October 20th, 2005


Life spins on a dime, folks

Oh my god. Yesterday our office "den mother," a woman I really trust and respect and like, was out for the day because her daughter finally had her baby, a boy.

This morning, while nursing, the daughter died.


Not even 12 hours old and that baby just lost its mother and my co-worker lost her daughter. I thought she had it bad because she divorced her husband of 10 years earlier this year, was recently told she'd have to have surgery for carpal tunnel, and is in the middle of selling her house. The only blessings in her life were that her daughter just got married over the summer, and was having her beautiful grandson.

And now she's gone.

Life so fucking sucks sometimes.

I'm going to make every effort to get her contact info so I can do something for her since tomorrow's my last day, so I'll likely never see her again. I feel so bad for her. I can't even begin to imagine what she's going through right now. God, at least my father had lived a long, full life - this girl was in her 20's and just starting her life. So amazingly sad.

Edited to add: Found out the baby was born around 3:00 a.m. and she died around 11:00 a.m.
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My own tarot deck!

Inspired by sistercoyote and amazonatheart:

Tarot Cards
Hermey, The Elf
Hermey, The Elf shyly gazes from a snow-covered background, but we know not why.
Divinatory Meanings: The Elf may appear benign, a card that seems to indicate unfulfilled wishes of becoming a dentist, but in truth he looks at you from behind batting eyelashes, a coquettish rogue intent on beguiling, bewitching and entrancing you, and then leaving before you wake up, when you find all your money and credit cards gone. Stealthy and wily, he's only good for a one night stand.
Reversed: You become The Elf and may find yourself in his position; deceit, lies, flattery, possibly buying someone cheap drinks at a bar.
Recommendations: When The Elf appears, consider leaving your toy-making tendencies for a new, exciting life as a dentist. Also, beware metal-ingesting prospectors, bouncing Yeti and disgruntled reindeer.

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