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Mil-Spouse Friday Fill-In #33


1. During military separations (whether short or long) how do you keep yourself positive and motivated? submitted by Married/Single Parent

We’ve yet to go through a deployment, but when Knight was gone for BCT/AIT for 7 months, I just maintained a routine and kept busy.  It wasn’t hard… Jet was 4 years old, Songbird was born in the middle of that time frame, and I was teaching full-time!

2. What is your favorite concert you have ever been to? submitted by Young but Not (Completely) Dumb

We’re not regular concert-goers, but one year for Valentine’s Day we bought ourselves tickets to see Dave Matthews in Dallas.  Those guys are seriously talented and we had a blast!

3.  What do you miss most about your “hometown”? submitted by A Florida Girl and Her Soldier

First and foremost, I miss our families. But I also miss Mexican food, Shiner Bock beer, Blue Bell ice cream, HEB grocery stores, and the bluebonnets.  (Hmmm… four of the five on that list have to do with food.  I’m sure there’s some deep, psychological inference that can be made there.)

4.  If you could run in any race, which charity would you choose to support? submitted by Wookie & Co.

Probably St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Watching my children go through “regular” illnesses is hard enough – I can’t imagine going through something like cancer. 

5.  You find out Willy Wonka is your father, what 3 course meal do you INSIST he create in that stick of gum? submitted by A{muse}ing Mommy on a Pink Park Bench

A spinach salad with balsamic viniagrette, a nice, thick, medium-rare ribeye and seared scallops with fried okra and a loaded baked potato, and crème brûlée for dessert…. Even at 8:30 in the morning, it sounds good!!

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MilSpouse Friday Fill-in #32

Today I’m linking up to the MilSpouse Friday Fill-In.   You should, too!

1. Do you or your husband ever wish your husband was in a different branch of the military?

Not really… though we hear the Air Force is fairly cushy.  😉

2. What duty station(s) are on your “No Way, Hell No, Not Going, Have Fun Unaccompanied” list and why? 

I’m a firm believer that a duty station is what you make of it.  I think I could make a home out of a hovel.  That said, I’m pretty done with snow at this point!  One of his options for the next PCS was farther north, and I nixed that one pretty quickly.

3. If you could be one age forever, what age would you choose and why? 

I’ve been known to say that 30 was my favorite birthday.  I knew who I was by that point, and had stopped apologizing for it.  I’m 33 right now, and I’m pretty happy!  Age is just a number.

4. If you were a breakfast cereal, which one would you be?  

Probably something sensible and responsible and traditional, yet loved by many – I’d say Cheerios.  🙂

5. What is your morning beverage of choice and why? 

Coffee is non-negotiable.  Two cups, at least.  I shudder to think of a life without coffee (and so do those around me…).


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MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Link up over at Wife of a Sailor!

This week’s questions are:

1. What is your favorite MilSpouse blog (not including Wife of a Sailor who we all love, or your own)?

I’ve found a TON of helpful information recently at Life Lessons of a Military Wife.  I’m so thankful to have found her!

2. What are your favorite perks about your s/o being deployed (we all know there are perks)?

We haven’t been through an actual deployment yet, but while Knight was at BCT/AIT I loved having the remote to myself and not worrying about making dinner every night!

3. How long did you date your husband before getting engaged? Married?

Knight and I dated for just over 3 years before getting engaged, and we were married three months later.

4. What do you think your husband would do if he wasn’t in the military?

He has an IT degree, so probably something in that field… or continue doing food inspection for the government? 

5. If you could talk to the Secretary of the Army what is one suggestion you would like to bring to their attention in order to improve the lives of military families?  

Make an effort to reach out to MilSpouses while their soldiers are at AIT.  I found it extremely stressful to try to dig up information on my own.

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