MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #47

Happy July, everyone! Boy, was I ever happy to flip the calendar page this morning. Here’s hoping July holds much happier things in store than the end of June did.

Have you (spouse) ever considered joining the military and what do you think of dual military couples? submitted by Project Army Wife

I’ve thought about it in the past. Had I attended my hometown high school instead of a magnet school, I might have gotten involved with NJROTC and perhaps pursued ROTC in college. More recently, I went so far as to research all the medical waivers I would need in order even to be considered. One of them would require me to have surgery, wait at least six months to make sure I was fully healed with no deleterious effects, and then attempt to get the waiver approved. There are one or two other issues that might also require waivers, so I would not be a fabulous candidate for a commission on the physical side, at least.

CAP Command PatchIt’s all right, though: I’m happy to keep my service on the civilian side with Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary. Volunteering with CAP gives me the opportunity to do good things for the community while remaining flexible enough to roll with the punches of Sampson’s military obligations. Plus, I look dead sexy in a flight suit.

Dual military couples have my respect and admiration; theirs is a difficult path, especially when both husband and wife are Active Duty. My personal speculation would be that such a marriage would be easier if at least one spouse planned to get out of the military (or at least go Reserve) shortly after the initial commitment. Two people who wanted to stay Active Duty for the full twenty years would almost certainly wind up geographically separated for the majority of those decades, even when they aren’t deployed. I’m sure determined people could make it work, but I know it wouldn’t be for us.

What is your idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon? submitted by A Few of My Favorite Things

Snuggly Kittens

I think Vera and Valentine have the right idea.

What do you usually do for the 4th of July holiday? submitted by Anchor’s Away

I give voice to my patriotism and joy in the United States of America by indulging in socially acceptable pyromania. Delicious grilled food is a bonus.

If they could make an Olympic event JUST for you that you know you’d medal in, what would it be? submitted by Pants are Confusing

Impressing Retired Folks with my Rapid Competence in New Electronic Devices. I’d be a shoo-in, never mind the Russian judge.

What have you been doing to get yourself bathing suit ready for the summer? submitted by Not Just an Army Wife

Not a thing. I bought my first new bathing suit in years last summer and, what with one thing and another, never wound up wearing it. I tried it on this spring and found it still fit as nicely as I remembered, so I reckon I’m good to go if I actually make it to the beach this summer.


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!

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13 thoughts on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #47

  1. sespi says:

    We’ll teach you the Russian word for bribe and you’ll be good to go 😉 Thanks for the gratuitous kitty picture… they definitely have the right idea!

    • Ha! I’m sure stocking up on vodka wouldn’t hurt, either. 😉

      As for the picture, you’re quite welcome. I’ll take any excuse to show off my wacky cats.

    • Thanks! Sometimes I think mine are too smart for their own good, but then I see them come down with an acute case of The Dumb and go skidding off tables and crashing into walls. It’s a conundrum.

  2. I was brought in when commenting entered ‘vodka’ and ‘kitties.’ Do you guys know me or what?

    ToTheNth, how’s the brewing? Tangent: I’m going to try tackling that bread today. If I get off my keister and get moving…

    And I still have a secret wish that our little dog will turn out to be cat friendly. I can’t give up on a rescue kitten just yet!

    • This post and its comments were clearly designed with you in mind. 😉

      The brewing has yet to move from theory into practice; there has just been too much going on. At this point, it’ll probably have to wait until after Sampson makes his triumphant return, but that’s not too much longer to wait. (Woohoo!) I can’t wait to hear how your bread turns out; so many delicious things can be made from grain…

      I bet your sweet pup would love a feline companion. Fear not — most cats have a way of keeping even big bruisers in line with a well-timed swat. Cats know that they’re the true bosses of the household.

    • Ha ha! Well, you’ll note that I’m not offering photographic evidence for the judgment of the public, but I think I look pretty good. It could, of course, just be the onset of aviation-induced ego. 😉

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