MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #38

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1. How many pets do you have? And what type? submitted by Life and Times of a Displaced Jersey Girl

Right now, we just have 3 little water frogs, Captain Kirk, Scotty and Uhura (Spock kicked the bucket). Jacey has been begging for a dog for a LONG time and we are seriously beginning to consider it recently.

2. What are your favorite projects to do while hubby is away? submitted by my-inspired-nest

Does keep myself sane count :). I usually scrapbook or take pictures more. Rearrange furniture, purge closets, drawers, etc.

3. What are the must-haves in your deployment care packages?  submitted by Christine’s Little Blog

We’ve only had one “real” deployment but several very long TDYs. Things like cards/notes, homemade cookies, snacks, geeky toys, my body spray….

4. If you could star in any TV show, which would it be?  submitted by Just a Girl

NCIS, I’d love to take some lessons from Ziva and get to know Abby. Both of whom kick butt.

5. What was the biggest hurdle that you faced during your/your significant other’s first deployment? submitted by The Pavlik Perspective

Well his one “real” deployment was very hard. I am bipolar and while it is normally well controlled with just counseling, I went into a deep depressive episode about halfway into his deployment and became suicidal. I had to deal with being stuck in the UK, his family spreading lies about me to him and a squadron that only wanted to threaten to take my daughter away from me instead of help me. If it wouldn’t have been for my dear friends there, I probably wouldn’t have made it through.

One Response

  1. Isn’t it great to have friends that look out for you? They really are a life saver. I’ve met the best friends here while in the military. No matter where they go (cause they are always the one pcsing, not us) We’ll always remain friends.

    Pet frogs huh? That sounds really cool! My kids would love that too. Except I think my son may try to get him out and carry him around all day.

    Thanks for commenting on my post about donating bone marrow. It really means a lot to me. I lost a family member over my decision to donate a kidney to a friends’ little boy. She didn’t think I should do it because in her words “Do you really think someone would donate a kidney to your kid?” Ummm.. YA! Anyhow… I wasn’t able to donate anyhow due to kidney stones :( but nothing disqualifies me from bone marrow donation. And it really is an easy selfless thing to do. I want to get the word out about organ donations, bone marrow donations, and blood donations. The more people who donate, the more lives that are saved. I truly hope and pray you will never need a bone marrow transplant, and that you beet your cancer 100%!


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