Friday, March 4, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #32

Hey, hey, hey! I think I'm getting the hang of this thing! We've been on the road (over 4000 miles in the last 3 weeks!) and just got home last night so this is a welcome break from unpacking, laundry, leftover moving chaos etc.

Here we go!

Do you or your {spouse} ever wish your {spouse} was in a different branch of the military? submitted by The Turner Family

I'm actually pretty well qualified to answer this question as I'm a current Army spouse and former Navy spouse. No, no ex husbands laying around...when the hubs and I met, he was in the Navy with every intention of being a "lifer" in the Navy (he'd already been in 6 or so years) well with his job there was a lot of downsizing and "voluntary" retirements, he was approached by the Army (they need weathermen too but don't train their own, they poach them from other branches...he was the only one at his command that made the switch and since then, quite a few people from that command have said they wish they'd made the switch too) and chose to switch branches. It was a fairly painless switch and was a definite learning experience. We both definitely miss the Navy but career-wise, we know it was the right decision. I think if he could, he'd go back into the Navy but we're not playing musical branches with about 6 years left till retirement. 

What duty station(s) are on your “No Way, Hell No, Not Going, Have Fun Unaccompanied” list and why? submitted by Every Branch

HA! I never wanted to leave my beloved central coast/northern California especially for anything in the *gasp* south yet we just spent nearly 3 years in Georgia and now will be spending roughly the next two smack in the middle of Texas. The only two places that we've talked about that we absolutely do not want to go is Fort Bliss (we don't feel it's safe) and I'd really love to avoid Fort Irwin. It's HOT (middle of the Mohave desert) and literally in the middle of nowhere. I did a photography project out there in college and holy crap, it was beyond what I could deal with. 

If you could be one age forever, what age would you choose and why? submitted by Three Krakens

So far every age has been good for different reasons. So far my late 20's/30's have been my favorite because I feel quite settled into my own skin, have my little family, and am just generally content. I know I wouldn't want to go back to teenage years haha so that's something. 

If you were a breakfast cereal, which one would you be? submitted by the C.W.

Granola without nuts because I'm crunchy and hippyish....but I don't like nuts so there's that 

What is your morning beverage of choice and why?  submitted by NH Girl Displaced

Lately it's been tea. I go back and forth between coffee and tea as I enjoy both quite a bit. I LOVE tea and have a large collection but the hubs likes coffee and frankly sometimes, I'm just lazy and drink what he's already made. We actually just got a new coffee pot (thanks mom!) for Christmas (but we just picked it up when we were home lol so we just used it for the first time today) and it's pretty nifty! It has a coffee pot on one side and heats water on the other so it'll be nice and easy to satisfy both of my loves.