I finally heard back on an article I submitted over six months ago to a Very Good Journal! It was accepted - with very positive feedback. Just some minor revisions.
This is so exciting because this was, I felt, a very audacious piece. It was the one where I made a scandalous juxtaposition - of "haiku" and "chemical engineering." I thought it could be laughed off the table. But no - it is, instead, being called by a referee "a fascinating and important essay!"
In other news, I have a friend coming with me to my appointment tomorrow. This is a good thing.