Back to work

As promised two weeks ago, today’s topic is “back to work”.  Is fall a busy time for you?  It is for me!  All the schools seem to pack these four months full of classes, plus every weekend I have weddings.

Here are some common phrases we use when talking about going back to work, especially after a vacation.

  1. back to the grindstoneImage result for back to the grindstone
  2. back to the salt minesImage result for back to the salt mines
  3. back in the rat raceImage result for back in the ratrace
  4. back on the hamster wheelImage result for back on the hamster wheel
  5. back in the rutImage result for in a rut

These first five are all negative phrases, let’s also learn some positive ones.

  1. I’m an eager beaverImage result for eager beaver
  2. I’m rarin’ to goImage result for rarin' to go clipart
  3. I’m champing at the bitImage result for champing at the bit
  4. You look bright-eyed and bushy-tailedImage result for bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
  5. He eats, sleeps and breathes snowboardingImage result for eat, sleep and breathe something

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Today’s BGM:

9 to 5  Dolly Parton

Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Yawn and stretch and try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin’
Out on the street the traffic starts jumpin’
With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5
Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, for service and devotion
You would think that I would deserve a fat promotion
Want to move ahead but the boss won’t seem to let me
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me!
They let you dream just to watch ’em shatter
You’re just a step on the boss-man’s ladder
But you got dreams he’ll never take away
You’re in the same boat with a lotta your friends
Waitin’ for the day your ship’ll come in
An’ the tide’s gonna turn and it’s all gonna roll your way
Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind and you never get the credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
There’s a better life, and you dream about it, don’t you?
It’s a rich man’s game no matter what they call it
And you spend your life puttin’ money in his wallet
9 to 5, whoa what a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
There’s a better life, and you dream about it, don’t you?
It’s a rich man’s game no matter what they call it
And you spend your life puttin’ money in his wallet
9 to 5, working 9 to 5