Chai And A Chat #181 #ChaiAndAChat

Hello Peeps! I can’t believe a week of the holidays has already passed!

Still, I am off another week, so I can chill with you as I let you know about last week!

  • If we were having chai I would tell you that I have had a week filled with appointments, reading and sleep. Which I really needed, and still do, to be honest. Nothing major planned, just bumbling around, and snoozing when I felt the urge. perfect!
  • If we were having chai, I’d tell you about my appointments. So on Monday, I had a nurse check-up at my new GP surgery. BP etc. was fine, but I have definitely put on weight, but you know what, I seem to have lost the urge to lose weight. I don’t feel it the same way I usually do. But other than that, all was fine. On Wednesday I was back there for a Drs follow up appointment because I seem to have a blockage in one ear. A special spray was prescribed, and I was able to leave. You know, I read reviews about this surgery and they weren’t great, but so far, I have had nothing but great service from them.
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that on Tuesday I had a regular optician’s appointment, and thought I’d follow it up with a trip to the nail place with Lil Princess. The nail appointment was a success. She is so happy with her new nails! The opticians gave me the results I was expecting. After a great run of 13 years, my laser surgery is now starting to allow that natural deterioration to happen, and the astigmatism is showing its head, too. So, guess what, I will eventually need varifocals or bifocals! I never had long-distance sight issues; always short-sighted, but now I have the beginnings of distance vision deterioration, and I will definitely need glasses for reading and screen work! but, at this time of my life, I am actually quite looking forward to them! Lil Princess thought it was great fun watching me trying on frames, and helping me decide which would be the best for me. I shall model them in my next post, I guess! But for now, you can check out the nails!
  • If we were having chai I would tell you that cricket has well and truly started again. It’s been an expensive week, as we ordered Lil Man’s new kit, and paid for his yearly subs. But he is ecstatic! And the ground he will be training at is lovely. I have introduced myself to some of the other cricket mums who were there too. I think this will be a great place for him! He was meant to be playing a match on Saturday, but it got cancelled because of the waterlogged ground, so he got extra training, instead. Let me share with you the glory of this place!
  • If we were having chai I’d remind you of that garden chair, the hammock I mentioned a few weeks ago, which we didn’t have rope for. Well, it’s up, and we also took delivery of my newest favourite place to read. An egg chair! It is so lovely to sit in. We also installed a little birdbath, and had our first barbecue of the year!
  • If we were having chai I’d share with you, my gorgeous egg chair in more detail. We have been looking for one for a while, now, and this double size is perfect for curling up your legs and just relaxing. I am already seeing the arguments about who gets to sit on it. I have first dibs, obviously! But, if you are looking for a piece of garden furniture or even something to put in a conservatory, I recommend one of these!
  • If we were having chai I’d have to recommend this book, especially. When Our Worlds Collided by Danielle Jawando. Yes, it’s YA fiction, but so good. It is based in the UK, in Manchester and the story revolves around three black youths and how stereotyping and racial profiling affects their lives. I finished it in a day, I was so hooked. She is a great writer, and this is her second novel. Both are brilliant!
  • If we were having chai I would end, as always, with an image of Sonu Singh, this time chilled out on the table in the conservatory. What a cutie! 😻😻
Bitmoji Image

This week I will continue to relax. Oh, and pick up the new glasses, too. Hubby Dearest has an extra day off, and it is the long Easter weekend, so hopefully, we can do something special. The biggest thing I can hope for is good weather! Have a great week, Peeps!

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!

41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marsha
    Apr 16, 2022 @ 04:22:20

    Hi Ritu, Your egg chair reminds me of Vince’s hammock. It looks like the best place ever. I had eye surgery several years ago, maybe 15. I’m just holding my breath that when I need cataract surgery it goes well. Like Lauren, I have one eye for distance and one for close. So I wear glasses to drive, and glasses to read when I feel like it. Other than that, I’m good. Have a wonderful rest.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  2. CJ
    Apr 14, 2022 @ 10:12:46

    It’s all looking lovely in the garden. I’m glad you’re getting some rest in, I hope you are less tired soon. I’m interested to hear about your eye surgery as I’m very short-sighted (glasses at age 5). I’ve worn contact lenses since I was a teenager and they are no problem, but I do think about surgery sometimes. I’m also starting to struggle to see close things as well though, which is adding insult to injury! Enjoy the rest of the Easter hols. CJ xx

