Weekly Smile – Arrived Safely In Sweden

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My Weekly Smile this week is that I am sitting in Sweden writing this post. The rain is soothingly dripping on the roof. It’s Tuesday morning here, nine hours ahead of Pacific time. We arrived to Stockholm yesterday afternoon after 15.5 hours of flying, with a monster change of flight in Frankfurt. I’ve been to that airport many times, but yesterday it was ridiculous. There was some construction, and the extended border controls was just a lot more than I ever experienced (they checked every adult, and the carry-on luggage inch by inch.) Well, the smile goes through making it all the way to Sweden. We came to our gate in Frankfurt, that they changed several times while we were at the airport, just as it closed down, but we made it! 

After landing safely in Stockholm we took the first train north towards my brothers town. We arrived there last night. It was great to see my brother and his family. I have tons of things I need to do today, but for now I believe I’m going to go back to bed for a while. My daughter was so excited about the whole trip that she slept a total of one (!) hour all together during our total time of 30ish hours of traveling. We both slept deeply all night last night, and she’s still out. I’m going to take advantage of that before starting the day for real.

I promised to let you know that we made it safe, and we did. Thank you everyone for your positive wishes for our new chapter. I am tired, but my smile is big this week 🙂 I will post updates and pictures from Sweden later. Oooh, and I have a job interview tomorrow at a school that seem very interesting. I am excited about that!

What makes you smile? Share some of your smiles!

Love,

Maria

37 Comments on “Weekly Smile – Arrived Safely In Sweden

  1. Wow, a job interview too! 15.5 hours aloft, far longer than I could handle Maria. I’m glad you got through that airport and all the gate changes, just like Chicago O’Hare does. I hope you adjust to the time difference soon. 😎❤️

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  2. What a wonderful smile, and great way to let us know you both made it to Sweden safely! ♥️ I’d be exhausted and am glad you have time to sleep and rest. Prayers for a great job interview 🙏 and I know everything else will just fall into place for you and your daughter! I hope your health returns back to its strong self if it hasn’t already!! ♥️♥️♥️

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  3. So glad you both made it safely, hope you have rested well, hope your interview went well. So its 8am here in Aussie so does that mean its about 5pm your time. I am dyslexic & never traveled time zones always amaze me. (:

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    • Thank you 🙂 The interview went great. Time zones are a hassle. I slept a lot the first 24 hours, and nothing the second 24 hours.. LOL. I’ve got a great deal of things done these first days, and now I’m going to take time enjoying with my daughter.

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