Becoming A US Citizen

Our favourite Smidgen is on her way home to the US – wish her safe journey 🙂

Bitchin’ in the Kitchen

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Happy Very Special Birthday to me!

Three years ago today I recited the pledge and became a US Citizen. Something I have been amazed and humbled by every day since.

I registered to vote immediately after receiving my certificate of Citizenship and also to be an election inspector. I worked at, and voted in my first US election less than a month later. To date I have worked at and voted in eleven elections, both local, primaries and Presidential. I will be working at my twelfth next month.

Becoming a Citizen is quite a process. You have to be here for a qualifying period, in my case it was three years as a green card holder as I married…

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