Chai And A Chat #220 #ChaiAndAChat with Jan 23rd, 2023 #JusJoJan – Paintbrush

And it’s the fourth Monday of the year!

Have you got a drink? I am ready for mine this morning.

(Adding a little #JusJoJan to the prompt with the word Paintbrush by Paula Light. Thanks, Linda!)

  • If we were having chai, I’d start by telling you that we woke on Monday to more SNOW! That was unexpected. Three inches fell over a couple of hours, and the funny thing was that’s I drove towards work, it disappeared, so if I didn’t have the photographic evidence, no one would have believed that it had happened.
  • If we were having chai, I’d tell you it was, as always, a busy week at work. We had staff doing the hokey cokey in and out, some volunteers in, some not in, and one class had lots of absence, whereas the other was a hardy bunch, full pretty much all day!
  • If we were having chai, I’d say that I read Harry’s memoir, or should I say finished it, this weekend, and I was moved. You’ll see my review in a few days on here as the end of January is around the corner!
  • If we were having chai, I’d tell you I managed to stick to my weights programme, and if I am not mistaken, I have lost a couple of lbs over the last three weeks, so something is working! (Still no new words, though…)
  • If we were having chai, I’d mention the issues. I had with EE and my new phone, which was posted about on Thursday, so I shan’t rehash that one, but another issue we came across was the tutoring company that we pay to help Lil Man with one of his A-Level subjects. It is a large company, Go Student, and the tutoring is online. We paid, as we do, this month, but weren’t credited for the right amount of sessions. It turns out that our customer service rep is no longer available, but no one told us that, so despite scheduling a call in, we got no contact, and instead I had to engage in a conversation on WhatsApp, with a bot called Felix, who kept on using hug emojis! It took two days to finally get some sense from them, and we are now back. with the sessions we should have had, but what a rigmarole!
  • If we were having chai, I would need to mention my darling, Sonu Singh. It was our little furry munchkin’s 9th birthday! I can’t believe he’s been with us for that long, to be honest! Bless his furry little socks!
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This week it’s going to be a manic one. We have events that are taking staff out of the classroom, so emergency cover is needed, as well as a little trip to the Library with our children! We are also celebrating Chinese New Year all week, so will be getting the paintbrushes out to have a go at some Chinese calligraphy with the kids!

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30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CJ
    Jan 29, 2023 @ 20:11:01

    School sounds busy, busy, busy. I have come to the conclusion that there is never a quiet week for you! Well done on the exercising, that’s very impressive. I need to try a bit harder, my workouts have been very short lately. A belated happy birthday to beautiful Sonu Singh. I hope you have a good week. CJ xx

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Jan 25, 2023 @ 18:11:14

    HI Ritu, this year is off to a busy start for everyone it seems. Everything seems to be difficult to sort out always. I’ve experienced issues like you described over your son’s extra lessons in many aspects of my sons schooling form getting the right textbooks to sorting out extra lessons. It feels like everything is a struggle sometimes. We get there eventually though, don’t we?

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  3. Rae Longest
    Jan 25, 2023 @ 10:51:42

    I have a banana/blueberry smoothie with Greek yogurt and a dash of vanilla. I enjoyed having breakfast with you and reading your post. Today is a teaching day for me. I have a new assignment, and although I have just begun the semester on Jan 18th, I am loving it so far.

    The bookstore is now open on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. I am a busy woman . LOL

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  4. Jennie
    Jan 24, 2023 @ 02:26:46

    Happy Birthday, Singh! Snow! Did it last long enough for the kids to play in the snow at school?

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  5. OIKOSβ„’- Art, Books & more
    Jan 23, 2023 @ 21:25:46

    A bot called Felix. Lol Your experiences are very incredible, Sis. But as it was a hugging bot, all was OK. πŸ˜‰ We have arrived in modernity, now. You should really consider to write about “The differences between a bot and a real teacher”. Happy Birthday to Sonu! Good luck to LilMan. I hope the course will fullfill his expectations. Best wishes for another great week, Sis! xx Michael

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  6. willowdot21
    Jan 23, 2023 @ 17:16:10

    Happy Birthday Sonu Singh, internet and phones are black magic! Be safe be happy πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  7. willowdot21
    Jan 23, 2023 @ 17:13:53

    Happy Birthday Sonu Singh, happy Chinese New Year. Have a good week Sis πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  8. syl65
    Jan 23, 2023 @ 16:22:39

    The fourth Monday already 😁 we’ve had little dustings of snow here and there, no major accumulation since Christmas. Mr. Sonu looks as wise as ever 😺 have a good week ahead, Sister πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’›

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 23, 2023 @ 12:41:00

    Happy birthday to one cool cat! ^–^

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  10. beth
    Jan 23, 2023 @ 09:35:08

    happy birthday to Singh!

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  11. Sadje
    Jan 23, 2023 @ 05:49:37

    Hope you have a great week Ritu. Good use of paintbrushes in the post.

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  12. Carol anne
    Jan 23, 2023 @ 05:18:24

    Enjoy the week ahead! It sounds busy!
    Happy 9th birthday to your kitty cat!
    ❀ ❀

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