Will They Hatch?

May 11, 2009 at 9:09 AM 2 comments


As another Monday rolls around, it’s time for “Not Me!” Monday, a chance for everyone to be brutally honest about what they have not been doing this week. You can also head over to My Charming Kids to see what MckMama and others have not been up to this week!

I have been unemployed since November 2007 when I came to visit John in Germany. Once I returned to the States, I had 5.5 months to plan our wedding and get moved to Europe, so I didn’t get another job. Since moving here in June 2008, I have been looking for jobs and have applied for over 60 positions. I have not spent the past week spending my imaginary first paycheck every which way possible (student loan repayment, nicer TV, frames for two canvas paintings we have, an iPhone, new clothes for both of us, a dresser for our bedroom….you get the picture…I did not think of any of this, got it?). I am not counting my chickens before they hatch.

Béni has been doing much better at obeying us lately, and I trust him a fair amount for a puppy. I did not convince myself he would be fine outside without a leash walking from our car to the door to our stairwell, which is approximately 30 feet. He did not take off running the opposite direction (toward the street) and refuse to listen to me, and I did not start screaming his name at the top of my lungs.

Saturday night was my night to take Béni out when he woke up between 5 and 6:30 AM (he does this every day and we take turns taking him out). When he barked at 6:20 AM, I was not dreaming about ordering the most delicious looking ice cream I have ever seen. Because that didn’t happen, I most certainly did not try to get back into that dream when I stumbled back into bed 15 minutes later.

Finally, it was not me who squealed with glee when a lightning bolt struck in the distance out our bedroom window last night. I did not follow the squeal with a fixed gaze on the sky in the hopes of more (there were about 8 more lightning strikes with small rumbles of thunder). I have been mentioning thunderstorms quite a bit lately (here and here). This is not the most exciting thing that has happened to me in weeks.

Oh, and it did not just thunder again. What’s up with this, Deutschland? Keep it coming!


Has anyone attempted that yogurt recipe? We made it again yesterday and it was neat to be able to use the 3 tablespoons of yogurt from John’s batch last week – in other words, we didn’t have to use any store-bought yogurt in our recipe.

– Sarah


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. purejoy  |  May 11, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    dog obedience is an oxymoron in my house (emphasis on “moron”). with three mini-weiners, they all have specific personalities with varying degrees of selective hearing. ha!
    we let them out the front door to do their business. it worked great during the winter as it was usually cold and sometimes nasty and they would do what they needed to do and would scurry right back in. now that it’s nice, they are more easily distracted. birds, squirrels, etc. not usually a recipe for the quick pee/poo. it’s usually a recipe for disaster. as one races off to catch a bird, it’s like a bad chain reaction.
    i feel your pain. maybe if you have real success training beni, you can post your obedience videos online and make a fortune (ie the job with the paycheck)
    hey it’s a thought!
    have a spectacular week!!

  • 2. domestically challenged  |  May 11, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    I would totally be imagining my paycheck too! I hope you do find a position soon, it is such a pain in this market.


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