Saturday, November 6, 2010

New beginnings

I'm determined not to go to bed again without blogging!

I'll finish up my little bureaucracy tale in the weeks to come, in case any of you are sitting there biting your nails. But I'm trying to move on, little by little.

The stress wreaked havoc on my immune system and I've been sick on and off for the past 3 weeks with back-to-back episodes of tonsillitis. And no, I'm not planning on getting the surgery anytime soon.

I was going to write that I'm waiting to get my life "back." But in fact, all of this IS life. I do hope to return to a few activities that I had to set aside while working on paperwork. And I look forward to the coming weeks.

Advent starts in less than a month! :)


  1. I love the photo, and I'm so glad you are feeling better. Though, somehow, there isn't that level of suspense (!) I do want to know how it all came about with your visa and your name.

    Russians are crazed about names. I just about had to go home without Zhenya because the very idea of my having taken my maiden name as my middle name appeared too irregular and suspicious to let pass. Fortunately, my translator was a feisty advocate on my behalf, making both the judge and the prosecutor feel moderately unworldly not to know this was NORMAL in the US!!! She played it so well... Heavens I owe her a lot. Dear woman.

  2. It's our pomegranate that we ate for the Jewish New Year. :) I included it to symbolize change.

    The lady that was grumbling about my last name did put the stamp in my passport. But then for registration they had to find my name in the system, and it was spelled differently. Close call.

    My middle name resembles a surname, but no one has ever (officially) questioned it. I usually put that I have two "first" names and no patronymic. But I'm always afraid I've written it different ways and will run into trouble later on.


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