You know your a milspouse when your hubby is deployed and...
1.Your kitchen is lacking groceries. Yes I have a freezer full of frozen dinners but even that takes too much effort to make so my dinner's these days consist of pickles, ice cream and pretzels and cream cheese. Too name some of my favorite's
2. You take on the role of Mrs. Fix-it around the house. Take for example my leather couch. Our puppy last summer tore the couch with her nail. Granted it was a small tear but instead of fixing it right then and there the hubs decided that clear nail polish would do the trick. Well it didn't and the tear ripped more and more over time so that a quarter of an inch tear now took up the whole couch cushion. The hubs said he would fix it over and over but that of course didn't happen. So last week I went all over to every furniture store and hardware store looking for a leather repair kit. No one had anything. Finally at Bed, Bath and beyond they had a leather repair kit. The $6.00 price tag should have warned me. I went home and applied it to the tear gluing the two pieces of leather together. Instead of the glue adhering to the leather it adhered to the stuffing inside the cushion so now instead of just a tear along our cushion, there were now globs of stuffing sticking out of the rip. Perfect. Guess I will be shopping for a slipcover
3. Your bed becomes your best friend. Don't get me wrong, work and my friends do keep me very busy but on the nights when I don't have plans the last thing I want to do is sit in our living room alone so I head to my bedroom and curl up with the dogs and either watch tv or read a book before heading to bed. Usually I am also accompanied by a glass of wine! I have become quite the wine fanatic
4.You have numerous calendar's and planners each marking a different date that your hubby may be coming home. With the military the one thing you can count on is nothing. Dates are always changing and plans getting rearranged.
5. You also spend a lot of time getting yourself ready for your hubby to return home. Like scheduling hair appts, getting your nails done and hitting the gym hard. I want to look my best when the hubby gets home soon in two months!!
6. You start planning a nice romantic getaway that you and your spouse can go on when he gets home. I am currently researching trips to the Dominican Republic, Cabo Sam Lucas, Jamacia or a cruise.
7. You become even more addicted to reality tv. I love being able to watch shows such as The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and The Hills without the hubby making fun of me. I also became addicted to Glee. I never watched the first season and started watching it a few weeks ago and I love it! And can I just say that my newest crush is the Glee instructor. Yum
8. You carry your cell phone around and stare at it willing it to ring. Granted I know that I can't answer every phone call due to work and stuff but still, the minute I get off work I am waiting for a call from the hubby
9. You are able to save money. It's been nice to not have to spend so much money on groceries, gas and to split up the money between the two of us. I have been putting all the extra money towards bills. I am hoping to pay off alot of debt before the hubs gets back
10. Deployments make you realize how much you do love your spouse. Don't get me wrong, I never question how much I love my hubby but sometimes when you get caught up in the day to day grind of married life and then a deployment comes up, it makes you appreciate your spouse even more. Deployments give you that time to reflect and to think about things you want to change in your relationship and things that you love about your relationship. I love this time to reflect and it has made for some great conversations with my hubby. So overall as much as deployments suck, there can be some positive's that come outta them
So how about you guys, what are some things you learned from your deployments or what are your you know your a milspouse when moments!