Today marks the 19th day since I've lived in Florida.
19 days of unpacking and organizing and googling "how to take care of a pool".
Which is more time consuming than I originally imagined.
19 days of map questing my way around town and registering my children for school.
And hopefully they have already forgotten about my little outburst at my oldest daughter's school. At the very least, I hope they've forgotten what I look like. I'd hate to have my impatience influence the way my daughter is treated at school. Not one of my proudest moments. Florida's rules of registration are quite different from any other state I've ever lived in.
19 days of searching for a family doctor, registering our cars and getting my Florida driver's license.
And the question I keep hearing is..."How do you like Florida?"
You would think this would be an easy question to answer. It's pretty cut and dry. Do I like Florida or not. But it's not that simple. For the last 19 days, I've been holed up in my house unpacking and organizing or driving around town trying to figure out where everything essential is.
We did get to go to Universal Studios for a couple of days and that was fun...inhumanely hot, but fun.
I have had to adjust a little. Such as...modesty has gone out the window. In Connecticut I would never go out in public in a pair of short shorts and a spaghetti strap tank top. But in Florida, I do. As a matter of fact, that's pretty much what I wear every day. The less clothes the better. That's how hot it is right now.
I am enjoying my new house though. Having stairs again is another adjustment. Who needs a treadmill when I'm stair climbing fifty million times a day, right?
I've been so busy adjusting to Florida that I haven't had a chance to check it all out yet.
But all in all, I think I'm going to like it. Yes, it's inhumanely hot right now and I can't spend time outside until after 4pm. But fall is just around the corner, right?
There are so many things to do here. I can totally picture myself loving Florida. But I am seriously missing all of my peeps. Cynthia, Pam, Michelle, Jacky, Kerrie, Jan, Roberta...not to mention all of my friends and family in NY and VT that were only a short drive away. You guys are the only thing that keeps pulling me northeast.
I miss you!
Come visit me!
♫I'll take you to Universal! ♪
It's an emergency!
♥ Jurney Eve