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Tuesday, February 07, 2012


It's Tuesday morning and I'm still trying to figure out where the weekend went.  It disappeared amid mega-errands, Mr. F having to go into work on Saturday, lots of meetings, some more baking, and general tomfoolery.  Honestly, I lost track of a lot when I got a call from Mr. F screaming the wonderful words, "WE'RE LEGAL!!!" into the phone.  After months of worry, trips to the post office and UPS, we are officially legal residents of Cyprus.  I think my understanding of the immigration debate in the States has changed drastically.

Mr. F has taken his passport with him everywhere, flipping to the page with his work permit in wonder, awe, and deep gratitude.  We were really getting worried that we might have to leave.  To celebrate we did what any mature, sensible people would do.

We went to see The Muppets!  Out of the four of us in the the theater, Mr. F and I were the only ones laughing.  Okay, let's be honest,  I laugh too loud in movies as it is.  I once had a Swedish girl stare me down for excessive giggling while watching Ratatouille.  So I know my standard of laughter is not in synch with normal movie watchers, but come on!  It was so funny!  Good old fashioned American giggles were just what we needed.

Saturday was proving to be fairly uneventful with Mr. F at work and me taking advantage of having the car and driving around Nicosia like a chicken with my head cut off.  The sun was shining gloriously, allowing all of us rain-soaked souls to dry out and warm up.  Realizing how rare these kinds of days have been lately, I picked Mr. F up and we drove to Limassol to go walk along the sea.  We discovered a lovely municipal beach and walked and walked and walked.  It felt like weather we're accustomed to experiencing in mid-May.  Not February.  I don't know how long we'll be here, but I really doubt I'll ever get used to the Cypriot understanding of seasons.

Now we're fully into the new week and I feel like I'm still catching up from the week before.  It's looking like it will be a lot of fun, what with a party, some serious baking, and lots of work for both of us to do.  


  1. congrats on becoming legal. I found this saying on a little church by my house
    When God Guides
    He also Provides .
    how true that is .

  2. It's so true! I've been reminding myself of that daily through this adventure (: