Friday, March 25, 2011

Milspouse Friday Fill-In #35 + MilSpouse Weekly Roundup #29

This is the first Friday that I haven't looked forward to, because it means the end of my spring break.  That being said, head over to Wifey's to get in on this action!

1.  What is your must have gadget?  submitted by Flying High With My Flyboy  I have too many to choose from!  I love my iPad (1st gen), my Mac Book Pro, my BlackBerry, Apple TV, etc.  Aside from the BB, we're slowly becoming an Apple-dominated household.  I am never without my BlackBerry though, so I guess it makes it my #1 gadget.

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  I don't think I ever thought too much about what my life would be like as an adult.  I did see myself as being a teacher, so that's right on the mark.  I probably saw myself as a homeowner with a family by this point, and I haven't hit either of those milestones.  The rest of it is all new to me - second husband, living in Colorado, joining the military, etc.

3.  What is your favorite chocolate recipe?  submitted by Our First Deployment  I'm leaning towards Magic Cookie Bars!  Just enough chocolate to make it super yummy without being too sweet!  Yum!  It's been a while since I've baked with chocolate, but I own a double boiler for that reason alone!

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4.  How do you deal with military life when it gets to be too much or too hard?  submitted by Combat Boots And Pointe Shoes  You just do, bottom line.  I don't think I've ever hit a "too much" or "too hard" point.  It is what it is.  I have my own life to manage, and I think when DH is doing the military thing, it's easy by our standards.  It's worse to have him not involved with the military life, trust me.  I could go on about that for DAYS!

5.  What piece of advice would you give a new Military spouse facing their first deployment?  submitted by The Albrecht Squad  Don't move home - don't get in that habit.  Stay there, stay strong, and build some independence.  Develop your own, new support system and circle of friends.  Establish goals for the deployment, whether they be educational, vocational, physical/fitness, or personal.  Focus on yourself, and your own personal development.  Volunteer with a favorite charity or with your FRG.  Give the FRG a chance!  What you get out of it is what you put into it.  Remember that your spouse is probably excited about this deployment - don't rob them of those feelings.  It's like a teacher who never gets into their own classroom - that's what soldiers/sailors/marines/airmen/coasties do.  This is what they've been preparing for, this is the whole purpose of their job.  Support them and use this as your time to grow as well.

Head on over Beckie @ Turn for the Nurse to join in on this week's roundup as well!


Casey said...

Mmmmm those bars look delish!! I'm a new follower from the Fill-In...your blog is super cute! I love the layout!

Casey @ We Took The Road Less Traveled

Erin said...

Thanks, they're amazing!! I actually started following you the other day too! :) Thanks for the layout love, it's new!