Nu i Sverige
Mike & Hunter stayed cozy in the room as I headed out to get take out dinner for us all. Felt so good to walk familiar city center blocks in the chilly February evening air. Today was dark, very grey, my favorite weather. After landing at Kastrup around 7:30 am this morning we got to baggage claim pretty quickly & unloaded our 20 pieces of luggage from the conveyor, looking like crazy people with all our bags. We flew with everything we moved with. I’ve been to Kastrup numerous times but never with so much luggage & had no idea you are supposed to order assistance in advance. Dealing with that (finally a kind soul airport worker found a way to help us) was a difficult start to our arrival but then we were happy to readily find a taxi van. The driver grumbled about our bags at first but when I told him we were going to Malmö his demeanor changed immediately & then he was determined to make it work because he wanted to help us. He & Mike got real chatty as we headed over the Öresund bridge. At passport control we, unsurprisingly, got pulled over. The customs officer came to the backseat where baby & I were first & I explained in Swedish that we were from America & moving to Sweden today. His mood immediately shifted & with a smile he wryly said “Good choice.” As we drove off the driver commented “Wow, you’re speaking Swedish great” as I tried to convince him he only heard a little bit & I actually have a very thick & funny American accent. We got to the hotel & hauled all our belongings up before heading to a nearby store for a cat litter pan. I don’t think Mike & I were prepared for the chill of the day (felt slightly warmer tonight). Back at the room by late morning we all snuggled in with Swedish cartoons on the tv & ended up sleeping for several hours. Looks like we’ll be hanging out with you for a moment jet lag! Heading back to my husband & son tonight after picking up our food & some coffees, I finally felt the reality of this move & a strong little surge of love for my family- our health & happiness at the root of this transition.