Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Small fruit from not much labor (Christmas, pt 2)

Lauren on Christmas from bellyacher on Vimeo.


Day of the mimosa

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope you're having a wonderful day. Our family is relaxing after a morning of opening presents and sipping mimosas but will soon have a house of full of guests to celebrate with. The mimosa thing has become quite a tradition in our family on Christmas morning...nothing says "holidays" like drinking at 9am.

Anyway, my little sister received a neat little video camera so we're going to try it out. Perhaps we can share the fruit of our labor here later in the afternoon. I would love to hear about your holiday traditions so feel free to share.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

The waiting game...an update of sorts

Last week I finally inhaled, exhaled and said goodbye to a large sum of money (well, large to me) in order to apply for my visa. It was a weird feeling...a "no turning back" feeling, in fact. Now I'm waiting for some paperwork to arrive from across the pond so I can properly send in all of my supporting documents and then hope for a speedy decision to be made. EEK!

OH...and this fabulous article was brought to my attention today. Let me just say that I am scheduled to fly on Virgin Atlantic on January 9th...does anyone else see a potential problem?? Sheesh!

Anyway, tomorrow is my last day at work. It was supposed to be next Friday but I think I should spend as much time as possible on finishing up packing, selling and donating. I wish this was easier but I suppose it's a "character building" experience. Oh yeah, last day at work...we're having an employee lunch and secret Santa gift exchange so everything will be bitter-sweet and weird, I'm sure. I just hope I don't cry. Yeah...so I was told that I need to work until next Friday. Okaaaaaay.

Well, I guess that's it for now. Since I'll be unemployed starting tomorrow next Friday at 5:30pm, expect that I will start my new full-time job as a blogger soon. God help us all...

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Ever closer....

So I actually had my yard sale yesterday instead of last week. Even though I didn't post it in the paper I was able to sell quite a bit of stuff. Unfortunately, I STILL have more stuff to get rid of....mainly books. I don't know how I ended up with SO many books. They really reflect my various intrests though....philosophy, origami, religions, sci-fi, literature....you name it, I have a book about it!

Anyway, I think I'll have a book sale. I really wish I didn't have to get rid of them but freighting them to the UK would be waaaay too expensive. Oh well, I can build up my little library again once I'm there.

Also, I'm nearly finished with my visa application. Because I have to pay an enormous (non-refundable) fee for my visa, I'm not in a huge hurry to finish it up....I need to make sure that everything is correct, take a deep breath, and pray that I'm not rejected. Wish me luck....

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