Friday, July 2, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In Numero Dos

I have to add a disclaimer that if my spelling and grammar is more horrendous than normal it is because of the meds I am on to treat the bronchitis I developed.  BOO!

It is that time again!  If you want to participate or check out the other participants click on the button or visit Wifeyofasailor's blog.

Here is this week's questions and my responses:

1. Tell us about your dream job… one that you could do regardless of pay.
My dream job would be to be an astronaut.  I know that it sounds like something that an elementary student would say but I have always been fascinated with space and the solar system.  I love science fiction books where they travel through space and time.  I am in general a huge nerd BUT space exploration has a great impact on understanding of our own planet.  In college I majored in engineering because of this dream.  At the very least I had wanted to help design space vehicles and rovers.  BUT I made some mistakes in college, one of which was not going to class regularly and I didn't get the best grades and had to give up my dream.  Tragic.  I love being an Engineer though and designing and creating new things.  (Some of you may be going whoa! I thought you were a teacher and you would be right.  I became a teacher out of the need to have a more portable career to compliment my husband's Army career and being an Engineer helped me step in to a math educator role.  I love being a teacher!  It is great to teach and inspire youth as well as not have a desk to sit at everyday.  Being a teacher you are never bored!)

2. What is your most prized material possession (kids and pets don’t count!)?
Most prized material possession... huh... this is a hard question.  Although I do have a lot of material possessions I try not to hold them at higher esteems than things like love, friends and family because in the end they are just things and can be replaced.  I am not answering the question though.  I guess my answer is going to be my iPhone.  I am always with my phone and when I am not I feel a little naked.  Being that my husband has been gone a lot of our marriage with his Army duties and I had been living so far away from my friends and family it has been a lifeline to people.  It keeps me connected with those I love and tethers my sanity to the real world at times.

3. What has been your favorite duty station and why?
Okay, being that I work if hubby has had to go anywhere for a year or less I just stayed put so that I could maintain a good job and not have to be constantly job hunting.  Because of this I stayed at Fort Hood for 5 years.  In that time hubby deployed for 15 months, went to Fort Lee for CCC, Fort Riley for MiT team training in preparation for another deployment (until he broke his ankle) and then to Korea.  Technically I have only been at Fort Hood which I HATED.  I did not enjoy Killeen, Texas at all.  Overall the people who live there are rude and disrespectful.  Parents are negligent of their children.  I was able to create myself a sanctuary in my home, that I loved, a great teaching job at the High School with the worst reputation but the best kids, and a couple great friends.  I am looking forward to our next duty station in Korea where hubby has already been for a year!
4. What is your least favorite household chore?
All of them.  I am so not a good wife.  My mom used to tell me that housecats are more domestic than I am but I will pick one chore that I hate less than the others and it would be laundry.  The machines do most of the work and when it comes to the folding portion of the chore I put on some music and shake my booty while I fold and hang the clothes.  All the rest are my least favorites... I hate them all and desperately need a maid.

5. If you could give one piece of advice to a teenager today (not specifically a MilTeen), what would it be?
Don't worry about growing up too fast.  Being an adult will come fast enough.  Enjoy having little responsibilities and have fun.  Focus on your friends because you will want them around when you are older and focus on school and do the best you can so that you have an easier life as an adult.  Most of all have fun and let the true adults worry about the burdens of the world for now.


silver star said...

Laundry doesn't bother me, but having a large closet w/a small dresser makes it easier as well, most everything is stuck on hangers and hung up. An old friend gave me that magnet for Christmas (I think) one year, she knew me well! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Anonymous said...

You aren't the only one to say astronaut today! I find that very interesting!

Thanks for participating and I hope you'll join us next week!