Friday, August 13, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Hop on over to Wife of a Sailor and see what other military spouses are saying.

1.What is ONE thing you’d like civilians to understand about being a military family?
Much like cops, firefighters and health care workers - holidays, weekends and special occasions aren't an automatic day off.  So many people (even after 10 years of this) don't understand Joel's schedule.  People must assume that the military shuts down so people can have Christmas, birthdays and weekends at home with their families.

2.What is your favorite mistake?
I got into a too serious relationship too fast early-on in college.  For a time, I thought he was "the one" and my heart was broken when I realized he was not.  I learned so much from that relationship - who I was, who I wanted to be and what characteristics I wanted in a husband.  Although I didn't realize it at the time, it was a great experience for me and I appreciate my husband so much more because of it.

3.What indulgence could you give up for a year?
I love lip gloss.  It's an addiction of mine, to be honest.  I could easily go without purchasing another lip gloss for a year and still have more than 3/4 of my "supply" left.

4.If you could be a winged animal, what would you be?
A penguin.  They're adorable and come with a cute little outfit.  I could swim and eat seafood all day.  Well, at least at the zoo.  March of the Penguins taught me a side of penguin life that doesn't look like so much fun.

5.What is one question you’d like to see asked in a future MFF?
What is the oldest thing you own?

6 comments:

Brooke Ashley said...

Awww your idea for a future question made me think of my oldest item and it's my great great grandma's rocking chair that my grandma gave me when I had my first baby :) It's been in our family for years and I plan on giving it to my daughter when she has her first baby :)

Jill said...

Brooke Ashley - That's very sweet!

wifeofasailor.com said...

Oooo... great question! I'll definitely be using it in the future!

CSPURGEON said...

I think my house is the oldest thing I own.... good question.

Jill said...

CSPURGEON - And besides your house?

CSPURGEON said...

That's really hard to say, I think I have some money that dates back a LONG time, problem is, I acquired it overseas and not sure if it is real.