Chai And A Chat #203 #ChaiAndAChat

Morning, Peeps. It’s Monday again, and I am feeling a tad sombre.

Have you got your drink?

  • If we were having chai, I’d say that school went relatively smoothly. For the first week, we had our children in class. They only stayed until 12pm, before lunch, but it was a good time to be able to get to know the children and for them to become familiar with the adults they would be working with and some of our rules and routines that they would come to see as second nature soon enough. There was a bit of upheaval as we had a couple of staff shortages, meaning we needed to juggle our teams around, but we managed!
  • If we were having chai, I’d say that Thursday was a tough day for us all as we learned of the death of the Queen. It affected me more than I thought it would, but what made it even harder was that I also lost my great aunt that same evening. I’d like to think that they board the same flight up to wherever to be with their husbands who will be waiting for them.
  • If we were having chai, I would tell you that the tiredness is ever present I have found a new app that helps log menopause symptoms and when we are experiencing them, which I can compile into a report for whenever I need to see the doctor. That will be helpful. I don’t want to rush down the HRT route unless I have to, but I am definitely beginning to understand my body better.
  • If we were having chai, I’d tell you that reading was slow, expectedly, but I managed a couple of books over the week. Unfortunately, I had no energy for the editing I really need to do, so I may need to focus on that more these coming weeks!
  • If we were having chai, I would end, as always, with Sonu Singh. He’s had Hubby Dearest for company, all week, and we have been here during the weekend. I think he could feel I was down because I’ve had a lot of snuggles from him over the last few days, bless him.
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This week, we will be having lunch with our classes, but they leave just after 1.30pm, so we have time to recoup, as we have lunch with them, too! A few appointments to go to, as well as a possible meeting with the Society of Authors local group, though I am not sure I will make it, with everytiing else going on in life! The weekend is ours since cricket is 100% finished for the season, but let’s see what it brings.

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39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. syl65
    Sep 15, 2022 @ 15:27:57

    I hope this week has been going along well, Sister 💛🤗

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  2. Jennie
    Sep 15, 2022 @ 12:00:32

    Thinking of you back to school. I never knew tiredness was a symptom! Lovely tribute to the Queen.

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  3. Buds of Wisdom
    Sep 13, 2022 @ 03:38:12

    If we were having chai … enjoyed reading. Thank you 💫

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  4. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Sep 12, 2022 @ 23:23:37

    Hi Sis! I also love your thoughts on the Queen, and i am also happy about your well structured restart at school. How has it really gone, in the men only household, accompanied by Sonu? 😉 He looks like he had done all the work in the kitchen. 😉 Keep on with best teaching, and don’t forget to find time for a rest. Best wishes, Michael

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  5. CJ
    Sep 12, 2022 @ 22:02:52

    Tired here too, so I can sympathise. So very sad about the Queen. I heard someone say that everyone always felt better than before after meeting her and I can well imagine it. Such a life of duty and sacrifice. She will be so very missed. I’m so sorry you lost your great aunt, that must be very hard for your family. I am finding editing a bit tricky to be honest. Not really sure how to tackle it or where to start. It seems insurmountable, so I end up procrastinating. One final cricket match for me last weekend, with the elder two playing together which was nice. One even caught a ball the other one bowled, so you can imagine I liked that, even though I pretended to be really cool about it 🙂 CJ xx

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    • Ritu
      Sep 13, 2022 @ 06:18:04

      It’s a really strange time, CJ…
      Editing is stalling, here, with me too, to be honest, because school drains me!
      A lovely way to end the cricket season!
      Have a good week 😊

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  6. willowdot21
    Sep 12, 2022 @ 21:19:13

    A good week Sis , I love your thoughts on the Queen and your great Aunt joining their husbands 💜

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  7. D. Wallace Peach
    Sep 12, 2022 @ 15:40:46

    I know so many people who feel a bit down this week after the queen’s death. She was a remarkable woman. Have a good week, Ritu. ❤

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  8. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry
    Sep 12, 2022 @ 14:17:48

    Sis, have you looked into some herbal supplements to help you? Have your thyroid checked too. Sending you love, hugs, and condolences on the passing of our auntie. ❤️

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  9. Book Club Mom
    Sep 12, 2022 @ 13:36:52

    Hi Ritu – I understand how Queen Elizabeth’s death has affected you. She’s been a constant throughout our lives, even here in the U.S. Wishing you a good week with school, reading and writing!

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  10. beth
    Sep 12, 2022 @ 11:42:34

    may you all find your balance, a great beginning –

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  11. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Sep 12, 2022 @ 11:31:03

    Sending “perky” vibes your way, Sis! ❤

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  12. robbiesinspiration
    Sep 12, 2022 @ 09:21:31

    I am learning form you Ritu. I didn’t know tiredness was a perimenopause symptom. Good to know.

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  13. Sadje
    Sep 12, 2022 @ 07:11:06

    Have a good week Ritu. One advice I’d give ( unsolicited, sorry) is to research the HRT throughly before starting. If there is a history of breast or uterine cancer in you family, be cautious.

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