All posts by Rebecca Michelle

Educator, traveler, reader, blogger. Loves learning, black coffee, and friendly people.

Is it really only Wednesday?

Every Wednesday (or, more honestly, most Wednesdays) I send a message to a group of friends wishing them a happy hump day, happy Wednesday, happy we’re halfway through the week, or some derivative of that. This Wednesday, I included a question:

Does anyone else feel like this week has gone on forever?

I received a variety of entertaining responses, which I have edited (though not as much as I thought I’d have to) for proper grammar and spelling:

“Yes. I’ve been in meetings all week, so time has been dragging. But a new puppy is hanging at my place all the time, so it makes up for the long days at work!” (He even included a picture of the puppy!)

“I actually thought it was Thursday when I woke up! This week is absolutely dragging!”

“I agree! It needs to end now but feels like it never will!”

“We’re over halfway there!! I agree, though, this week *expletive expletive!*”

“Happy Wednesday! It has been a long week! But the long weekend ahead makes it a little better.”

(Note: It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in the US on Monday, which is a school holiday, bank holiday, and federal government holiday. This means that some luck folks, myself included, have Monday off.)

Anyone else? Has this been a long week? But as my friends reminded me, we’re all in this together and we’re more than halfway there! Turn up your volume and smile. We can do this.

Jack Frost

We don’t have school today because of the weather, which meant that I was home when the sun came up. I was pleasantly surprised to see snowflakes frosted onto my windows, bringing me back to my childhood. We had a glass door that opened onto the deck, and on the coldest of days my mum would point out the snowflakes and whisper, “Look! Jack Frost came!”

Jack Frost

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Two days ago, there was no snow. Like most people, I was disappointed because, even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, there is something special about a white Christmas. That’s what Christmas looks like in story books, after all.

Yesterday, it snowed, giving us the following:

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And, naturally, there’s no Christmas for my family without a trip to Starbucks; the only Starbucks in the area that remains open on Christmas Day. Clearly, we were not the only ones.


While I do feel badly for the employees who have to work, I hope they’re happy knowing that they’re making the rest of us happy.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!