Wednesday, May 5, 2010

You know your a milspouse when...

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!

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21 comments:

  1. I cooked an actual meal last night for the first time in five months...oops! I carry my phone everywhereeee with me and I spend more time counting on my fingers what time it is in Iraq than I do actually looking at my own timezone. Butttt our bank account looks better than ever haha

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  2. I sleep on the same side of the bed every night. I don't dare touch his side until he comes home.

    Sidenote, I have the biggest crush on Mr. Shue from Glee as well! Such a good show. :)

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  3. I remember my husband telling me (while he was training at Ft. Hood and me in California), "Babe, don't become one of those military wives that eats ice cream for breakfast." Um...that very morning I did indeed eat ice cream for breakfast! Yikes!

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  4. I lived out of the freezer while SoldierMan was gone. Upside: I lost SO MUCH WEIGHT!! Downside: not much variety. But, it allowed me to make random, "emergency" Taco Bell runs without feeling a twinge of guilt.

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  5. That all is so true :) ha love the list!
    People would always ask why I don't have a countdown for when he would be home. I was like which date do I count down too!? ha

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  6. Ok, so I completely agree with everything on your list.

    #1: I definitely had tortilla chips and ice cream for supper tonight...HAHA

    #8: Not only do I carry my cell phone with me everywhere, but I avoid going places where there might not be cell reception!

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  7. great post! My husband isn't in the military but is only home on weekends and works on 3rd shift...and i catch myself doing a lot of the same things as you! cell phone (hardly talk during week), kitchen..not sure when i actually made a "meal" for myself.. i am soo ready to live a normal married life!

    All of you Ladies are soo strong..I look up to all of you!

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  8. Oh goodness I agree with everything! Especially carrying the cell phone with you at all times. So true!

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  9. Skip and I went to the Dominican Republic twice and LOVED it! Email me if you want details

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  10. Glee is amazing! You only missed a few episodes. They cut the season in half in the middle of the year, so I would totally recommend watching them all!

    And my cellphone is attached to my hand. Always!

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  11. So much of that is true! I couldn't LIVE without my phone. It feels weird now that I don't get email alerts anymore.

    I ate like crap, and researched so many places for us to go visit. :)

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  12. You hit the nail on the head with this one! I can relate to almost all of these. Although, I think wine could have been one on its own.. #11 You become a wine fanatic. Ha.

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  13. Glad to hear you are making it through. I'm so jealous of your weight loss! Wine always helps - of course. :)

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  14. OMG! I laughed at this post! I think I do everything on your list! haha And im only a month old Army Wife! I guess I catch on fast LOL My bed is the most used seat in the house, and im in a panic if my phone has less than 3 bars on the reception. HA! I might post something like this if you dont mind! ;)

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  15. Not that you asked but we LOVED Jamaica [we had our destination wedding there] but our friends didn't have good luck in the Dominican [we they held their destination wedding]. They even had their wedding rings/bands stole...just an fyi!

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  16. I loved your list - it made me laugh out loud:-)

    In the 10 years we've been together, we've taken many trips but we both agree that our cruise was the most carefree and best value...we got to stop in all the ports and do what we liked and we didn't have to worry about ANYTHING - not even making the bed! (The alcohol did get expensive but we budgeted for it.) I can't wait to hear what you choose!

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  17. i loved reading this, you are SUCH a strong girl, and wine makes ANY time better! have an extra glass for this preggo girl :)

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  18. I'm not a mil spouse, so I can't add to your list. But! I think what you have going is such a good thing! It makes me want to keep my head up in whatever I go through that is 'tough'. You're an amazing girl!
    Have a wonderful Friday!!

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  19. Oh my gosh! These are all so true. I am awful about making myself food when he's gone. I say, I don't want to cook for myself, to eat by myself, to clean up the mess by myself... I eat far too much take-out food when he's gone!

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