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January 27, 2012

 

A VISA IS WHAT I GOT!!! V to the I to the S to the motherflipping A!!!

I can’t believe it! I’m in a state of shock, I think. I was all set to wait three grueling months, based on what the experts (plural) told me, but there it was, Wednesday morning, THE email. “Your UK visa has been issued”. I sat there blinking in disbelief for a few minutes then immediately forwarded it to my friend Roma. “It says ISSUED right? I mean, that means APPROVED right?” This is the kind of shit that requires clarification, people. And since the powers that be do not provide clarification, I’ve been waiting. In a state of perpetual anxiety. For three days. Waiting to have the visa in hand because I simply couldn’t allow myself to feel the excitement this kind of news deserved until I had proof. Actual tangible proof.

So let me show you the full extent of my state of mind since I last wrote. Imagine me riding the biggest roller coaster at the world’s largest amusement park with a bloodstream filled with ten shots of espresso (make them double) spiked with speed. And then maybe give me some candy to take the edge off. And that will give you a glimpse of the anticipation I’ve felt this past month. Remember my word for this year? Patience? Yeah, that pretty much flew out the door seconds after I pronounced it. I have been, in reality, the anti-patient. The crazy woman with the wild eyes and the mood swings. It’s like I overdosed on estrogen pills and I’m ever so grateful to my husband for lending me his patience when I ran out of my own (which was in short supply to begin with). He’s a marvel, truly, as I’ve been anything but easy since he left. The poor man has no idea what he got himself into when he said I do. But I’m hoping I can cajole him with brownies and sex.

Of course now that I have this visa, it almost all seems a bit anticlimactic. Your UK visa has been issued? WTF! How about “CONGRATULATIONS! YOU CAN STOP BITING YOUR FINGERNAILS AND GET OFF THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT! YOU’VE GOT IT! NOW GO DOWN A BOTTLE OF GAMAY AND CATCH UP ON SOME SLEEP!” Or something like that, with a WOOP WOOP thrown in for good measure. The UK Border Agency really ought to take the enthusiasm up a notch.

I’m flying out in two weeks, which means that I’ll be in London in time for Valentine’s day. And though I’ve never been one to celebrate Valentine’s day… I’ll be the first to admit that the timing is pretty darn perfect. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to spend the weekend drinking wine and saying VEEEEEZZZZZAAAA a whole lot and generally giving this news the kind of excitement it deserves.

P.S. I can’t thank you enough for your support and enthusiasm. It’s meant the world to us.

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25 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2012 12:06 am

    That is so exciting! I just recently found your blog and am so, so enjoying it.

    Congratulations Jeanine, you deserve it!

  2. January 28, 2012 12:17 am

    YIPPYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    traveling mercies and GodSpeed!!!!!!

  3. January 28, 2012 2:47 am

    so so awesome. AND you get to plan another wedding 🙂 x

  4. Sue permalink
    January 28, 2012 7:58 am

    OMG – Exciting!!!
    I have been reading your blog since just before you came to visit England last year. I am SO excited for you both! Congratulations on the speedy visa, and I wish you a fantastic new start in England with your new husband.
    Quick, start packing! :-))))

  5. January 28, 2012 9:10 am

    Holly Molly, YESSSS!!!!!!!!

  6. January 28, 2012 9:15 am

    NO! ADEQUATE! WORDS! OF! EXCLAMATION! how i loved, i mean LOVED, this line:

    and I’m ever so grateful to my husband….

    TO MY HUSBAND! shall we all raise a toast to this man who has caused your heart to soar and your patience to be tested?

    he is the reason you celebrate love. go on with it.

  7. January 28, 2012 10:00 am

    Oh! YAY! See how obvious it is that there is love there? I am so excited for you…now you begin your marital journey. Congratulations!

  8. January 28, 2012 10:13 am

    They could tell that you two are the Real Deal and they knew you couldn’t wait a moment longer to be together. YAY for love and for you! xo

  9. January 28, 2012 10:18 am

    Ha! I love this freakin’ post! I’m so happy for both of you. VEEEEEEZZZZZAAAAAAA!!!!

    Steph
    xox

  10. Lisa Thompson permalink
    January 28, 2012 10:53 am

    Mothah-effing-Hot Damn!!!!

    So the real life, extraordinary, has-me-on-the-edge-of-my-seat fairy tale continues…
    looking forward to the next page in London…..Woot-Woot!

    *CHEERS*
    Lisa

    xo, L.

  11. Kathryn permalink
    January 28, 2012 11:22 am

    i adore your happy life the synchronicities and magical moments that make up your legend – right on! for you both much love on your journies xo

  12. January 28, 2012 12:19 pm

    Woop woop. VEEEEEEZZZZZAAAAAAA!!!!

    SO happy for you both.

    Hx

  13. January 28, 2012 2:44 pm

    WOOOHOOOOO!!!!! No more waiting!

  14. January 28, 2012 5:58 pm

    Well, for what it’s worth, I know EXACTLY what the nail biting anticipation feels like! (I had to wait six months for my green card). And the huge relief and happiness when the door to your future finally opens 🙂 CONGRATULATIONS!! xo

  15. January 28, 2012 11:13 pm

    AH
    LAY
    LOO
    YAH!!!!!

    So happy for you!!!

  16. January 29, 2012 4:15 am

    Hey! Congratulations! So happy for you! (And well done with the border agency. I’m steeling myself for my next – and imminent – contact!)

  17. January 29, 2012 9:17 am

    Just passing by…….

    Congratulations and {an early} welcome to the UK!

    I loved the conversational style of the B+W wedding photos. They capture the excitement and spontaneity of a wedding day perfectly. I enjoy the style of writing. You’re a nutter! – although that may just be the adrenalin in this post…….

    I’ll be back for a better look soon.

    Kind regards

  18. January 29, 2012 10:03 am

    SO happy for you! Go celebrate!

  19. January 29, 2012 11:55 am

    Wow, so fast! It was like you did that with your mind! 🙂 Congrats, lady!

  20. Libby permalink
    January 30, 2012 2:54 pm

    Lady Luck took the horse shoe out of her As* and gave it to you. That is fabulous news. I think they must of liked your candid photos the best. ANd I am sure, they were so sick of watching your hours and hours of Skype Lovin’ that they just had to give you the visa. Congratulations!! Woop is right. Now go get on that plane.

  21. January 30, 2012 7:28 pm

    So happy it didn’t take too long. Now go and enjoy your new life in England. Congratulations!

  22. January 31, 2012 10:04 am

    YAY, so exciting!!!
    I am so happy for you! 🙂

  23. January 31, 2012 8:04 pm

    Oh YAY! I am so happy for you!

  24. February 1, 2012 1:28 am

    is getting a visa the first step to getting citizenship? does it expire? i don’t know any of these things. bah. i should google it…

  25. February 4, 2012 11:55 am

    Holy Crap, that was F-A-S-T, no?!? Hip Hip Hooray for you…go forth & be a Mrs!

    Catch ya from the other side.

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