Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Fill in 2/18

Its been a crazy week, first off, Paul is in this "field" thing right now.  He works from about 9am until almost 8pm every night for about a month and a half now.  This week, since they had worked out that everyone was supposed to get a four day (just in random order), he has been "off" since Wednesday.  I put off in quotations because he's been working.  Wednesday, he had to go into work twice.  Thursday he had to go into work twice.  Both times interrupting our plans for the day.  Yesterday, he had to leave me at Walmart so that he could rush into work.  Only to find out that he wasn't really needed.  So yeah, I've been a little annoyed at the whole thing.  It is the army though, so its just one of those things, sigh....

Okay, so I'm going to take my mind off of all this, and do the Friday fill in 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

There are many great blogs out would be really hard to choose just one.  However, I can tell ya one that I've recently come across that I really enjoy reading.  But I follow probably about 100 blogs that I read consistently.  This is just a newer one that I've added to my blogroll!  The Annoyed Army WifeShe's funny, she's witty, and she's very entertaining to read.  If you haven't checked her out yet, go!  =)

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

Perks, what are you talking about..there are no perks, this is madness....okay,okay... I'll admit there are a FEW perks, but they NEVER outweigh the downsides to my husband being gone!  I would definitely say that its cheaper around here, we don't have an extra person eating, I get a discount on insurance, I don't have a cell phone of his to pay, we also don't have to pay for his gas.  Then there is the cleaning bathroom doesn't get as dirty, my laundry pile isn't so big, I don't have to wait for him to get to something, I have to rely on myself (that's a good and a bad thing, lol.)  I am also more independent when he's gone, I get out of the house more, and do more things because of it being a little cheaper around here, and the fact that he can't tell me he doesn't want to go, lol.  Yeah there are perks, but they don't ever come close to outweighing the perks when he IS here!

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

Our situation is different.  We met online, talked for a good two months before we even met...started dating when we met, September 2001, I found out I was pregnant, we got married December 2001.
Basically just three months between dating and marrying.  No engagement here.

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

Paul would be in computers, just like he is now.  It may not have started out that way, but it would have ended up like that.  He loves his job, his networking and all, and he would do it on the outside as well.

5.If you could talk to the Secretary of Army 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

I have no idea?!  Probably I would ask for more time with my soldier.  2 weeks during a 12-15 month deployment is NOT enough...make it three please!  Oh and these mini vacations that they can take through the year that they are home...they just don't give them enough time to be home, to spend with their families.  Its disappointing, but it is what it is.  I would love more time, but I chose this life with him, and I'm willing to deal with it for him.

The end!  =)


  1. I love reading these Stephanie.... =) I am starting to get addicted to blogs with you!

  2. I'm so glad that you enjoy these! Maybe you should start a blog Cyn!


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