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Reflections of life


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A Post from My Baby’s FB Status…

Canadian Healthcard renewal pinball – the all new life-game. Drive through different countries, meet the government officials and Border Guards and try to work out exactly what each department does as they direct you to various different locations, websites and call centres. Surf the net for forms that can’t be completed and take subways to various parts of the city to find the clues to progress.¬†Fight to maintain your sanity as the sceptre of bureaucracy chases you across the gameboard and batters you against the barriers, ringing bells in your head. And the prize? a replay in 2013!?
Not counting renewing Jasmine’s passport, which was fairly straightforward in comparison, It’s taken us 6 days and over 700Km driving – visited health place 3 times, inland immigration twice and US 1.5 times (US Border Guard wouldn’t let me in second time but we got to see the Canadian Border Guards who sorted us out with little fuss. And when you get the right documents, getting the health card is easy peasy…Phew


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Damper Start to the Year of the Water Dragon…

CNY is supposed to be a time of joy, celebration and happiness…. but for a person who’s away from their family, a person is in an interracial marriage, it can also be a time of extreme loneliness… trying so hard to not think of all that I am missing out on, have missed and will continue to miss the more years I am away…. It’s like in the UK, where it is said that Christmas and New Year can be a very stressful and lonely time, when really it should be a time of great happiness… stressful because family get together and but they don’t get along, and lonely for those who do not have family around, or feel they don’t belong… there have been many an episode of US sitcoms about the American Thanksgiving day and how stressful and lonely that could be… we should give thanks for all this stress?

Don’t get me wrong, Dave is great and helped with the spring cleaning, shopping and getting the house ready for CNY, but the events of last week put a damper on things and I feel it’s ruined things.. I know I shouldn’t let it, and rise above it all, and we have, but it would have been lovely to have had my family here to have jolly me along…

Reflecting is all part of being self aware, sometimes it’s great, but today…. I am looking at most of my life’s choices and decisions and wonder… but why waste time wondering, it cannot be undone, what can be done is to look at it, dissect it a little or maybe look at it under a microscope, learn from it and move on… getting into gear is the first hard step, but once gathering momentum it should be plain sailing, mind out sticks…. Cherrypumpkins is a coming….


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How Many Blogs Does A Girl Need?

Trying this out for size, is it any better than blogger?

Am feeling a tad down, blue and homesick today…

On the plus side, tenants in the UK have asked to sign a 12 month lease! Yippee, hurray, one less thing to think about… no increase in the rent though… oh well, you cannot win em all….

The year of the Water Dragon, well the water bit has really put a damper on things, I’ll say, ¬†but having the right equipment, like and umbrella, and the right clothes, like a waterproof coat, all helps to keep the wet out!

Now that we have synchronised Visas , life should be plain sailing… yeah, right, who am I trying to kid?