this one time i couldn't find my camera. I figured it was at my mom and dad's house somewhere, safe and sound.
then to my dismay one day i got out of Luke's car and found my camera... neatly tucked underneath the car i drive, right beside the tire. I somehow managed to drive over it who knows how many times, and because of the weather the case and the camera were soaked through with water.
It was actually pretty sad for me... Since then my cell phone and my computer have also not been working. it's all kind of sad. you know what they say - things always happen in 3's.
Luckily i have a husband that lets me use his camera, cell phone and computer when i need it.
Anyways... my birthday was great
candi made me this cookie bouquet
my mom cooked me a great dinner
luke got me a great cook book
i also got a moleskin notebook from my dad - how he knew that i love those, and note books in general i'll never know.
i was spoiled and the best thing i think i got was a letter from US immigration - i could book my appointment!!!! and so i went on the website and surprisingly there was one day available in February , and the next date was April. So i took the February date in hopes that everything would work out with my medical in time.
It did... i flew to vancouver this week
I was fortunate to have my dad book a business trip for the same days i needed to be there - which meant he could pick me up from the airport, i could stay at his hotel with him, and he would have a rental car.
we went out for all you can eat sushi - and i ate all i could eat. It was really good. And kind of fun to just hang out with my dad for a night.
the jell-o for dessert reminded me of grandma takahashi.
The next morning i headed to my 6:30am physical.
It was a long morning of waiting, tests, waiting, doctor's and then more waiting.
Luckily our hotel was across the street and i could go back there and wait for the results to be ready at 1:30.
Before i left for home again, Dad took me to Stanley Park to check out something from my heritage.
The canadian japanese monument.
My great grandpa's name is on it
it was pretty cool to see.
Also cool to see - these little raccoons.
So... up next is a trip to montreal for an interview and then all of this immigration will be behind us. And hopefully better luck with cameras, computers and cell phones is in my future as well.
I do feel lucky i got my appointment so quickly - i talked to a guy that has his appointment the same day as i do, and he applied March of last year - it's taken almost a year for him, and about 5 months for me. Talk about answers to prayers!