification. Just don’t let the emotional toil of the “job” become too much of a burden on you, dear.
    Until next Monday…

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    • Ritu
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 06:49:05

      Thank you Rae!
      I hope we get the relevant paperwork done to get it on the market asap!
      I’m tired now. Can’t wait for everything to come to a short standstill soon, when half term comes on Friday!!!

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  5. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Oct 19, 2020 @ 21:10:56

    Conratulations to 2000 Followers, and the US-Book Club Meeting! Its going on, Sis!
    With much more work too, as your new engagement as a DSL shows. Find time to rest, whenever possible. Sonu needs you too. 😉 All the best, have a beautiful week! Michael

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  6. johnrieber
    Oct 19, 2020 @ 18:11:09

    A busy week to be sure! As for the disruptive child, I’m curious how willing the parents are to address it, as these actions begin at home, and far too many parents don’t want the task of “parenting.” It’s a shame that it disrupts the children who want to learn, something that will fade for many as they hit their teens years (speaking from experience!)

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  7. willowdot21
    Oct 19, 2020 @ 16:23:53

    Well what a week Sis and many congratulations for your well deserved accolades 💜💜💜💜🕸️🕷️👻

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  8. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Oct 19, 2020 @ 07:39:10

    You are always so busy Ritu. But productive too! All the best for another busy, happy and fulfilling week. ❤

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  9. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Oct 19, 2020 @ 07:05:31

    A busy week on many levels Ritu and I am sure ready for a break at the end of the week, even if there is furniture to lug around first. Good luck with the house and do you know where you are moving too when it sells? xx

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  10. Ritu
    Oct 19, 2020 @ 06:50:17

    Thanks

    Like

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  11. mihrankalaydjianblog
    Oct 19, 2020 @ 05:53:14

    wow, this is a great detailed and plenty of great stories

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  12. SUDARSHAN PALIWAL
    Oct 19, 2020 @ 05:20:31

    Awesome

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  13. SUDARSHAN PALIWAL
    Oct 19, 2020 @ 05:02:54

    Awesome

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