It’s Milspouse Friday Fill-In again, so head on over to Wife of a Sailor if you’re a milspouse (or girlfriend) and want to link up! And thanks to Wife of a Sailor for hosting again!
1. What is your favorite MilSpouse blog (not including Wife of a Sailor who we all love, or your own)? submitted by Our Crazy Life (Wifey note: whaaaat? You can’t say my blog? No fun! LOL, just kidding)
Oooh, what a tough question! I read so many milspouse blogs!! Instead of favorites, let’s go with the ones I’ve been reading the longest, which (aside from Wife of a Sailor) are probably To The Nth, Marrying the Navy, and Our Navy Nest. For more favorites, look here.
2. What are your favorite perks about your s/o being deployed (we all know there are perks)? submitted by Ramblings of a Marine Wife
I can eat cereal for dinner! No one cares if I wake up at 5 and go to sleep at 8 and I take myself out to lunch once a week at Panera And no one complains if there’s dishes in the sink (although there usually aren’t because I just wash the bowl after I use it).
3. How long did you date your before getting engaged? Married? submitted by Utterly Chaotic
Umm. We started dating the week before Valentine’s Day 2008 and we got engaged/married August 2009… so that makes 18 months and 5 days of dating before getting engaged. And 18 months and a week of dating before getting married
4. What do you think your would do if s/he wasn’t in the military? submitted by Adventures of M-Squared
He would be doing the same job he does now, just as a civilian instead of a Sailor.
5. If you could talk to the Secretary of (fill in your appropriate branch) what is one suggestion you would like to bring to their attention in order to improve the lives of military families? submitted by My Life as His (Air Force) Wife
Hmm. I think I would suggest that they work to make bases more stable and not force people to PCS every few years. We actually are fairly stable right now (Chris could spend his whole 20 years in GA if he stayed enlisted), but it seems like the number one problem I hear about and the biggest hurdle we’re trying to deal with if Chris goes officer. It’s going to be hard to hold down a job in my field if we have to PCS every 2-3 years.