MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #43

It’s now June (woot!)… what plans do you have for the summer?

My very favorite summer plans include welcoming my husband home from deployment. We have all kinds of extravagant ideas for things we want to do, ranging from spending a week in a mountain cabin (where it might even get chilly at night; Sampson is more than ready to be done with the heat where he is) to doing as much Civil Air Patrol flying as we can squeeze in. Mostly, I’m looking forward to anything we can do together, whether we’re off on an adventure or merely braving the perils of backyard grilling. Those bees can be vicious when they’re interested in my cocktail.

What is your favorite summer memory as a kid?

Going to the beach with a horde of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and best of all, cousins. For a solid week every August, we would spend all day on the beach, the adults sipping tasty beverages in “the compound” (a couple of big tent/pavilion things staked in the sand with plenty of beach chairs underneath in the shade) and watching all of us kids run around like sandy, salty, wild beasts. I eventually aged into the beverage-sipping category, which made for delightful days of digging my toes in the sand while enjoying a Bloody Mary or three at ten in the morning. Each night, a different couple would take on the dinner prep, and the rest would show up at that rental unit for the evening’s party. It was wonderful.

If wild animals could be made pets without fear of them ever being dangerous, what kind of exotic animal would you want as a pet?

Big kitty! I have serious reservations about the our back yard ecosystem’s ability to support such a large apex predator, alas.

Guess I'll leave this tiger at Disney's Animal Kingdom for the time being.

Is there anything about deployments that you do like? submitted by The Thrifty Military Wife

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it is refreshing not to have to check the flight sked the night before to find out what time we have to drag ass out of bed in the morning.

I’m starting to run out of questions again… so please give me a question you’d like to see (off-the-wall will most likely make it because we seem to have used a lot of the “traditional” ones).

  • Which of your possessions do you wish the movers would break so you’d have an excuse to get rid of it?
  • Blogging plays a growing roll in the media. If you were asked to embed as a blogger with a deployed military unit, would you go? What do you think your blog would be like?
  • What makes a military ball/bash/gala/what-have-you a wonderful evening? What makes you roll your eyes while at such an event?

Are you a military spouse/fiancée/fiancé/girlfriend/boyfriend? Hie thee to LTJG Wifey’s blog, snag the questions, and add yourself to the Mr. Linky for this week’s MilSpouse Friday Fill-In!


10 thoughts on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #43

  1. Oooo, those are some great questions!!! And I hear you on the flight schedule. We’re very lucky right now as Mr. Wookie IS the SchedsO in his squadron. I like having this connection. 🙂

    • Thanks! Now I just have to come up with answers to them so I don’t look like a dolt who can’t answer her own question if Wifey chooses one.

      Sampson was stashed in Skeds while waiting to start up in the RAG. He described it as the “centroid of hatred and discontent” within the squadron. Try as you might, it’s apparently impossible to avoid screwing someone over with the crack-of-still-dark-out brief; it was just a question of who you were going to piss off today.

  2. Those are great questions!! I haven’t had much to say about the Fill-in questions lately, which is why I haven’t been posting them, but I totally have lots to talk about with your suggestions!

    Hope the time flies by until Sampson is home again.

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