I don’t think that there is too much more in life that I could ask for at any given moment.
Do I want to lose weight, yes. Would that be the most awesome thing ever to get to a weight where I can be able to get around without sounding like i’m slowly dying a thousand painful deaths with each breath? Yeah, that would be pretty cool. I am getting there, slowly, i’m getting better at making it up and around the hills and walkways around home. the numbers may not be moving on the scale, but i’m feeling better.
I have a man who loves and adores me, he treats me better than I ever even dreamed I would be treated by any man. He spoils me, he supports me, and he loves me. And to be honest, there is not much else to hope for out of life other than that.
I still do not have a job.
But that became a bit secondary this past weekend when I got an e-mail from immigration telling me that my visa was running out in 45 days. Insert panic here!! So I did what any person would do,I called immigration. sure, most people down here work through e-mail, but there are some things that just need to talked about with a real person. Like the apparently very real possibility that I’ll be getting kicked out of the country.
So, what happened was that at the border, the customs agent had a difficult problem getting my visa to scan or get recognized, so instead of grabbing somebody to help her, she just punched me into the country as being on a visitors Visa, as opposed to a working holiday. Insert frustration here!!
Easy fix though! Just head down to the branch office in the CBD and they’ll get everything straightened out. So today, that’s what I did. And after waiting in the long queue for a bit, I got my paperwork all handled and my visa is now not only the correct visa, but it’s been extended from october to next february. Of course i’m going to have to reapply for the work visa midyear,but at least I know we have some time to get our partnership thigns together.
Insert relief here.
So, that is taken care of.
Of course, in finally getting the visa taken care of, I have found out that legally I can’t work in a permanent position. so it’s not even that the companies are covering their own behinds, I legally can not work for them.
Which didn’t soften the blow on friday any when i got the rejection email from the company that had actually interviewed me. That, on top of the absolute pummeling my good mood had taken from the visa notice and this was not shaping up to be a good weekend.
Enter the boyfriend.
He took me out to dinner on friday, we were going to go for Thai, but we found this little Italian place instead, and then we went to the countdown and grabbed some food things for the fridge (mostly eggs, because i’ve been going through them like they’re going out of style lately).
Saturday, we went out shopping in anticipation of colder weather. I got a new shirt/tunic thing, some socks and a sweatshirt. Plus a scale for weighing me, and a scale for weighing food. A good day.
sunday, another meal out! I know, i’m spoiled. This time to Tony’s Steakhouse in the CBD, and then a quick trip to Borders to take advantage of their sales. I got a brand new cookbook for half price! A good night.
So what is the moral of all of this? Well, it’s mainly that even though I haven’t yet hit any of my goals that I’ve set for myself, I haven’t ruined them yet either. And through it all, I have my E standing at my side, supporting me.
And right now, that makes this a good life. and I’m ready for the next challenge.