Thank you all so very much for your thoughts, prayers, and condolences for my Tia, and for your excitement with my husband. My Tia is an extremely special person and she’s actually still alive and kicking (we’re calling her the Energizer Bunny, because she just keeps going, and going, and going…). Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s fantastic, but we can’t figure out what she’s hanging on to on this Earth!

That being said, I’m flying back to Georgia tomorrow so I can greet my husband when he lands, and since I’m awake now—at 6 am, New Mexico time—I figured I’d post what’s going to be posted on all the blogs I read tomorrow. I’ll still be doing my Five for Friday, so maybe I’ll just cheat and do these on Thursdays. (I’m rambling…so sorry! I’m also sorry for not reading any of your blogs the past few days—the over 100 unread posts in my Google Reader tells me I’m being a bad blogger.)

Here are my answers to Wife of a Sailor’s questions:

1. Tell us about your dream job… one that you could do regardless of pay.
Honestly? I’m living my dream job right now. I’m a freelance writer and a housewife, which allows me to write when I want to and be home with my husband when he’s home. I like making my own schedule.

Currently, I’m only writing for Albuquerque The Magazine and Your Life is a Trip, but there are several other websites and magazines I want to write for, I just haven’t taken that next step yet...

2. What is your most prized material possession (kids and pets don’t count!)?
Oh my, this one is hard. It would have to be a canvas print I bought when I was in Italy about 10 years ago. It’s Raphael’s “Angels,” and it’s lived everywhere I have and I just absolutely love it. There’s a deeper story that goes with it, so maybe that just gave me an idea for a future post. Oh yeah, it’s that cool.

3. What has been your favorite duty station and why? 
Eh, we’ve only been stationed in Georgia and so far I really like it. He likes his job A LOT, I have great friends and the area where we live is gorgeous—in my opinion. I only wish we were closer to a big city…le sigh. 

4. What is your least favorite household chore?
That would have to be anything outside. I have no desire to ever do manual labor outside. I hate sweating and getting bug bites within the first three minutes of being outside. I’d rather clean bathrooms and do dishes all day long than have to clean outside.

5.f you could give one piece of advice to a teenager today (not specifically a MilTeen), what would it be?
YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I spent my entire high school “life” feeling fat, ugly and out of place. Sure, I had amazing friends who always told me I was pretty, but I just felt different and bigger than everyone. Well, I just found photos from high school and wished I could go back and slap some sense into me! I was fit and so pretty! I wish teenagers would have more self confidence. Oh, and don’t do drugs. Drugs are stupid, not cool, and nothing good can ever come from them.


  1. Oh I can't wait to read about that painting!

    And don't worry about the blogs…You kind of have a lot going on.

    I wanted to tell you that I love NM!! I lived in Las Cruces for a bit a while back and was lucky enough to get to visit Albuquerque a few times. The Hubble actually has family out there.

    You must be so excited to see your hubby tomorrow! You two have a great time together! You totally deserve it!!!

  2. Your family is in my prayers. I know that it is hard to lose someone who is so special to you, even if you know it is their time to go. I am glad you are able to look at it the way you are and are going home to meet your husband. I am so excited and can't wait to hear all about it. Even though my husband is still gone, it's so great to see others reunnited!

  3. Sadness and joy at the same time… isn't that just like life.

    We are headed to the ABQ tomorrow for the weekend. We go often because it's the closest big city to base. And I like to shop 🙂

    Safe travels and happy reunion!

  4. Again, my thoughts are with you and the fam.

    I'm gonna ask/suggest something that a lot of people find rude and inappropriate, but I honestly don't mean anything by it. It's actually a superstition a few people in my family have.

    Has anyone given "permission" to Tia to let go and not be in pain anymore? (I don't know that she is in pain, but maybe she's holding on because she thinks she shouldn't leave yet for whatever reason.)

  5. I am not a fan of manual outdoor labor either! I would much rather do the indoor stuff. Luckily, the hubs feels the exact opposite 🙂

    Great answers!

    BTW…your link on the Mr. Linky thing at Wife of a Sailor is not working.

  6. I'm glad everything is going relatively well with your Tia. I'm sorry to hear about the situation 🙁 We're thinking of you over here.

  7. Great answers! This meme is such a fun way to get to know other mil spouses out there. I'm a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom too, but I'm going back to work soon. I'm interested to see how working full-time again will affect my writing and my blog. I'm hoping it will just give me more material to write about!

    Hope you're having a happy 4th!

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