I’ve got some major news to share–I’m getting married!
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Chris and I both took the 30th and 31st off to burn up vacation days, and yesterday we headed out to Wekiwa Springs park for some canoeing, hiking, and eating (of course). The proposal happened on a picnic blanket in the middle of a state park that is home to uncountable legions of gators, wading birds, mosquitoes, giant crickets and turtles after an hour of medium intensity rowing and a BFL-approved chicken quesadilla lunch. It was followed by another hour of rowing against the current and a 1.5 hour hike and run through the 5.3 mile long Volksmarch trail.
It wasn’t super mushy, but you could say that it was just my style.
Alas, Chris wasn’t in Dread Pirate Roberts regalia, but I said yes anyway.
We finished off the day with some seafood and frou frou tropical drinks at Bahama Breeze using my blood donation gift certificates, LOL.
Oh, and I did 30 minutes of YF cardio that morning, too.
This morning I hit the gym for back/bi/ab work with the trainer and 20 minutes of bike sprints. I also drove out to a local jewelry store to pick out a new setting for my ring. It’s a simple solitaire with a yellow gold band that belonged to C’s maternal grandmother that’s at least a size 7 and absurdly loose on my finger. Rita the saleslady kept trying to show me a bunch of girly-girl, bling-heavy settings, but I found a very nifty Art Deco-inspired white gold setting I liked waaaaaaay better, though I sort of cringed and thought, “OMG, this costs as much as a tricked out new laptop computer with an nVidia 7800 256 MB graphics card!” when I saw the price.
I’ll just have to save money by making my own dress for under $200, because, as with kitchen appliances like popcorn poppers and deep fryers, a wedding dress is what my kitchen idol Alton Brown calls a uni-tasker. No uni-tasker item should ever cost $1000 or more, especially a single-use uni-tasker!
Okay, I’m going to get some shoulder work done before dinner with my parents tonight.
Maybe my father will actually come and have dinner with us at our house now that we aren’t just living in sin anymore. ROFLMAO!