Chai And A Chat #207 #ChaiAndAChat

Happy Monday, Peeps! Last one of the term… Thank goodness!

I mean, I love my classes and team, but I am ready for switching that off button on my alarm now! You got your drink?

  • If we were having chai, I’d say that it has been a tiring week at school. I think end of term-itis has hit. It is week 7. Surely we should be at the end of term by now? But no, there is a week left! Kids are flagging, we the staff, are flagging, but at least the children are having some fun!
  • If we were having chai, I’d tell you that I had a good old pumpkin and squash shop ready for next week. I love finding all the different types of squash for the children to explore!
  • If we were having chai, I’d say that I am feeling the effects of age/perimenopause/hormones/the cold. I have had terrible sleep the last few nights, since Tuesday night, and have been strapped up around the back, and my knee on one day, too. Oh, the pain! And on Sunday, I found it hard to lift my leg, to go up the stairs as usual… It is not comfortable at all. I am glad I have a GP appointment on Tuesday. I can’t live like this, on hot water bottles and painkillers!
  • If we were having chai, I’d share with your another lovely quote I found in my motivational deck.
  • If we were having chai, I’d apologise, as I haven’t been on my phone taking pics as much this week, and I didn’t get a new shot of Sonu Singh. We can revisit an old one, where he was encouraging me to write!
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This week is the last week of term (thank goodness!) There are the pupil flu sprays happening at school, as well as a meeting with one of the senior members of management in our academy, as well as me having a day out (not as fun as it sounds, I have a course to go on!), and we are waving goodbye to one of my team, as she leaves, to go travelling. I am truly going to miss her. Oh, and not forgetting that doctor’s appointment, as well as Lil Man having another party to attend!

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34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CJ
    Oct 22, 2022 @ 09:43:00

    Glad you have a half term rest ahead, it is very well deserved. I have been having really bad hip pain – doctor just sent me for an x-ray which was fine, and then pretty much washed his hands of me. I found out a few days ago that joint pain is a common perimenopause symptom. You think he might have mentioned it… I have an appointment as well. CJ xx

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  2. willowdot21
    Oct 18, 2022 @ 07:30:54

    Only four more day until your break, good luck at the drs 💜💜💜💜

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  3. Mthobisi Magagula
    Oct 18, 2022 @ 04:14:19

    Interesting post Ritu🔥🔥🔥

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  4. Jennie
    Oct 18, 2022 @ 02:18:39

    Ritu, our bodies (teacher bodies) have a hard time. I feel your pain! I hope you get some relief.

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  5. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Oct 17, 2022 @ 20:59:29

    Every photo of Sonu makes me smile instantely. He show such a serious face expression. Unbelievable funny! :-)) Best wishes for a fast recovery, Sis! You have to be present for Halloween; not only as a ghost. Lol Here’s another great song as good background music for workouts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnopHCL1Jk8 xx Michael

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  6. Erika
    Oct 17, 2022 @ 20:48:18

    I always loved carving pumpkins with my kids. I can imagine how much fun it is with the little ones in your class.

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  7. John W. Howell
    Oct 17, 2022 @ 17:54:09

    Wishing you that you get better soon.

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  8. syl65
    Oct 17, 2022 @ 14:55:59

    You are a survivor, Sister. Sending you some energetic and healing vibes for the week. 🙏🏽💛

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  9. D. Wallace Peach
    Oct 17, 2022 @ 14:17:43

    Sorry about the poor sleep, Ritu. I hope the aches don’t linger all winter. And a wonderful inspiration card. 🙂 Have a good week ending the term at school.

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  10. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Oct 17, 2022 @ 11:54:43

    Here’s to a week that will provide miles of smiles! 🙂

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  11. beth
    Oct 17, 2022 @ 09:51:27

    hope the doc offers you some solutions, and it still sounds busy, even with cutting back – be well

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  12. robbiesinspiration
    Oct 17, 2022 @ 06:26:56

    Hi Ritu, I am also flagging at the moment. Michael is having a big operation on Tuesday and the stress is exhausting me. I remember when Greg was a baby, a colleague with older kids told me it is much harder to parent as children get older. Boy, was she right.

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  13. Sadje
    Oct 17, 2022 @ 05:50:09

    Hope you doc can diagnose your issues and treat you quickly. Have a good week.

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