a good day [140/365]

DSC_9687Yesterday was a lovely day, and today looks just as promising. This is the part of Spring I love the most — when the trees are still getting all their leaves and it’s green in a very delicate way. Grass is green now, and looks very lush and juicy … really tasty, if I were a cow or a sheep.

DSC_9679We went out without any plan … just to enjoy the day. The clouds were all puffed up, and made a pretty backdrop to all pictures. We drove through Irving Nature Park, just outside the city. This was one of the only furry friends I met.

DSC_9713This picture is the result of an idea I’ve had in my head for a while, and now I finally decided to get out and try it.

When we got back home, I found a pleasant surprise in our mailbox! My renewed Permanent Resident Card had arrived! Just like that, in an envelope … I didn’t even have to sign for it. It has taken ages. Guess the workload has increased at Immigrations, and on top of that, I’d missed to tick one box in the first round. Was expecting having to go to Fredericton to pick it up. Last time, it was rather complicated, and a lot of signing involved. They must have decided to simplify their procedures.

DSC_9718This card works basically as a passport, since I’m not a citizen. It wasn’t like I was desperate to travel abroad — it’s just that it feels so good to have everything in order, so I know I can if I want to.

This guy was standing there, staring at me as I was taking the other picture πŸ™‚

17 Replies to “a good day [140/365]”

  1. Looks like a good day on all levels! I didn’t realise you were not a citizen. I imagined you’d have a dual citizenship or something of this sort. It’s great though that it wasn’t any fuss to get your card. That’s the way it should work!

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      1. Well, knowing that you are able to vote is a good perk, even if you don’t intend to use this right. I know I’d be applying for a citizenship quite eagerly, should I live permanently in another country. But then I’m rather disloyal as far as countries go…

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        1. Oh, I’d most definitely vote! I’ve been voting every time, back home , even though I live here now. It’s a right I’m very thankful to have — not all people are that fortunate.

          I honestly don’t know why I haven’t done it earlier. Pure laziness, I guess. There’s no problem, as I can keep my Swedish citizenship and hence won’t lose my pension that I’ve worked for all my life.

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          1. Sounds good! The last time I voted was for a president, the choice was between an intelligent but deliberately offensive guy (who won) and an elderly guy whose health problems cause him to sleep at meetings. I picked the first mentioned and I’m forever sorry for it. I’d be equally sorry if I picked the second one. So I decided that for a lack of choice, I’ll stop bothering with voting. I really can’t choose, try as I might.

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        1. I have a spot like that, back in my Swedish hometown too. Every time I’ve been back, though, there has been either: too few leaves, brown leaves or too many green leaves LOL Can’t seem to get the image I have in my head, but I’ll keep trying. Got close last time, but then there were ripples on the water, and I didn’t like that πŸ™‚

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  2. HAHAHA that deer has the cutest expression! “Hey Lady I’ve got my eye on you!!”
    Love your photos….it is lovely to have a relaxing day out isn’t it!
    And Hurrah for you Residency card showing up! Life is good right Rebby?
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

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