It a bit overdue for a whole new post on my blog.
My life has been hectic – but lazy at the same time. How is this even possible!?
Thanksgiving was a whirlwind of a day. I woke up early in the morning to start cooking and was really excited to share “American Thanksgiving” with my Canadian family. I surprisingly cooked everything almost perfectly (having done most of it for the first time by myself) and I was content with how things turned out. We had some friends over and enjoyed company and had some good laughs. It was a fun time – as much fun as it was though, it was very hard being away from my family during one of my favorite holiday’s. Skyping them them afternoon was bittersweet as in the background I heard laughing and joy, while I stood by myself in the kitchen my feet freezing cold on the tile. At that moment I wanted to be home so bad . . .if only telaporting were real.
Since Christmas is right around the corner (This is my absolute favorite time of year, decorations and lights and happy people and music – ah. . . it just makes my heart smile) Colby and I have kicked into finding deals on presents and trying to make our first Christmas together perfect. Bummer though that I found out everything I had picked on Amazon for Colby couldn’t be shipped into Canada and I threw a mini fit. . . that’s one thing that sucks here!
That basement suite in my Father-in-laws house is another step closer to being finished! The drywall was delivered and we got almost all of it up already (We’ll be finishing tonight) It’s so exciting to see the basement look more like a home. I’m so anxious to be able to paint, decorate and furnish the little space. Colby and I have been looking at furniture, appliances and paint and it’s really exciting to finally have our own private space.
There was a HUGE roller coaster with the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website – my online signature WAS NOT working and it was driving me nuts. So we went and had to print off everything to send it via snail mail. . . this is after me spending the better part of a day trying to call and get more information from a real person on the phone, but since the typhoon in the Philippines that wasn’t happening. So after trying ONE LAST TIME to esign – it finally worked and I was thrilled. It’s been paid for and I am now awaiting to hear back from the Canadian government that my implied status is over and I have been granted an extension of my visitor residency. We’re just about finished with my application for permanent residency and that’ll be out the door soon as well – which will be another HUGE stress ball off my shoulders.
So amidst all this, there is a lot of documentary days where I sit and learn useless facts. Cleaning days when I just am going cleaning crazy, sad days when I am so lonely I want to cry. Happy days when nothing can get me down.
But they are mostly good days, because I am blessed to spend every day with my best friend. Someone who understands me, has never ending compassion and love. Someone who I couldn’t live without. I love my husband!
Anyway – I’m going to go make dinner and hopefully get the rest of the drywall up!