Until we will either get an email with an onward assignment... or an email telling us all about how everyone else in the universe (other than us) got an onward assignment (and we didn't)... or both... or neither... or whatever.
Neither James nor I will sleep tonight because how can we sleep while Important People are sitting in DC deciding THE VERY COURSE OF OUR LIVES? Because that's what the time change between China and the U.S. does - it tells us we're supposed to be sleeping (because it's night time here) while the panel is meeting (during the daytime there), but what human being can do that?
Needless to say, I'm jumpy and anxious and basically all
Except I know that the chances are very slim that this is actually our panel. Again, as I've said before, I have DS friends who were leftover summer bidders (like we are) who waited until MAY before they had their ownward assignments. MAY, PEOPLE, MAY. So James and I may well end up waiting that long or longer. At which point I might be sitting in a corner in a dark room, winding my hair around my fingers, sucking my thumb, quietly rocking back and forth and muttering to myself. Kid you not.
Because each and every time we bid, it feels like we're just doing this
So, anyway, will our valiant hero finally be victorious this time around? And will he (and his super bitchy wife) finally learn where they are headed next?
Or will bidding continue for them the same way it's been going for the last eight months?
TUNE IN TOMORROW!
Meanwhile, James and I are going to have some dinner and try not to obsess. We will NOT be eating: