Friday, October 1, 2010
Friday Fill-In #15
It's time! Time for military spouses around the world to answer some questions from Wifey. Are you joining us this week?
Here are my thoughts...
1.What is the silliest get-up you have ever worn outside of a Halloween party? (from To The Nth)
I've been known to wear a lot of rather strange get-ups...just ask anyone who knew me in college! Probably my top two are a scarf that I used to wear as a shirt under jackets or sweaters and the one time I wore a fake velvet nightie to a formal event I went to last minute...it shed the whole time! There may certainly be other concoctions I'm blocking! lol
2.What is something that you gave up in order to live the military lifestyle? (from Pennies from Heaven)
I'd like to preface this answer with this: Every decision we make sacrifices something. The military life awards some things that other decisions I could have made wouldn't have given me. So, although I've "given up" something, I've gained too...hopefully all of you recognize that in your lives as well.
Now, for my answer...
I've given up living near family (for now). There are many times when I hear a friend say that Grandma watched the kids for the weekend and I'm jealous of that closeness. But, I think I'm pretty close to our families in the ways that count. We talk often, write emails, send cards and pictures. All my parents read my blog to keep up with the kids. So, we don't live near them, but we do try to remain close to them. And someday we might live closer again...time will tell!
3.If money wasn’t a factor and you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? And why? (from Life and Times of a Displaced Jersey Girl)
I've always wanted to go to Australia. I'd also love to go visit Mary in Germany, but don't know that that'll happen unless they stay there for a while...a long while! I'm also totally psyched to go back to Disney World sometime in the future!
4.If you were going to join the military, what branch would you join? Or which MOS/rating would you choose? (from And You Never Did Think)
I think I'd probably join the Air Force. I don't know much about it, but my husband is a submariner and I don't know too many rates for women in the Navy. And I know I don't want to be front lines...so Air Force it is, I guess! You'd think my answer would be more educated, wouldn't you?
5.What is your favorite thing to make for dinner? (from Armendinger Party of 4)
Nothing. I currently enjoy making nothing for dinner. In fact, I'm pretty sure the kids and I will be eating healthy but simple when Scott leaves. I made meatballs last night...balls of meat...and not a single child ate them. And I see no reason in trying so hard when they're currently surviving on fruits, select veggies, and eggs. Why should I go out of my way to try to be creative to get them more real meats and side dishes? Maybe when I read others answers I'll find some inspiration, because I really do like to cook and bake...I'm just feeling discouraged by my monkeys.
OK, on that note...let's go read what everyone else has to say...