We were sad to leave Scandinavia and we weren't looking forward to our 8 hour flight home or the 90+ degree weather waiting for us at home. But we was looking forward to seeing my dogs who we missed terribly.
The flight was kinda crappy and the landing almost killed us, literally. I had the single most frightened event happen to me yesterday, I was 95% sure I was going to die. When the plane started it's decent the turbulence was out of control and it appeared our landing gear wasn't too keen on working. It seemed at one point the plane was circling. People were screaming, throwing up, crying. No announcement came over the overhead speakers assuring us we were safe, we felt like we were falling and coming in fast, too fast. Now you might think I'm just being dramatic but no, I've been on 4 airplanes in the last 2 weeks and aside from a little turbulence all was smooth. We obviously landed in one piece, but I may never fly again, glad I went to Japan.
First day back, we got our dogs, Budda and Francie, back it was a joyful reunion for all. I unpacked like a crazy person, ate some pizza, jumped on the G train, then went to the dentist. As soon as you touch ground in NYC the insanity begins.
Next day. First day at work, it was not as bad as I expected, I did work 11 hours but I knew that was going to happen when I took a long vacation and deadlines were upon me when I returned. I feel like I stepped into an alternate reality.
Things I miss from Sweden and Denmark:
Civility amongst people
No rude cell phone use
Efficient, clean, undercrowded transportation
No rat race
No waiting for a table outside
Dogs allowed everywhere
- Posted by misskitty1970