Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Fill-In

Happy Friday!  Are you participating in Friday's Military Spouse Fill-in?  If not, the click here and join the partay!!  Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

What is ONE thing you’d like civilians to understand about being a military family?  There is no way that I could list just one thing!   How about a good ole bullet list!  I kind of like them!
  • It is impossible to make plans ahead of time.  Once that dreaded work phone goes off, all plans are put on hold.  We have no clue what lies ahead of us in a month, 2 months, a year, etc.  
  • No dates are set in stone  until it happens.  
  • There is a lot that we cannot tell due to OPSEC (Operation Security).  
  • Watching a movie or tv show about the military doesn't give the 100% picture of our lives.  Just a glimpse, and the majority of the time they give a false impression.  I know I have never been to the base commander's house for tea and sconces.  
  • Base Housing is not free, we actually pay for it. We just do not write a rent check every month.  It comes out of our check, we never see the money. 
  • The phrase, Oh there is our Tax Money at Work.  We pay taxes too!!  THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
2.  What is your favorite mistake?  Wouldn't you like to know.  I am passing on this one!  ;-)

3.  What indulgence could you give up for a year?  Sweet Tea.  I have done it several times before and I have lost weight.  I am about to give it up.  God Bless my Students!! 

4.  If you could be a winged animal, what would you be?  A cardinal!  They are the mascot of my favorite baseball team and they are not hunted (I don't want my husband eating me!).  And a bonus, they are beautiful!

5.  What is one question you’d like to see asked in a future MFF?  How did you vision your future premilitary?

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  1. Haha, I love the comment about movies! When Chris said he was going to miss the dogs, I told him he should take Shecky, because in Crimson Tide the CAPT had his dog on the sub... and we all know that movies are just like real life ;)

  2. Sounds like a good mistake :) Haha!

    I'm in the middle of giving up sweet tea. I've started buying or making my own unsweetened iced tea and adding Splenda. I do miss sweet tea something fierce.

  3. Loved you answer(s) to number one ... So true to all of it :) And I hope your mistake was a good one :) lol

  4. Hey Ashley! Thanks for sharing on my post! I was just talking to a friend and when I told her my husband was deploying again after being home a year and that he'd be gone for 400 days that it wasn't a big deal and that it could be worse... I really just wanted to be like "Are you kidding me!?!" I love your answer to #1 though, and good luck at giving sweet tea up! :)

  5. I agree with your answers for #1! I have never seen an episode of Army Wives, and there's a reason for that. The fake stuff in that show and the adultry I've heard is discussed in the show would piss me off... excuse my language.

  6. Hi there! I found your blog through Friday Fill-in. I totally agree with your answers for #1, I get kinda irritated when people say "Aww, but you get free housing and free medical, so it can't be that bad, can it?" *sigh*

    I think your question for the Fill-ins would be awesome one, =).

    It sounds like that mistake might've been a fun one. Hehe. =)

    Good luck with the sweet tea!

  7. AMEN on your number 1 answers! I've had people tell me that we get everything free so we must be living the good life ::SMH:: Absolutely not.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

  8. I love the no dates are set in stone! Good point! Before he left our family kept asking when he was going. I just said he leaves when he leaves geez! Of course now people are wanting homecoming dates and they have barely been gone two months!

    Good Luck with the sweet tea! I have given up soda but am still working on the tea.

  9. Oh yeah! I totally agree with number one!!! I even have my parents (who have been in the military life for a million years) try to make plans with me for next year. Hello! I can't make plans that far out!! LOL!

    And I do super duper love that we pay our own paychecks. It's pretty awesome. ;-)


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