It's gone! It's gone! My dossier and Diane's have gone to the Embassy.
At 4:51 this afternoon Diane called me. Her first question was if I had read my email today. I started to get excited and say, "Did they go? Did they go?" Poor Diane was trying to wait until I read the message myself as she sort of knew they were to go today as she was bugging Krista at our Agency on Friday. She didn't want to spoil the surprise. But I was in meetings all day and just checked my email twice (wasn't I showing incredible restraint only checking twice). I was online at 3:32, I know because I sent an email out at 3:32. The email from Krista came at 3:45. I wasn't online at that time.
Okay, calm down, deep breath, now tell the story properly. It is a good story, well at least to me. Diane and I have been taking turns bugging Krista at our Agency. One week I ask about our files and the next week she would ask. On Friday Diane decided it was her turn to bug so she sent an email to find out if there was any action on the horizon. Krista responded by saying she'd just heard from the Consulate and the agency would be able to send files on Monday (today). Being the good friend she is, Diane asked if the files being sent would include mine. So poor Diane has known all weekend that they were to go today, but as I said she wanted me to have the joy of reading the email. And on many days of the week I work at a computer with my email open all day and would have heard the 'ping' of new mail. As soon as I was on the phone with Diane, I checked my email and there was the message for me, subject line: Dossier to Embassy.
Well for the rest of her drive from work to Ciera's day care we talked a mile a minute about a dozen issues, but I'm afraid I hardly remember any of them. Actually I was dusting a couple of shelves while I was on the phone. I don't know why I was dusting, it's not a normal activity. But while on the phone with Diane I got a rag and the lemon oil and took all the books off the shelf and dusted. Is this what cocooning is like? Am I beginning to nest? Will I change out of my 'laissez faire' style of house work and become a clean freak????? Yikes, I have no idea what the coming months will bring.
Anyway, dossier's next stop is to be authenticated and then off to Kazakhstan.
I'm so excited I can hardly think straight. Now, let see, so far I've told my brother, Loretta, my friend Anna. That leaves...the rest of the universe. Yahoo!