This next post is also courtesy of the blog I've been reading. For those curious, it's www.fivedaysfiveways.com. This one is FIVE things that might surprise, fascinate, or amuse someone that doesn't know you. So, ummmmm......
1. I was in the Air Force for 4 years.
I had my life all planned out, but God had other plans obviously. I graduated High School and went to Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC near my sister's house...planning on graduating, owning my own business, and maybe one day finding a husband if he fit into my nice, neat little picture. Long story (one day maybe) short, I only did a semester. I was schooled out at the moment. After a fight with my sister, I grabbed the phone book, called up the Air Force recruiter (this was January 1995), and asked to join up. I went back to my parent's house the beginning of February and left for basic training in March. My AF time was 22 March 1995 until 21 March 1999.
2. I am an Air Force spouse.
My second duty assignment took me to Robins AFB in Georgia. My first was Barksdale AFB, LA. I met my now hubby there. He was next door to my later roommate in the dorms. We were in the same squadron, but different shops. My roommate and hubby were best friends and she was convinced that we should meet because we would be perfect for each other. We both declined meeting some odd blind date person. We met on our own and it was DISGUST at first sight. That changed a couple of weeks later. It took a while, but by the time I got out, we were finally dating.
3. 1999 took me from single to married and overseas with 2 dogs.
When the year started T (my hubby) and I were just friends. A friend introduced us as BF/GF which started a conversation which led to..."OK...I guess we're dating" (January). The day T left on a deployment (that only lasted 3 months at the time....they are now 6 months for AF) he told me he loved me (February). I got out of the AF in mid-March. The end of March he proposed over the phone. He returned in June. We got married twice: once for Uncle Sam (to get me put on his orders) at the courthouse by the JP (July) and our actual church wedding (August). We flew out the end of August. We got our first dog Danny the day after we moved into our first house (September). We got Belle Christmas Eve (December).
4. I have lived in 4 countries and driven in 8 countries.
We have lived in: the United States (I started driving at 13 on the back roads in Arkansas), the Acores, England, and now Italy.
I have driven in: the United States, Canada, the Acores, Belgium, England, Italy, Austria, and Germany.
5. I love to travel and moving houses.
Traveling is not that surprising since most folks do. I do miss home and have to come home after a while. How long depends on what we're doing and where we are. I can go almost 30 days, but I get really antsy for dressers and hangers. *sigh Moving, on the other hand, is not normal. I love being able to leave after a few years. I think that's why I have rearranged this house so often and keep updating/changing stuff. We have lived here almost 3 years (longest of any house we've lived in) and I'm getting antsy. While I love the house, I'm ready for the next one and DREAD!!!!!!!! the day when we "put down roots" and plan to stay in a house for the rest of our natural-born lives. *Shudder