"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." -Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, February 25, 2011

Milspouse Friday Fill In #31

Phew, back again for another Friday Fill In! I've missed a few due to random craziness but I'm back again!

1. Aside from no deployments, what is one thing you would want to make the MilSpouse life “perfect”? submitted by Oh How Delightful

Deployments are bad enough, but the month plus long field-ops PRIOR to the actual deployment I could do without. I miss my husband during those times, of course, but also then I have to wash his stinky laundry. As much as I love this man that is just not fun!

2. Just how many peppers did Peter Piper pick? submitted by Married into Army

Did he use compost and raised beds? Or did he just throw down the seeds willy-nilly and hope for the best? I think that the gardening preparation would determine the amount of pepper Sir Peter Piper could pick. Yeah, I went there.

3. If you could have any career in the world with nothing holding you back, what would you do? submitted by It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To

I really enjoy the homemaker life but I'd also really enjoy adding a house, land, farm animals, and kiddos to the mix. I've also always dreamed about having my own bakery.

4. Do you have a service oriented tattoo and if so what is it. If you don’t what would you get? submitted by The Squid’s Accomplice

Being that I am not in any branch of service myself, heck no! I also tend to find myself not all that obsessed with the USMC. It's my husband's job, and if instead he was a mechanic I sure as heck wouldn't be getting a wrench tattooed on my butt.

5. Imagine a block of time has opened up in your busy day for you to take a class in anything you like. What subject would you choose? submitted by To The Nth

I have so badly been wanting to take a quilting class. Really, anything to do with a sewing machine would be nice since it feels that I'm in an epic life or death battle every time I use one. And of course, I want to take a spinning class so badly. My mom is a fantastic spinner but she tells me herself that I should take a class because she's not very good at teaching. Also, I think she doesn't want to waste her alpaca roving. But hey! I still love her.

Thanks for reading guys! I promise I'll have a regular post up soon.

Until next time,

xoxo Stacie

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A little update...

As much as I absolutely adore having family stay at our apartment it's nice to be able to write again! My husband's grandmother ("Meem") and her boyfriend came to visit this week and it was so great to see them. They're very low-key guests who are amused just by sitting around and chatting. We did end up giving Meem the ol' Lejeune tour (thank you to my friend Nicole who made it possible). Unfortunately it was drizzly and a little cold but we still made the best of it, even walking down Onslow beach.

Today it was supposed to snow and they closed down Camp Lejenue so the man got to stay home and sleep in. I think they jumped the gun a little bit though because it isn't even sticking to anything! I can't complain though because it's nice to spend time with my husband.

Yesterday I had my first job interview since moving down here in September 2009. Believe me, it wasn't for lack of trying. It seemed to have went well though and I'll be hearing back early next week. It will be so nice to have more money going into the savings account. My husband and I save with the very lofty goal of being able to buy a house in cash. For how long we've been married and how much we've saved I'm beginning to think it's entirely doable!

I've been staring blankly at my project board putting off starting things because company was here. I like to have one-hundred percent concentration on a new project and I knew that with people here I'd never get to anything. I just had to take apart a purse for my aunt's birthday because it was uneven (must I mention I'm a perfectionist?) so that's next up. I also have to squeeze in the shadowbox frame project for my husband's Valentine's Day present. I just got an email from Lion Brand Yarn and now I have a wrap I want to make after that. It seems I have projects planned out until 2012, yeesh!

Lastly, I've got four books sitting on my bedside table in the works. They are as follows;
Jon Katz "Izzy and Lenore"
Maggie Stiefvater "Linger"
Various authors "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 1"
Shannon Hayes "Radical Homemakers : Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture"

The Jon Katz book is a little bit sad so it's taking me a bit to get through it. "Linger" seems as though it's going to be burned through in a couple of days. I love when authors take something like a werewolf and put a whole new spin on it. I definitely recommend picking up the first in the series, "Shiver". The Buffy book just doesn't have the same amazing quality as the show so it's slow going. Shannon Hayes' book is simply wonderful and if you're someone who loves self-sufficiency and thinks that it's not worth the sacrifice to keep up with the Jones', you should definitely pick it up. It's a great read!

Until next time,
xoxo Stacie