March 25, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #35

I'm joining Wife of a Sailor for the Friday Fill-In.

  1. What is your must have gadget? submitted by Flying High With My Flyboy  During this deployment, it is definitely my blackberry.  That is the quickest source to my e-mails and important phone calls.  Not to mention I can keep up with my blog comments on that ;)   I'm not really a big tech person, and after the deployment I won't care about my blackberry as much.  
  2. How does your adulthood compare to what you imagined it would be like when you were a little kid? submitted by L to the Third  It is completely different than what I imagined.  I imagined that I'd be single through much of my twenties, living in a big city, working at a big company.  I thought my life would resemble chick lit.  Instead I was married at 22, I moved to Oklahoma when I got married, I am a stay at home mom with 2 kids, and I'm a military wife.  I never thought I'd where I am, but I am so happy with the path my life has taken.  
  3. What is your favorite chocolate recipe?  submitted by Our First Deployment  I was going to say that I don't have one, but then I remembered that I love the peanut butter cups my mother-in-law makes.  They are super easy.  You melt some chocolate, stir in some chunky peanut butter.  Line a mini-muffin tin with paper wrappers.  Put 2 marshmallows in the bottom of the mini-muffin cups.  Then pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture on top of the marshmallows.  Put them in the fridge.  They are chewy, peanut butter-chocolate goodness!  
  4. How do you deal with military life when it gets to be to much or to hard? submitted by Combat Boots And Pointe Shoes  I have some hard days, but I find talking to my family and friends, sending a heartfelt e-mail to my husband, or praying seems to help.  
  5. What piece of advice would you give a new Military spouse facing their first deployment?  submitted by The Albrecht Squad  Take advantage of this time to do things for you.  Deployments are a great time for personal growth.  You cannot change the fact that he has to go, but you can use that time to learn things/do things that you may put off when he is home. Take a knitting class, find a workout class you enjoy, go back to school, or volunteer somewhere.  Find your independence and embrace it.  You will be surprised how much you change and grow in just one year, and you will be so proud of yourself for all the things  you did all by yourself!  


Christina said...

You know I was thinking of getting an iphone because I have an upgrade I haven't used. I love being able to check my e-mail frequently when my husband is deployed, but like you I would totally ignore it when he got home. Of course my son said I can put my Bible on it so it just might be a good idea.

Like you my life is so different then I imagined but I love it, who would of thought. Being a mommy and volunteering at my kid's school are my favorite things.

Christina said...

I almost forgot. I love your answer to question #5, and I am always amazed at how much things change in a year. Right now I am starting up with the FRG in between volunteering at the kid's school. The FRG is hurting. It seems like we have a lot of young, new wives and many have gone home. I wish they would of stayed. Luckily our leader is awesome.

Pamela said...

Your advice in #5 is excellent and I love your chocolate peanut butter cup recipe.

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