Chai And A Chat #107 #ChaiAndAChat #CoronaDiaries Week 31

Honestly, the way I am feeling, I’m not sure I have the energy for a drink, let alone a chat, today, but I will stop, and sit down for a short one with you, because it has been another crazy week, and thankfully, today is the first day of half term… and, boy, do I need the break!

  • If we were having chai I’d take a huge sip, before starting up with school.Week eight of the term that feels like it’s been going on forever, in a surreal parallel universe… Well, the Pumpkin Soup learning went down well, and then we got the beginning of a Chicken Pox run in my class… then, as we crawled towards the end of the week, the inevitable happened… and we ended up with three bubbles closing within school as we had four cases of Covid-19 positive results. A nightmare to end a term that has been hacking away at all of us. Thankfully, it wasn’t our bubble, but still, that’s a lot of potential people it could affect… I’m glad we’re all home for a week, now, to have that total break.
  • If we were having chai I’d remind you that in the summer, my classroom floor was meant to have been sanded and polished, but due to the guy being quarantined, it got postponed. Well, as we are off this week, it was booked in, so Friday evening saw me humping furniture off the flooring, onto the carpeted area, again, and though the floor will be lovely, shiny and new, it also means that I have to be in on the Monday, brighter and earlier than usual, to get everything put back into place! I need something to cheer me up, so here is a little gallery of prints (swipe on the Instagram post to see the different ones) of portraits done by my students over the last few years!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that though nothing major happened with the house, it has been great to have no one around, tinkering with things! And I did manage to contact some estate agents, who will be coming round this week to give us valuations. It’s really happening, y’all!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I was pretty excited to have finally hit the 2k follower mark on Instagram, too, last week! Its gone up and down, since that post, but still… 2k!!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that we managed a brisk faamily walk to the local prom on Sunday afternoon, after an extremely lazy day, since the clocks went back, allowing for a lie in! I needed that blast of cool, refreshing air.
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Gorgeous, brisk walk on the Prom tonight. #familytime

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This week, it’s my brother’s birthday so I’ll be celebrating from afar, seeing as he is in Finland, and, even though we are on half term, there are countless things to do, including getting another skip to do more clearing out, taking Sonu Singh to the cat dentist as he has bad teeth (and it’s so expensive!), and ferrying Lil Man to get measured for his new cricket bat, as well as getting valuations done on the house. But, my top priority will be rest.

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Have a wonderful week, Peeps!

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Oct 28, 2020 @ 12:21:59

    Love, LOVE the portraits. That would have cheered me up, too. Thank goodness you have the week off!!!

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  2. johnrieber
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 22:39:19

    Love the children’s stuff, you are really helping home learn creative skills that are sadly missing too much these days!

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  3. Erika
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 19:18:37

    I hope this week gives you some relaxation (with or without appointments) from the Covid stress of the past weeks in school. Take care 💖

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  4. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 19:03:53

    The midterm break is well deserved by you, Sis! As i had wrote to Harmony this day, you should not invite other guests (Chicken Pox), when the guest start C-19 has not left. 😉 Do you know, i went to school with Chicken Pox, against the doctors advice. So a few weeks later i had the whole classroom and teachers for me alone. Lol I reall wasnt a role model in this. Congrats to the appointments with real estate agents. Your pupils are having a very good impression about her teacher. 😉 A small advice: Maybe you should change your drink to espresso? 😉 Best wishes, and stay save! Michael

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  5. syl65
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 16:03:50

    Glad you made it to a mid term break, Sister! This Covid is not letting up its grip just yet. I hope you can recharge somewhat this week despite the list of things to do 🙏🏽💜

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  6. jenanita01
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 09:55:03

    Reblogged this on Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie ~ Authors.

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  7. jenanita01
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 09:54:45

    I don’t know how you cope, Ritu… but you definitely deserve the half term break!

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  8. TanGental
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 08:10:10

    Love the third picture; looks like you’re floating off somewhere! Enjoy the odd snooze.

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  9. Sabiscuit
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 07:47:47

    Ritu-sensei, what lovely portraits of you. I love them. Your students used a range of vibrant colours to capture your unique radiance.

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  10. CarolCooks2
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 05:23:34

    House done…check…an extra hour…check…then Covid-19 steps in uninvited ..try and chill this week 🙂

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  11. robbiesinspiration
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 05:17:46

    It is always interesting for me to read about your life, Ritu, which parallels my own so closely. I hope you do get some rest. C-19 seems to have made everything more challenging and difficult. Glad the house is done. That is a huge plus.

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    • Ritu
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 07:45:19

      It definitely is a huge plus, Robbie 🥰
      But things are nowhere near normal yet. There’s still fear in everything we do.
      I’m trying g my hardest to rest up, though 🥰
      You take care, too 😊

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