Friday, April 22, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #38 + MilSpouse Weekly Roundup #23

1.  How many pets do you have?  And what type?  submitted by Life and Times of a Displaced Jersey Girl  None.  When DH and I moved into our first apartment back in December of '05, we weren't allowed to have pets.  He went off to Korea, Bragg, and then Afghanistan.  Our home in North Carolina didn't allow pets either.  Fast forward to our Colorado home, which allows pets, but with a deposit.  We're not really in the position to be feeding and properly caring for any animals right now, so we still don't have a pet.  DH would love to have a dog eventually, but for the time being we're pet-free.  I grew up with cats and rodents, and I enjoy having animals, but I don't miss the pet hair aspect of it.  We're also not home enough to give a dog the proper attention that it requires.  I know a lot of people who think they couldn't make it through a deployment without that furry, warm body beside them, but I appreciate the fact that I can come and go as I please, and nothing's depending on me for survival. 

2.  What are your favorite projects to do while hubby is away?  submitted by my-inspired-nest  Go dancing!  I know that's not a craft or a house project, but I do enjoy it!  I didn't focus much on my fitness when he was in Afghanistan, so I can't say that personal fitness goals are my fave.  I really enjoyed volunteering with the FRG and participating in my local HOG chapter and the PGR when he was away.  Since he's been home, I haven't been as involved, and that saddens me.

3.  What are the must-haves in your deployment care packages?  submitted by Christine’s Little Blog  DH always craved Honey Buns while he was in Afghanistan, so I would send him tons of those!

4.  If you could star in any TV show, which would it be?  submitted by Just a Girl  The Amazing Race, although I think DH and I would bicker and bitch our way through the experience.

5.  What was the biggest hurdle that you faced during your/your significant other’s first deployment?  submitted by The Pavlik Perspective  Honestly, nothing.  Like I've said before, I really think I thrive during deployments/separation.  The only challenge I had was figuring out how to handle vehicle maintenance while he was away, like trying to assess the issue and changing batteries on my own.  Wait, I take it back.  I think painting the house in North Carolina was the biggest hurdle - I definitely wished DH was back home then!

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Erin said...

Thank you Kayla!!

Noelle said...

ohhh, Bathroom makeover 101, anyone? :) Don't forget hanging that massive iron structure thing that holds all of your WS pots & pans. Gotta love how it was put on upside down the first time :) hehehehe, good times, good times indeed!