Tuesday, February 5, 2013

All Smiles

Maybe my problem is I just don't know WHEN to write.

If I don't get a blog out on my lunch break I just kind of let it slide all day.  Last night I got home, did a bunch of cleaning, had dinner, worked out, showered and crawled into bed around 9pm.  I didn't stop moving until then, and then I pretty much just lay there until I fell asleep.  It was nice.  I was down a little more this morning too, bringing my grand total to 8.2 pounds this year!

Today what is on my mind, is a friend of mine has been trying to come to the US for awhile.  He applied for a visa, went in for an interview and was told that it needed further processing.  A google search annoyingly brought back that often when someone has a Muslim name their visas are held up - I can't even get into that because it angers me but it is what it is.  It's been a tense couple of months for him, waiting and not knowing what was happening with his future (he wants to go to graduate school here in the states and become a therapist).  I woke up to a picture of his passport, with a shiny new visa inside! He got it, just today, which means he is free to start school in the fall.  I'm so happy for him, he is one of my very best friends and will actually be staying with me while he's here.  It's nice to have your future sorted out, at least to some extent, so I am all smiles for him and his good news.

Not to mention I'll be very glad to have a concert junkie in the area to go to rock shows with!

And someone to go on walks with, because I am a big scaredy-cat and I tend to exercise indoors especially in the evenings because I don't want to get caught outside alone in the dark.

That's been on the forefront of my mind today.  It's kind of keeping me floating amidst some bad news and bad friends. I've been doing my best to focus on the positive and for the most part I'm doing well, I just have to get rid of this little nagging headache but it's nothing another productive and calorie burning night won't fix ;)


Tammy said...

Wow, such great news for your friend.

Double Wow to your 8.2 pounds! That is awesome, keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

I love your blogs! You rock :) - NK

Astrid said...

Absolutely awesome to hear about your friend getting his visa! All the best to him in school next fall and in his coming career!

And great for you for the loss! Also another very exciting thing. =)

Anonymous said...

That's such great news for your friend! and congrats on your loss this year!!

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