Chai And A Chat #172 #ChaiAndAChat

Yes, indeed, February is most definitely here and we are in the throes of birthday month in our family! But work keeps getting in the way!

So, drinks at the ready?

  • If we were having chai I’d begin as always, with school. It’s been an interesting week, to say the least. We have had staff leaving (not in my team), staff interviews happening (one for my team!), children having meltdowns, children off with the dreading C virus, and that encompasses Chicken pox to add to Covid, and Cold, and many staff off, having tested positive (including a student in my class and one of my one to one TAs. Yes. That much fun. Is it any wonder that I an shattered at the end of each day? Still we plod along… trying our hardest to stay safe, and stay open for the children, because, whatever anyone says, remote larning is not the best thing for little ones. Roll on Friday and half term, is all I can say!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that the other day I managed to squeeze in a few words one of the week day evenings, and it ended up being a rather intimate scene… I was kind of nervous, but got there in the end, I think…
  • If we were having chai I’d say that for the first time in months, I am seeing a little daylight as we leave in the mornings, and in two evenings it was still light when we got home! That was a good feeling! I do love to appreciate the changing colours of the sky in the later hours.
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that the weekend was a time to experiment. I had my first go at online grocery shopping! Now, I have been put off doing this for a long time, as I am terrifed, (and probably a bit of a control freak), of ordering and getting the wrong things sent to me! I remember my sis in law using the system a good few years back, and ordering ketchup, and being seng mayo as the substitute! However, I am a converted woman! I ticked the no subs boxes on most of the items, and as I wasn’t wandering through the aisles, I didn’t pick up excess items, which was definitely easier on the wallet! There ended up being 5 items unavailable, and none of them were urgent, so, win win, I think!
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that as I was feeling so tired, coupled with a very erratic night of sleep on Saturday. words didn’t flow as well as the weekend before, but along with organising my Scrivener cork board, I did around 1,000 words this week, so not all bad!
  • If we were having chai I’d end with our gorgeous Feline baby, as always, who is posing as DJ Sonu Singh, here! God, I do love him!
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This week, along with the pressures of even less staff in, during the week, we have Hubby Dearest’s and my mother-in-law’s birthday, too, so fingers crossed, I continue to stay negative, and that we can have our little celebrations with the family, with no worries, as well as getting tp the end of the week, so I can enjoy a (rather busy) week off!

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43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 10, 2022 @ 05:25:37

    Bravo to you Ritu for keeping your chin up. I saw you celebrating with hubby on FB so assume all is well with your health.

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  2. Marsha
    Feb 09, 2022 @ 17:36:22

    How much life has changed in the last two years. I hope you have a wonderful celebratory month. Love your cat pictures. Ours love to watch tv. 🙂 I love your comment about writing an intimate scene. I agree with Keith that those moments often contain elements of comedy. Well done, Ritu. 🙂

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  3. CarolCooks2
    Feb 08, 2022 @ 08:50:59

    Online shopping certainly has its merits even if it’s just for pantry staples and things..just not anything perishable as I think John mentioned but great for bulk buying and large packs 🙂

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  4. syl65
    Feb 08, 2022 @ 07:30:06

    I’m sure you’ll have those birthday celebrations. I’m glad you had a good go of the online grocers. I hope all goes well at school this despite the chaos, Sister 🙏🏽💜

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  5. Erika
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 18:57:56

    This winter is such a challenge for you. I hope the worst is over soon. Enjoy the celebrations this week 💖🎉

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  6. johnrieber
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 17:31:12

    Another busy week Ritu! We became addicted to online grocery shopping during the pandemic, and what we learned is this: be careful with produce…it doesn’t seem like they send you the pristine “front of shelf” stuff! Other than that, stay safe!

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  7. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 13:58:13

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  8. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 13:57:27

    DJ Sonu? Lol I think very soon one will here all the other cats outdoor howling in chorus. Lol Dont tell me about online shopping. Here you first have to find someone offering grocery shopping online. 😉 We are a little bit far away from civilisation, even if we are only 120 kilometers away from Prague. ;-/ Good to hear about the positive change, that you got a new team partner. I hope she/ he is fully sanitized, and also vaccinated against chicken pox. Lol Now, keep on collecting new experiences with online shopping, Sis! Dont forget DJ’s need special food. :-)) best wishes, Michael

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  9. Jennie
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 13:13:50

    Here is the recent change in Covid guidelines at school: If a child tests positive, we don’t have to shut down the classroom and go remote. The child goes home, and parents of the other children have the option of keeping their child in school or not, and doing a test every day. The looser restrictions are a welcome change!

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  10. Keith
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 13:09:07

    Ritu, sometimes the more intimate scenes include laughter. So, your choice to add them does not sound so strange to me. Keith

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  11. Rae Longest
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 12:53:09

    Girlfriend, you are clicking right along. I loved this post. This is the old, clever-ver Ritu back! Your post about the mama’s boy was hilarious–spot on! Haha. And the photo of our Singh is adorable. You have made my Monday morning a cheerful one!

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  12. beth
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 10:56:39

    hope you all continue to stay safe, that you get the rest you so need, that your words keep coming, and happy birthdays to all

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  13. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 10:24:16

    I, too, am getting more and more used to ordering groceries online. So far, so good! It is a time saver. to be sure. Have a terrific week, Sis! ❤

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  14. CJ
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 09:04:35

    Well done you for powering on at school, it sounds very hard at the moment. And well done on all the new words, that’s impressive alongside everything else you do. Online shopping saves a lot of time, although there was a slight snafu this week when I accidentally clicked 22 instead of 2. Ended up with a LOT of rubber gloves. Happily the nice Tesco man took them back for me. CJ xx

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  15. Rajiv
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 08:33:06

    Happy Birthday to all of you!

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  16. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 08:00:04

    You’re doing a great job under less than ideal circumstances. Kuddos for getting the word count done. Happy birthday to family. Stay safe.

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  17. willowdot21
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 07:17:12

    Okay happy Birthday to everyone in the family who is going up a year.
    Hopefully we will be seeing more light soon it always helps dosen’t it. Things are bad Covid wise in schools so stay safe Sis and rest when you can….this week then half term. Well done with the word count , as for writing about intermate moments that should become easier the more you do 💜💜💜

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  18. Sadje
    Feb 07, 2022 @ 06:46:38

    Hope you have a good week. Stay safe

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