MilSpouse (First) Friday Fill-In #78

Happy New Year! Let’s get it right started with the first fill-in of 2013, then I’m off to bake challah.

What’s one thing in the past month you would have changed?

I would have packed earlier for our trip to visit family during winter leave. Running around trying to get everything ready in the morning before a car ride with protesting felines turns me into Grumpy McRageface.

What was your favorite thing that happened in December? 

Getting to spend over a week visiting our families was fabulous. The fact that our nephew is old enough to ask his aunt to play airplanes and DUPLO with him is a charming bonus, and my bookworm heart goes pitter-pat when he asks me to read him a story (the same one four times in a row, but who’s counting?).

What are you looking forward to in January?

This is the first January in two years that Sampson is not heading out on deployment or a pre-deployment exercise. Can one look forward to a negative? Because I am definitely looking forward to my husband not leaving.

What did you do for New Year’s Eve?

Sampson had the duty phone shackled to his side, so we had a good excuse to stay at home, make macaroni & goat cheese, watch Star Trek, and read in bed until midnight. We probably would have done that even were he not on duty, as we are [not-so-]secretly hobbit-like homebodies.

What are your hopes and wishes for 2013?

Most of my current hoping and wishing is tied up in prayers for a smooth transition to Sampson’s next duty station. We have a PCS coming up in less than two months, so I know the stress is going to ramp up in the coming weeks. My hope is that the looming period of upheaval will pass quickly so we can start the more enjoyable process of imposing order upon chaos and settling into our new home.


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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