So over on Wife of a Sailor, Wife posts questions for other bloggers to answer on their own military spouse blogs. (Still with me so far?) And since I put the kids to bed and started a load of laundry, I thought this might be fun to fill out while watching yet another Glee rerun. This week is “Fill in the Blank” (or clozes to my teacher peeps out there!).
1. Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and…
First thought: … he’ll live forever. Reminds me of that early 90s group Arrested Development. I loved them.
Second thought: … he’ll figure out a way to get out of work early and go fishing without me. We were stationed at Fort Gordon the first three years of our marriage and I didn’t think lake and river fishing weren’t the same as ocean fishing.
I have too many memories of going with my dad to Winchell’s Donuts for breakfast and heading to Moss Landing in one of his many beat-up cars to go fishing. I learned to never turn your back on the ocean and marine mammals were responsible for bad fishing days. (I now know, of course, those cute sea otters have nothing to do with it. Duh.)
Also, Augusta weather is sticky and hot and breeds too many icky critters, including a rattlesnake that popped his giant head out from under a rock when my husband was thirty yards away! Needless to say, I encouraged his fishing hobby from the comforts of our apartment, guarded from creepy crawly critters by our kittens.
2. It is amazing what you can accomplish if…
… you write it down. Almost everything I’ve ever done in my life, I wrote as part of a list. Diana Scharf Hunt once said, “Goals are dreams with a deadline.” I’m pretty sure I have an index card in my wallet with goals that I wanted to accomplish before I turned 35, 40, and 50. I still have goals I haven’t met but I’ll get there one day. Confucius said, “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
3. If you can’t stand the heat…
… stay out of all the places we’ve ever been stationed!
Texas? Dry blecch.
Virginia? Base housing and NO utility payments? Ahhhhhh….
We’ve lived in Sacramento for three years and the weather has become so unpredictable. It is the middle of August and I didn’t have to turn on my air conditioner today! This week, the kids needed sweaters at school in the mornings!
4. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to…
… what other wounded warriors have been through and are going through. True, what we went through still renders me speechless but it doesn’t compare to the dozens of injured soldiers and ill veterans we’ve met in the past year and a half. Please continue to pray for Katie & Ben Rye and Cale & Kathleen Darling! Mwaaaaaah!
5. Well behaved women seldom…
… wonder what they’re missing. I WONDER ALL THE TIME. That’s a whole ‘nother blog!