MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #21

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 the kids are going to bed in a few minutes, I thought it might be fun to fill this out before I watch Harold and Kumar on their crazy Christmas adventure.

1. What is your favorite/most unique anniversary/birthday gift from your spouse?

Last month I told my husband R I didn’t want him to buy me anything for Valentine’s Day. I wanted a homemade Valentine, a real love letter penned by him. Not by Hallmark. Not by Google docs. What I got was the most beautiful love letter in the entire world… and he wrote it with a calligraphy pen! He even decorated the glass bottle it came in.

And no, you can’t read it!

2. What’s your first thought when you see it’s snowing (or what would you say if you don’t live somewhere with snow)?

Not gonna lie, I get excited! I want to make snowballs and throw them but first… I have to find puffy jackets and mismatched mittens! I saw snow for the first time when I was sixteen. I didn’t see snow again until I lived in Augusta, Georgia a decade later.

3. What’s one thing in the past month you would have changed?

I would have cut myself more slack. For a couple of weeks, my diet went down the drain and I skipped the gym more times than I care to quantify. When I finally picked myself up, I started getting migraines and came down with a bad cold. I am finally getting over it but the cough still lingers as does the scars of self-criticism. If this happens again, I hope I can pick myself up without knocking myself down first!

4.What was your favorite thing that happened in February?

Everything that had to do with Valentine’s Day. I loved making cheap yet cute decorations for the house. Some are still up! Okay, I am a teensy bit lazy too. I enjoyed making six dozen cupcakes for the kids’ classes. I didn’t even eat that many. Also, see number 1.

5. What are you looking forward to in March?

This princess

turns seven! I look forward to buying R’s plane ticket for his next trip out here in April. We are also planning to surprise the kids with a trip to the happiest place on earth (which, surprisingly, is NOT the shoe section of Nordstrom). Two years ago before R’s accident we told the kids we were taking them to see the King Tut exhibit in San Francisco and they were pretty stoked. I’m thinking about waiting until the kids go to sleep then driving down there in the middle of the night so they can wake up at D-land!


So I am watching the third Harold and Kumar movie and while this movie is wrong on so many levels, I would be lying through my teeth if I said I wasn’t cracking up right now. It is not a movie I recommend to anyone unless you have a very immature specific sense of humor.

Gah! Since I have been uder the weather this week, I will not be able to do the 5K on Saturday. I’m pretty bummed and would push myself if it was just the sniffles but my coughs (TMI alert!) are still producing nasty stuff. Next one is on Mother’s Day and I will beat my first 5K time!

Speaking of illness, R has come down with the same symptoms.

“Isn’t that weird?” he asked.

“Why would it be weird?”

He replied, “Uh… we don’t live together? We live on opposite coasts!”

I laughed. “It’s because we’re so connected!”

One thought on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #21

  1. That is so sweet that he wrote you a love letter! I got a pretty awesome valentine’s day gift too! Homemade by my husband.

    Stopping by from MilSpouse Friday Fill-in

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