Friday, December 10, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #24

Trying this out! We'll see if I can figure out the linky thingie. Regardless it's from Wife of a Sailor and I'm giving it a shot.

1. What do you see your life like in 10 years?
Ideally the hubs will be retired (or not, I don't care either way but at that point he'll be over the 20 year mark so being retired is a definite possibility) and I will be working as a psychologist. Hopefully I'll be done with my PhD by then...well hopefully I'll be done a lot sooner than that but hey I do have two small kids. My kids, gulp, will be in middle school and high school so I imagine that they'll keep me busy as well. 

What do you like most about your job?
That I get to spend every day with the two most handsome little men I've ever had the honor of knowing. While I do miss working outside the house sometimes being able to stay home and raise my boys is the biggest gift. They're hilarious and so much fun! 

What are three things you do every day, no matter what day it is?
Well the first things that come to mind all have to do with the kiddos but occasionally one will be with grandparents or the hubs will take over kid-care for a day so that's out. 
1. Brush my teeth
2. Drink water
3. Breathe

What would you do with an extra five hours in your day today?
Maybe it's pathetic but today for sure I'd sleep. Insomnia has been hitting hard lately especially with the news about the move (and I'm already a crap sleeper so yeah). 

What is your favorite Christmas (or whichever holiday  you celebrate) cookie recipe (please share!)?
Tough! There are so many delicious cookies out there :) There are these spoon cookies that I made for a cookie exchange last year and again this year that are just fabulous. My absolute favorite are these refrigerator cookies that my grandma used to make, very simple but so delicious. They're not strictly Christmas cookies but she used to make them especially around the holidays. 

2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
1 cup butter 
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3 teaspoons vanilla
3-1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add the rest of the dry ingredients, mix well. Divide it in half and roll into logs. Wrap the logs in wax paper, twist the ends shut, and refrigerate at least overnight. 

Unwrap the dough and slice into roughly 1/4" slices. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!  


  1. I found your blog through the MilSpouse Friday Fill-In Links - cool to see someone else trying to get a PhD done too! :-) What are you studying?

  2. YAY! My first comment :) Haha sorry, I'm a bit of a dork. Welcome!

    I'm actually working on my MA right now but am of the ambitious sort and have the plan of starting my PhD. I'm studying psychology (which is interesting and different since up till going back, everything undergrad had been in the arts arena, sculpture to be specific). Hopefully I'll be a licensed counselor in another year or so focusing on PTSD and soldiers (and families).

    What are you studying?

  3. When did you start your blog?
    What a coincidence - I am studying psychology too! Neuropsychology, TBI and that kind of stuff. Still a looooooong way to go before the PhD but hopefully one day.