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December 18, 2018

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International Migrants Day

December 18, 2018

Over a year ago, I sent in my application to become a citizen. Today was my interview day. My Little Honey Bunch came with me because he knew exactly where we were going. His old office was a couple of blocks away. Of course we took BART. Of course there was a delay. Luckily we left early enough and I made it by my appointed check-in time of 8:05.

So, it's dark at 6:30 am on the Concord BART platform. Me and my Little Honey Bunch. I had to get a picture just in case they deported me. We look asleep.


BART is the same. There is always at least one homeless person per car, sleeping. Sad. And stinky. A train died in Orinda right before ours so all the people from that train, packed into ours. Ugh. Is it just me or does everyone feel like a shower immediately after riding BART?

The interview was painless. First, I was sworn in. Officer Barker says, "Raise your right hand and repeat after me." I raise my left hand because, you know, I'm a fitness instructor...LOL.

Basically, he went over everything I had already entered on the application. He asked about The Incident, because he was curious. I gave him the Reader's Digest version: We were the wrong color in Walnut Creek in the 70's. He said he was sorry that happened to me. Really nice kid.

I was in my Zumba gear and he said one of his coworkers does Zumba and that they dance every now and then at lunch! Anyway, he gives me the Civics Test. Orally. You're supposed to get 6 out of 10 right. Since I got the first 6 right, that's were he stopped. I sign all the forms and he tells me he's recommending my application for approval. Then as he's about to show me out, he says, "I already approved it." So I'll get a notice to appear at the Paramount Theater in Oakland in a few weeks to be sworn in. Today was a good day.


Then when I got home, I noticed it was International Migrants Day. Yay me!

By the way, I know of an 'Individual' who REALLY needs to read these publications. He really, really, needs to.


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My name is Rosy, Chacha, Meez, Mama, Mother...take your pick. I am the sort of stay at home mother of 4. Sort of because of my Zumba and my Rodan and Fields jobs.

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