Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Kindness

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for their kind thoughts and words over the last week. It has really meant a lot to me to hear from all of you, and to know I have such wonderful friends. I mean, I knew had wonderful friends - but it can still be overwhelming, so thank you!

I've been trying to think of how to sum the trip up, and there's just no quick way to it. It was a long and depressing trip. The weather was lousy, we both got terribly sick, and the government made everything take longer than necessary. However, I did get to spend some quality time with my Danish cousins and great aunt. On the last day, we did get everything we set out to do accomplished. And I think my mom has closure, which is the only reason we went.

Funny things that happened on the way (or in) to Copenhagen:
  • My mom's coworkers gave her a sympathy card which included $1000 for travelling. Unbelievably sweet.
  • Mom got totally sloshed on her anxiety pills - many funny stories, and I will be mocking her for months.
  • Movies on the plane: Balls of Fury, Rush Hour 3, and The Game Plan. It was like the trifecta of worst in-flight movies ever. And add Hairspray to that for the flight back. Horrible!
  • FYI -The American Embassy in Copenhagen is only open from 2-4 pm, Monday-Friday. So, don't need anything unless it's during those hours. They'll just tell you "it's past hours."
  • My cousin, Michael, introduced me to a hilarious BBC Show called Nighty Night
  • Flu-fig-new-ber, or at least that's what I'm calling it since that's what it sounded like in Danish. Yummy chocolate treat!
  • Children, children everywhere. Michael, I think they're following you.

6 comments:

Melissa and Pete said...

I just read in TV Guide that they want to bring Nighty Night over here.

Beckers said...

I'm glad you made it home safely, love. *hug*

Buford Betty said...

Glad the trip went OK. I'm sure you're glad it's all over!

Stacy said...

shut up! nighty night in the US? the bbc version or a US re-make? No way!

Melissa and Pete said...

us remake

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

So happy to know you are home safe and sound. And glad y'all found a little closure along the way too!