Thursday, September 2, 2010

Friday Fill in!

Eh, so it is a day early, but I won't be able to do it tomorrow because my in-laws will be here!  I am very excited for this.  They are great, sweet people, and I look forward to their visit.  So, without further ado, and brought to you by Wife of a Sailor, here is the...

1.  What is a weird/funny superstition that you have? (from A{muse}ing Mommy on a Pink Park Bench)

Gosh, I really don't think I have any.  I am not a very superstitious person.  There are many things that I am afraid of, but they are all rational, actual clowns.  I guess the only thing that sticks out is that I refuse to not end a conversation with my husband while he is away by saying "I love you."  I have this crazy fear that if I do, something bad will happen and those won't be the last words that I say to him.

2.  What are your hopes and dreams for the years AFTER the military? After all, we aren’t in it forever! (from Stetsons, Spurs and Stilettos)

To stay put!  I hate all of the moving the military makes us do.  I would love to stay put long enough to buy a house and actually feel settled in it, advance career-wise, and make friends that I don't always have to say goodbye to.  I also would like to feel "at home" in a community and get involved, meet the neighbors...that kind of thing.

3.  Since [this] month is National Apple Month (no really!), I’d probably ask: What is your yummiest apple recipe? (from NH Girl Displaced)

What is with the recipes?  I can not bake so I am not very helpful on this one.  Although, since it is fall, I like to dip Granny Smith apples in Caramel.  MMmmm...

4.  How long have you gone as a military spouse without talking to your husband/wife during service? (from A Navy Princess and Her Little Sailors)

Well, I am a newlywed, so this question won't seem so bad.  I think it was four days.  I know it is going to get worse, as I have been working with the army for six years and have seen the horror stories, but right now I can say that I have been fortunate so far.  But, we have only been married for four!

5.  I occasionally watch When I was 17… on MTV. So, what was something that was significant about your 17th year of life? (from Ashley Amazing)

I just want to say that I have apparently lived in Europe way too long because I have no idea what this show is!

Ok, 17...that was a very pivotal year for me, as I think it is for most 17 year olds.  I guess the biggest thing I decided is that I wouldn't settle.  I took a real look around and realized all of my family basically lived in the same neighborhood all of their lives.  And while I live Indiana and the Midwest, and that might work for some people, I wanted...more.  So I moved to Germany on a whim and decided to see the world while I was here.  I will have been to over 20 countries by the time I leave, and at some point am hoping to get stationed in Asia to see that part of the world, too.  And, by doing all of that, I ended up meeting Joel and getting married.  So, had I decided to always stay put I think my life would be drastically different.


Uncork and Unwined said...

You know I love the recipe questions! =)
Let me know if you make any of the ones I sent you. I'd love to know how they turned out! Have fun with the inlaws and hopefully we'll get to see you on Saturday!

Natalia said...

I hate clowns too! They freak me out. And I've never heard of the MTV show either...I must be getting old. :-)

hmb said...

Don't feel bad...I live in America and don't even know what that show is!