Friday, July 8, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Thanks, Wife of a Sailor!

1.Does your Significant Other read your blog? Why is this a good or a bad thing? submitted by Mrs. Alana’s Miscellany
Sometimes.  I think Joel read it more while he was overseas - it was a good way for him to get insight into what I was feeling and going through while he was gone.  I usually felt reserved while we were on the phone because I didn't want to burden him with the stresses at home.  But this blog, I think, helped him to get a better idea of what I felt about his deployment.

2.What is one item in your house that holds the most sentimental value and why? submitted by The Albrecht Squad
Besides my wedding ring (because it's usually on me).. I would say the manger that Joel made for me several Christmases ago.  When I was young, my dad along with our neighbor, built a manger to hold my mom's nativity scene.  It is something that I've always loved and probably my favorite Christmas decoration that my parent's have.  A few years ago, Joel took some rough measurements without me knowing and completely surprised me when he revealed the manger that he built for me that looks nearly identical to the one my dad built for my mom. 

3.When it comes to water fun in the summer do you prefer the beach, the pool, a lake, or the sprinklers? submitted by The Turvo Times
I love the water, so it's a toss-up between the pool and the lake.  I love lounging by the pool and doing laps, but I also love boating.... haven't been in the water much, though.

4.What is the one special thing that you do for yourself to get you through the first week of a deployment/separation? submitted by A Creed and a Psalm
I try to stay busy so that I'm distracted.  Last time, I spent the first day at my parents and then had playdates and activities with friends planned throughout the week.  I think the first month and the last month are the hardest.

5.What is your biggest guilty pleasure website? submitted by Christine’s Little Blog
I'm going to pick two.  I just love anything beauty-related.  So, I have two beauty blogs that I visit several times a day:
I love Karen at Makeup and Beauty Blog.  She's so funny and has a good balance of providing great product information with entertainment.  Hers is the first blog I ever read, and for the last couple years, I've been an active follower.  She's also great about replying to comments, which I really appreciate!
I also really enjoy Christiana's beauty blog - Temptalia.  She has tons of posts a day - great swatches and product reviews.  She's really straight-forward and I trust her opinion.

Happy Friday, everyone!

1 comment:

Ashleigh Westbrook Seibert said...

My hubby is currently deployed and I think like your Husband, he turns to my blog to get my "true" feelings. I don't want to stress him out if I am stressed out back home. I want him to worry about staying safe and coming home to me, not about this small stuff at here with me.