I'm still waitng and waiting and waiting for the INS to give us the first NOA (notice of action). We know the check got cashed only 4 days ofter we had filed the application, but we have heard nothing out of them since then. I know of people who have filed under similar circumstances as hubby and I and they had their GC in less than a year, but ofcourse they also didn't have to deal with the NSC which probably explains it all. but I also kinda have my suspecions that the NOA might be at the lawyers office but they haven't bothered to inform us. If that is the case he will be left wondering what hit him in the butt.
*sigh* I'm just very impatint right now.
Hubby also asked that we wait with the recenter membership for another month while the dust at work settles down a little bit. They're doing the layoff dance there and it's pretty tense there. Yesterday they cut all overtime and people were leaving in protest. Fortunately he should be safe, but you just never know what is going to happen. Guess I just have to motivate myself for another month or so.
Did I mention that we also have been trying to find a decent driving school who gives lessons to adults above 18 but below 55 years old? We have found one, but their program consists of only 4 hours of one on one training. I really, really have my doubts that anyone can get confidence behind the wheel and learn the traffic rules in only 4 hours. That's not possible. Guess hubby either have to bite the bullet and teach me himself or I'll have to forget about getting a DL. :(
Sara . said on 7:30 PM - Blink - Comments
Thursday, September 27
I'm sitting here listening to some of the tunes from "Lord of the Dance" and my feet want to get up and dance, but I have neither the knowledge or fittnesslevel (At least not yet) to do so.
Sara . said on 11:23 PM - Blink - Comments
Today I got a real and up close proof just how the recent incidents have affected people worldwide instead of those of us living in the US. I was talking to my mom on the phone and she is scared, very scared. She knows that physically I am ok, but she is still scared and very afraid that something might happen. She asked if I had got a gasmask yet and then she continued to tell me about how she had trouble sleeping at night and had been spending a lot of time crying because she is afraid that might not get to see me again or meet Bob for the first time. :(
Thank you very much Mr. Osama bin Laden for scaring the living bejeesus out of my mom and make her think that she is never going to see her daughter again. May you rot in hell.
Sara . said on 3:28 PM - Blink - Comments
Wednesday, September 26
The best feeling is: When you try on an old pair of jeans and you don't have to suck in your stomac to zip them up or walk around the house doing all the day to day stuff. :)
No I have no clue how much weight I have lost, since I was at the doc last time (We don't own a scale), but it certainly feels like the change in diet and a much higher level of exercise is starting pay off. My hope is that it also is helping on the cholesterol levels at the same time.
Sara . said on 6:26 PM - Blink - Comments
Monday, September 24
I am following an immigration newsgroup, to kind of stay on top on what is happening around the country. SOmeone was telling about her dealings with the INS and how they have managed to lose the paperwork and delayed stuff time and time again. She ended the story saying:" Will I ever become a US citizen so I can bug the INS." Kinda fu, but also a very good picture of what people waiting for the INS are subjected to.
Sara . said on 8:09 PM - Blink - Comments
For a long time right after I had arrived in the states and Bob and I had gotten married I was fighting so hard not to get "domesticated". I had just never seen myself as someone staying at home taking care of things while hubby was at work. Lately I have found that despite what I was saing in the beginning I am actually starting to like it a little bit. I'm still looking forward to getting a drivers license, so I can get around on my own and I don't have to be dependent on him for getting things done. I don't know why, but while getting the work permit seemed to be so important I am not all that in a hurry to get a job and get out of the house anymore. I still need to have contact with other humans besides DH, but I know that will come when I get the drivers license. I never thought I should say it, but there it is :)
Sara . said on 5:38 PM - Blink - Comments
Snip is talking about how he's getting the smallest bedroom in the new digs he's going to share with his sis. Didn't you know girls need the bigger ones?? Oh yeah and you really do need some kind of comment system over there. *g*
Sara . said on 11:05 AM - Blink - Comments
Sunday, September 23
There are times when I have to ask myself why I keep do certain things even though I already know nothing, but sadness/annoyance will come out of it, but yet I keep doing it over and over and over again. Maybe it is my hope that if I keep doing those certain things often enough they will become reality eventually.
Sara . said on 8:59 PM - Blink - Comments