MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #8

When we ask advice we are usually looking for an accomplice.

~Charles Varlet de La Grange, Pensées, 1872

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

(please feel free to use this!)

I love learning more about my fellow MilSpouse bloggers. So I created a weekly meme. Each week, I’ll post a list of questions on Thursday (so you can have your blog ready on Friday). Come back here on Friday (like today!) and enter your blog post into Mr. Linky below so others know who else participated and we can all visit other blogs. Please leave a comment too! And please feel free to use the button above!

(Please forgive me if I can’t get to visit everyone’s blogs the next few weeks. I am having a hard time accessing my own blog from the Army Internet!)

1. What is ONE thing you’d like civilians to understand about being a military family?

I would like civilians to understand that we do not get “free” housing and healthcare… it’s all part of the package and if we didn’t get those, we’d get bigger paychecks! ‘Cause military paychecks aren’t much compared to the sacrifice. And along those lines… we pay taxes, too, so using the “my taxes pay for you!” line doesn’t work with me.

And one parting note… your husband taking a week or two business trip where he gets to sleep in a hotel with a view, have maid service and have daily access to a phone/Internet DOES NOT mean you understand how hard deployments are. But thanks for trying to understand.

2. What is your favorite mistake?

That would have to be allowing a strange man I’d met on the Internet come to my house–where I lived alone–in the middle of the night while I was (legally) high on painkillers. Luckily he turned out to be a pretty great guy. Ya know, since I married him and all!

3. What indulgence could you give up for a year?

Soda. I love it and it’d be hard to break, but as long as I had iced tea, I’d be fine. And maybe flavored water every now and then.

4. If you could be a winged animal, what would you be?

I would be a Swallow because I think it’d be tons of fun to dive-bomb unsuspecting people and animals. And people would make a big deal of me arriving at San Juan Capistrano. As a Swallow, I’d also not be the showy bird that everyone wanted to hunt down and then I could (hopefully) hide from hawks. And children with sticks. But then I’d just dive-bomb them, too.

5. What is one question you’d like to see asked in a future MFF?

I’ve come up with a lot of these, so this is your turn! I plan to use some of them in upcoming weeks (though I still have like a year of questions in a folder!

Please don’t forget to add your blog link to Mr. Linky below by clicking on it. But also if you are not participating in MilSpouse Friday Fill-In this week, please do not put your link on there… I will remove it. It is unfair to others who do participate.


32 thoughts on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #8

  1. San Juan Capistrano is my favorite of all the California missions 🙂 I did a report on it in 3rd grade!

  2. Yeah, that’s a pretty big mistake. Luckily, it turned out great! I’ll have to go read the story though. I’m definitely interested to learn how this mistake transpired 🙂

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  4. Ha, I love how almost all of our “mistakes” are related to our husbands 😉 I don’t know, it doesn’t really bother me when people talk about their husbands’ business trips and try to relate. I mean, it’s definitely different, but it still sucks for them and I don’t want to minimize that.

  5. We should also add a little sidenote that while this ‘free’ housing is a nice benefit, maintenance and I are on a first name basis.

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  7. ive seen those birds dive-bomb people!! its the funniest thing watching joggers/runners minding their own business then get attacked by the birds for a half a mile! hahaha … is that mean?

    and i agree with the soda thing but i dont think i could do it completely. i already dont drink coke/pepsi (& other dark sodas) but i do get my “carbonation” kick from ginger ale or sprite – those i don’t think i could give up!

  8. Hi! This is my first time participating in this particular blog hop. I loved the question about the winged fairy…I got to tap into my imagination. Please check out my blog hop as well.

    ♥ SailorWifey

  9. Love the dive-bombing idea, if I hadn’t written my eagle answer already I might have “borrowed” that, lol! I had a similar answer to #1, but figured it’d be pretty well covered by everyone else so I changed it a bit, hehehe. I’m also with Angela Noelle on the business trip thing, except when they say that because of it they know EXACTLY how you feel…sure being apart sucks, but heck no they don’t!

  10. Wow! MFF is growing so much every week! I used to be one of the first to get my link up, now I’m lucky if I’m 20th! lol! Glad it’s taking off! 🙂

  11. I completely agree with #1!

    I get some of my holiday ideas from It’s a fantastic website I found while teaching. They have a holiday for almost every day of the year! In fact, did you know today is National Garage Sale Day? 🙂

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