Florida takes some adjusting to for this Northern city girl. Trash needs to be locked up in bear proof trash bins due to bears on base. Someone should tell the bears that the trash cans are bear proof. They still manage to rip them open. My sister in law ran out the front door to chase one away. My mother almost had a heart attack. My nephew was yelling "Bad bear! You broke my chalk!" The chalk was the only bear casualty as it got knocked over with the trash bin.
Food shopping at Walmart seems strange to me but that's where everyone does their food shopping there. You can buy your gallon of mayonnaise and ranch dressing and then buy a pair of stretchy pants all in the same place. I made sure to text Derek a picture of the tub of mayo as he despises it. I like mayo but even I was grossed out by the size.
We had a surprise birthday party for my brother. His birthday isn't until the end of August but since we won't be there for that we threw the party early. The theme was "white trash". My mother declared that she didn't have any white trash clothing. She's not lying, she really doesn't. I happened to have an animal print dress that got the job done.
There were kids everywhere and I was quite popular with them. This is Danika. She told me that I should have more legs so more kids could sit on my lap. I will look into that and see what I can do.
After the kids went to bed we played Cards Against Humanity. It was my first time playing and it's a pretty entertaining game. It's similar to Apples to Apples but more on the inappropriate side. I'm all about being inappropriate so clearly this game was meant for me.
The names of businesses in Florida are highly entertaining. You could go to Coyote's Bar or the Landing Strip for drinks. We did not because of the kids but I was tempted. I love dive bars. My favorite tattoo place was called "Mild II Wild". There was also Peggy Sue's hair salon which would probably be a good place for a perm. I did see a coffee shop that confused me a bit.
I googled the name and I think the owners must be big Jimmy Buffett fans. What a strange name for a coffee shop.
AND last but not least, I have some news to share. Derek and I are engaged.
He proposed last night in the living room. He called me over to his desk to look at something and so I'm thinking the cat got sick on his expensive keyboard. I'm looking all over the desk trying to see what he's talking about and then when I turn around he was on one knee proposing. His parents gave him the diamond when we went out to dinner before I left to visit my brother. He actually had me carry it around! I thought it was just old bills they brought. Derek finds this hilarious. He had the diamond set when I was in Florida. I was completely surprised and I don't think it's really sunk in yet! We haven't picked a date yet and everyone seems to be asking about plans and as of right now we haven't started planning. I mean I'm still kind of in shock.
I swear this will not turn into a wedding planning blog. I would never make you suffer through that.