Yesterday was a study in opposites. In the morning, I got a call from my aunt. She asked when we’re coming out, so she can plan a music party around our visit. Over the last year or two, my family has revived their old habit of having jam sessions. And each time, I’ve managed to just miss it. But this time, they are planning it for us. I’m excited, because it’s a chance to see a bunch of neighbors and cousins who I wouldn’t get to see (all in one place). And we can announce our Big News then, too.
And in the afternoon, before I left for work, I found out that a woman I know and admire is leaving her job at some company, somewhere. Not a huge deal, right? It’s the circumstances that have thrown me for a loop. Her boss has been micromanaging a LOT over the last few months. No one knows why there was a sudden change. Not only was it sudden, but the changes are huge, appear strange to everyone not in that boss’ head, and affect a bunch of people around them, too. No surprise that she got fed up and gave notice, right? Until they said oh, nevermind, we don’t really need your notice… you can go ahead and leave. today. [ed note: that’s just my paraphrase of the situation, observing from way outside the goings on. but that is how it’s appearing to those on the outside. i’m just sayin’.]
WTF, right? That’s what those of us who know her are thinking anyway. Something strange is brewing in that situation and they wonder how much worse it will get before it gets better. It will get better, won’t it? We all sure hope so.
Good news/ bad news. We all get it. But I’m still grouchy and feeling on edge about I-don’t-know-what-right-now and I’d like to savor the good news a little longer before the bad news kicks me in the shin, okay?