MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #22


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 surprisingly mellow and the house is half-clean (uh… the downstairs is clean), I thought it might be fun to fill this out before we make a mess with Easter egg dye.

BTW, anyone else having trouble commenting on other blogs? Maybe I am just a techno dinosaur when it comes to this darn iPad. (You’re picturing a tyrannosaurus rex getting down at a rave too, right? No? Just me?)

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

Probably nothing. It’s a fact proven time and time again that when the kids are sick, I put on weight. Seriously. I’m exhausted, my food-filter defenses are down, and I am unable to go to the gym. It would make more sense to eat less but eh. I wouldn’t have realized how my body image has changed even though little has. I put on some pounds during the kids’ three rounds of stomach virus (trust me, it was not pretty) but I noticed I am not beating myself up over it. Brushed myself off, moved on, and tried again. Repeated as necessary.

Wait. I’d take away the pain that the kids went through when they were ill but I’d keep my extra poundage. Self-image is just as important as diet and exercise and it took me this month to realize it.

2. What was your favorite thing that happened in March?

This girl

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turned seven! She is sassy and doesn’t care what you think about her, like a true Texan!

3. Check your phone… who was the last person you called and what is your favorite thing about them?

My husband. “Everything” is my favorite thing about him. Totally sappy, I know. But he’s a geobachelor for another year. Ask me two months after he moves back. I might not even be abe to answer the question.

4. If you were a crayon, what color would you be and why?

I’ve seen this question before on one of those FB quizzes back when almost everyone was filling them out. My answer is the same: white. That way I would frustrate thousands of children all over the world, wondering if I was working on their white paper.

5. What are you looking forward to in April?

My husband is coming home on leave for two weeks. We’re taking the kids to Disneyland again. It will be the second time taking them. The first time was two years ago, right before R was injured. Come to think of it, we will probably be down there on the second “anniversary” of the car accident. We didn’t acknowledge the date last year. It came and went without even knowing. I know many families have a celebration of life on the day something significant like this happened; R has never been one for sentiments especially since he has daily painful reminders of that day. (STILL! Right? He JUST shared this with me a few weeks ago!) When he’s home on leave, when one of us realizes that it is April 23rd, we will probably give each other a knowing glance and be grateful for the moment that we can realize the date together.

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