Monday, November 30, 2009

Sometimes it's true, there's no place like home

I don't think i've ever traveled this sick before and it sure wasn't easy, but with the help of my awesome husband i made it.
The best part of the trip was that our bags were only slightly overweight and they didn't charge us anything at check in.
Although i didn't sleep as much as i usually do, the flight could definitely have been worse.
The hardest part was probably starving and having to watch Allan eat all the delicious airplane food (no, sadly i'm not even kidding, i love that stuff).

A short while after we got back to our cold apartment, my parents brought Lucifer home and it wasn't long before the three of us were sleeping on the couch.
Maybe it was a bit too early because i woke up at 4 this morning!
Allan's snoring sounded like 15 angry barnyard animals, so i never really fell back to sleep.
But luckily Allan and Lucifer woke around 8 and we all got up together.

Since we woke i've been a tornado of energy.
I'm still sick, but after days of just lying, waiting and sleeping i just needed to do something.
So i've cleaned up the workroom, unpacked all the little souvenirs and craft materials ( i got some killer stuff this time), done the dishes and two loads of laundry.
I've even eaten a bit.

Allan is at the supermarket and Blockbuster now, and when he comes back we're just gonna veg out and watch movies.
I wish i could eat real food and not only toast and yogurt, that would really make this day perfect, but i'm taking it slow.
I don't even wanna catch up on blogs today, i did once and all everyone seems to blog about is food (not just you Ai)!

My breakfast: chamomile tea and dry toast (the ziplock bag is full of japanese medicine from Chisato, i don't know what most of it is, i just eat it)

Now, if you're wondering where i got that awesome little teapot, here's the story.
The same day we were about to leave for Japan, a giant package arrived at our door.
It was from our friends in Austin, Tina and Roger.
We had just enough time to open it and take pictures of the goodies before we had to leave for the airport, so today is the first time i've used the teapot.

Huge package, huge surprise
Cutest crochet bag
Bracelet and a kawaii pouch
Owl/tree necklace
Yay skull!
Hehehe, Allan is not metal
In addition to tattooing and running a shop, Tina also finds time to make hats, jewelry, bags and hair accessories (i brought the yellow bows to Japan)
There it is!
Hat pattern book, for actual hats, i can't wait to try out some of these
Little green tee
For Allan!

Don't you wish you had friends like Tina and Roger too?
Yeah you do.
Thanks guys!

The next couple of days, or however long this takes, i'm gonna stay home and try to get well.
I'm gonna try to not think of work, and not stress myself with all my deadlines and just... relax.
And when i feel up to it, do some serious Japan blogging of course!


  1. Glad you got home okay.

    Yeah, your Austin friends rock. The mink skull!?! I'm still thinking about the cat fur, Amalie. It tottaly makes sense that some people would do that, but it still feels gross because I'm such a cat lover. But I'm not gonna be one of those people who freak out about eating something or the other and yet have no problem eating other animals...but it's...still...gross...cats!!!

    Sorry. Have a great day. Drink lots of water or Pocari "Sweat"!

  2. I actually have e little Pocari Sweat left from the trip, it's pretty great!

    The cat fur is freaky, i haven't found any news about the dna results yet, but i'll let you know if i find out.

  3. Øj,opturs-surprise-venne-pakke! Gode sager!
    Få det bedre!

  4. Årh hvad for en pakke, det er jo som juleaften!

    Og velkommen hjem (hvis man kan byde nogen velkommen hjem, når man ikke bor i samme land), håber du snart er på toppen igen.

  5. WHat is this thing about cat fur?? Welcome back home, killer package!!

  6. Good to hear you made it back home alright. Hopefully you'll feel better soon too.

    Please, please post about the craft materials you got!

    And what an awesome package. I wish I had friends who'd send me stuff like that.

  7. Welcome home! Glad you made it safe but sorry to hear you are still so sick. =( Get well soon!

    And we should chat one of these days too! Make some plans... =D

  8. yay for gifts!

    if only i got sent such wonderful gifts! I need to make some international friends!:) x

  9. i'm so glad everything got there safe. i can't believe allan isn't metal enough to eat bugs. my godson's metal, he eats them and bites the heads off! we miss you guys and hope all goes well with the new shop. i am trying to visit ya'll. what's the best season? fall? will your shop be done?

  10. I know, he's such a wuss that guy!

    The best season is definitely summer, somewhere between may and september would be good.
    We'd love a visit anytime, so just let me know!!
    Is Roger working on his flying issues or is it just gonna be you?