I missed the MilSpouse Fill-In Friday yesterday, because I was busy wrapping up an insane week (literally and figuratively) at school, napping, and heading to the Crystola, a local roadhouse/biker bar up in the mountains. That being said, let’s do this!
1. What is one of the things you always do special when your husband returns from a deployment? submitted by Keep Calm and Soldier On Deep clean the house – that never happens otherwise. Hang all of the banners, decorate, buy a new outfit specifically for the occasion. It’s pretty much all about him – where and what he wants to eat, what he wants to do, etc. We have no pressure to do anything with family, so I just take everything minute by minute.
2. What do you do to help your spouse and/or yourself re-adjust after a deployment or long separation? submitted by Diapers, Dogs and Deployments Same thing as most everyone else – try not to pressure him, try to cater to his needs initially, etc. Readjustment was difficult for us this last time, although I can’t remember specific issues. I thought it was harder than the actual deployment.
3. Are you a crazy coupon clipper (I’m becoming one, so share your secrets with me)? submitted by Married My Airman I’m not crazy, but I’ve cut coupons for years now. My mom cut coupons when I was a kid, so it’s natural for me. I don’t stock up on items I don’t/won’t use, so I only cut coupons for products I actually buy or that I may be interested in trying. A lot of these TV shows are unrealistic, in my mind, and they get people thinking that anyone can do it. The most I’ve ever saved is 25%, but that’s still worth it to me. I’ve gotten a number of items at the commissary for less than a dollar, and a few items totally free, thanks to coupons.
4. What’s your most treasured memory of you and your spouse (not counting your wedding – that’s a given)? submitted by Scrubs, ACUs and One Crazy Ride Probably our first vacation to Yosemite. It was a mere two months after we’d first gotten together, so we were madly in love. The scenery was beautiful and I would love to go back there with him.
5. If you could live anywhere overseas, what would you pick and why? submitted by Little Moments Like This If I’m consider the two of us, I’d probably say retirement in Mexico. DH hasn’t been able to get back there on my family trip in years, and we both love it down there. They have really odd property ownership rules for foreigners, but I could see DH and I spending long days on chaise lounges, enjoying the sun and the amazing food.
I’m a 31 year old Navy sister, Army wife - Air Force wife to a prior service Marine/Soldier, and an Air Force Reservist. I am a happy wife and mother. My husband switched branches and joined me in the Air Force Reserve. We look forward to a future of dual military service!