June 14, 2011

Still Alive

Just wanted to do a quick update to assure you that I am indeed alive! I have been working with the chamber here in town to create a tourism position. I called to set an appointment with the mayor last Friday and still haven't heard anything back, so I will try again today.

I think thats about it as far as updates go. No new news. These Oklahoma allergens are dominating me- just when I think I have them under control I wake up and can't stop crying booooo allergies!

Wedding season is upon us, I have a wedding next weekend and then another one after that. Next weeks wedding is my friend Susanne from Germany. I will also get to see Emily again, from the LST team last year.

Thats all I've got folks! Be good and do good!

Sarah B

May 17, 2011

Limbo: Not The Dance

An intermediate, transitional, or midway state or place. A pretty good definition of where I am right now. I am still looking for a job- I have a great lead that I am following up this week- hopefully this one will work out!

While nothing has really been accomplished I have been really busy. Mom has been having a hard time at work- they are pretty much trying to bully her into quitting. I've spent a lot of time helping around the house with Robert, an old family friend who is just like a grandpa in our family, who lives with us now. I have also been spending a lot of time with Lisa, my best friend from school. She had a baby in March and has her hands full everyday with a newborn, her 3 year old and she also watches another toddler who is a little over 1.

Of course I have also been fishing. Haven't caught a lot but thats okay, I've always said fishing is about the experience not the quantity.

All that said- for the most part I'm still in transition. Still trying to find my place. Thats to be expected. So- thats all I've got for now! All is going well, im booking right a long, just passing time and living life until I get to that next point in life! On a side note- I do have another blog up and running. This is something I have been thinking about/ working on for some time now. Its just in the starting stages but check it out! Its about all of the off the beaten path places in Oklahoma www.discoverok.blogspot.com sorry I tried making it a link but the options on here hate me so you'll have to type it in yourself or google it!

Be good and do good!

Sarah B

Everyday you make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. ~Winston Churchill

April 26, 2011

Busy Busy

The past few weeks have been rather busy I do have to say! I have been keeping myself occupied with meetings with friends, the job search, and of course working on the apartment!

The apartment is still coming along slowly but surely! The meetings are going well, I have seen a lot of folks already and still have more folks to see this week!

The job search is also going well! I have a part time job finding host families for exchange students which should be fun and interesting! I also have an interview on Friday for a relationship specialist position in Muskogee. So, please keep the job hunt in your prayers!

I am also going to visit someone here in PV about something around here. I would rather stay in this area, but I am also open to move. I figure the Lords going to put me where he wants me! I just need to do my part to get there!

Thats all the news I have! Be good and do good!

Sarah B

Blaze with the fire that is never extinguished. ~Luisa Sigea

April 18, 2011

Back and Alive

Oh man has the past week been hands down crazy! I made it in around 11:30 Tuesday night after about 26 hours of travel time!

Tuesday I went and got my car with mom.
Wednesday I worked upstairs in the apartment a lot. I am staying in the apartment we have above our garage but it needs some major work. I also visited the PV church wednesday night, Thursday afternoon I went with Lisa up to the doctor in Norman just have some hang out time with her. Friday I was more working in the apartment, we started painting Friday- we have almost all of the walls done. Its just a matter of moving the furniture around at this point and doing a few touch ups!
Saturday I got up early and went garage sale hopping- found a pack of Uno cards for 50 cents! That was it though. After that I went up to Yukon and saw my niece play soccer which of course was entertaining! Then we all went to dads house and grilled burgers and just hung out for a while. Sunday was church with dad in Lawton then visiting my grandma in the afternoon then back to PV for night service!

So there we go, its been crazy Go-Go-Go. Of course thats totally okay! This week I am going to send out some more resumes and go to main street PV and the chamber of commerce and just get my foot back in some doors hopefully!

Be good and do good!

Sarah B

Reading is no substitute for action. ~Colleen Wainwright

April 8, 2011

Bye Now

Man oh man has it been a crazy couple of days! My birthday was on Thursday, and as anyone who knows me knows, I'm not a big fan of my birthday- i never remember how old i am anyways, its just another day!

