30 July, 2010

Your Questions: Answered

Well, this is it folks!!! To celebrate the coming (and going) of my 200th post, I'm doing a Q&A sesh! Not only to celebrate the big 2-0-0, but so that all of you brand new followers can learn a little bit more about yours truly. Aren't you just giddy with excitement? No? Ok, maybe it's just me. ;-)

Here it is. You asked and I have answered. Enjoy!

Jessica asked:

What is on your to-do list for this deployment?

Ha. Well...I have to do list, but it's sort of in my head. I guess since you've asked I should write it down. Though, it's not very long. Maybe I should add to it?

- Get a sewing machine
- Make curtains for the bedroom
- Actually, just make curtains for every room...they need it
- Make a scrapbook entitled "Adventures of Joe and Sarah: 2010"
- Volunteer somewhere to keep busy
- Paint end tables in living room
- Paint picture frames?
- Send lots of care packages
- Get involved at church [since I *finally* found one]
- Get Jasper here and cuddle with him
- Get my butt back in the gym and lose weight =/
- Read, a lot
- Go home for Christmas {wherever "home" is}
- Finish my patriotic wreath {this one should probably be at the top}
- Make more friends

Ok, I think that's it for now. I think that's a pretty good start. Don't you?

Carmen asked:

Is your hubby a lifer in the army?

Another good question. The truthful answer: I don't know. He's only been in a year and he's still not 100% sure about anything...except that he wants to go to OCS as soon as possible. So, he may be a lifer and he may not. Either way, I support him 100%. I'm thankful that he's chosen to do such an honorable thing to provide for us. If he decides to fulfill his enlistment contract and get out, that's fine. If he wants to go to OCS and put in 20 yrs, that's fine too. Either way, I couldn't be more proud of him and to be his wife.

David and Sarah asked:

What are some of your favorite television shows to watch (other than Bones!)??

Ooooh. I like this one! Have a bunch. My #1 is Grey's Anatomy. I didn't start watching until season 2, but I was hooked almost instantly. Just in case you don't believe me, I have 5 seasons on DVD. *And* I watch them over and over again. =) Next is Private Practice... Other favorites: NCIS, The Good Wife, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Cake Boss, What Not to Wear, and Say Yes to the Dress. {Yes, I'm also addicted to TLC.}

The Tucci's asked:

A. What's your favorite movie?
Just one? Oh gosh, I don't know. I think it's a tie between The Notebook and The Holiday. I've watched The Holiday about a bazillion times and still love it. The Notebook is just a classic. I cry every. single. time.
B. Who's your favorite band?
Rascal Flatts. Be still, my heart! ;-)
C.What kinds of things do you like to do in your free time?
Hmmm. I like to read and do crafty stuff. I also like to bake, but I do a whole lot less of that when it's just me in the house. Probably why I gained so much weight when I got married...and after basic... Off topic. Sorry.

The McGriff's asked:

What do you miss most about Oklahoma? Friends and Family do not count!
Storms. Seriously. My mom and friends have been telling me about all the storms and it just makes me sooo homesick! I mentioned it to Mom the other day and she said that some them had been bad and that I thought she should videotape one for me. She acted like I was crazy, and I told her that I'd settle for a little rumble of thunder. It's crazy the things that you miss. I also miss the scenery. I know, I know. I'm in Hawaii. I miss the open fields...or being able to take a walk in the woods alone whenever I wanted without worrying that something was going to happen to me. *sigh*

Would you want to be stationed at Fort Sill just so you would be in Oklahoma again?? I ask this one because I just read JG's post about how Fort Sill is on their "I don't want to go there" list but it is our next stop and my HOME!
NO!!! I definitely do not want to end up at Fort Sill. I love Oklahoma, but I've been to Lawton...and I hated it. Lol! No offense to you, of course. I just don't think I could do it. I'd much rather be at Tinker AFB. =)

What has been your favorite part about living in Hawaii??
Um...the scenery, I guess. Life in Hawaii isn't exactly what I had imagined. I don't go to the beach too often because it's always crowded with tourists. I hate going to Honolulu because of the traffic. Everything is over priced and the cost of gas just hurts me. Not to mention I feel like I'm in a foreign country most of the time. Nothing makes you feel less welcome than walking into a restaurant/store and being the only white person (or couple) in the room. It's not all bad, though. It's warm all the time, which I definitely like. The birds are completely different and so are the flowers. The mountains are just gorgeous. 

JG asked:

1. What is on your deployment to-do-list (do you have one?) and what have you crossed off?
See the first question. =) Um, I've made a few more friends. I've found a church and I'm working on the "get involved" part. I'm working on the wreath. I'm hoping to get a sewing machine soon!

2. If you could go to any concert/sporting event/show/other live event tomorrow (regardless of what time of year it is) what would it be?
AN OU GAME. Hands down. I've never been, and I'm dying to go to one. Sadly, I have been to two OSU {Cowboys} games. But that's only because I was forced to be in two of their homecoming parades and then to attend the games. I'd also like to go to a Rascal Flatts concert. But, football comes first. Lol!

