1.Do you set goals for yourself during deployment? What are some of them? (from Military Mommy)
I think my goals are probably the same as many others: save money and lose weight!
2.What would you say to someone dating a military guy or gal? (from Mothering Off the Cuff)
I wouldn't say anything, probably, unless advice was asked of me. I might, however, talk to the military guy or gal...I think it's his or her job to prepare their loved ones for patrols, deployments, crazy schedules, etc. I might think that because my husband did a great job of letting me know what I was getting into before we got married and he continues to keep me informed. He's good like that!
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 just did our first move that the kids were old enough to really care. The approach we took was to be honest with them, and future focused, all in a very positive way. We let them know when we'd be moving, what would be happening. They got to pick a toy that drove with us instead of getting packed on the truck. We had a party to say good bye to friends. We got addresses and write letters. And, when they were or are sad about moving, we'd talk about it and let them know it's OK to miss friends or warm weather or whatever they're missing. But, then we talk about things we have now that we didn't have then. They have done well adjusting!
4.Name one hobby that gets you through alone time. (from My Sailor’s Mistress)
I'm not sure if you mean "alone time" as in deployments, alone because our spouses are gone, or time to ourselves, like how do I get it? So, a little on both...
It's been a while since I've been through a deployment. During the last one I sold Passion Parties, which was great for taking up time and I really enjoyed it! However, I'm no longer a consultant. So I'll have to come up with something new this time around. It'll probably revolve around homeschooling and activities with the kids!
And as for taking time for myself, when Scott's gone I do tend to watch more movies and stay up later. Both when he's here and gone, I get massages, monthly. That's my time and usually accompanied with an extra hour or so on my own for drinking chai, reading, walking, whatever!
5.What’s the one food you don’t ever get tired of? (from That Army Wife Life)
Currently, avocado. In fact, for a while that's probably been it! I love avocado in my eggs, on a salad, rolled in sliced meat, mashed in deviled eggs, even just plain....love it!
So, that's what I have to say...go check out what the other spouses have to say! Go on, now...