Friday, September 17, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Hop on over to Wife of a Sailor and join in on the fun!

1.How do you spend your deployment money, do you save, pay off bills or enjoy the extra money while it is there to buy the things you do not normally have? (from Troop Petrie)
We do a little bit of everything.  Joel and I have a goal to become debt-free, so I'm working to get some debts paid off, including my student loan.  (See ya Sallie Mae).  I have a few to-do's on my list that are not in our normal budget, including getting our trees trimmed (done) and getting some rooms painted professionally.  And then there's some fun trips to the mall to get this somewhat skinnier body some new clothes.  The extra money during deployment is definitely nice, but I'd much rather have my hubby home.

2.If you could relive one occasion or moment, what would it be? (from Currently On Land)
My wedding day.  It was just amazing - from beginning to end. 

3.What’s the worst job you ever had and if it was so bad why did you take it? (from Faith and Deploying)
I was a grocery store check-out girl for about 6 months in high school.  It was a new store that eventually had plans to have a Starbuck's inside.  I was hired on for Starbuck's, but worked up front while Starbuck's was being built.  I hated it.  I have so much respect for people who do this job!

4.If you could play any character on TV, who would you be? (from Many Waters)
I'd be Pam on The Office.  That show is hilarious and that particular kind of dysfunction seems like too much fun.

5.If you could become the world’s expert in something, what would it be? (from Army of Two)
I'd be the world's expert landscaper.  Crazy, right?  I love landscaping and have a stack of landscaping books that I could seriously read over and over again.  I watch all the landscaping shows on PBS and love to pop in to Lowe's and other greenhouses just to look at plants and read tags. I know I'm making myself sound totally lame here.  Don't judge me.


Anonymous said...

Hey somebody has to love landscaping right? I would love to know someone who does or even want to be a little more knowledgeable in that area. My yard needs something but I have no real motivation to do anything with it.

Jill Bauer said...

Does PBS show Gardening with Ciscoe in the Midwest? He's a minor PacNW celebrity. You'd either find him adorable or incredibly annoying. I haven't decided how I feel about him.


1. So there is an end to student loans? I thought they were just something that we have for our whole lives?

2.Rock on!

3. Screw retail!

4. The Office has got to be the best show ever! Great character! But interesting though Joel is more of a Dwight than a Jim... HA HA HA

5. Well bring your expert self over to our house and take care of this mess. I hate working in the yard or anything that has to do with it!

Jill said...

Jill - No, I don't believe I've ever seen that show. There are a few PBS show hosts that I find incredibly annoying, including the guy from BBQ University.

CSPURGEON - Joel is kinda Dwight! :) One of my favorite moments is when Jim's dressed up as Dwight and is mimicking him but Dwight takes a while to catch-on. Every once in a while when Joel's going on about one of his hobbies, I just blurt out "Bears. Beets. Battle Star Galatica". I'm funny like that ;) He thinks I'm annoying.

Amber*Renee - This is our first house and I didn't know anything about landscaping until I start digging things up and replanting things I liked. I've pretty much redone everything at our house and have learned so much from making lots of mistakes. If I knew you, I'd come over and do it for you! :)


That's awesome!

Emmy said...

Love the new look of your blog! So cute. I must admit I have a black thumb. We hired landscapers.