So - my old passport expired at the end of November and I sent off for my new one...
It made me sad - to technically not have a passport.
But the new one came in the mail yesterday and I love it more. It's 'stiffer' than the old one and seems a little more high tech.
They didn't send the old one back, although the letter said that my 'evidence of citizenship' may be returned to me in a separate mailing. I kinda want it back - so I hope they send it.
But the government being what it is, it may take a while.
That's OK, though - 'cause I'm goin' to Paris this spring!