Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Days of the week

Well, we are on our last week here in Jordan. It's pretty crazy that we've been here this long. Soon I'll have to readjust to American culture. I think the hardest thing for me will be getting the days of the week straight again. I just got them straight here. Switching up the days of the week is not a very nice thing to do to your brain.

While back in America, Kirk said, "Classes start Sunday." Everyone's reaction was, "What?!? We can't have class on Sunday!"

But Sunday here is like Monday. It's the first day of the work week after the weekend. Our weekend typically falls over Friday and Saturday. We go to church on Friday--so Friday is like Sunday, but also like Saturday because it's the first day of the weekend. That means that Saturday is really Saturday because it's our day of play. But it's kind of like Sunday because it's the last day of the weekend. Thursdays make us really excited because they are like Fridays--the last day of the work week! Mondays are like Tuesdays. Tuesdays are like Wednesdays, leaving Wednesdays to be like Thursdays. (We like Thursdays because that means it's Friday!)

Sometimes on Friday afternoons we plan to call home only to realize that no one will be home because it isn't Sunday morning for them--it's actual Friday. But then it's hard to remember to call home on Sunday because that's kind of like Monday so we have Family Home Evening. Sometimes we forget to have FHE on Sunday because Sunday isn't called Monday and we forget (because FHE is on Monday) so we have it on Monday instead.

It feels strange to go shopping on Sundays...to not go to church on Sundays...to go to school and work on Sundays...it's just odd! But then again it's sometimes hard to remember to go to church on Friday (Sunday)...

We fly home on Sunday, but we'll have gone to church on the Friday before so it won't feel like Sunday. It will feel like Monday. So I'll still be all confused when I get home!

I just know that we're going to show up at church at 9 AM Friday morning and be the only ones there. We'll stand around for a few minutes wondering why no one is there, and then it will hit us: It's Friday-Friday, not Friday-Sunday! Hopefully we'll be able to remember to go to church on Sunday!

1 comment:

Daddy Parks said...

So I'm going to guess that "Saturday is a Special Day" isn't in the primary songbook there. =)