MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #11

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.
~Pope John XXIII

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!)

I was going to feature one question suggested by MFF participants each week, but since you all came up with such great questions last week, I’m going to have to do more than one a week! This week’s questions are:

1. What is a weird/funny superstition that you have? (from A{muse}ing Mommy on a Pink Park Bench)
Oh gosh. I hate to admit this. I am intensely afraid of going into the bathroom in the dark, especially looking in the mirror. I always, ALWAYS have to switch on the light.  I really think this stems from my best friend’s (from elementary school) mom teaching us about “Bloody Mary” in the mirror. She tried to scare us. And she did. Totally. Now, I just refuse to do it.

2. What are your hopes and dreams for the years AFTER the military? After all, we aren’t in it forever! (from Stetsons, Spurs and Stilettos)
Um, that’s a long way off… especially if I go to active duty after Huzzy is done. But, I hope to finish up raising our children and settle somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Specifically Western Washington or Oregon. I hope to get back into horses and do a bunch of traveling… both with the kids (and maybe their kids) and just with Huzzy. Retirement at some point would be nice!

3. Since [this] month is National Apple Month (no really!), I’d probably ask: What is your yummiest apple recipe? (from NH Girl Displaced)
Um, I don’t really have one. So I guess I’m going to have to go with a Betty Crocker recipe for Caramel Apple Crisp. Mmm… I love apple crisp!

4. How long have you gone as a military spouse without talking to your husband/wife during service? (from A Navy Princess and Her Little Sailors)
Probably not as long as some people as we are only staring down our third deployment (in one year). But our first one together last year, we went seven weeks with no email or phone calls. That was over Thanksgiving and Christmas. I got my first phone call and e-mail just two days before the New Year. That was a rough period, especially since I was still in Michigan and really had no one around me that understood what I was going through. I wished I had been near my FRG at that point.

5. I occasionally watch When I was 17… on MTV. So, what was something that was significant about your 17th year of life? (fromAshley Amazing)
Hmm… let’s see. I was in my senior year of high school. It was when I chose my college and was accepted. I was a waitress at Cracker Barrel. I also had to sell my horse (the last of them) because I was going to college and it wasn’t fair for her not to be used/shown/paid attention to while I was in college. That was painful.

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.


22 thoughts on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #11

  1. I have to turn on the bathroom light first too! Im not sure it has anything to do with a specific event, but the light has to be on before I will go!

    Seven weeks is a VERY long time to go without a phone call or an email! Im so sorry, that sucks!

  2. Oh man… I completely forgot about this one: Whenever I walk into the house, I used to have to go check all the closets and bathtubs to make sure nobody was hiding waiting to kill me! I outgrew it though, thankfully. Although sometimes I still find myself walking in and tiptoeing through.

  3. I hate being in a bathroom when the lights go out, some of the bathrooms at my job have their lights on timed sensors, so it freaks me out as well, just not for the same reasons as it does for you.

  4. I remember playing that in a church basement when we were little. Crazy!

    My hubby would love to get a horse again some day. He actually was looking before this deployment and I told him he had to wait till he comes back.

  5. Oh man, Carmel Apple Crisp sounds so delicious! I too hate going to the bathroom in the dark and refuse to look at the mirror as well. Isn’t if funny how the things we hear about when we are 10 stick with us for so long?

  6. I must have been on the older side senior year compared to most people because I was 17 most of my junior year. Having a September birthday would do that, I guess.

    I like apple crisp, too! I should have put that haha.

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  8. Mmmm, apple crisp!! That’s what I put for my fav apple recipe. 🙂 (Also a Betty Crocker one) My two year old only eats the skin on the apples, so I slice the rest and save them, then make a big batch of apple crisp for the family on the weekend.

  9. sounds like some great dreams for retirement…I’m sure you’ll get there! We think about retiring in Western WA as well, but all of our family is in Western NY…so we’ll see…

  10. Oh my gosh! We totally have the same superstition! I did not even read this before I posted! HAHAHAHA! I feel better now though knowing I’m not the only one!

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  12. Mmmm… I love apple crisp! I’ll have to try that recipe this month!

    Saven weeks without contect? Wow. That would be very rough. You are a tough cookie!

  13. WOW!! 7 weeks!!!! Holy Hell Batman!!! That is an extremely long time…ok so I won’t be complaining about lack of communication for a while…maybe ever again. =)

  14. I’m so surpised at the amount of people who are still afraid of Bloody Mary. I am too, so its kind of a relief!

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