I had my first 911 call today at work. We were warned that this would happen sometimes, but we would 99.99% of the time be captioning the dispatcher's side of the conversation. Which as you can imagine is far less traumatic than the other end of the line. Anyway, my supervisor said I did a good job, so I felt good about it.
After work I put my library card to use for the first time, checking out a book that someone had recommended to me (Wings of Fire) but a little disappointed that it's a "Juvenile Fiction" book...if it were Young Adult at least it'd be longer. This is only about 300 pages...I'll probably finish it in two days. But hey, maybe it will be a great 300 pages haha.
I've just finished Neal Stephenson's REAMDE, which is I think about 1,000 pages, so maybe I need to reset my standards anyway :P
I went to the gym, came home, ate my doughnut, and watched Dororo while Jameson watched the Cubs game.
Tuesday, more of the same. Work went well, and afterward I came home to find Jameson had cooked dinner for us! He was talking to someone on the phone about possibly selling his apartment...that's an exciting thought. He's poured so much into this house, especially with all of the recent repairs, but I know he's wanted to get out for a while. Talking about it and feeling the process out is the first step. I'm excited for him!
I practiced some of my wedding band music, ate the other half of my doughnut, and packed my lunch and laid out my clothes for tomorrow. I don't have kids because I already have to do this crap for myself, why in the world would I want to do it for someone else :P
Wednesday and Thursday were pretty normal...except for some potentially life-changing news on a couple of different fronts. For one thing, we found out that Jameson was going to have a surprise interview with Disney corporate! That's very exciting, and could really change his entire life. On the night he found out about the interview, he told me all about it and described how much it meant to him to have this opportunity. I'm incredibly excited for him...even if it doesn't work out, just the fact that he is being considered is a HUGE deal and an indication of how hard he has worked to get this far. Amazing.
Secondly, Jameson has been talking to some realtors about selling his condo, and there are some good indications that he may be able to move by the end of summer. Wow!
Both very exciting events, nothing solidified, but that we're even talking about these things and having these opportunities is really incredible. I wonder what will happen!
I'm not sure if it's because of how I was raised, or because of who I am as a person, but there's a part of me that feels guilty for not contributing to the potential new house purchase. Like, I guess I feel like as a 35-year-old adult I'm supposed to be making home ownership decisions too. And maybe as The Oldest Sister there's a subliminal current running through me of wanting to always be Most Responsible and Most Stable. But, I think I am learning to be supportive in other ways, in the ways that I can right now. I'm actually typing these feelings out because I feel guilty, and that in turn helps me to feel less guilty. Does that make sense?
Anyway, I can hardly wrap my head around some of the maybe-changes taking place this year. And I'm very grateful that so far, all of these potentials are positive.
Friday, Jameson had his interview and I went to get a Tetanus/Whooping Cough booster shot in preparation for visiting Kayle and the baby next month! So exciting! Jameson's interview went well, and since we were both excited we did a little packing...yes, I mean like literally sorting through things in preparation for moving months from now haha. My belongings are still in storage so for me this was cake, just a matter of throwing away or donating things I never use. After a while our adrenaline wore off and we crashed on the couch with a pizza. Then Jameson went to his gig while I stayed at home to prep for work.
And Saturday, today, you guessed it, work. After work I went to the local Music & Arts to visit with a friend who is working with Buffet Crampon to promote instruments in the area. After that I came home to clean up and get ready for work again as usual, and contemplate my life a little bit. When a lot of new things happen there is a lot to think about.