MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #2

So over on Wife of a Sailor (; I still don’t know how to make that blue link appear), Wife posts questions for other bloggers to answer on their own military spouse blogs. (Still with me so far?) And since I can’t sleep, I thought this might be fun to fill out while I’m pretending to watch Chicago on HBO.

Feel free to put on your own blogs and/or comment with your own answers. Have a great weekend!

Monterey, CA, September 1, 2009

1. Have you ever considered joining the military and what do you think of dual military couples?
I considered joining ROTC back in college for about two seconds. Early hours, late nights at clubs, lots of rules,… um, not a good combo for me at the time. Even after we got married, my husband thought it would be a good idea if I joined as an officer. Um, not a good idea at the time. Or. At. All.
If it weren’t hard enough to keep it together with one in the military, it’s exponentially that much harder with two. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to balance deployments and I know couples who choose to deploy together are judged pretty harshly. That decision was probably the hardest they’ve ever had to make.

2. What is your idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon?
Having the husband wake up early with the kids and getting fresh bagels and cream cheese from Panera. Going to the 9 am mass. Getting sent away to the bookstore for some me-time while the hubby and kids grill. Taking turns hogging the TV for Wii games and the latest silly movie. Putting the kids to bed while hubby and I catch up on True Blood. I just realized that the question was “afternoon” not DAY. Ahhh, daydreaming…

3. What do you usually do for the 4th of July holiday?
When he’s home, we definitely grilled the day away. When he isn’t, the kids and I stay home and watch the neighbors light firecrackers in the cul-de-sac.
He won’t be home for the 4th of July this year. In 2007 my husband was supposed to deploy at the end of June but I was pregnant with L and he would leave soon after she was born.
On July 6, 2007, one of his best friends was killed in Iraq. While my husband was not going to relieve him of his duties, they would have been sitting next to each other in the vehicle. He grieves with his coworkers and supports his friend’s family to this day. We will continue to remember his life and service to our country.
On July 8, 2007, L was born.

L, June 21, 2011

4.If they could make an Olympic event JUST for you that you know you’d medal in, what would it be?
I was going to say procrastinating. Or indecision. I don’t know. Let me get back to you.

5. What have you been doing to get yourself bathing suit ready for the summer?
Northern California has had weird weather in the past few months. Random thunderstorms. Rain in the middle of June. Some nights have been freezing! We went swimming in April when we flew out to Virginia Beach. We’ve gone to the pool a handful of times since then. The only two things I’ve done is consciously trying NOT to eat everything in sight and applying sun block. I haven’t even been consistent with those two but eh, oh well.


This post is dedicated to Steven P. Daugherty.

Here is a link to his dedication page created by his mother who I had the great pleasure meeting at the Change of Command ceremony in April 2011. A building at JEB Little Creek has been named in his honor.

Please copy and paste this address in your browser. Thank you.

7 thoughts on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #2

  1. Oh yes! Northern California. I am curious where you are all stationed?! I grew up and went to high school up in Nor Cal. The weather there is extremely weird to say the least! It surely makes it difficult to plan for swimsuit weather, that’s for sure

    • Hubby is stationed over at JEB Little Creek. We bought a house in Sacramento three years ago while the housing market was, what we thought, at the bottom. I was born and raised in Salinas and met my husband in Monterey. My family has lived up here for about a decade and we visited frequently during the summer. The weather sort of freaked out when we moved here, I guess 🙂

  2. Your answer to #4 cracked me up. 🙂

    I didn’t realize you were at Little Creek! That’s not too far from us. I still can’t get used to calling it “JEB,” though — it will no doubt remain “NAB” or “the amphib base” in my mind for a long time.

    • Yep, we lived just outside of gate 5 for three years over on Juno right across the street from the main park. I used to lie to the kids and say, “No, you can’t play at the park. It’s closed.” That is, until they realized they could see the park from the front window and say, “But there are kids out there!” My son went to Hermitage for kindergarten and took the bus every day. Awww… I miss our VA days.

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