Last week we got good news on the Immigration front; my application for Permanent Residency was approved and I’m able to get a work permit now. The last step was waiting for the Calgary office to set up an appointment with me so I could go in and get my PR card. I was worried it would take forever to get my appointment set, but the letter for it with a date arrived a day or two later. I’ll be picking up my PR card on May 17th! Go me! I think we’re going to have a little “party” on either Friday the 18th or Saturday the 19th to celebrate my official status.

Having a set date meant that we could officially plan a trip to Indiana to see my family, and those flights have also been booked as of today. I fly out on May 24th and am staying for a full 2 weeks with my family. Lucas has some black-out dates at work, so he’ll fly out separately on May 31st and spend the second whole week with me there. Then we’ll fly back together on June 7th. We’ll get back just in time to celebrate my one-year-in-Canada anniversary. I can hardly believe it’s been a whole year! Time really flies when you’re happy, huh?

I think I need to make a new purse just in time for the trip. Yes, good excu… erm, I mean reason to make a new purse.

2 Responses

  1. Canadians are happy to have you…well…at least this one is for sure!
    This is a bloody good thing. It’s always cool to go home for a bit too so I’m glad your doing that. You’ll miss my birthday on the 2nd…but I have a feeling I’m already kidnapped for that….a new plan shall form. Thanks for your comment on the blog, don’t get much of those anymore. I’m glad you understand.

    Much love….and Toast!

  2. Awe thanks! We will definitely have to get together for drinks or something when we get back to celebrate your birthday that we’re going to miss – besides, I think there’s a companion for Edgar Thomas hiding around here someplace…