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Friday, June 3, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #43


This week's Friday Fill-In!  Enjoy!

1. It’s now June (woot!)… what plans do you have for the summer?

I have this horrible habit of overstuffing our summer breaks.  This year I even tried to back off some by not enrolling the boys in any summer activities...until an advertisement for Challenger Soccer Camp arrived in the mail.  I gave in and enrolled them, but that isn't till August.

But then travel plans and opportunities to see friends, family and the country started to emerge...and will dominate our summer.

We received an invitation to join friends at Walt Disney World next weekend, so we're taking a short trip down to Orlando for 3 days at the park.

Later in June we're headed up to PA for Dave's family's reunion, then a visit with my parents in WV, Dave's presenting at the National N Scale Convention (he's a model railroader, for our newer fans), and then I'm taking the boys camping in Vermont with my old college roommate and her son...we're looking forward to spending the day at the Wanderlust Festival among other fun outdoor (read: no Wii, no DS, no Blu-Ray) activities.

In July we're expecting an assortment of visitors from North Carolina, West Virginia, New York and elsewhere in Florida.  Many are coming in town for Dave's assumption of squadron command, which for an Air Force officer is a pretty significant step in his career.  We couldn't be more proud!

2. What is your favorite summer memory as a kid?

Getting to play outside without worrying about homework, orchestra practice, sports practices, etc.  I'm one of those old fogeys who would get to stay outside from sunrise till sunset...riding my bike all over the place with friends.

3. If wild animals could be made pets without fear of them ever being dangerous, what kind of exotic animal would you want as a pet?

A bear.  A great big bear that would help keep us warm if the USAF sends us back to Nebraska to freeze to death :-)

4. Is there anything about deployments that you do like? submitted by The Thrifty Military Wife

The tax breaks, hostile fire pay, and overall reduced expenses of having the extra person in the household provides some additional money...and you don't even have to tell the IRS about it!  It usually helps us to pay off bills, buy new cars when we need them, and take fun vacations.  I paid off two student loans after my first deployment in 1997.

5. I’m starting to run out of questions again… so please give me a question you’d like to see (off-the-wall will most likely make it because we seem to have used a lot of the “traditional” ones).

"Have you ever convinced packers/movers to pack something they aren't supposed to for a PCS?"

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2 Comments:

At Friday, June 3, 2011 at 8:52:00 AM CDT , Blogger Shelly said...

It sounds like a busy, but fun summer you have planned.

I'm a new follower from the fill-in.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the title of your blog!

 
At Friday, June 3, 2011 at 12:06:00 PM CDT , Blogger Major Mom said...

Thanks Shelly -- for now the name is working like a charm. I have an AF Reserves promotion board this summer, but I couldn't possibly change the name!

 

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