Chai And A Chat #163 #ChaiAndAChat

Hello, all! It’s me, and yet again, I am writing this with an air of some ailment or another lingering… (nausea and sore throat!) However, I cannot be unwell, now, we have two weeks of term left, and a nativity to get sorted!

Are you ready with your drink?

  • If we were having chai I’d tell you we still have the same issues at school, re: those SEN students. Until the system changes, nothing will change, but there have been at least 3 disruptions to learning due to them being unable to cope. I am just so proud of my team. With staffing shortages, and so much going on, they are just the best.
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that we have started to practice the nativity we are perfomring (hopefully) for parents in the last week of term. We are doing one called ‘We’re going on a Baby Hunt’, written by a teacher who I came into contact with via Facebook! It’s short, and there are songs to the tunes of familiar nursery rhymes, so the children have found it easier to actually pick up the tunes and some songs are much easier to remember, than others, but they are doing fantastically! I do hope this new varient doesn’t end up messing things up. Fingers crossed we can have a covid secure performance with limited numbers!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that I tried to order presents for the class, being extra organised, and my colleague volunteered her mother to wrapp up the 60 gifts… only for the company to completely mess up the delivery, which shouldhave been next day! After over 45 minutes on the phone on Saturday, and a request that I wait 48 hours more (Really!), they suddenly turned up on Sunday. Well, at least they are here!
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that Friday couldn’t come soon enough! I was shattered, and knew it, seeing as I have been falling asleep every evening, way before my intended bedtime, then not sleeping all the way through the night! I ended up watching The Holiday with a huge bowl of Popcorn, and fell asleep at the end of that, too!
  • If we were having chai I’d breathe a huge sigh of relief and tell you that for me, cricket is done for the year, finally! Lil Man had his last evening nets on Thursday, so at least we can get home at a decent time, now!
  • If we were having chai I’d let you know that Lil Man had his second Covid jab, and it’s just Lil Princess who we are waiting for that second one for, now.
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that Lil Princess and I went for a haircut, too. I am sticking with my no colour decision, and had it straightened for the day, (literally just the day – I woke up on Sunday with a halo of partial curls around my head!). She went for ‘curtain bangs’ and the rest long, and looks lovely!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that our handyman had his last visit out to us for the year. We now have an outside tap at the back of the property instead of at the front. (In the summer, when the kids wanted the pool filling, no word of a lie, we had to thread the hosepipe through bedroom windows, and Hubby Dearest’s office window, to fill it, as the hose wasn’t long enough to go around the house! That won;t be a problem nexgt summer, thankfully!) We also have some pretty smartbulbs in our hallway light fitting, and they are all multicoloured ones that I can change via an app on my phone! Very fancy! Also, old nail/screw holes have been filled/sanded and painted, so things are looking pretty rosy, right now! There are a few more bits and bobs to do, but we will leave them until the new year now. I think everyone would love a weekend with nothing like that pending! (I know I would! I never sleep well, the night before, and considering I’m not sleeping well every other night, either, that’s not a good thing!)

This week there was meant to be a visit from the heads of the other school in our academy, which was a little stress-inducing, however, that has been cancelled… phew! But we still have a nativity to get sorted, and still got some staff shortages too. In my personal life, I need to get more organised for Christmas! I got my Secret Santa gifts for school etc, and the odd present for the kids, but nothing else! Oh, and still waiting on a little nugget of news that I might be able to share!

And while you’re here, did you sign up for my mailing list? I am in the middle of writing an exclusive Chickpea Curry Lit story for my subscribers, and there will be news, tips and even recipes! You know you want to join… go on! Click the pic below to sign up!

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Dec 10, 2021 @ 14:08:27

    Oh, Ritu!! Just get through the week and the Nativity, and then sleep and sleep! We still can’t have parents in the school… so sad.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  2. Rae Longest
    Dec 09, 2021 @ 08:16:51

    Things are just as scrambled here with me and mine, but…
    DOCTOR’s REPORT TODAY (12/9) No growth or change in the tumor in my lung or any of the nodules! GREAT NEWS…watchful waiting until after the holidays! PTL

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  3. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 08, 2021 @ 18:16:13

    The new variant, Omicron, isn’t looking to be a very serious mutation, Ritu. My sister’s whole family had it and my cousin, who is not vaccinated [he is from the UK and is stuck here at the moment], have had Omicron and have recovered. The hospitalizations are not that high and so far, the death rate is very low, thank goodness. I think the Delta you currently have in the UK is far worse than Omicron. Have a wonderful rest of your week. It sounds like there is some great fun ahead.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  4. thereluctantpoet
    Dec 07, 2021 @ 12:18:07

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  5. CarolCooks2
    Dec 07, 2021 @ 01:21:44

    And breathe…it does sound like it is all coming together 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  6. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Dec 06, 2021 @ 22:02:14

    You have to serialize your sleeping, Sis! 😉 All over the day some short naps. Congrats, for the closing end of cricket, for this year. Now you really can start all that preparations for Christmas. Dont hurry! Best wishes, Michael

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  7. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Dec 06, 2021 @ 21:59:31

    Reply

  8. Erika
    Dec 06, 2021 @ 19:29:56

    The performance sounds so exciting. I remember how I loved having a role in a Christmas play when I was a child.

    Liked by 2 people

    Reply

  9. pranabaxom
    Dec 06, 2021 @ 13:50:24

    Hope you get over the cold soon. Take care and rest. Holidays are just around the corner.
    Found another new word, ‘nexgt’😀

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  10. willowdot21
    Dec 06, 2021 @ 11:06:11

    I know your so exhausted Sis but you are doing so well. Cricket finished for now✓ Nativity, presents, school in hand✓ jobs around the house done for now✓ .
    Glad you and little princess had a girl time at the hairdresser’s. Big hugs 💜🤗😁😁

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  11. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Dec 06, 2021 @ 10:36:50

    Life is no match for you! I’m in your corner, Sis!

    Liked by 2 people

    Reply

  12. TanGental
    Dec 06, 2021 @ 09:24:52

    As Lil man is a teen plus, is he staying up for the Ashes and thus wrecked in the morning? I did much to my mother’s annoyance. Falling asleep on my bike on my way to school wasn’t unknown. Back then of course it was a transistor radio under the bed covers… Happy days and we won too…

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  13. Leanne
    Dec 06, 2021 @ 07:19:29

    You can do this! All of it!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

My interactive peeps!

%d bloggers like this: