Friday, February 18, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Before I get to the meat of this post just wanted to let ya'll know that it looks like we'll be moving back into our house this weekend! They're working on the drywall today and doing the texturing and painting tomorow. Although it could be awhile until everything is back to normal, at least we'll be back in our own place with our own stuff (at least the stuff not damaged).

Also... the saga continues: I'm sick with something. I just can't catch a break. LOL

And now, moving on:

If you'd like to join, head on over to Wife Of A Sailor, answer the questions and link up!

This week:

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

Hmm... there are several I read so here's a list of a few of my favs:
Many Waters: I had the chance to meet this charming lady over the holidays. Though she's Navy we have stuff in common, and some good recipies.
John & Emily Alley: I consider this a military spouse blog. Found her blog from a friend who's husband had been friends with this girl's husband. This brave woman lost her husband to a tragic accident shortly after marriage and learning they were pregnant. It is good to see her faith, hope, and raising of her son.
Viaggio: A recent find. This girl got the luck of the draw and is stationed at our dream base, Aviano. She just got there and it's fun to see the early experiences of living overseas.
Household 6 Diva: talk about super mil spouse. This woman is great and I love the resources she provides.
2. What are your favorite perks about your s/o being deployed (we all know there are perks)? submitted by Ramblings of a Marine Wife

Again, husband hasn't been deployed, but when he's been on TDY I guess the perks have been the easier cleaning, watching what I want without the peanut gallery, and possibly doing things my own way without another person's opinion.

3. How long did you date your before getting engaged? Married? submitted by Utterly Chaotic

We dated 9 months before getting engaged and then were married 2 months later.

4. What do you think your would do if s/he wasn’t in the military? submitted by Adventures of M-Squared

Not really sure about that. We've chatted and he has mentioned becoming a professor or just working in the computer science or some sort of science field. More schooling would be required for most of that anyway.

5. If you could talk to the Secretary of (fill in your appropriate branch) what is one suggestion you would like to bring to their attention in order to improve the lives of military families? submitted by My Life as His (Air Force) Wife

For Mr. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force... not saying that we're volunteering, but what is with having some guys going on their 3rd or 4th deployment while other guys have never gone? Shouldn't it be more fair? I've known many wives who haven't seen much of their husbands over a 3 year period because they've been gone while there are other people that have never left. There are families really struggling.

Oh, and communication has improved so that's helpful... but I'm sure more can be done.

And one more thing... what's with having our military members on food stamps? If they're willing to die for this country shouldn't they at least have the proper pay to support their family?! I'm just saying...



  1. Aw, thanks for the love! Hope you feel better soon:)

  2. With regard to #4, computer science rocks! Of course, I'm a wee bit biased because that was my field in college. :-)