When Saturday Becomes The New Sunday

When Thursday is the new Friday and Sunday is the new Monday, then hump day becomes Tuesday.. – Cheryl

Confused? Me too.

In Egypt, the school week ends on Thursday and begins on Sunday.

You know how many times I have taught the calendar in Canada? Colouring it, labelling it, playing with it in Grade 3 land? I have this calendar thing totally memorized.

And now… at the ripe old age of (be kind), I have to relearn it?

Chris and I have been practicing. When it is Sunday, I remind him that I will be working. When it is early Saturday afternoon and his weekend is just underway, mine will be ending. The more we practice, the worse I get.

I simply can’t imagine beginning my work week on a Sunday.

I guess Mondays are going to be a whole lot better!

And Tuesdays which are no big deal in Canada have now been upgraded to a much higher status.

And no moreΒ TGIF.

It is all about TGIT.

That has a good ring to it.

Yikes! It is Saturday already. My weekend is almost over 😦

(Thanks to My Spanglish Familia who sent me a ticket to quote land. I have had fun travelling there. I may not come back.)

What is your favourite day of the week and why?

39 comments

  1. WhatAWonderfulWorld · June 22, 2015

    Oh wow, that’s so interesting! I really love how many little things that I get to learn from blogs πŸ™‚ But yeah, so weird that you can’t say TGIF anymore… so now TGIT!
    – Marcella

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  2. That gave me a bit of a headache. Yikes! I’m partial to Sunday — the lazy end of the weekend, the beginning of a new week and all its adventures.

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    • lovetotrav · June 17, 2015

      Yup it gives me a headache as well. I am used to change but changing the “week” is not one that will be easy. I have always loved Sundays for the same reason as you.

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  3. amaya911 · June 17, 2015

    Saturday and Sunday are my favorite days! Oh yeah and Friday too! Well you have some stuff to get used to huh? Your big day will be here before you know it!

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    • lovetotrav · June 17, 2015

      Yes, true as I stare at the pile of boxes to go thru in the garage of who knows what teaching materials! I love my weekends as well but it will take some time to get used to thinking that Sunday is no longer part of the weekend.

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  4. Bespoke Traveler · June 15, 2015

    So it will be more than a new language to get used to, it will also be a whole new way of looking at every week! Hopefully once you are settled in the readjustment will come quickly.

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  5. The A Blog · June 14, 2015

    Wow! I didn’t know you were leaving in Egypt. How long will you be there for? Salam πŸ™‚

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    • lovetotrav · June 14, 2015

      I am leaving in August and will be living there for 2 years, hopefully πŸ™‚

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      • The A Blog · June 14, 2015

        That’s so exciting! So did you leave from Canada and now you’re having different teaching experiences around the world? (I read that you were in Uganda and Guatemala). That would be such a brave and cool project!!

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      • lovetotrav · June 14, 2015

        No I have been teaching in Canada but travelling during my breaks. I also used to travel a lot and lived overseas before I went into teaching. I was a lawyer before and then did some international development work as well as taught English.

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      • The A Blog · June 14, 2015

        I really admire you. You must have been very brave to change from a job to the other and to use use your free time for other people! πŸ™‚

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      • lovetotrav · June 14, 2015

        I have always been a bit of a risk taker and have always loved travelling. Combining my work and my passion for travel has been a perfection combination for me in the past. I hope it continues to be so in the future.

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      • The A Blog · June 14, 2015

        I’m sure it will! πŸ™‚

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  6. snowsomewhere · June 14, 2015

    Whenever I was living abroad, it was things like this are what really made me feel like I’m abroad πŸ˜€ I’ll soon be posting my second quote

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    • lovetotrav · June 14, 2015

      Yes, it doesn’t seem like it is the large things that make us feel like we are abroad but it is the smaller things.

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  7. Daisy9979 · June 13, 2015

    I had a hard time when I was working and going to school because my work week started on Sunday but my school week for my online classes started on Tuesday so I always struggled to plan around the 2 different calendars. Good luck with the adjustment! Just like anything else it’ll just take some time. I know it’ll be weird for me once I get back to work to get used to being on any kind of schedule because right now all the days of the week are kind of the same for me.

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    • lovetotrav · June 13, 2015

      I know exactly what you mean. And you get used to it so quickly! But you will adapt back to the work week easily, especially if it is the job that you want!

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  8. A Journey With You · June 13, 2015

    At the American Embassy in Cairo the Marines used to have a party every Thursday night called TGIT. I bet they still do, and if you make friends (which you most certainly will) with people who work at the embassy, you can go and enjoy a cold drink on a hot Egyptian night. It is fun! You’ll love it!

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    • lovetotrav · June 13, 2015

      Thanks! That sounds like fun. Have you been back since you went to school there?

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      • A Journey With You · June 14, 2015

        Yes, many times. I haven’t been for over ten years now though. My husband goes more frequently since his mom and sister still live there.

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  9. WhenInTurkey · June 13, 2015

    Actually I guess it’ll be TGIT in arabic :-O! All I know is “thank God” hahaha….Alhamdulillah… so A…whatever πŸ™‚ sorry that’s all I can help you with LOL

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  10. Cindy · June 13, 2015

    Interesting post! Had to take an aspirin after I read it (HAHA)..but I learned something new!

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    • lovetotrav · June 13, 2015

      You are too funny. Even as I writing it, I was getting confused and having to double check it!

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  11. Antonio V. · June 13, 2015

    That sounds tough to get used to. But I believe you are a resilient person! Hopefully one day I make it to Egypt. It’s on the bucket list. πŸ™‚

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  12. Dee Gilbert · June 13, 2015

    Interesting! I’d label Friday and Saturday as Weekend on my calendar.

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  13. Manja Mexi Movie · June 13, 2015

    This is a priceless piece of info πŸ˜€ It does suck a bit if you don’t get the same weekend days as your husband, though. Much joy in getting used to it!

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  14. Mon · June 13, 2015

    Oh, probably because it’s a Muslim country. We have the important Friday prayer, I am sure you’ve heard of it πŸ™‚

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    • lovetotrav · June 13, 2015

      That is why. I just think after so many years of knowing that Monday is the beginning of the work week, it will feel unusual. I will learn to adapt!

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      • Mon · June 13, 2015

        I am sure I will feel the same way if I visit America (I plan to settle there) and Sunday will be the new Friday for me XD

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      • lovetotrav · June 13, 2015

        Yup.. so true πŸ™‚

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  15. wifeabroad · June 13, 2015

    You will get used to it, sort of… As of now, being in Saudi since October of last year, I still mistake the days because of the work week differences! Even today I thought it was Sunday, since my husband has to go back to work tomorrow. And then on Monday when you see people stressing over the Monday blues on Facebook, you will already have it conquered!

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    • lovetotrav · June 13, 2015

      It is the one thing that is so ingrained from teaching that it just seems odd to me. I am hoping I can avoid teaching the calendar at a minimum πŸ™‚ I am sure there are a ton of adjustments to make as you have been doing in Saudi.

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