Thursday, January 1, 2009

En tale, fyrværkeri og ristet brød .... A speech, fireworks and dry toast

Jeg gik glip af min første nytårsaften i Danmark. Jeg var så spændt at fejre det nye år, dansk-stil, men min krop havde andre ideér. Mange mennesker i Midtjylland har været syg med en dårlig maven-ting, inklusiv min man sidste weekend.... og i går, desværre, var min tur. Så min nytårsaften omfattede 3 ting---dronningens årlig tale, nok fyrværkerier udenfor mit soveværelse vindue at lyde ligesom jeg var i midten af 1992 Bosnia, og 2 stykker af tør ristet brød. Og selv om jeg var syg, ankom 2009 alligevel. Men de gode nyheder er, ankom jeg ind 2009, 4 kilos lettere, siden jeg tabte 4 kilos i 24 timer.... Så min "nytårsforsæt" er "tager ikke på de 4 kilos tilbage"!!! Godt Nyt År fra Danmark! Næste år, vil opleve jeg nytårsaften, dansk-stil!

I missed my first New Years Eve in Denmark. I was so excited to celebrate the New Year, Danish-style, but my body had other ideas. Many people throughout Midtjylland have been sick with a terrible stomach virus, including my husband last weekend.... and yesterday, unfortunately, it was my turn. So my New Years Eve consisted of 3 things---the Queen´s annual speech, enough fireworks outside my bedroom window to sound like I was in the middle of 1992s Bosnia, and 2 pieces of dry toast. And although I was sick, 2009 arrived anyway.But the good news is that I arrived in 2009, 4 kilos lighter....since I lost 4 kilos in 24 hours.....So my New years resolution is "Don´t gain those 4 kilos back!!!" Happy New Year from Denmark! Next year, I will experience New Year´s Eve, Danish Style!

10 comments:

the writer said...

Happy New Year to you too Kelli. Sorry to hear about the stomach virus hope you and Mads get better soon, there's always be another new year to celebrate! :)

LadyFi said...

Oh dear - poor you! What a terrible way to show in the New Year... (The bad news is that most of that weight is water loss...)

Make sure you drink lots of water today and take it easy.

Thank goodness you weren't sick when Jess was over!

Bluefish said...

Hope you get better soon. I never manage to lose weight when sick.

Paula said...

Poor thing!!
Good that you had Mads by your side. The Queen's speech is the core of the New Year celebrations with fireworks included so you did get to participate, in a way.

Ellen and Sharon said...

Kelli, we are sorry to hear that you got sick on New Year's Eve. What a bummer! You are right. Time marches on whether we are aware or not. Happy New Year! We loved the pram story and pictures. It may be a small world, but we are so far apart in many ways.

Rachel said...

I hope you & Mads get better soon! Or if Mads is better (after you took care of him last week), I hope he's taking good care of you. :-)

'Babs' said...

That reminds me of the cute saying of the Danes: '. til gengæld..'

"I had a stomach bug, 'men til gengæld' I lost 4 kilos!'

I hope you feel better soon, but in a way, it sounded like the best possible way to enter a new year, cleaned out and lighter :)

We have had a lot of hungover people staggering past our house today in effort to walk off the excess of last night. THAT is a terrible way to begin afresh!

May said...

Ugh, what a way to celebrate New Year's Eve, I hope you're feeling better today.

nettielouise said...

Sorry to hear you are sick. I went to bed at 10:30 last night because I was just plain tired. How lame is that?

Nichole said...

Oh man, that doesn't sound like a pleasant way to spend the New Year! If I remember correctly you had plans and everything. That will just make next new years that much more exciting for you :)

Get well soon!