Anyways, I did indeed, have a lovely birthday on Thursday. Friday was busy as usual, I invited a lot of folks over for a going away party. It was good to spend some time with them. We were able to grill lots and lots of food and just chat and shoot the breeze. As the sunlight faded we came inside for some dessert and then played some games and chatted.

Tomorrow we are doing a group breakfast of Pamcakes (also known as pancakes but these are made by Pam) and then back for some more packing. I have most of the "stuff" packed that I have, now its just clothes and trinkets. What to take what not to take. Baaaahhh! So much stuff. Anyways, after that we head to Leipzig for Saxon Singing. It is the first time it will be in Leipzig so that is exciting! After that we are going out to a little Mexican restaurant around the corner from the center for a "team dinner" with the entire American gang. That sounds gangsta- the american gang. Ha. Then its back hopefully not to late!

I saw an old contact at the store today, Conny, I read with her last year. She went on holiday (vacation) and then had knee surgery and has had some serious issues with her knee so we took a break. Anyways, I saw her randomly today so that was nice to get to say goodbye.

Thats all for now. No tears yet. I got close in team meeting today- but I didn't.

Be good and do good!

Sarah B

We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done. ~Alan Turing

April 5, 2011


Yesterday was amazing. No other words. Just amazing!

The day started early with a trip to Limbach which is about 30 minutes away. I visited Lars' class. He would be a junior in the states-I have been to their class a few times now and it is always a blast! We played a different version of Taboo and then the picture game (pictionary meets telephone). They loved it!

I caught the bus back to chemnitz and then we were off to Burkhardtsdorf for our LST Baseball party. It was raining so we didn't get to play outside. That was probably for the best though because I realized Sunday that there were no real bats just a plastic one.... so we played in the gym with a tennis ball. The kids had a blast!

We came back and I took a little nap before movie night. Movie night went better then I could have thought! We had 9 people and watched To Save A Life. I was a little worried with it being a little more in your face about Christianity. We had some really great discussions about life being about the transformation not the destination and so on. It was great!

Today I saw Klause for the last time. We met for coffee and chatted for a little over an hour. It was sad to say goodbye, but it only gives you a chance to say hello again.

Thats all I have for today. Tomorrow morning I will work on packing some and then I have a reader, Kendra and Joel are coming for coffee and then Amanda is coming over for supper!

Have a great day! Be good and do good!

Sarah B

A friend told me that each morning when we get up we have to decide whether we are going to save or savor the world. I don't think that is the decision. It's not an either-or, save or savor. We have to do both, save and savor the world. ~Kate Clinton

April 3, 2011


That was a busy weekend!

Friday I had a reader then went downtown to pick up some last minute things for senioren essen (the seniors evening where we made them food and provided entertainment). I grabbed some lunch downtown the up to the church for some last minute prep. Meeting back at the house then off to Leipzig for Ladies Night!

Ladies night was a blast, we had 10 people total and I think everyone had a good time! We were able to chat and play some games! After I made it home, Alex Karen and I watched Grey's Anatomy because it was the musical one which I thought was amazing! Karen and I ended up staying up til nearly 2 just chatting!

Saturday I hit the ground running again! Forgetting to set my alarm I over slept (which hasn't happened since my sophmore year in college!!!). I did some shopping for the weekend then went up the church to get set up for senioren essen. It was big hit, everyone had a great time!

After that was finished around 7:30 or so Karen and I went over to Steffi's for her 21st birthday! I enjoyed seeing her New Zealand pictures and spending some time with her family. Karen and I were both worn out so we came home after that and hit the sack.

Today was just as busy- church this morning then Larry and Pam invited Karen and I for lunch which was amazing as always when Pam cooks. Came back to the house after that to clean up a little for Movie Night tomorrow night then started some baking. Sven came over around 3 to help me bake. At 5 we had sport and we had an awesome turnout at sport- 19 people!! We had 3 teams which hasn't happened in a while! It was a good time! Then back to the house and finish the baking and getting questions lined up for movie night. We watched a movie and relaxed for a bit before I skyped with some family. Now its 12:30 and I'm about to hit the sack!

Its been busy but its been great! I have to start packing this week. Still sending out applications- I reformatted my resume this week so hopefully that will help some. I have a job in OKC that just came open last week that I will apply for.