3. Is there any movie coming out this year that you are excited about?
The Harry Potter movie!!! {Yes, Anna, you read that right.}

4. What's your favorite dinnertime meal?
Oooh. Tough one. I guess I have to say chicken alfredo. I like it when I go out to eat - usually at Italian restaurants - and I like it when I make it too. =) Sometimes, my sauce is better.

Mrs. S asked:

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Watching Ellen's talk show. =)
What is your favorite movie?
*gasp*  The same question twice?! ;-) I can't decide which: The Notebook or The Holiday. You can choose. Lol!

What is your favorite beauty product? 
I think I have to say Mary Kay's Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover. It's the one thing that I freak out about if I run out. I have to admit that I'm biased, though. I am *technically* a consultant...but I'm a very, very bad one. That's a story for another day, though.

Kathryn asked:

-When did you get saved? I would love to hear the story!
Thanks for asking! It's rare that I actually get to share this. =)

I was saved when I was 5 years old. Pretty young, I know. Because I was so young, I only remember a few details about it. I remember being in my room and just having this overwhelming feeling that God loved me. He loved me so, so much and wanted  to take care of me. This may sound strange, but I also remember seeing this big, huge red heart in my window. I'm not sure how or why I saw that, but that's what happened. Then, I crawled out of my twin sized bed with sheets decorated with hearts, got on my knees and asked Jesus to come into my heart and life. The next morning was a Sunday. I was so excited to tell people that I'd been saved the night before! I told my whole Sunday School class, and coincidentally, my mom was my teacher. =) I hadn't told her yet. After questioning by my pastor, parents, and my papa (who is a deacon) they felt that I understood the decision I made. A week (or maybe two) later, I was baptized. 

God was always a part of my life, but as I entered high school I felt him less. I was still going to church and being the "good girl," but something was missing. I finally realized what it was when I went to a retreat with my youth group in my senior year. I rededicated my life to Christ then. College was rough too and I had my ups and downs, but those downs brought me so much closer to Him.

-How did you feel about becoming a military wife?
Um, scared? Proud? Anxious? I don't really know. Joe approached me with the idea while we were in the middle of a financial crisis. Honestly, I was terrified after I realized he wasn't just kidding. We talked about the possibility literally for weeks before we decided that he would join the Army.

-What is your favorite candy?
Oooh, tough question!! I think I have to say M&M's.

Marie asked:

Where do you see yourself in 5 yrs?
Whew. What a question! With the Army so involved  controlling my life, that's really hard to answer. I'd like to think that we'd have one or two kids. Hopefully Joe will be an officer by then. Or doing something he really enjoys. Right now, our lives are still in transition.

What is one thing you wish someone had told you before becoming a military wife?
Just one thing? Ok, ok. To never plan anything and to prepare for the worst. Lol! Seriously, though, I can't plan anything ahead of time because I never know what the Army is going to do. I hoped beyond hope that Joe wouldn't be deployed when we got here and it happened anyway. If I had acted like it was going to happen, I might have done a few things differently.

Best/worst thing about being an army wife.
Best thing: Knowing that my husband is doing something so selfless and honorable. I couldn't be more proud of him. 

Worst thing: Deployment, (or separation period) hands down. 

Favorite accessory?
Purses. By far. =)

Dream vacation?
Well, I'd say Hawaii, but I already live here. =P 

I have always, always, always wanted to go to London. 

Just a Girl asked:

What's your favorite part of being a military wife?
See above. =)

If you could relive one day in your life what would it be?
Hmmm... I think my wedding day. Or the day that Joe asked me out. =) Those were 2 awesome days.

tootie asked:

If you could be stationed anywhere, where would it be?
Fort Bragg. Why? 

1. It's in NC.
2. It's in NC and close to our family there. =)

What was your favorite vacation?
Definitely our honeymoon. The first time we'd been alone together for that long. The road trip was so fantastic. Being in a car that long kind of sucks, but we made it fun and interesting. Probably more fun than anything. I remember that I kept smacking him with my pillow because he'd say stupid and/or crazy stuff. =) Then, when we got to the beach it was just great. We relaxed, we swam, and we just enjoyed each other's company. Absolute perfection. =)

Thanks so much for all the questions!!! They were really great and I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little bit better! =D And I'm sorry that it took me so long to post this.

Happy Thursday!! It's almost the weekend! =)



Honey Bee said...

Hey, Sarah! I'm a new follower and this was a great post to get to know you better! I'm excited to read more of your blog. :)

We have a lot in common, from what I read here. Particularly in the entertainment areas...Private Practice is one of my favorite shows, along with the TLC shows you mentioned. And The Holiday tops my list of movies, too. I, too, have seen it a bajillion times...and still love it every time. :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love all the questions and answers!

JG said...

I love that you said an OU game! (I was secretly hoping that would be your answer :)) Seriously, nothing compares! I'm curious, why did Joe wait to decide to go to OCS, instead of just going right away? I know they stopped taking students this year (or stopped signing up new people, or something, anyway I've talked to a couple of people who wanted to go but were told the classes for this year were full or something, I don't know).

And I have ALWAYS wanted to go to London, too!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Awe great answers! I watched OU in the Fiesta Bowl a couple years ago and was the only person in my group cheering for them :)

Anna said...

WAHOO, Harry Potter!!!!!! :) Wish we could see it together. :(