Friday, May 20, 2011

Trouble In Paradise and the Weekly Fill-In

Ok, so today has been stressful, to say the least. The hubs had his first flight today out at IFS (Initial Flight Screening)... well, he really didn't give me any info on it other than the fact that his flight would last an hour. He texted me around 9 this morning saying he was heading out to fly... and by 1:30 pm I still hadn't heard from him. I called around (freaking out because, wouldn't ya know it, my biggest fear in the whole wide world is airplanes! of course.) and everyone else I talked to had heard from their husbands a while before in the day and seemed confused when I said I still hadn't heard from BE. I about went crazy. I started crying, feeling sick, the works. I finally tracked him down through someone else's husband who had seen him and knew he had landed. BE KNOWS how I am about airplanes (it takes drugging me up to even get me to go INTO an airport... even if I'm not the one flying) and then he can't even take two minutes to step aside and shoot me a text? By the time he found out I was mad and called I was LIVID. And then he dares to say to the snarling dragon "I just figured you knew it would take four or five hours." Um, excuse me. Last time I checked I wasn't the one in the Air Force. I don't just "know" these things. I don't know anything unless you tell me. So yeah, it's been a long day. So, on that note...

Each week, Wife of a Sailor will post a list of questions on Thursday (so you can have your blog ready on Friday). Head back on Friday and enter your blog post into Mr. Linky so others know who else participated and we can all visit other blogs.  And please feel free to use the button above!
1. What is one of the things you always do special when your husband returns from a deployment? submitted by Keep Calm and Soldier On
Well, we haven't been through one yet. But when BE came home from IFS I cooked the dinner of his choice. We never go out to eat on the first night home.

2. What do you do to help your spouse and/or yourself readjust after after a deployment or long separation? submitted by Diapers, Dogs, and Deployments 
After long separations, and especially OTS, I just had to learn to be sensitive to the fact that his sleep schedule was TOTALLY OFF, and try to adjust mine. We also try to work out together, so that I can feel like a part of his routine. And for the first week back we always eat dinner together at home.

3. Are you a crazy coupon-clipper? submitted by Married My Airman
No, but I am a CRAZY CASE LOT SALER!! I saved 52% just by working our latest case lot sale, and I have lots of actually necessary stuff (unlike a lot of those shows on tv) that will last me until the next one. I only spent 230 dollars for over 500 worth of stuff! I call that awesome. But I would like to learn how to coupon (not in huge bulk but just for our little family).

4. What's your most treasured memory of you and your spouse (not counting your wedding - that's a given)? submitted by Scrubs, ACU's, & One Crazy Ride
Ok, so this is going to sound totally cheesy. But we met online and then dated long-distance from AL to NC for months before we ever met. When he came down to meet me we went out on a triple date with some other couple friends of mine. As they were chatter boxing, I happened to look over at BE, who was sitting quietly taking everything in. At that moment, he grabbed my hand under the table, smiled, and winked at me. My heart just melted!! Ever since then whenever we're out in a group he makes a point to catch my eye and wink at me, which always makes me smile because it's like a little secret just between the two of us even in a crowd.

5. If you could live anywhere overseas, what would you pick and why? submitted by Little Moments Like This
Definitely Italy. Love the food and culture, and it would definitely be nice to have access to all of Europe whenever I wanted a vacation!!


  1. It's amazing how LONG flights last in training. You fly, you land, you're done...right? Nope. I've heard of 3-hour debriefings. I think my brain would ooze out of my ears if I had to sit through that much fine-combing for a training mission. But better safe and smart than sorry!

    [Oh, and I found you via the fill-in! Now I'm off to read more!]

  2. Oh yes - Training flights so suck. Especially the evening/night ones (1800-0400 or 0300-1500) I hope they find out what's wrong with your car!

    I found you through the fill in! Cute blog :)

    (By the way - we're at Hurbie... so if you're going to Eglin, not too far! I snooped through some of your previous posts!)

  3. Aww thanks for reading!! Follow my page and I'll follow you back :) And yes, it's stressful since it was the very first flight and he gave me no information prior to it! I make pretty regular trips to Eglin too, so I'll be back up your way!

  4. I put you on my blog list on my site, since I don't use blogger I can't follow :( Sorry! But I'll keep coming back!

  5. Following now! I must have gotten distracted by laundry before to not comment/then follow!


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