When I was a little kid, I had a very, very vivid imagination. Things like snow globes were fascinating to me, and I could very easily picture a real little world in there. A real little world that would randomly get picked up and shaken vigorously with no warning.
That’s what life feels like right now. Like we live in a snow globe that keeps getting shaken. And then things settle down, somewhat differently than before, but still settled. Then WHAM! Shaken up again. And during the shaking, I can kind of picture what things are going to look like, but I’m never quite right.
Today at 11:39 AM, there was a shake when Jake called me to fill me in on his job situation. But this time, it was a good one. Jake has a firm start date for his new job. Although we can only make plans for the next three weeks, that’s still more than we were able to plan for at 11:38, so that’s a good start.
It’s been quite the roller coaster over the past few weeks what with the crazy uncertainty, the elation at the new job, the heartbreak when it was kind of snatched out from under us, the frustration of not knowing, and now the hope that everything is going to work out just as we’ve been picturing it. The whole situation has actually been affecting my physical well-being, so I’m excited to have some resolution so hopefully I’ll get to feeling back to normal.
I’ve got to go make some lists and hopefully get all of the swirling that is going around in my brain under control. But phew. This is better.
Also…kids in purple because November is Prematurity Awareness month. Yeah, it’s blurry and they’re looking in different directions. It’s been that kind of day.