Friday, February 18, 2011

Military Spouse Friday Fill-in

It's Friday again, which means it is time for another Friday fill in. If you would like to take part in the fun head on over to Wife of a Sailor's blog and check it out.

What is your favorite MilSpouse blog (not including Wife of a Sailor who we all love, or your own)? submitted by Our Crazy Life
I only read 2 or 3 MilSpouse blogs and I love them all, but I can't say I have a favorite.  

What are your favorite perks about your s/o being deployed (we all know there are perks)? submitted by Ramblings of a Marine Wife
When he is gone if I want to eat a can of corn dinner, I'll eat a can of corn for dinner. I don't have to worry about feeding someone else. My relationships with friends always get a little better when he is away (which shouldn't happen, I know, but it does) because I so much free time. I also get to sleep in the middle of the bed when he is gone! Between the 3 deployments and months upon months of TAD, I am pro at having him gone.  
How long did you date your before getting engaged? Married? submitted by Utterly Chaotic
We dated for a little over a year and a half before we got married, but we were best friends for a long time before that.  

What do you think your would do if s/he wasn’t in the military? submitted by Adventures of M-Square
 Well...he claims when he gets out he wants to get a math degree and be an actuary...super geeky and super boring! We talked about if he had never enlisted in the Marines after high school a few days ago and we are both pretty sure he would be a total loser still living with is parents or working some crappy job just to get by and living in a crummy apartment in our crummy hometown. He didn't have a lot of drive or motivation to leave home until he enlisted.  

If you could talk to the Secretary of (fill in your appropriate branch) what is one suggestion you would like to bring to their attention in order to improve the lives of military families?  submitted by My Life as His (Air Force) Wife

I would like to bring Tricare to their attention. When living on or near a military installation Tricare is fine and I haven't had much trouble getting the care I need. You just have to be responsible for your health care and be your own advocate. However, when assigned to a duty away from a military base, like recruiting duty, you have to use civilian care. Sounds great, I know, but it's not easy. There are very few civilian doctors that accept Tricare, because they don't pay the doctors. The Tricare website gives a list of providers that accept our insurance, but I have to call at least 15 offices before I found someone that takes our insurance. I also find it interesting that I could give birth in a hospital, a birthing center, or with a midwife, but the only way I can get pregnant is by having sex.


  1. You become closer with your friends while you hubby is gone. I do the same thing. I got closer to my friend and I got a lot closer with my mom and my boyfriends family. We were all one family going through deployment together.

  2. You bring up a good issue about the difficulties of finding civilian providers who take Tricare. We've never been stationed far enough away from a base that I couldn't go to an MTF, but it does seem like the pickings would be pretty slim if that weren't the case.