Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Once back home after standing in line at the MD's office for 15 minutes, and people standing behind me for those 15 minutes. I looked into the mirror and see that I had pulled my button up tailored shirt on backwards with seams on the outside AND a white label against a black shirt staring at everyone behind me.....
Monday, July 23, 2007
SILENCE right now on all the blogs.... makes me think of two possibilities.
1- A lot of craziness went down at the Bodacious Bloggers Break 2007 and EVERYONE is sworn to secrecy....
2- Everyone is just plain tuckered out and cannot even get up the energy to fill me in on the festivities!!!
Thankfully I have a dinner on Saturday with Susie and Tawnijo and will (pump all details) ask politely about the fun!!!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Today was one of those days. Overwhelming to say the least. As some might know, I am in the process of making a total career change. I'm thinking about going back to school for a Master's degree, need to find a new primary job, major family changes, while trying to get on top of the clutter and dust around here.
But the thing that is my focus today and makes my mind whirl in frustration is lack of information about renewing my I171H or is it the I600A. Note, I have taken off the link to my agency because, frankly, I did not want to disrespect this agency for the all the good work that they do. But to say they are Clueless is the truth. So back to the point of this post. When the news of the one time fee waive hit the IA, I called my agency. I actually had to explain the fee waiver thingy to L. After a few minutes of frustration on the phone with L, I wanted OFF THE PHONE with her and said that I would check into it. Unknowingly to me, she has been referring others with the same question to me. When I finally made contact with her after many phone messages (she does not answer email), I found out the "I was the expert on the fee waiver" (eh?)..... I need to renew my stuff before the fee jacks up. So I tell L that I will bite the fee cost and just renew before the fees go up July 30. Another "WHAT?" moment and I education L on the fee increase in July end. Where has this director of my agency been living lately? Obviously not in the IA community. So several attempts by me to contact via email others, and an eternity on hold with the USCIS, chats with the uninformed customer service rep at the USCIS, emails to USCIS (unanswered) and finally a call from L this morning saying that she is overnighting some forms for me to fill out, a I need to get a new physical?
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
There is a limitation of chatting about my life, trips, dog, house projects. BORING. I need to get posting about the everyday antics of Tate. Who am I kidding. I really do not need Tate for blogging. I am in need of seeing her face and holding and loving my gal.....
I guess I am at the point in this long wait where I am feeling "done with the wait".
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
FOOD. FAMILY. FUN.
My brother's backyard backs up to the neighbor's backyard..... sans no fence. Nothing but an acre of green grass, with room to run. Above is the centerpiece of all 8 tables. I had to take a picture because it was so cute and I need to remember this idea for when I host my turn at my dinner club, Gourmet Club. The cloth was a yard of denim with a bandanna in the center, flags, Mason jar, and unshelled peanuts. Simple idea but so cute!!!!
Ribs, in all it's glory. Rumor has it that 140 lbs of these babies were bought and lovingly tended to by the "men" of the family. Slow roasting, basting, and crisping.... BaaBaQUE!!! I did not think to grab a picture of the overflowing platter until after the first servings went through. I will attest that I have never seen so many ribs in one place. The smell was heavenly.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
I am loading her up in the SUV and heading out for her to have a little swim up in the canyons near Park City, UT. Just the mention of swimming and she is freaking out with excitement. Enjoy your rest of the weekend and the 4th of July.
Those who know me know how I get sooooooooo very bored with shopping. Especially for the same stuff in every shop kind of place. With this in mind, I decided that the day the shoppers were going to all the trinket shops, I would stay back at the Villa and swim, read, chat with my Mom. Funny, but the other two who stayed behind from this shopping nightmare was Twinkle Toes and my Mom. All three of us have similar personalities.....