Thats all the news I have from here!

Please pray for our movie night Monday night. I am hosting this month and we are watching To Save A Life. It covers a wide variety of topics- I've got a few narrowed down though- life isn't about the destination but the transformation- what is the difference between religion and faith- how does the film define Christian and how is that different from what we know?

Be good and do good!

Sarah B

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. ~Horace Mann

March 29, 2011

Good Days Are Here Again

The emotions are starting to hit and I don't think last week helped any at all. 13 days left. This time in 2 weeks I will be on a flight to OKC. The crazy-ness is about to start. Here is a short run-down of the upcoming 2 weeks:

Wed: go to the church @ 10 for senior food preperation; 12:30 reader at the house; trip downtown for last minute things in the afternoon and laundry.

Thursday: train down town- train to another small village. morning with a friend and lunch. back to the house. 3:30 reader downtown; evening make sure everything is lined up for friday.

Friday: reader @ 10; downtown before lunch for fruit for the senior food on Saturday; back to house, meeting @ 2; be in Leipzig by 6 for Girls Night then back to Chemnitz.

Saturday: up and to the church for all last minute preparations for senior food night. Seniorenessen starts @ 5 then after that to Steffi's for her B-day celebration.

Sunday: worship, prep for Monday,5 sport

Monday: get up early take bus to small village, speak to class, take bus back to chemnitz. Leave Chemnitz by 11:45 to head to Karen's school for LST party/Baseball; Movie Night @ 7 (which I'm hosting)

Tuesday: Breath

Wednesday: Pack 1 bag

Thursday: reader in the afternoon

Friday: Reader @ 10, meeting @ 2, Friends for dinner @ 7

Saturday: show visitors around chemnitz in the morning. Head to Leipzig for Saxon Singing @ 4; Dinner with the team afterwards.

Sunday: worship, lunch, good-bye coffee @ 3 @ the church. lots of crying anticipated.

Monday: not planning anything, make sure all bags are packed and ready to go. Run any last minute errands. Cry.

Tuesday: head out at 6 am to dresden. the end.

Its going to be an emotional 2 weeks, I can feel it now.

Part of me would be just fine getting on a plane and not saying goodbye but I know I can't do that. So goes life.

Still looking for a job and sending out resumes all the time. Tomorrow will be the last day I will have to actually work on sending any out until I get back. It would be much easier going back if I knew I had a job waiting for me. It is all taken care of, I know that, but man the waiting is killer!

Thats all I got folks! Be good and do good!

Sarah B

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. ~Eckhart Tolle

March 27, 2011

Sucky Days

Its been about 2 years since something really bad has happened to someone close to me. For that, I am very thankful.

However in the past few days really bad things just keep happening to those around me. A friend from college lost her baby boy last week. I can't even imagine the pain they are going through, but they are a strong couple and are surrounded with love right now.

Snickers was put to sleep yesterday. Yea, she was old, but it was really sudden and still very sad.

And to top all that off, one of my best friends lost a really good friend suddenly this weekend. It sucks when you see your friends hurting, it sucks even more when you know they are hurting and there is nothing you can do for them.

But, through all that blessings are still all around. Saturday was also the choir concert in Dresden and there was a great turnout! The place was packed!

This morning we were also packed at worship which is always a good problem to have! We had a wonderful turnout and lots of guests!

Be good and do good!

Sarah B

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it. ~Trey Parker and Matt Stone

March 24, 2011


Isn't it assuring to know that we walk confidently with the Lord knowing that indeed there is a master plan and it is all for His glory?

I have to keep reminding myself of that as I apply for jobs. I sent in 6 internship applications today. Who knows! Im applying for everything I can! Although the internships are with Southwest Airlines and that would be awesome! Just saying!

When I feel stressed I bake. Yesterday I made a chocolate pie- I think im going to make another one tomorrow! Steffi and Miriam are both coming over for supper and just to chat. Crazy how fast time flies.

Saturday is the singing concert in Dresden, Sunday is Leipzig again!

Thats all I got folks! Be good and do good!

Sarah B

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. ~Franks Lloyd Wright