Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #1

Thirteen Reasons why I'm Officially a Marine Corps Wife

1. I have an entire room dedicated to shipping/packing supplies and am on a first name basis with the post office staff
2. I sing cadences in the shower '...Mama and daddy were lying in bed!...'
3. When I park really far and have to carry tons of groceries and my arms want to fall off, I keep walking really fast telling myself to pretend I'm doing timed PT
4. I'm no longer grossed out by the fifteen pairs of dirty, horribly smelly cammies that used to lay around the apartment
5. I used to hate bumper stickers and now I have a million Marine Corps stickers on my new car (OK, not a million, but a lot...don't want to stress out the Old Man! :)
6. I've been the practice dummy a hundred times for all the Old Man's 'cool' self defense moves. Even though he's three times my size so a tiny pinch from him is enough to lay me out...
7. I can recognize someone in the service and figure out which branch
8. I understand all the funny abbreviations like the 'Poo Report' (although I'm not sure how to spell them yet)
9. My wardrobe consists of two weeks worth of different Marine Corps T shirts
10. I get excited to go to the Commissary and I recognize that I should really shop at SAMS Club or Costco to get enough food to feed my husband when he's hungry
11. I know the drill for the shipping and customs forms and have thus learned that writing things like 'inflatable' instead of 'blow up toys' is far more effective
12. I use the springs that hold down my husbands uniform pants as cat toys
13. I'm willing to wait by the phone all day and all night for the ten minute phone call I get every two days from my husband...

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Christie
2. Amy
3. Chelle
4. Vaccines
5. Sparky

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Michelle said...

Congrats! Thanks for participating.

Tug said...

May God be with you both...nice. And thank you!

Happy TT!

kelli said...

Bless you! Waiting for that phone call must be hard! Thanks for sharing the list! Happy TT!

kelli said...

Bless you! Waiting for that phone call must be hard! Thanks for sharing the list! Happy TT!

Southern Girl said...

Awesome list! Military wives (and husbands) are every bit as heroic as their spouses who serve -- I appreciate all of you!

My TT is up, too.

Chelle Y. said...

Congratulations on your first TT! Thank you and your husband for serving this wonderful country. I teach my little boy that military men and women (he calls everyone "Army Men") are heroes.

amy said...

Great post...Interesting to learn about life like that..thanks for posting

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this! Anna you're too funny. I'm hysterical the whole way through. Timed PT. Blow up toys. too funny.
love you!

Racy Li said...

Congratulations on your marriage! I agree with Southern girl; We just don't do enough to honor our military wives and families.

My first TT is up today too!

ali said...

great list! and i love that you've been a practice dummy!

Sparky said...

sweet list

Go Navy Beat Army

Carol said...

Wow! My father was a marine, and I will always love marines because of that. My nephew is in the army stationed in Iraq now. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. My T13 is up!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your marriage. I understand what you are saying. I was an Air Force wife - whose husband spent time in Thailand and Vietnam. What a joy when he got to come home, since he couldn't call me.