Chai And A Chat #139 #ChaiAndAChat

I was lucky to have had two weeks off, for half term, considering the housemove, but it went so fast!

And now, before I get an early night, ready for school, let me have a catch up. Drinks to hand? Mine is an ice cold glass of water, as it is boiling here!

  • If we were having chai I’d sigh, and say, we are so happy to be in our new home, but boy, are there still lots of silly things going on! The Vendor never got back in touch, so we will have to take other routes to resolve some issues, but we will get there. The garden is looking lovely. In fact, I am sitting outside as I type this! And I feel at peace, totally, right now.
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that Sunday nght I went to bed shattered, but really happy, as I got my writing/reading space organised. Now, it wasn’t where I had planned it to be, because there is an l-shaped room in the eaves that Hubby Dearest was going to use as his office space, but due to internet issues, it wasn’t working out, so he ended up shifting to the spare room, downstairs, then into the small bedroom, which was actually going to be my space, once I was all ready to set it up. Anywho, things happened, or didn’t, and he is now going to stay in the downstairs room, as it is more light and airy, considering he will be in there all day. But I have now been gived the upstairs area as mine… and I have been very busy, ordering shelving, storage, etc, for the room. Hopefully next week, I can share photos! But I was building flatpack furniture in the heat we are experiencing right now, and that wasn’t fun! My new chair should be arriving tomorrow, and I can start to slowly shift books here, ffrom my in-law’s house, where they have been in storage the last few months! Boy, have I missed those!
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that we’ve been practicing the new commute, since Lil Princess didn’t have 2 weeks off, like me, so that was handy, but I have ended up driving double what I would usually do, as I was coming back home every morning, then doing stuff, and then driving back, picking her up, then going to cricket matches, or practice! Cricket season is very time-consuming, I tell you! Actually, on Tuesday, we went to a match, and I had been so busy all day, I hadn’t even eaten lunch! So, I ended up with hot chips as we watched. I can’t complain!
  • If we were having chai I’d say how on Tuesday we ended up staying the night at my in-laws, as I was taking my father -in-law to have cataract surgery, and we needed to be there at some unGodly hour, so if I was travelling from home, I’d have had to be up and out the house by 6am! And to drag Lil PRincess too, at that time, would have been unfair. Anyway, we stayed, and I took him. I was there for around five hours, as the procedure was taking place, so I took time to relax, a little, and reaad, but ended up chatting to two other women who were waiting for relatives to have theirt procedures done too!
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that I managed to watch Friends; The Reunion, too and I was so glad I did. Watachinng Friends when it originally came out, during my years in Kingston, living with a Friends freak, I became a huge fan, too, and even now, when the reruns are on, on the Comedy channel, I could watchc the epsiodes over and over. It was actually pretty emotional by the end!
  • If we were having chai I’d have to tell you that ‘that time of year’ has come. Report writing time! So, even though we aren’t officially at school, I needed to make a start, which I did. Still loads to do, but, as I said it’s a start!
  • If we were having chai I’d like to end, today, on some of the flowers that are in bloom, right now, including my first roses! So pretty!
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This week, we are back to school, thata grindstone well and truly on… But this week, we are celebrataing the Olympics for the whole week, so it is going to be off time table learning, with lots of opportunities to teach the children, school-wide, about the games, and diversity, too! Home wise, there will be cricket (when is there not?) and more getting things sorted out, slowly… Oh, and more reports, obviously!

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38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 17, 2021 @ 18:56:04

    This is a nice post, Ritu, full of activity and interesting happenings. I hope your FIL’s eye operation went well.

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  3. willowdot21
    Jun 15, 2021 @ 19:28:04

    Omg you are super woman 💜💜💜😜😃😜

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  4. johnrieber
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 21:50:12

    Well, you know full well that there is NEVER a good time for a move, as life never slows down – no matter how much is going on with a move, including discovering that the internet doesn’t want you to use that room as an office after all…you seem to handle it was with patience and grace and bravo to you for that!

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  5. Rae Longest
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 20:39:39

    Good to catch up with you. It sounds as if life is as crazy-but-good as mine is right now. If mine were a little less crazy, I’d have time to share…LOL

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  6. Erika
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 19:40:56

    Isn’t it amazing what a difference a garden can make? I love nothing more than sitting in the garden while working on my laptop. It is my extended living room throughout the warm season. 😄

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  7. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 18:46:24

    What a great garden area. Dont play cricket, only play golf in it, Sis! 😉 You will not believe, but as i had heard the first time about your moving, my thought were gone just this way: Hubby has to work in the basement, or near to it, and the Queen will work upstairs. Lol (Sorry, little joke by side!). I hope all will go well, with your father’s in law surgery, and in the new home you will find more time to relax. All the best! Have a beautiful week! Michael xx

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  8. syl65
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 17:00:50

    I’m glad you had at least two weeks off and some time towards getting settled at home. The garden looks wonderful, Sis 💜🙏🏽 have a good first week back!

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  9. thereluctantpoet
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 13:31:52

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  10. Keith
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 12:27:00

    Ritu, enjoy the Chai. Godspeed with the report writing. Best wishes with the house. Keith

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  11. davidprosser
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 10:32:58

    What a journey Ritu, but you’re approaching the end now and all your effort will have been worth it- even the flat pack furniture. Enjoy your re-start at school this week and good luck with the report writing on top of the cricket matches.
    Huge Hugs

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  12. CJ
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 09:38:23

    A writing space sounds wonderful, I am on the dining table so I’m always having to pack everything away. Glad you had a couple of weeks off. I know what you mean about cricket. There is something on – a match or practice, six days a week here at the moment, it’s madness. Good to hear you’re getting settled in your new home, and the roses look gorgeous.

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  13. Shweta Suresh
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 07:06:31

    I hope that you sort out the issues with your new home. I loved the Friends reunion episode too. And the garden looks amazing.

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  14. CarolCooks2
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 06:40:11

    Even though you have lots to do…Ritu I can sense contentment 🙂 x

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  15. HunnyyBeauty
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 06:13:29

    happy u had the two weeks off!

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