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

    • Ritu
      Apr 14, 2022 @ 10:55:10

      CJ I had laser done around 13 years ago to correct short sightedness and my astigmatism. Usual deterioration is expected around 10 years later, including age expected sight deterioration.
      Mine was very successful and initially I had vision they described as better than 20:20!
      It lasted more than expected.
      Now I have low slight near prescription and a slight distance one, and the astigmatism is beginning to present.
      Nothing that is an issue, though!
      I could have had bifocals, but thought I’d just get the reading glasses for now!
      I’m rested, definitely but the fatigue is nowhere near gone… Soon, though, I hope!
      Take care xxx

      Like

      Reply

  3. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 23:45:31

    The egg chair is great. I am only wonder why Sonu has not captured it first. Lol It seems you got wonderful weather we are waiting for. I am not an expert in this 😉 but these nails are also great. When I read about your appointments, I thought you were going to be a doctor, Sis. Please don’t overdo it.;-) Thanks for the update, and enjoy another great week! xx Michael

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

    • Ritu
      Apr 12, 2022 @ 06:10:04

      Well, out of there appointments, yep were medical, Bro!
      Remember, Sonu doesnt go outside so he can’t take my chair, lol! However, when we have the large cushion inside, from it, he sits on that!
      Take care, Bro ,x

      Like

      Reply

  4. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 23:42:13

    Reply

  5. johnrieber
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 19:49:35

    You look so relaxed in the hammock chair….rest and relaxation in the midst of another crazy week!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  6. Erika
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 17:27:48

    OMG, I could neither do any of my two jobs nor could I type with such nails. Or how would you feel getting a massage that way… lol. But as long as you two love it that is all that matters. Your egg chair is awesome. My daughter has a similar one. Enjoy another week off and the Easter weekend, Sis 💖

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  7. Keith
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 13:16:21

    Ritu, I love your hanging basket chair. It looks inviting. As for those nails, how does one type on a keyboard? I have never figured that out. Keith

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

    • Ritu
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 13:32:59

      The chair is just lovely to sit on, Keith!
      As for the nails, mine weren’t too bad, my dayghter’s, far too long fir my liking! But I have trimmed mine down a tad, because I keep poking myself in the eye! 🥰

      Like

      Reply

  8. Dan Antion
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 11:39:33

    I’m glad you got some rest, but it sounds like a busy week. It does seem that Sonu Singh has a better understanding of rest. The egg chair looks comfy, but I’m not sure I’d be able to get out. I’m sure I could handle the barbecue. I hope you have a great week.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  9. willowdot21
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 11:19:08

    Looks like you are having a good week, excellent you have found a surgery that is good for you , I never go on reviews. I love the nails, the cricket ground, the hammock so colourful and that gorgeous egg chair, the fountain, the BBQ and Sonu Singh !
    Take it easy sis and enjoy and you look amazing too 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  10. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 11:03:41

    Forward motion is always a good sign! Here’s to the steps, baby or big girl, that are leading you to happier than you could ever imagine, DAYS! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  11. SC Skillman
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 09:31:38

    I love your hammock and egg chairs Ritu – what fabulous places to read!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  12. beth
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 09:14:14

    I love the egg chair!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  13. Cecilyswritings
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 08:40:47

    I feel as you do these days with my extra inches! I’m growing into them 🤣🤣🤣

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  14. Cecilyswritings
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 08:39:47

    Love your egg chair Ritu! And all the best for your varifocals – it takes getting used to, but you soon do. I love mine, makes driving that much easier too. What I learnt is to get very light frames 🌷Happy week to you!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

    • Ritu
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 08:42:51

      I’m in love with that chair, too!
      And I’m sticking with just reading lenses this time. They don’t think I need the long distance ones yet… 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply

  15. Lauren
    Apr 11, 2022 @ 08:16:38

    I had RK surgery on my eyes 26 years ago. My eye doc said the astigmatism is coming back now. I never knew it was a limited time frame. I already wear progressive lenses, but now it looks like they will be getting thicker. I feel your pain.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

    • Ritu
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 08:20:04

      I always had relatively think glasses, from 11. When I had the surgery, at around 33, it was life changing. No more glasses or contacts. But they said if you get 10 years, that is good, before natural deterioration begins. I got 13 years, so I’m cool with that. Time to mature gracefully like a fine wine, with my uncoloured roots, too!

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply

      • Lauren
        Apr 11, 2022 @ 08:56:13

        I had what was referred to as coke bottle lenses. Even after the surgery I still needed glasses, but can see Ok around the house. One eye is near sighted, and one is far sighted. I was never told that it would change as I aged. I guess I should be happy with the many years I had.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ritu
        Apr 11, 2022 @ 08:56:56

        Aw that sounds like a tough one. Glad you got what you got! 🥰

        Liked by 1 person

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 )

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: