Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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Here I am again, alone after saying goodbye to Gregory. (Well not technically alone... I do live at my mother's house after all, and of course there's Fifty too). But unlike the last few goodbyes, this time we can truly say that the end is near. (Please, please, please, oh pretty please!)

So this is where we're at... Gregory flew to Dublin today and will arrive early tomorrow morning. After a night out with my brother, he'll fly on to Marseille Thursday morning. (There is a logic to this Dublin trip, trust me.)

Once he gets to France he'll check in with the crew; The Croupier, Honey Jr, a very pregnant Honey's Honey, and of course, his Bumder. Then in a few weeks, the big show... the Green Card interview in Paris... DUN DUN DUN! (I felt like that required a DUN DUN DUN.)

All going well (please, please, please, oh pretty please), he'll have his Green Card by the end of the month. Can you believe it? I mean really, can you? It's been like a million, zillion, years (not really, but seventeen months is an awful long time when you're thinking it's going to be like, nine).

OK, then it's May and Gregory is going to stay put in France tying up loose ends and what not and at the end of the month, I'm going to fly to Dublin (Dublin again... stay with me). On my second night in the Fair City, I'll be meeting my Auntie Ilene (who if you remember is not my real Aunt but an awesome honorary one) and her cohorts for dinner and to give them a quick tour of my old stomping grounds since they'll be visiting for a few days. And then, the next morning, bright and early, I'll be flying to France and finally meeting up with Gregory (it will only be seven weeks apart this time, we can do seven weeks on our heads).

So we'll have one week together in France vacationing and celebrating. I'm thinking a nice stroll around Aix with the obligatory glass of pink, a quick trip to Avignon because I love it so, lunch at Bonaparte's in Cassis, Toulon to meet up with my old sidekick, Mrs. London, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Les Baux-de-Provence because why not, and of course Le Petit Village. Sounds like a plan. (ATTN: France, you might want to stock up on the Rosé).

After a week living it up à la Française, we'll be flying together to Dublin (there it is) and spending a few days hanging out with my family and catching up with friends before returning to the U.S. together to begin (finally begin) our American life together.

So that's where we're at. Still not there yet, but almost. Please, please, please, oh pretty please!

What about you? Where are you at?

26 comments:

  1. Fingers, toes and everything else crossed for you guys!

    Where am I at? Well, I'm moving to Switzerland in 17 DAYS!!

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  2. Wonderful news, and I second all the very pretty pleases for you both. I'm on my way to Dublin in May, too, for a stopover to see friends and then, hurrah! Stateside to Boston to see my children and granddaughter for the first time in just over two years! I was there last time to meet my newborn granddaughter ( first and only so far!) and happened to be there for the now infamous Boston Marathon. I'll hope for a calmer visit this time, but tons of family stuff happening while I'm there. You'll have so much fun in France and Dublin! Looking forward to reading all about it!

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  3. Have my fingers crossed for you hon! 17 months is a long time :( It has been over a year since I applied for mine and will probs be another year yet. Can't wait to read when he has finally got his green card!

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  4. This makes me want to do the happy dance for you. I know it has been a long and difficult journey for you guys, but it is going to be so lovely to reunite (properly!) in just a few short weeks. Whoot!

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  5. Sounds like a great plan. Hope it all comes together nicely. Looking forward to welcoming Gregory to the States in a more permanent way. Enjoy.

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  6. Good news! Fingers crossed it all goes according to plan.

    My DB is moving to Avignon this month to start a new job so I'll be going there frequently for weekends. We had thought we'd be living together by now though. Oh well...

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  7. Sounds like a plan! Only seven more weeks apart! Yay! I know that things will work out perfectly fine from now on! I know it!

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  8. That is so exciting- you're SO close! Sending good vibes your way!

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  9. Oh wow, can't believe it's been so long! Sounds like some fun times lined up soon though!

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  10. I've been checking back in and am glad to hear the latest. Sounds like all is going to be good at last. You are a strong woman Sara Louise.

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  11. Almost there - that's such great news and certainly cause for celebration. You two have a busy next few weeks to look forward to!

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  12. I'm so pleased he's finally getting that green card and you're having this celebratory holiday. Sounds like the perfect trip on rose with a little guinness thrown in for luck.

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  13. Wow, Sara! It's finally all coming together! I'm so happy to hear that! 17 months is a ridiculous-long time to be apart. I can't wait to see you both reunited for GOOD in just a few short weeks! :)

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  14. So excited for you and all these plans!!!

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  15. Any news? Keeping fingers crossed for that green card...

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  16. I'm just waiting for the post that says that Gregory is en route to you permanently!!

    emmalouiselong

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  17. HOORAY! but trust you two to jet around during the last weeks :P so glam!

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  18. Immigration. Ain't it grand?!? I'm an American who has been in Australia for 6 years, and I'm currently waiting on approval for my partner visa. We only married Dec 2014 but have lived together since Jan 2011. I had to put in for an amendment to my current visa to allow me to travel back home for a visit. I hope your stresses of migration are over very soon and you're reunited with your beloved for good!

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  19. All the best to both of you. Sending positive vibes and enjoy :)

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  20. Sending good thoughts... how is it going? Best of luck on your American Dream :-)

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  21. Just thought I would pop by to say that I hope everything is going well for you!

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  22. Keeping fingers crossed dear Sara xoxo

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  23. Still in Grenoble, ha ha.

    Wishing your guys the best of luck with everything! Safe travels.

    Ooh I love Avignon as well. :-) Cassis and Aix is great too. Ahh I miss it.

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