My facebook news feed is littered with pictures of my friends all decked out in beautiful dresses for their respective military balls. They are talking about it, posting pictures of what they might wear, sending me texts to ask my opinion; I even went shopping with one of my friends to look at some pretty dangly earrings to compliment her dress. Don't get me wrong, its exciting...that is...if you're going. If you're not, well, lets just say it kinda sucks. When you're a military spouse the Ball is like the payback, the redeeming factor, the thank you let's pretend we're back in high school, sans kids, and get all gussied up and have fun. It's definitely worth a run-on sentence or two. You might see some fun posts about what not to wear to military balls, like this one on Spouse Buzz..one of my favorites.
I'm really sad about it. More so then I would have thought, if you had asked me about not going awhile ago. I'm not gonna like, I got a little teary about it. It sounds silly as I'm writing about it now, but that's my thing! That's the like the thing....you know, my big 'ole military spouse thank you. In all honesty, when do I really get to dress up like that? I'm not really attending any operas or ballets, or Broadway. Dinner's out, even on date nights, aren't usually super fancy. I probably would have dug out one of my old dresses and worn them again, since ball gowns typically don't go out of style. I might have gotten some new shoes and some new jewelry...probably would have gotten my nails done, but would have done my hair myself. So, here I am, not going this year and its kinda a bummer. I have had plenty of times to dress up and dance with the hubby. We started dating in highschool, so we had several school dances, our wedding, and a couple military balls. So I'm not totally deprived. This year has been hard though. Moving across the country only a couple of months after having a baby, and a surgery...to a job where he's hardly around, has been really rough. I was sort of looking forward to this nice mirage in my little desert.
Maybe just maybe I can talk the hubby into a fancy date here soon.
Anyone else missing their military ball this year?