8 Things

April 27, 2009 at 12:13 PM 4 comments

Today is “Not Me!” Monday, a chance for everyone to be brutally honest about what they have not been doing this week. Normally, you can also head over to My Charming Kids to see what MckMama and others have not been up to this week; however, MckMama’s baby boy Stellan is still in the hospital, so she may still not be posting her own “Not Me!” Monday.


Dogs, especially big ones, seem to grow up and not realize they are much bigger than they were when they were puppies. Béni already has this problem. I, however, do not suffer from any form of this forgetful/ignorant behavior whatsoever. When I walk through doorways, I always clear the door frame and never hit my shoulder or arm on the door frame. I never run into the banister or kitchen counter with my hips. Nope, not me. And this week, I most certainly did not open the cupboard by the sink and misjudge the open space. I knew I was small enough to squat down in the little area to grab a trash bag and did not whack the everliving daylights out of my upper leg/hip. No, definitely not me.

Also, I like to believe that John and I are good puppy parents, so there’s no way we would have given Béni a new bone yesterday and left him to his own devices while I read and John surfed the internet. And even if that was the case, Béni definitely did not manage to eat about 7 inches of the bone in 15-20 minutes. (Note: it was an edible bone, but we had no idea he could eat it that fast…we called an emergency vet line and everything was ok but we still worried about him for a few hours.)

Because we were worried about Béni, we had him drink quite a bit of extra water yesterday, so of course, we were vigilant about taking him out to go to the bathroom (seriously, even 1.5-2 hours). We were not confused by his behavior around 10:15 last night when he barked at the hallway went to sit at our bedroom door. And he did not get up a few minutes later and have an accident in the hallway. Nope, not our dog.

I realized today, that although we thought he must have gotten confused as to which door takes him outside, perhaps he was actually being smart. I often have to go to the bedroom to grab my shoes before I take him outside, so MAYBE he was telling me to go get my shoes. Either way, poor puppy! He must have really had to go. 😦


My blog friend, purejoy at consider it pure JOY tagged me in this “8 things” meme, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I’m not going to do the final step, which is to tag 8 other bloggers to continue the meme, but if you’d like to re-post this meme in your blog, by all means copy it and post!


  • our trip to the States in August
  • being able to move back to the States in 2 years
  • graduating in May…being completely finished with my master’s by July/August
  • family & friends (hopefully) coming to visit in the next 2 years while we’re here
  • our 1-year anniversary 4-day vacation at the end of next month
  • going to visit Jackie in the Netherlands next month
  • the idea of a 4-day bike trip over the 4th of July holiday weekend (we may or may not do this…)


  • watched the season one finale of Heroes
  • went to the train station
  • enjoyed brunch at the Kaffeehaus
  • vacuumed
  • went to the commissary (aka grocery store)
  • did the dishes
  • read some in Real Simple
  • talked to my mom on the phone


  • take a vacation
  • fly to the States
  • be done with my degree
  • have a job but still stay at home 🙂
  • teach Béni that sit/lay down means to do just that and STAY
  • take Béni swimming
  • cook amazing dinners every night
  • know the recipe to Alamo Cafe queso


  • Lost
  • Heroes
  • Ugly Betty
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Scrubs
  • Greek
  • Chuck
  • House Hunters International

– Sarah


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. purejoy  |  April 27, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    i think of all the people i tagged, you have the most interesting list of things you’ve done!
    beni is a handful, but he’s a lab. he’s supposed to be! it’s in the labrador manual, which i’m sure he’s well versed in. we had one, and she was crazy, but the light of our early married lives, and our children’s too. abby the labby. a mess, but a doll.
    have a fun week, and good luck with dinner tonite. i’m sure it will be deeelish!

    • 2. osarah  |  April 27, 2009 at 4:42 PM

      Thanks! And I just realized I left off the “8 things I look forward to” part. I’ll edit it and add that in now!

  • 3. thedailychelle  |  April 27, 2009 at 11:11 PM

    I excuse my bumping into stuff as a result of being tall and my equilibrium being off, which I’m sure is the case with you as well 😉

    I hit my hips and shoulders… and head… on stuff all the time lol

  • 4. Cherry Blossom  |  April 28, 2009 at 2:58 AM

    Nice Not Me monday. I never get huge bruises from bumping myself. I never wonder why my leg hurts or my arm or how a bruise got there. I always am careful and NEVER am clumsy!


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