1) Work is busy; and I'm feeling a bit forlorn. However, we get two days off next week for midterm.
2) My young(ish) Irish colleague stood in the workroom last Thursday and said dreamily, "Next Thursday I'll be in the West of Ireland. I'll just have finished a big meal and I'll be saying, 'No, really, I couldn't eat another bite,' and my two aunts will be saying, 'Oh, go on, go on, sure you could have another little slice.'"
And he nodded contentedly.
3) What are you planning to do next Thursday? My day will involve the dentist... .
4) P.S. Mr Life has just found this on YouTube. Watch it - if you haven't seen it before, it will bring a smile to your face: