A Decade

February 8, 2010 at 8:39 PM 14 comments

Then years ago today, I turned 16.

I hadn’t kissed a boy, and I didn’t live olives.

Today? I’m married.

I still don’t like olives.


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  • 1. Vesper  |  February 9, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    LOL how cute!

  • 2. Cat  |  February 9, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    and I have to say, you drive better now… 😉

    • 3. osarah  |  February 11, 2010 at 9:21 AM

      Thanks. 10 years of experience and added maturity does wonders…

      Sent from my iPhone

  • 4. RootsAndRings  |  February 9, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Happy birthday Miss Sarah! I don’t like olives either!

    • 5. osarah  |  February 11, 2010 at 9:23 AM

      Thanks! And yes, they are nasty. I decided I would try them again on my bday to see if my tastes had changed at all, and I ended up having to eat the rest of my salad to clear the disgusting olive taste from my mouth. Blech!

  • 6. purejoy  |  February 10, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    happy birthday! what a fun way to “celebrate!”
    meh. i don’t much care for olives either.

    i’m curious, living in germany, what sorts of things do you eat now that you wouldn’t have dreamed you would eat?
    what do you crave, there in germany (as in what german food/treat) when you’re not craving texas food?
    what has been the biggest blessing to living in germany?

    just curious!

    • 7. osarah  |  February 11, 2010 at 9:36 AM

      Thanks! And thank you for the questions, I am excited to answer them!

      Since we got married and moved here, I have decided I like tomatoes, but Icant think of much else that I eat now that I wouldn’t have had before. I do, however, love some traditional German and Alsace treats that I will miss when we move back. I really like Neue Wein, which is literally new wine. It is served in the fall and is from wine that has just started the fermentation process. It varies in alcohol content, and you never know what you’re going to get. Neue Wein goes well with Zweibelkuchen, which means onion cake. It is more like an onion quiche, though, and it is delicious.

      I also love me all variations of potatoes: kartoffel puffers, roesti, etc. I am also now a fan of Schnitzel. I have had some excellent Jagerschnitzel while here.

      I also like the typical German breakfast, which includes breads, cold cuts, cheeses, jams, yogurt, coffee, etc. Yum!

      One thing that is big here that I don’t like is white asparagus (Spargel). White asparagus is bites below the ground so it doesn’t go through photosynthesis. I don’t know what it is, but it just isn’t as goodas green asparagus, which, by the way, is fairly rare here.

      Gluhwein (mulled wine) is also pretty good, but I only Luke the apple flavored one. John likes the blueberry one, which I think is disgusting. 🙂

      Other than German foods, Italian has become our “go to” out to eat choice, just as TexMex was for us while we were in Texas.

      I think that’s it…did anything surprise/interest you?

      • 8. purejoy  |  February 11, 2010 at 3:45 PM

        not really surprising, but interesting. i think if you’re going to live in a “foreign land” it’s good to fully immerse. not to be all “ewww” in trying new things. it seems like you and john are very adventurous and it is a cool blessing that you all have had the opportunity to go and discover while you are there.
        all newlyweds should have the experience you have had… the fewer distractions and the focus you two have had. i’m certain your marriage will be better for it.
        i’ll be really interested in seeing how y’all repatriate. that is the difficult thing, i’ve heard!
        thanks for the nice, newsy response!

        • 9. osarah  |  February 15, 2010 at 9:18 AM

          Agreed. And yes, repatriation is something we have “worried” about. We feel like will have the feeling that we don’t really belong anywhere anymore. We love the US and Texas, but there are things that we will miss about Germany and European culture. Perhaps that’s just more of an incentive to continue traveling as best we can throughout our lives! 🙂

    • 10. osarah  |  February 11, 2010 at 9:40 AM

      Oh and biggest blessing to live in Germany…

      I would have to say the simplicity of our life here. We dint have many distractions coming from friends/family, and we don’t have many extracurricular distractions, which has really allowed us to focus on ourselves as a couple and strengthen our relationship and marriage.

      Second to that, I would say that it’s a blessing to be so close to so many fabulous historical/fun destinations that many people only dream of visiting. I wish we had a bit more time and money to see things, but I am grateful for everthing that we have seen/will see while living here.

  • 11. Clare  |  February 10, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    happy birthday!

    I have always hated olives, but just recently I started liking the green ones with the red thing inside that they serve in martinis. I actually bought some at Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago and ate them for snacks! SO WEIRD! and there is no way I’m pregnant, so I don’t even have that as an excuse for such a weird change of affairs!

    • 12. osarah  |  February 11, 2010 at 10:09 AM

      Thanks! I tried both a black and green olive on my birthday…both were gross but the black one was definitely worse. I canny imagine eating black or green ones out of a jar 🙂 That said, my whole family loves olives. I’m the oddball.

  • 13. Samantha  |  February 11, 2010 at 5:30 AM

    Aww, Happy Birthday!

    It’s funny how some things change drastically over the years, while other things remain exactly the same.

    I have nothing against black olives, but the green ones are icky. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing in your last comment on my blog! I’m really amazed at all we have in common!

    • 14. osarah  |  February 15, 2010 at 9:17 AM

      Thanks – and likewise! Sorry I didn’t see this comment for a few days. I didn’t get a notice that I had a comment to approve. Oops!


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