Friday, August 13, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

 Since this is a military family sort of blog, and I follow a lot of military spouse blogs (as you can see on the right side of my page), I thought I'd join in on the MilSpouse Friday Fill-In.  It will probably be sporadically, but I thought it would be a great way to connect to other military spouses.

1. What is ONE thing you’d like civilians to understand about being a military family? 
I'm still new so there's a lot I'd like to understand about being a military family.  But one thing I'd like them to know is that it is more than just hard to have your spouse gone for months at a time.  It is depressing, lonely, chaotic and frustrating.  I may not have had to live through a deployment yet, but being apart six months while he was in training was pretty brutal.  And it will be worse next time because I'm not surrounded by family and lifelong friends.  I think sometimes people outside the military don't understand how very trying time apart can be, not only for the service member, but for the people left behind. 

2. What is your favorite mistake?
Honestly?  I can't think of anything for this.  Okay, so obviously I've made mistakes in my life.  But I'm such a planner and basically the opposite of a risk taker that none of those mistakes were big ones.  And if they were, they probably weren't ones I'm proud of.  
3. What indulgence could you give up for a year? 
One indulgence I wish I could give up for a year is ice cream.  I say wish because I know this could never happen.  I love ice cream like many people love air.  It's pretty much a necessity.  But my figure would probably appreciate a respite.
4. If you could be a winged animal, what would you be? 
If I could be a winged animal, I would be a dragon.  Okay, so maybe they aren't real.  But I'm pretty much a closet fantasy nerd so dragons are super cool to me.  And who wouldn't want to breathe fire every once in a while?  Michael would have no excuse not to know when I'm mad.
5. What is one question you’d like to see asked in a future MFF?
I just started doing Friday Fill-In so I'm not sure what questions have been asked before.  One question I would like to see asked is what was your favorite base and why.  I think this is a common question, but when thought is actually put into it, I think it's a great one.


  1. I'm the same way with #3. There are things I wish I could give up, but I know I never will...

  2. Chocolate is another one of those things I could NEVER give up :)

    And dragons are where it's at.

  3. I can totally understand your #2. Sasquatch says I think way too much about even the simplest things, and sometimes I just gotta let loose. I'm learning. Hehe.

    And ICE CREAM!! my best, worst friend. or one of em anyway. ;)

  4. I could definitely never give up ice cream!

    Thanks for joining... hope to see you again next week!

  5. Maybe we should start an ice cream eater anonymous. :)

  6. we can't keep ice cream in the house because hubby will eat it all in one sitting......i'm no fun (according to him) and don't over indulge in food very often anymore lol

    and #1 is true but after a while you will find friends that understand......your military friends become like family rather quickly especially if y'all do a deployment together.........we have friends from our first duty station and we can go years without seeing them but they are always there for us :)

  7. Great answers. Yes, being a military wife can be very lonely. But worth it. cream. Love it.

  8. OMG ice cream! Mmmmm. You just made me want some, LOL! Guess I'll be hitting up the commissary tomorrow, LOL!

    Thanks for stopping by today!