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I'm a twenty-nine year old Army wife currently living near a large Army post. I have an unhealthy obsession with Dr. Pepper, the Internet, cloth diapers, and ridiculous TV shows. I'm a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters, AJ and Amelia. We also have a 6 year old beagle named Abby who is as dumb as a box of rocks.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Hey there!

Welcome back to another round of The Wifey's MilSpouse Friday Fill-In! If you haven't joined in yet, you should! It's super fun and also pretty easy, just copy the questions and answer them as best you can! Make sure to head on over to Wife of a Sailor on Friday morning to link up. If you have more questions, all the information is posted on her blog!

1. Do you set goals for yourself during deployment? What are some of them? (from Military Mommy)
I'm going to be completely honest here. Last deployment, no. I did not set any solid goals for myself. I had some vague goals that I wanted to accomplish (i.e. lose weight), but I didn't specify anything. I was really focused mostly on surviving. This laxidasical attitude obviously didn't really work since I did not particularly want my goals to include drinking lots of vodka and crying a lot.

Little did I know that setting goals probably would have made survival much easier. Eh, we live and we learn, right? Next deployment I'm definitely setting goals and I'm sharing them with all of you so you can hold me accountable!

2. What would you say to someone dating a military guy or gal? (from Mothering Off the Cuff)

My advice would really depend on the situation. Advice for a navigating a deployment would be much different than if the military member were, say, at BCT. However, my main piece of advice that wouldn't change would be this: "be flexible." That's not to say that you should let everything slide. Obviously there comes a time when you need to remain firm to your standards and hold the other person accountable, but understand that a lot of the time when the military member can't call or visit when they said they would, it is not their fault. The exception, however, is if the military member is a scum bag and really just isn't calling because they are playing you. I read something on someone's blog recently that really rang true. For the most part (with a few exceptions) he (or she) will find a way to call if he (or she) really wants to talk to you.

3. If you have children, how do you prepare them to move to a new place? (from The Random Ramblings of A Household 6)

We have not had to deal with this one yet. AJ was too little for our first move to really know the difference.

4. Name one hobby that gets you through alone time. (from My Sailor's Mistress)

I really enjoy reading. I also watch a lot of TV, but that's not so much a hobby as an addiction. Oh, and there's the obvious....the Interwebs.

5. What's the one food you don't ever get tired of? (from That Army Wife Life)

Wow... I am not sure there is anything that I wouldn't tire of eventually. I kind of go in waves where I eat something a lot and then I won't eat it again for a long time. For example, right now my go-to's are yogurt with granola for breakfast, a bagel sandwich made with sun dried tomato cream cheese, turkey, tomato, lettuce and red onion for lunch. For dinner I could eat Mexican Chicken with Black Bean Salad everyday but I don't because the hubs would probably get upset.


  1. I couldn't help but laugh when you talked about the vodka and the deployment. I have to admit drinking a lot of wine wasn't one of my goals either.

  2. That bagel snadwich sounds delicious! I do the same thing where I eat the same thing, for about 2 weeks, everyday and then don't want to look at it for the next month!

  3. There's no shame is realistic goals like drunkenly crying yourself to sleep at night. Trust me, I speak from experience! :)

  4. Oh man that bagel sandwich for lunch sounds amazing!


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