I know it has only been one month, but I can honestly say, I do not miss Florida at all. However, I greatly miss my family and friends, and I especially miss my older kiddos who felt they were too cool to come with us (insert winky face). On occasion, I will see a picture of the beaches posted online and I'll feel nostalgic, but let's be realistic... bathing suit days are gone for this gal.
Also, I am still trying to get used to not having the varieties of EVERYTHING within an arm's reach. I hated Walmart and every other corporate chain whatever; but I won't lie, I'm having corporate chain withdraws. I do not doubt that I will get through this (I have no choice) and carry a more simplistic life with me when I return to the U.S., but some whining will take place before reaching that point.
I am amazed at the reduction in waste we go through here. In Florida, we had a huge green trashcan to fill up, and it was emptied twice a week. We didn't necessarily fill that thing up all the time, though apparently, our society has so much waste the trucks have to come through twice a week... I suppose, just in case.
Here we have a metal box that we share with neighbors, and it is emptied once a week. Even with sharing, we never have that thing full.
|Can you guess which one is from back home? |
|Most houses just have the basket like the one seen here.|
While we are still adjusting to our new lives, we will just continue to bask in the beauty that surrounds us.
|Lovely scenery on a clear day!|