Friday, February 18, 2011

Questions and Answers.

Maybe not the answers you want...

Today is Friday and in an attempt to get my life back to "normal" I'm going to jump back on the Milspouse Friday fill-in wagon.
I even looked at the questions yesterday to think about my answers!  
So, here we go!

 1. What is your favorite MilSpouse blog (not including Wife of a Sailor who we all love, or your own)? submitted by Our Crazy Life:

Uhm... this is like asking me which shoe is my favorite.  Or which son is the handsomest.  
It depends on what kind of walking/standing I'm going to be doing, or who has the most peanut butter smeared on their face.  
(Still going with the metaphors above.  Keep up.) 

I don't know.  If I follow you, I lurve you.  If I don't follow you, I probably haven't found you yet. 
*Cue Michael Buble*

2. What are your favorite perks about your s/o being deployed (we all know there are perks)? submitted by Ramblings of a Marine Wife:

Uhm... No eye rolling when I Gleek out, Or watch my trashy TV (ie: Teen mom - 1 and 2)
My house is clean.  I spend the first evening he's gone cleaning everything up - and it stays that way until 4.293 seconds after he comes home.
Also, I can eat "no meat" dinners and not hear a word of complaint.  

3. How long did you date your before getting engaged? Married? submitted by Utterly Chaotic:

We dated for one and a half years before getting engaged.  9 days after getting "engaged" we were married. 
We've now been married for 5.5 years.   Together for 7+ years now.  

4. What do you think your would do if s/he wasn’t in the military? submitted by Adventures of M-Squared:

He would do more black ops for nerds.  Just not for the Navy.  A government lab, most likely.  
He'd still speak of "rods" and "reactors" - and it wouldn't be dirty at all.  At least not when talking about work... 

5. If you could talk to the Secretary of (fill in your appropriate branch) what is one suggestion you would like to bring to their attention in order to improve the lives of military families?  submitted by My Life as His (Air Force) Wife:

If I could talk to the SecNav... Hmmm...

My two issues with being a milspouse are these:

1.  Families don't come first.  Despite what they say.  And I know that the job is bigger than the "small" picture of a family of five and can appreciate that fact.  (Read, deyployments - workups... ya know) 
But sometimes, the S/O's need to be able to take care of their family.  Me getting sick is one of the things that stresses me out the most.  If I'm out, the ship starts sinking.  Sometimes I need help - and he often isn't able to do so.  

2. Getting things done (medical care, paperwork for DEERS, etc.) seems to be a battle every single time. 
Why is it so difficult to get paperwork moved through, on time and without hassle?  Why is it that when my kid is sick - it's so dang difficult to get him care?
It's frustrating, time consuming, and frankly I'd rather take my kids to the park - than stick them down with playdough while I call this person or that, trying to get things sorted out. 

Now I don't have answers as to how to fix it.  I wish I did.  Because I'm pretty sure those are issues that I'm not alone in.  

[Lindsay - rock on cousin.  You nailed it.    For me I can tell the difference.  But I couldn't decide if that was because I was Mom, or because they don't look a like at all.  But I also thought they looked totally a like.  *Confusion in my brain ensued*
Missy... noooo.  No soup for you.  
A, B, E - Kenny.
C, H, I - Baby H
D, F, G - B-Rox.  
Apparently Kenny isn't such an odd man out.  :)]

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Ashley said...

I hear ya on the last question!

Thanks for following my blog!

To the Nth said...

I am right there with you on the paperwork battle. I don't see why it has to be a struggle of sisyphean proportions every single time. Ugh, bureaucracy.

Missy said...

Aww man, I lose :( lol and I will retract my statement that all your kids don't look alike. Because yes, yes they do :)

Lindsay said...

Guess how I could tell.....well, B-Rox is pretty distinct, and the pictures of Holden are better quality (and that's a compliment). The pictures of the new little guy looked like you knew what you were doing. that's how I picked them so good job on the photos!! :)