Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #12

If there was any doubt on my last list (I wrote when we first got married) that I was cut out to be a Marine Corps wife, there's not anymore! Here are:

Thirteen MORE reasons that seal the deal. Yup, I'm officially a Marine Corps wife!

1. I still sing cadences in the shower. PT...Good for you...Good for me!

2. I've added Marine Corps winter wear to my wardrobe including two sweatshirts and a zip up jacket. Not to mention my "USMC" coffee mug and "Marine Wife" travel cup...

3. I've grown to LOVE Jarhead Red wine.

4. I know my mailman's Valentine's Day plans.

5. I race home everyday to see if there's any "Free Mail" waiting for me.

6. I understand the military pay system. Although I'm still figuring out how the health insurance works.

7. I'm a frequent caller of Military OneSource, an amazing one stop shop to answer ANY questions I have.

8. My new best friend is the blanket my sister and Evan gave me for Christmas with a huuuge picture of the Old Man. We watch TV together, listen to music together, have staring contests against each other...

9. I'm finally well equipped with one liners to respond to protesters and those who "support the troops, but not their job".

10. I've swapped deployment stories, or should I say fiasco's that of course would only happen while our husbands aren't home, with other Corps wives.

11. I have found a place in the house for my husband's cammies and 15 pairs of combat/training boots.

12. My anxiety attacks from knocking visitors has eased up considerably and I'm one with this emotional rollercoster, I'm one with this emotional rollercoaster, I'm one with this emotional rollercoster. ;)

13. Some time's I wake up to the Marine Corps hymn...and it's not on the radio. Da, da, dadatda, da, dadadadada!!!

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Gattina said...

It's difficult for me to comment on this, I don't know your situation exactly but I suppose it must be very hard for your to live with this situation.

Caylynn said...

Great list! I'm a Canadian army wife, so I can identify with a lot of the items on your list, including the responses to those who "support the troops but not the fact that Canada is in Afghanistan."

I had to laugh at #11 on your list. My husband has so much army stuff in various barrack boxes and other places that it's insane! In addition to his combat boots, there are all the other boots - Goretex combat boots, desert boots, NBC boots, mukluks (warm winter boots), etc. Not to mention the dress shoes and Mess Kit boots! ;) He has more footwear than I do!

Being a military spouse definitely isn't easy. Take care.

Raggedy said...

I salute you. I am a USAF Veteran.
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Uisce said...

that sure is a lot of boots! Happy TT, mine's up!

Robyn Mills said...

I love the staring contests.... your sense of humor will see you through the hard days.... Take care both of you.

Christie said...

i bet that means you also have a lot of stinky marine socks in your house and let me guess, one of them is filled with rice.

amy said...

i love that rascall flats song and thanks for sharing that list with us

Heather in Beautiful British Columbia said...

You are always so upbeat and positive - that's nice to hear when I know life must be difficult at times! Great TT :)

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