Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fingers and Toes are Crossed!

Well a position has come open at the Community Mental Health in our town for a case manager and I am going to put in for it tomorrow! Closing date to apply is August 1st (next Friday). I have contacted a friend who works for them and am using her as a reference....if I get this position that would mean another $7,000 a year for me! And I heard they get nice annual raises to boot since it is a county position! EEEEE....I am so nervous yet so excited and hope this will lead me to my career path I am meant to take. Staying in the optimistic state of mind I have a car already picked out to purchase if I get this job haha....think I shall be going for a Honda Fit as they are cute, affordable, and cheap on gas! I liked the Toyota Yaris liftback but it doesn't seem to come in a 4 door unless u get the Yaris Sedan which I am a fan of hatchbacks soooo that is not doing it for me ;)

Anywayyyyy everyone wish me luck on this new venture!

Oooohhh and engagement ring arrived it is GORGEOUS! Just have to get it sized as it is a little too loose yet.

Still no word on our visa approval :(

Thursday, July 17, 2008

My ringggggggggggggggg

We ordered my ring today and this is what I ended up picking out........

and side view

I am so beyond excited to get this puppy on my naked ring finger! I dunno why as it sure doesn't bring Gareth any closer to me but in a weird way I have a feeling it may bring me comfort until he does arrive! It is a 1 carat diamond center stone that they did some crazy lab stuff to so they made it a gorgeous ocean blue diamond eeeeeee LOVE. Then it has white diamonds on the sides and is all set in 18k white gold. SWOON.

As for visa news.....called today since today is our 180 day since filing day....and was told "Sorry ma'm you are still in security checks" ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH seriously how long is it going to take?! There have now been quite a few March approvals on my message board I go to for visa filer support! To say it makes me upset and livid is an understatement! I am trying to remain calm and say they are making us wait for some reason or just better be a good one as they are wasting tons of precious time we could be together making babies and whatnot haha!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008


There have been SO many February filer approvals I don't even know what to think anymore....I am so freaking depressed over this whole process. I feel like Gareth and I have become snippier with one another because of the stress of the wait :(

I just want our approval so we can move on to next steps of the process!!!!

We did receive a touch on our case today but I am thinking it is cause I called on Friday. We had a touch on Friday as well after the call. I am praying the touch today was not just them shuffling us to the bottom of a batch again.

We reach 180 days this week. As soon as USCIS posts new processing times and state they are processing up to our date I am going to call again if we have yet to receive our approval. This is just silly.....and so unfair. :(

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Yup I am going to be a convert to digital scrapbooking! Specifically Scrapblog I am soooo LOVIN it! I have well over 20 pages done already weeeeeeee :) Feels wonderful I tell ya!

What doesn't feel so wonderful is the fact still NADA from immigration....SIGH. We are approaching our 180 day mark here QUICK. As soon as that day hits I am on the phone! We want to hear something SOON.

One thing that has KIND of made us feel a bit better is I said I will go visit for a week or two in December if worse case scenario we don't hear by then. Geoff will be here to have Gabby so would not be that hard a thing to do! I just don't want to have to do that as want my man here and to be married by him way before December!!! UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Monday, July 7, 2008

Discovered Scrap Blog!

Ok well I saw others playing around with So I had to have a go at it! I think I am well hooked! The instant gratification is amazing! So it is perfect for us people that are a wee bit less than patient ;) Here are my first attempts at it.....



Thursday, July 3, 2008

Feel the URGE

I really, truly, extremely, seriously want to be home creating today! The urge has hit me and I want to play!!! But nope I am at work and then have a flat to clean before tomorrow since I am having friends over for the 4th and heading to an arts n' crafts fair etc...then Saturday have a wedding to attend sooooo yeah once again the urge is there but not the time. :( Someday they will be in sync I promise and I will get out of my funk!