Chai And A Chat #178 #ChaiAndAChat

Well, if you read Spidey yesterday, you’ll know exactly how my week went, but if you didn’t grab that drink so we can have a catch-up!

  • If we were having chai I would admit that last week’s shortened Chai was brought to you by Covid (the Deltacrom varient, we think.) Yes, I tested positive the Friday evening before, so I was really not very well. I am much much better than then, now, however I have issues with breathlessness, so will be going everywhere with an inhaler for a little while… Other members of staff tested positive, too, and I am aware that quite a lot of children were off over the week, as well. I am just so, so thankful for my team, who rallied around and ensured that the children didn’t suffer not having their teacher in school with them. They also sent me flowers, which I ws so, so touched by! And we had a decent supply for the whole week, too, which in itself is a miracle, because a lot of schools have had staff shortages due to the sudden influx in positive tests, and not been able to find cover, meaning year groups have been sent home, with remote learning having to take place.
  • If we were having chai, I’d mention that despite me being really unwell, we managed to contain it, and no one else tested positive in my household, so Yay to that!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that despite one extremely wet day, the week was actually rather pleasant, weatherwise, and we had a beautiful spring weekend, where this virus allowed me to at least enjoy the garden.
  • If we were having chai I would say that we also quietly celebrated Sonu Singhs 8th Gotcha Day with us. He;s been with us since he was 8 weeks old, and his such a character. He has been sitting with me throughout this virus, coming up and giving me his cat cuddles. I would not be with our our furbaby.
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This week I will be back in school minus one of my teaching staff, who had to go on her maternity leave early, and with two rather stressful visits/meetings to contend with, in the first half of the week. I shall have my trusty inhaler with me to get me through, and no doubt will be asleep before my head hits the pillow, most nights, too!

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43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 27, 2022 @ 09:51:16

    Hi Ritu, my family have all had covid over the last 10-days so I know exactly how rotten you are feeling. We manage to contain it to our house so my parents did not get ill. Greg and I were quite sick and we had to push on with University and work as there was no other options. I managed by taking short breaks to lie on the couch during the day but it hasn’t been fun.

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  2. Jennie
    Mar 24, 2022 @ 00:59:28

    I hope this Covid spike in your school is short lived. Finally, children and staff at my school do not have to wear masks. Big deal! No new Covid cases, and fingers crossed it stays that way… or we are back to everyone wearing masks, including children. Please take care, Ritu. 💕

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  3. Erika
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 19:05:19

    I am so glad that you are that much better that you are ready for school again. So so glad 💖🤗

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  4. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 17:52:40

    Dont forget Sis, you have not to hook up with every variant possible. 😉 Good to hear you are back to normal. Congratulations to Sonu. I cant believe he is now eight years of age. The yard is so wonderful. Look, one of these small wooden sheds could be turned to a cottage for Sonu. 🙂 Maybe on the left a little pool could be realized. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

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  5. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 17:47:53

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  6. johnrieber
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 15:11:34

    Good luck on a week with some positive surprises for you!

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  7. beth
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 12:26:26

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  8. Rajiv
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 10:24:56

    Yikes! Get well soon!

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  9. potatosandwich
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 09:51:13

    Get well soon Ritu

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  10. CJ
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 09:44:20

    I hope the meetings go well and that your week isn’t too exhausting. Look after yourself and rest when you can. CJ xx

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  11. niasunset
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 09:06:02

    I hope and wish everything to be fine for this new week dear Ritu, Much Love and Hugs also to Sonu too… nia

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  12. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 09:05:39

    Here’s to miles of smiles for you, Sis! 🙂

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  13. willowdot21
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 08:01:24

    Fingers crossed for you Sis, have a better week 💜💜💜

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  14. Sadje
    Mar 21, 2022 @ 05:13:18

    I hope you’ve an easier week and get time to rest.

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