Chai And A Chat #162 #ChaiAndAChat

Well, hello there, Peeps! How are you? What a week… (I apologise if sny of what I type makes no sense, as I am writing this, tired, and with a bit of brain fog – might be related to that booster jab I had on Saturday…)

Are you ready with your drink?

  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I feel done in. School is tough. I can’t even really explain it. But what with Covid Rates going up, and staff members dropping lile flies, it’s not an easy place to be, right now. We are supposed to be thinking about the nativity, but something tells me we won’t be able to do one, again, this year… I just can’t… But, in other Covid related news, I had my booster jab, at least!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that once the week finished, we ended it with an evening of putting the Christmas tree up! Yes, I know it’s not quite December, and usually, I refrain until at least the 1st, but this year, it feels like we all need that extra bit of happiness, so, here it is!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that I also managed to reach this milestone, this week… Seven years! Wow! You guys put up with me for that long!
  • If we were having chai I’d update you on Project House. The handyman was in, again. Yup, the jobs are never ending! This time we got a new bathroom heater installed, and some stubbord wall fixings removed, as well as curtain poles put up. Still a few bits to do, but we are getting there!
  • If we were having chai I’d have to mention that we got our first snow in the new house, too! While some parts of the country were getting battered by a storm, we awoke to a smattering of snow!
  • If we were having chai I’d say Pops is doing really well after his surgery, though I think he is already getting antsy about not being able to do everything yet! Poor Mum is being Florence Nightingale, and trying to stop him overdoing things. I really wish I was closer, so I could help! But, it’s good to hear Pops so much happier. Thank goodness.
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I spent the weekend reading a behemouth of a book (nearly 600 pages!) ready for a book tour, and it was a paperback, so I found a great solution to aching arms!
  • If we were having chai I’d share with you that Sonu Singh had his scan, and blood tests, and thankfully, all is clear! Phew! He’s still on reduced food rations, and is still not very pleased with us!

This week I feel like I don’t know what is going on… My mind feels a little foggy. However, I might have some interesting news to share, come the next update! There is a vastly understaffed school to attend, as well as meetings, and a little cricket, still, along with a beautician’s visit, too…

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50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Harnoor Kaur Gulati
    Dec 12, 2021 @ 07:32:04

    Nice update! Btw congrats for your blog’s 7-year anniversary!

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 02, 2021 @ 17:26:17

    HI Ritu, I am also feeling exhausted. I worked until 9pm yesterday and the evening before and started at 7am this morning. I am finished! At least the project is done for now until 10 December when the next round starts. 10 December is my last day of work so it will be a long day but the last one for this year. My one sister’s whole family has covid as well as my cousin and his family. Eeek! I thought I’d had my share of illness this year. Stay strong and take deep breaths.

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  3. Jennie
    Dec 01, 2021 @ 12:53:50

    Ritu, I have never seen as many Christmas decorations around town as I did yesterday, and it was still November. It’s as if the world needed a big dose of happiness and decided to bring on Christmas a little early. You, too! I do hope the Covid cases slow down at your school. I don’t know how you can keep up what you’re doing at work…

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  4. Leanne
    Dec 01, 2021 @ 01:25:19

    Lots of people in my circle need something to look forward to earlier this year as well. Tree looks great! You’re doing a great job at school. Keep it up!

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  5. thereluctantpoet
    Nov 30, 2021 @ 18:09:07

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  6. willowdot21
    Nov 30, 2021 @ 11:08:16

    Well sis apart from school and you working too hard it really sounds like a positive week. Pops on the up, thank goodness, Your darling fur babe doing well too. The tree is up and looks great , the house is coming together too. Long may this last. Talking about Nativity can I recommend
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nativity!
    We watched on Netflix the other night and loved it 💜

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  7. CJ
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 20:07:50

    Good to hear that your Pops is recovering well after his surgery. And it’s never easy being the nurse! So glad lovely Sonu Singh is doing well too. Sorry school continues to be very hard work. The run up to Christmas is always a bit of a whirlwind at primary schools, the teachers always make it so fun and special. I am sure you are very very much appreciated.

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  8. Carol anne
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 19:43:13

    congrats on reaching your 7 year blogging milestone! Thats amazing!
    Glad you have your christmas tree up now! And glad the kittys ok!
    xoxo

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  9. Erika
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 19:43:06

    Sending big and healing hugs to dear Pops. That’s awesome that your tree is up already. I think ours will be set up before the 24th too, although my daughter doesn’t like it. We always put it up at the night from the 23rd to the 24th. When they woke up, the tree was there. She still says, what magical moments those were and how they all looked forward to lying beneath that tree and gazing at it in the morning. That was the first part of the celebration on that day, always. Sorry, rambling around here… lol

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  10. johnrieber
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 19:11:04

    I for one need this holiday season to get here so we can recharge and refresh for a busy 2022!

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  11. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 18:06:26

    Oh, it seems i had missed the information about your Pop’s surgery. I am so happy to hear it gone well. Best wishes!!!! A wonderful Christmas tree, but there is something missing. You know? 😉 Or has Sonu got a own tree, for getting enjoyed by it? Lol Now, after you have got your booster shot, you will change to Superwoman, and can do the work of three, Sis! 😉 By the way, you have a wonderful yard. As i mentioned some months before, there is enough place for a beautiful pool. Lets dig! :-)) Best wishes, Michael

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  12. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 18:01:01

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  13. syl65
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 17:05:41

    I’m glad to hear Pops and Mr. Sonu are doing well. Last year the holidays were practically shutdown. Have a good week, Sister 🙏🏽💜

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  14. prejila
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 16:39:32

    That’s nice

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  15. CarolCooks2
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 15:13:59

    Congrats on the 7yrs…time just flies x

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  16. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 10:51:24

    Thrilled to hear there is good news for your Pops and that poor starving kitty you are holding against his will. Our one cat does the same thing, dear me, you would think we NEVER feed him. Alas, his girth gives him away.

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  17. thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 10:28:43

    Congrats on 7 years!!! I just passed my 4 year mark and have been feeling a bit nostalgic for the Blogging groups where I “met” you and so many other lovely people.

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  18. Rehoboth Organic Farms
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 07:00:18

    Nice article

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