Woke up with a migraine. Is this is the start of the day, I think this is a warning sign to just stay home.
I was officially told today that my mother in law would be moving in with us soon. I know it was a long time coming and I’ve accepted it, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t going to be hard. I love having my own house with my own space. I know that it’s not her choice either but there really aren’t any other options at this time. If I was in her position, I probably would feel worse having to invade my adult children’s space because I have no where else to go. I’m also not the cleanest house keeper so I’m going to need to put forth more of an effort to clean, which is hard because when I get home, all I want to do is relax. I’m hoping this will only be for a little while till be sort out all the immigration paperwork, but even then I’m worried that the SSI benefits won’t be sufficient enough for her to live on her own. This whole situation just blows. I remember having to live with my husband (boyfriend at the time) and his parents my last semester at college and I hated it. I was grateful they accepted me in because there was no way in hell I was going back to live with my mother, but it was hard. Also, my mother in law will be bringing her dog. I don’t dislike the dog but it’s too much maintenance for herself to take care of so it smells, shits everywhere and get matted hair, therefore, we will be taking care of another dog. I’m trying to stay positive because my husband is also upset by the whole situation, but in reality I’m worried.
This weekend I’ve been combing through the thousands of pictures we have accumulated as a couple. Luckily I do have a couple of scrapbooks handy. When we told our attorney about them he said they would be great for the interview process since they take up so much time making them. Tell me about it. I’m way behind in my scrap booking…. By 8 years lol. So that sucked up my weekend. I’m getting photographs ready to print since there is no way in hell I’m going to be up to date on the scrapbooks.
In other news, my front drivers side tire has been low. Stopped for gas yesterday and realized there was a screw in my tire. Go figure. Guess that will be added to my long list if things to do.
We had an appointment scheduled with our lawyer yesterday. I was worried because we didn’t have all the documentation ready to begin the change of status. When I got home Thursday evening, my husband told me that his mother had called him and said she had found a bunch of folders in the garage of immigration documents. Before we went to the appointment, we swung by and picked up all the paperwork. Low and behold, his mother had pulled out a form our lawyer had stated that we needed in order to have no problems with his change in status being denied. When we got to the lawyer, we asked that “last time he stated that he would give our case 75 percent of getting through no issues. What do you give us now that we have the new supporting documentation?” He stated “no issues.” It seems that something is finally going right. Then he said once we submitted all the paper work that my husband would have his work permit within 2 weeks and his 10 year Green Card soon after that (10 year Green Card because we have already been married more than 3 years). Now he just has to go to the embassy and renew his passport and get a few other things done. I’m so hopeful and I can’t wait till we can get our travel on!
Just realized that my new neighbor and a friend of a friend went to my middle school and high school but was one year younger than me and one year older.