10 September 2012

MilSpouse First Friday Fill-In

I found Wifey of Wife of a Sailor blog through Ground Control to Major Mom, which are a couple of great sites to get other peoples perspective and experience of military life.  Wifey (a nickname the author has given herself in order to follow OPSECwhile still sharing her experiences) came up with this 5 question monthly series to get to know our fellow bloggers better!  Once you post your answers on your own blog, you will submit your link on her site, where all the contributors are listed!  It's a great way to find blog of similar interest.

1. What’s one thing in the past month you would have changed? I would have gone swimming more often.  I don't even have an excuse to why I didn't.
2. What was your favorite thing that happened in August? Found a place to live.  For a few weeks we were living out of our suitcase between a hotel room and a families house.  While we are so very appreciative of our open-ended invitation, it was great to have a place to call OUR home, even if it's just for 5 months.  It was nice to be able to cook again also.
3. What did you do to celebrate Labor Day? On the weekends here, especially holiday weekends, our town turns into a ghost town.  We were one of the few that stayed nearby, and we ended up driving to the next town (1 hour over) to stop by and say hi to Aaron's Aunt & Uncle, have lunch, and then headed to the small casino to check it out.  We stayed a few hours, Aaron got a free $10 credit for Military Monday, and we ended up winning a grand total of $8.  Boom Boom POW!
4. What do you HAVE to have handy by your bedside? Cell phone & Kindle (for when I wake up in the middle of the night) and a hair tie (in case my locks start to strangle me).  I try to remember water, but that only happens occasionally.
5. What are you looking forward to in September? Cooler temperatures so I can turn the air off and open some windows.  Also, cooler temperatures means I can get my husband to sit outside with me for longer than 39 seconds.

1OPSEC: Operational Security.  Basically, by following operations security procedures, you protect little bits of information that could be grouped together to give the bigger picture.  Things that seem innocent enough individually, such as publicly posting (facebook, blogs, anywhere)  your/your spouse's/your friend's squadron/last name/dates & locations of deployments, could be useful for enemies to do bad things.  And we don't want enemies to do bad things, do we?  No. So we keep private information private.

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  1. Congrats on having a home...it is nice to have a space that is yours and not shared with others!