Happy wife, happy life. That’s what they usually say. Well, about married couples anyway. So, am I a happy wife? Yes. Are we living a happy life? All things considered, yes. But.. is it really as simple as that?
Back in elementary, I was usually one of the smallest and thinnest girls in class. By puberty and through adulthood though, the few extra inches of height (and waist) deemed me within the normal or average. I was neither the smallest nor the biggest anywhere; I was just about right, if you will.
Then I came here to the US. My height did not change (though my weight did fluctuate a little), but I suddenly felt small and even delicate. 😅 Like, even the Small-sized clothes here fit awkwardly on my short frame. When looking for pants or dresses, I now have to consider the length, something which I have never really done before. Now my new clothes have “allowances for growth” just like a freakin’ kid’s. Oh, and yes, even the kid-sized shoes here fit me. 🤣
That photo pretty much sums up my situation right now: me in my comfy pj’s, semi-neglected pedicure and slippers, taking in the cold outside, and straddling the line between light and dark..
So I have been here for a coupla weeks now, stuck at home to avoid getting coronavirus. Thankfully (or not), he is stuck at home as well since his workplace is currently closed. So we’re together pretty much 24/7; it means we can hug or kiss or goof around whenever we feel like it. So far we’re like a coupla kids playing house. 🤣 It hasn’t driven any of us crazy (or crazier) so I guess that’s a good thing. 😁
My inner perfectionist is soooo happy that all these info fit exactly into one (1) page. 🤩
Can I just say that this news makes us soooo happy? It took 107 days of waiting, but here it is now. *cue happy dance* Our journey is far from over, but this is a definite milestone.
There’s another bout of waiting for USCIS to send our case to NVC, and from there to the local embassy/consulate, before I can schedule my medical and interview. I have already started gathering documents needed for the interview though. Because, you know, excited. 🤩
As I posted before, my fiancé and I applied for a K-1 visa during the last week of August. We got the receipt notice on the first week of September, and have been waiting since for the approval of our case. It has now been 97 days (US time) and the work day has ended with no update on our case yet.
To be fair, we’re still in the early stages of waiting since according to USCIS, the processing times for K-1 visas in the California Service Center (CSC) is 5.5 to 7.5 months:
However, basing on info from VisaJourney and posts from various FB visa groups, the recent waiting period for approval is around 3-4 months. Right now we’re at a little past the 3-month mark. I have so far seen others with the same timeline get approved in the last coupla days, so I’m really hoping ours would get approved soon as well. The waiting is killing me; patience never was one of my strong points.
So, yeah. Finally we got around to officially starting our K-1 visa journey. Yey! He just sent in our I129-F packet yesterday via USPS. We initially planned to file sometime during the first quarter of the year, but life happened and several things came up hence the delay. Anywho. The important thing is we’ve started the ball rolling. We should hear from USCIS by next week once they receive our packet. Excited! 🤩