Thursday, January 13, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #26 + MilSpouse Weekly Roundup #19

Wifey's back on it, yay!

1.  What are you looking forward to most in 2011?  [from Jessica Lynn Writes]  Really, I'm looking forward to increased financial stability, but that's still a crap-shoot.  More so, I'm looking forward to how my foray into the Air Force plays out.  I'm crossing my fingers and hoping everything works out in my favor, and that I don't encounter too many bumps in the road, especially with the enlistment process.  I would hate to get so far and then hit a wall, not that I consider myself too far at this point.

2.  What is something random you do on a boring night when your significant other is away?  [from Lovin Ma Soldier]  DH says I talk to myself.  It's typically a school night when he's not here, and if so, it's business as usual around here.  I try to start going to bed around 2200, and I watch my trashy TV before then, as well as play on my computer.  I try to watch all of the stuff that DH hates, which is the majority of the reality programs I love so much.  I don't do a whole lot.  Back in Fayettenam, I used to go out dancing with Noelle when DH was gone.  I really miss those days - dancing was a lot more convenient when the bar was that close and I had a dance-happy friend to take with me.

3.  What has been your greatest adventure as a MilSpouse?  from Misadventures of An Army Momma  I wish I could say "living in Korea," like Megan Dub-Yuh can, but I didn't get to go along for that ride.  I did get to visit for a week though!  I'd have to say that my greatest adventure has been learning to live independently and all of those little adventures along the way.  I've earned my Master's Degree, become credentialed in three states, driven cross country at least three times, made new friends along the way, and so much more!  I really do love the military lifestyle and I know that's why I thrive.

4.  What is the ugliest fashion trend you ever bought into (I’d like to make fun of you, so can you please provide a picture as well)?  from More Than An Army Wife  That would probably be my chola phase.  I'm from SoCal, you know.  ;)
Totally kidding.  Halloween '09
5.  What was the high point of last month?  Probably spending time with my family in Mexico.  I wish DH could've been there, but he was working at that time.  It was great to see everyone and spend time with my brother before he deployed.
If you need more reading this weekend, check out the MilSpouse Weekly Roundup for a selection of blogger-selected favorite posts for the week!


Mrs. Sergeant said...

OMG! I spit my sweet tea across the room when I saw that picture! You totally could rock that all the time... j/king! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I look forward to getting to know you!

Stacie said...

Oh my gosh that picture is AWESOME! I wish I drove cross-country by myself...I get way too bored (although I'm sure it'll happen someday). Thanks for stopping by my blog and I have followed you back and look forward to reading your posts!

Erin said...

Mrs. Sgt, that is a waste of good sweet tea! Control yourself, woman! ;) Can you imagine if I showed up to school like that? Looking forward to reading yours too!

Stacie, you have to make a vacation out of it, that's how I do it! I've done it a couple ways - 2 weeks with long stops with friends along the way, and also in 4 days with a night in Nashville for fun. I also recommend staying in military lodging for safety, financial, and familiarity reasons. Looking forward to reading your blog!

The Peacock's Tale said...

I just found your blog through A Florida girl and her soldier and Friday Fill In! How cute! I am so glad I found it. What an interesting "about me" you have. I like your blog title too. It's super appropriate. I also would like to say I went to visit my husband in Korea last year too for two weeks. Did you hear that people are signing up everywhere to go there... mainly because you can't deploy from there. Also, there is a three year commitment now when you bring your family. I heard that they are running out of command sponsorships and putting people on the wait list. I hope that it becomes an excellent place to live. We were afraid to bring our big pup! Anyway, great picture and cute blog! I look forward to reading more. -Kathryn

Erin said...

Kathryn, I *wish* I could've gone, I really do. There was a huge Korean presence at my high school, which was the demographic of the surrounding area. I was always fascinated by the culture, the dances, etc. If DH ever goes active, that's going to be up there for me! I tend to follow a lot of milspouse bloggers in Korea.

Natalia said...

That photo is amazing, love the top button!