Happy Monday Folks!
After years of filing forms, taking photocopies, requesting documents, visiting the doctors office, taking photographs, and going to the post office, I finally have Canadian citizenship! A crisp sunny afternoon welcomed not only me but also my friends Pepa and Malin, and another 58 cheerful individuals into the bosom of this country. I am now Luso-Canadiana and you know what that means? I can VOTE! Municipal elections are in September then Provincial and Federal. Oh my, I can’t wait to use that ballot!
Fish & chips and local brew at The Duke of Duckworth enthusiastically came after the lovely but lengthy swear-in ceremony. Samuel was very comfortable with his first pub outing. The next day I was surprised at work with custom made cupcakes brought by my wee cousins and a very thoughtful cake from my co-workers. It was a sugar-fuelled afternoon, let me tell you!
Several family birthdays happened in the past week. For one of them poor Samuel could not really stay awake. Too much excitement at the first Parents and Tot yoga class plus daylight savings had its toll. The other birthday was Chris’s. Last year I baked a delicious flourless clementine cake. This time the thought of baking did not even crossed my mind (shame on me!) but he ended up blowing out candles 3 times, in a hot cross bun (I’m hooked), in a take-out tiramisu from Piatto, and in a chocolate cake at his mom’s. Not too shabby, hey?
Have a wonderful week! Make it count.