Chai And A Chat #171 #ChaiAndAChat

It’s the last day of January! Can you believe that? Felt like a month that never wanted to end!

Anyway, are you ready for your catch up with a drink?

  • If we were having chai I’d begin with school which was an interesting place to be, this week. Despite the government telling us that we’re finally seeing the back of the Covid monster, right now, primary schools are seeing the worst ever case numbers in their pupils, as well as staff. I didn’t have more than 21 children all week, which is a rarity, in itself. At lesat four of the absences were Covid related. And in the other Reception class there were at least 3, too. There were staffing ups and downs, too, which feels like the norm, right now. All I can say is that I ended every day exhausted.
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I was treated to a little gift from one of my colleagues, too, which brightened my day on Thursday.
  • If we were having chai I’d say that despite feeling under the weather, I still managed to keep up with the chores list, and I have to say that it is working well for me! (Still not much help from the kids, but at least things are manageable.)
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that my poor Finndian family have all succumbed to the C-19 virus and we can only hope and pray that they come out of it, unscathed. Prayers for them, please!
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that I was true to my word of writing 2k at the weekend. I actually managed over 2500 words! Yay, me! The story is really coming along now, and all that planning last week really helps!
  • If we were having chai I’d end with a pic of Sonu Singh, who likes to find the oddest places to chill out! This time it was in Lil Man’s suit carrier!
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This week, I don’t really know what is going on. It might be a long week, if absences continue, staffing-wise, but it might just be a little easier, too, if the numbers fall a little. I come to the end of my #JusJoJan challenge today, too, so every day, I can try and devote half an hour to the WIP, which should get the word count up! We also hit February, so the in-law birthdays also start, with my brother in law’s on Thursday.

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44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rae Longest
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 18:22:33

    I am getting this email on Feb. 6th! Why?????

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  2. Leanne
    Feb 05, 2022 @ 01:01:42

    Do the best you can; celebrate when you can.

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  3. CarolCooks2
    Feb 01, 2022 @ 06:51:50

    Well done on the WIP…The rest will fall into place I can’t believe the covid infections are on the rise yet again…One month is gone before we know it it will be Easter and Summer holidays…:)

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  4. johnrieber
    Feb 01, 2022 @ 00:20:33

    As with you, we are struggling to adapt to a consistent protocol, as so many of out states refuse to follow them…luckily, the numbers in California where I live have dropped dramatically as more than 80% is vaccinated now…as you say, we’ll see!

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  5. Erika
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 19:26:19

    I am crossing my fingers that your brother and his family will have mild progression. Much love to them 💖

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  6. willowdot21
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 16:46:06

    Prayers for your Finidian family sending them healthy vibes. Happy Birthday to Brother in law. Strength to you Hun to get you through the week. 🤞💜💜💜💜💜

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  7. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 15:33:29

    I believe things are on an upswing for you! GOOD things that is. ❤

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  8. Jennie
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 13:40:43

    I’m so happy on your writing goal success! We have had many Covid cases at school, too. Our state department that is in charge of preschools finally said classes don’t have to shut down if there is a Covid case.

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  9. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 13:26:50

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  10. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 13:26:10

    This desk looks very overloaded, Sis! Sonu did the right thing, like that well-known Greek philosopher Origines. lol Oh, i like Spongebob. Dont tell it anyone! 😉 As January now passes away, lets hope the next months will be better. Best wishes to all in Finland. May they soon recover. Best wishes, Michael

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  11. 🇪🇺 Bee H.
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 11:43:09

    Congratulations to the 2k 🤗 and may you have a good week 😊

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  12. Books & Bonsai
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 09:35:42

    It’s always good to read about someone else’s progress, so well done you, Ritu…

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  13. CJ
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 09:15:52

    LOVE all of your Post-Its, I’d love to hear how you plot your novels, it’s something I get in such a pickle with. Your mousemat is brilliant, what a great idea, I bet it’s really inspirational. My children’s (large) secondary school has loads of Covid cases as well, it really seems to be spreading now. I hope you’re well and that your week isn’t too difficult.

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  14. beth
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 08:05:58

    a week of ups and downs and you are doing well, all things considered

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  15. Steve Tanham
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 08:04:17

    Love the SpongeBob pen! That ‘breakfast desktop’ has to be the most organised thing I’ve ever seen, Ritu! Government dumping on teachers, again? Surely not. They’ll be having parties in their gardens, next… Keep smiling. Happy week 😊

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  16. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 05:52:38

    Great job getting your word count in. A reason to cheer.

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  17. robbiesinspiration
    Jan 31, 2022 @ 05:34:31

    Hi Ritu, I see that all covid regs have been dropped in the UK. A bit funny really after the total overreaction of your government in December and the massive inconvenience that resulted for so many people. I hope it all works out okay. Well done on your word count. Fantastic!

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    • Ritu
      Jan 31, 2022 @ 06:12:20

      It’s mad. Their decisions make no sense, Robbie. Numbers are deceiving, as they’ve requested less tests, but primary schools are being affected a lot, right now.
      And thank you!

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