Thanks Wife of a Sailor. Great questions this week.
1.What is something you wished you’d learned to do earlier in life?
Sew. I learned the basics in 7th grade home economics, but I forgot everything I've learned. I can't hem. I can't sew a button. I can barely thread a needle. I've always lived with someone who can sew for me - my mom, then my best friend in college and now Joel. I have a sewing kit - it's pink and has all the fun essentials, but I don't know what to do with any of it. So, I bring my pink sewing kit to Joel, along with my puppy dog eyes, and he steps-in where my domestic skills lack. Perhaps this should be one of my goals for the deployment...
2.What is your biggest pet peeve with the military?
Oh my gosh. Just one, eh? We have had so many issues with our health insurance. But it's rarely a Tricare problem. It's almost always a problem with someone from the base messing up paperwork, so suddenly we come up as ineligible when time comes to fill an important prescription or see a specialist. I would guess in the last 7 years, we've had at least a dozen problems with the base messing things up. It always happens on Friday afternoon or the weekends, when no one is available to fix their mistakes. So, we have to wait. There doesn't seem to be any accountability when the same people make multiple mistakes. It's so frustrating. I could keep going. Believe me.
3.What tourist attraction near you have you never seen?
In over 20 years of living near Chicago, I've never been to Navy Pier. Honestly, I'd rather spend time on the Magnificent Mile. But I guess, I need to make at least one stop in my lifetime.
4.What are you avoiding doing right now?
Paperwork. We recently moved Grace into her new bedroom - our former office. So all the office stuff is piled in the basement. I need to go through it and organize it, but everyday, I just walk by the piles on the way to the laundry and tell myself I'll start on it tomorrow. I swear the paperwork is growing down there. The piles seem to be getting bigger and bigger.
5.Wine, beer or liquor?
It depends on my mood. But if given the option, I'll always choose a margarita.