Souls hibernate too.

Rather than simply watching Groundhog Day on the 2nd, I also watched the livestream of the real Punxsutawney Phil. Just like in the movie, he saw his shadow and declared six more weeks of winter. It’s almost like the season starts on the vernal equinox or something. Haha! It’s March 20th this year, by theContinue reading “Souls hibernate too.”

Carnival Season is in Full Swing

Twelfth Night (January 6th) marked the end of Yuletide and the start of Carnival season. That means it’s now acceptable to eat king cake! So far, I’ve had four: a classic from two places, a Bavarian cream-filled, and an apple cheesecake one. So far, my favorite is still the classic cinnamon with a healthy balanceContinue reading “Carnival Season is in Full Swing”

Visa Saga Update

They withdrew their rejection!! It’s a Christmas miracle! Haha! Oh, such a relief. Truly. At 8:44 AM a week past deadline (I forgive them because it’s a good answer), I got the email saying, “The decision to refuse your visa application has been overturned and our office will now proceed to the next stage ofContinue reading “Visa Saga Update”

Visa Saga Update

I’m really struggling. Having a long-distance relationship is a challenge, but it’s one we really thought would end this year – back in the summer. Because we saw that end in sight, parting at the beginning of March was much easier. The wait time on my visa would be six weeks. We were ready toContinue reading “Visa Saga Update”

Visa Saga Update

The UK Home Office finally got in contact with me this morning. I sent them a message asking for help when they were over a week late for their extra-month-extended reply to my appeal. Their reply, by the way, was “We can’t help you, but make sure YOU’RE not late when we message you.” WhyContinue reading “Visa Saga Update”

Visa Saga Update

My visa application has been refused on the grounds of insufficient evidence that I am in a relationship with my partner. You know, the one I married in June. They also asked for additional paperwork that was NEVER requested on the government website or the application. They said I have 28 days to appeal. SoContinue reading “Visa Saga Update”

June’s Over? Julying

July is Disability Pride Month, celebrating the prohibition of discrimination against people with disabilities. There are and have been many important and beloved people with disabilities in my life. No one should be treated as second-class citizens, and – especially during the pandemic – their marginalization has really become more and more evident to me.Continue reading “June’s Over? Julying”

Don’t Sweat It

During the two weeks my husband was here, I got to play tourist in the city. We had po’boys, jambalaya, chicken and sausage gumbo, red beans and rice, fried catfish, bread pudding, Popeye’s chicken, doberge cake, Abita Amber, and many more delicious things. Yes, eating is a major part of enjoying Louisiana. We also ateContinue reading “Don’t Sweat It”

All These Mixed Emotions

I’ll make a proper post in the next few days, but I’ve neglected my blog for the last two weeks because my fiancé — now my husband — came to the U.S. to visit and marry me. We went to the French Quarter, rode a steamboat, and did other touristy things. It was a wonderfulContinue reading “All These Mixed Emotions”

Summer Rain

It’s Pride Month, and yesterday was World Environment Day. As I’ve said before, let’s take care of each other and the world. It’s here for all of us. We’re all just people trying to live our lives. I wish more people would live theirs without feeling the need to step on others. Looking at theContinue reading “Summer Rain”