Chai And A Chat #170 #ChaiAndAChat

Another week went by. Can you believe January is almost over? But thank goodness payday is around the corner!

Are you ready for your catch up with a drink?

  • If we were having chai I’d begin with school as always. It was a different week, as my team teacher for the beginning of the week was in isolation. My other team teacher did a full week for a change, and that helped, so the children got continuity. And to be honest, we wouldn’t have found a decent supply teacher, anyway. Not sure if there are Covid cases, but I was left with 21 children on Friday. Heaven knows what Monday will bring. In other business, I have been busy ordering equipment for the outdoor area, to get things more interesting for the children. There is also a presentation I will need to be doing for the rest of the school staff, but due to shortages of teachers, I was unable to get that done, so another task for this week.
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that the housework timetable has worked for me so far. I tick off the chores that are done daily, and if there is time, I do others early, which means that the weekend is an easier time for me to spend being creative, and writing words! Still hasn’t been that successful with getting the kids on board. Lil Man thinks if he washes dishes badly, I’ll stop asking him. Instead, I made him rewaash, and stood behind him, with my arms around him, guiding him with the sponge! I think I embarrassed him enough to make sure he does better int he future, because I am not afraid to do that to him in front of others, and if he doesn’t want embarrassment, he needs to pull out his finger, lol!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that on Thursday, we celebrated Sonu Singh’s 8th Birthday! He got some special treats, which I have locked way, so he can’t reach them unaided, and a new toy!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that on Saturday, Lil Princess and I ventured out to Bluewater, so she could meet some friends. I had hoped for a quiet day, so I could write, but, instead, I spent it having a leisurely lunch, with my Kindle for company, as well as a long chat with my brother. And she needed it. She has been struggling since the pandemic, and we are trying to encourage any time she wants to socialise, for her own health’s sake.
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that Saturday was also a day for me to try and write. I’ll admit that maybe no words came out, on that particular session, however, I did get some great selfies! 😂😂
  • If we were having chai I’d then reassure you that I did do WIP related work on Sunday, after a leisurely read of my book with brunch. I have made some sort of skeleton plans so I can follow a direction with my story, because, otherwise, I will waffle on and on about all sorts of unneccessary things! Then I added around 800 new words to it, too!
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This week, I am sure, will go by in a blur, as they all seem to be doing, recently. We definitely have one school staff member who tested positive, this weekend, so there is a chance more could follow. Let’s seen what the numbers in class are like, Monday morning. I will attempt to keep up with my household jobs plan and daily blogging/writing, and other than the fun of an eyebrow appointment, there is nothing more to get excited about!

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44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Jan 29, 2022 @ 02:01:23

    School life is ever-busy!

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  2. CarolCooks2
    Jan 27, 2022 @ 06:22:12

    Haha..love it the I’ll show you how it’s done lesson…Great selfie, Ritu with your I’m serious face on…Like it!

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  3. Leanne
    Jan 25, 2022 @ 01:05:50

    Sounds like you got a lot done and a break, too!

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  4. Erika
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 19:11:37

    It is wonderful when the kids help in the household. I have always appreciated it since I could not have made it otherwise. But … it also teaches a lot of patience and tolerance because it will never be like you did it 😂 However, still better than not doing the household at all… lol

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  5. syl65
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 15:58:03

    Lil Man will probably put a little more effort into doing the dishes now 😄 Have a good week, Sister and I hope you can stay on your timetable. 🙏🏽💜

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  6. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 14:34:35

    With the glasses on you are looking like Nobel Price ready. 😉 Sonu is looking like he is questioning about an appointment at a model agency, and LilMan did, what was tested as “best practise”. He could not remember, having such a stringent mom. Lol
    Best wishes, Sis! xx Michael

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  7. johnrieber
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 14:26:41

    Your pandemic point is a great one…everyone has gone through this in ways that have changed us all…and it was great you saw a need there and acknowledged it – it had to have meant so much

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  8. robbiesinspiration
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 13:10:37

    Not a bad weekend, Ritu. I have to get up early and write from 6am to 8.30am if I want quiet time any day of the week. Occasionally, I get some time on a Sunday afternoon, but its rare.

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 10:26:51

    New day, fresh start!

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  10. prejila
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 10:26:22

    That’s nice

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  11. beth
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 09:59:39

    it sounds like a very busy week and hope this one slows down for you a bit, but each part seems important

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  12. CJ
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 09:38:52

    Happy birthday Sonu Singh, he is a lucky cat indeed. My urchins try the ‘If I do it badly, maybe she won’t ask me again’ strategy as well. I do love your washing up class though, I am taking note. I hope your week isn’t too hard going. CJ xx

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  13. Rajiv
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 07:49:39

    Greed. I thought you worked for love and no pay 🙂

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  14. Sadje
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 07:29:15

    Hope you have a great week Ritu.

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  15. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 05:52:53

    You are one busy lady. I love the selfie.

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