Welcome to my new blog both new readers as well as good old friends. This is the beginning of something new. A new chapter in our lives is about to start. New blog, new name and new language. I thought I would write in English now so that our dear friends from Alabama can follow our adventures here in Sweden. I might write in Swedish also from time to time so it will be a mix anyway. Sweet Home Alabama has now become Sweet Home Sweden. We sure hope that times here will be sweet in many ways.
So much lies in front of us. So many questions that we will get answers to in time. What will life be like as an expat returning to your native country? We both have dual citizenship now and are both Swedish-Americans officially but we are about to figure out just how Americanized we have become during these past four years.
For now we are spending the first few days at my parents place. We are then going to move into C’s aunts condo in the city and live there for about two weeks before we get access to the condo in Hammarby Sjostad where wewill be living until we find a place of our own to buy. There are many things that are exiting that I look forward to such as finding a new home. Me and C got a few days before we start our new jobs on the first of September. Just enough time to get over the jet lag. I have only slept two hours at my parents home since we arrived. I did not manage to get any sleep on the plane. I feel like crap. My body is totally confused about time zones right now. I just hope I will be able to sleep through the night.
C needs to go and get registered as a citizen of Sweden again. I already did that last summer. We also need to get new cell phones. Time to enter the modern era and leave behind those stone age phones we have had for a while ( I have been using a phone that is seven years old!). Now I want a smart phone like everyone else.
For now we are just going to enjoy the last sun of Swedish summer and eat some yummy pickled herring (yes, I know Liz is going to go yuck but hey girlfriend this is really good stuff if you are a Swede). For the moment I am not hungry at all. My poor body does not know what time it is. I just rely on the dark strong coffee of Sweden to keep me awake here for a couple of hours more.