MilSpouse (First?) Friday Fill-In #69

Happy March! Er, happy middle-to-end-of-March, I suppose. With Sampson getting ready for deployment and then heading over the horizon, I was pretty well slammed for the first part of the month. Since Wifey’s military spouse fill-in only rolls around once a month now, I wanted to make sure I got in on the fun before the April questions went live. Better late than never, right?

What is your favorite/most unique anniversary/birthday gift from your spouse? suggested by Bel at Being a Better Me

Sampson has given me some wonderful gifts throughout the past decade-plus (I can’t believe it’s been almost eleven years since he asked me out). It’s hard to choose just one, so I’ll go with one of the very first. For my seventeenth birthday, the cute boy who had just asked me to prom weeks prior came to a big family birthday party bearing a huge poster with a bow on it.

Even that early in our relationship, he knew how much I loved James Bond, particularly as portrayed by Sean Connery. It said a lot about Sampson that he found such a thoughtful gift rather than defaulting to the teenage-boy standard of flowers or something. The poster still hangs in our bedroom to this day. Some people might think it odd to have 007 spying on our slumber, but I wouldn’t change a thing.

What’s your first thought when you see it’s snowing (or what would you say if you don’t live somewhere with snow?) suggested by Poekitten from Many Waters

My first thought is almost certainly something inane, like, “Ooh, flurries!” After that, my brain starts clamoring for hot chocolate.

What’s one thing in the past month you would have changed?  suggested by Erika from Chambanachik

Not that we had the slightest bit of control over it, but I would have preferred Sampson to get home from a pre-deployment exercise when he was supposed to instead of almost a week late. It was painful to lose that time we were supposed to have together before he left this month.

What was your favorite thing that happened in February? 

Getting all dolled up and going to a 1940s-themed hangar dance at the Military Aviation Museum was a real treat. Sampson and I may not be accomplished swing dancers, but we never turn down an opportunity to spend an evening amongst gorgeously restored warbirds. An unexpected snowstorm made our Valentine’s date all the more magical.

What are you looking forward to in March?

Civil Air Patrol flying! I can’t wait to get back up in the air again.


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 month’s MilSpouse (First) Friday Fill-In!

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