I applied to this company once before and interviewed with them. I didn't get the job. The experience was crushing and disappointing, but I did eventually get over it.
Now I've had another interview for the same position in another department. This is basically my dream job. The interview went splendidly, but it is a highly competitive field and no matter how excellent I came off, I am well aware that nothing is set in stone and that I can be greeted with yet another letter informing me that this company is declining my candidacy come Wednesday (that's when they said they'd get back to me).
Of course, I could get lucky. I could get the job. But I want that possibility to happen so much that I can scarcely think of it. I find myself engaging in extremely superstitious thinking, trying not to "jinx" myself in anyway.
Two days till I find out. I doubt that any one can offer me any consolation, or a way to mollifying the anxiety of waiting for a response, but it is good to vent.