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.
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.