January 30, 2011

Zombie Sunday 1/30

A month of Zombie Sundays has come and gone! 

 And man oh man am I glad that January is winding down! It always does seem to pick up at the end of the month. A birthday celebration for the hubs, then straight into a short and busy February. There is the super bowl, we have tickets to a Cirque du Soleil show (yes, they actually came to our little town, bizarre!), and I am crossing my fingers for a girls mini getaway. And then March will be here before we know, playoffs will start, and thank tha Lord, spring will finally arrive!

Unlike the usual Zombie rambles, I have actual content for today's post. But, don't worry, I am still slacking a bit because I have been saving these up the whole week for an easy-peasy Japanessy post today. Ok, so maybe its more like a tame vegetarian zombie and not so much a Night of the Living Dead zombie.

WARNING: Shameless Plugging! :) First off, I want to remind everyone that today is the LAST day to enter for a chance to win a custom blog header and button in my giveaway. DO IT NOW (of course if you want a new blog header, haha). If you don't know about the giveaway, full details can be found here. I will announce the winner tomorrow, and am looking forward to designing something special for one of ya'll!!! And thanks to all of ya'll already participating. My first giveaway is going great!

Project: Do Me 
So, the lovely Ms. KY over at Travel Babbles had a great idea for a mini mental makeover. Her project, titled the sassy and clever "Project: Do Me" asks readers and writers to think about their happiness goals for themselves.  Because, as she puts is so wonderfully, happy girls are the prettiest girls.

This is such a great idea. There is never a bad time to step back and take a look at your goals for yourself and for your happiness. So, she asks, what are your goals, however lofty they might be, for your well-being on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis? These had me thinking. I consider myself a pretty happy and at-peace gal. This year in Germany has really allowed me to be that way (or maybe taught me to give up all hope and just stop caring??! haha, jk). So, here goes my goals, always changing, but always heading in one direction: happiness and a better me.

*Go to bed earlier, at least at a reasonable time
*Spend more productive time online and less mindless wandering

*Call or lengthy email a different friend every week (ugg, always my goal, rarely happens)
*Dust off my old German books and at least review vocabulary that has been slipping
*Meet with the gals once a week for lunch, coffee, etc.

Hmmm, this one is a little harder to think of...
*At least for the next month, take better care of the skin on my face. I feel like a pizza right now! :)
*Take a mini-vacation/trip somewhere new every month. Even if it is just a day exploring a neighboring town. I need to take better advantage of this whole Europe thing!

*I really have a great feeling about this year (what's new, I say that every year :)). But this one's different. We are finally feeling normalized in Deutschland, our relationship grows deeper every day, and everything else just seems on the up and up. So my yearly goal is to remember how I feel right now, remember that this year, just like all the rest and all to come, will be MY year. If I can keep that on mind, then the rest will just have to fall right into place.

If you too would like to join Ms. KY's project, hop on over to Travel Babbles and link up your upcoming post. Thanks again girl, it was great to express that on 'paper', I have a feeling it will keep me a bit more accountable!

My very awesome in-laws are in town for a couple of days, which is so nice! They regularly make business trips to Germany every year, and we are lucky that they can swing down here to see us before their meetings start up . I am really, really happy they are here and looking forward to catching up with them in the next few days! I might be a little more MIA than usual. I think you'll cope! If you want to see a very old post, you can have a look here and see when my in-laws came to visit us two years ago. Back when the blog was just a baby...well, really, it still is.

And last, but certainly not least awesome lady Mollie over at OK in UK passed on a super cool award. Woohoo, I got the LOL Award!!! You're the best Mollie, and I look forward to your sarcastic-ass posts and comments every day :)

I promise to pass on the award soon enough. I'll do a 'funny day' post or something of the like. And since I have already done the random things about me list for the Stylish Blogger award, I won't bore you with another seven. I think one should do the trick....

1. Much to my mother and father's chagrin, my first word was "kitty". I also have loved cats, and really all animals. But we always had kitties (ok, badass cats I might add) so they have a special place in my heart. And even though I consider my twisted humor above this - can't believe I am admitting this right now - I love those stupid 'LOL' and 'Can I has Cheeseburger' Cats. Call it my one guilty indulgence.

(So, I probably lost half of you with that one, but if you are still here, keep reading. Not much more to go :))

Also, I promise in the next week to add a blog roll list to the side bars, with categories, and that will hopefully suffice as my "pass it on" list for now.

AND I can't help but steal her line at the end of the post:

Believe in your dreams, people!

Have a great Zombie Sunday, ya'll :)
Blog Widget by LinkWithin


  1. Zombie Sundays are always so fun! I'm also loving the "project do me" and I think I might have to participate! Happy Sunday love!! xoxo

  2. Ohai! I can has lolz? Nooooo! They be stealin mah bukkit! kthnxbai!

    I gotta be honest with ya. I took the 'believe in your dreams' from the SNL "punched in the face while eating" skit. I did add the 'people' to give a unique taste all of my own.

    There's something about internet geeks like us {general us, not the specific us} that love pictures of cats. lolcats helps us out with taht.

  3. You have so much going on right now! Congrats on the award, the giveaway and the goal setting! I can so relate to the needing to go to sleep earlier and to be more productive on-line. I also loved that you mentioned your relationship getting deeper all the time. That's the good stuff, isn't it? Happy Sunday! :)

  4. Awesome list Texa!! When I'm back in Deutschland, tucking into the sheets at a reasonable hour is for sure being added to my list. HELLO INSOMNIA!!

  5. Hello:-) I am following you from Comment Sunday:-)
    Happy Sunday!!!

  6. I am so ready for spring too!! Hi~ I am your newest follower from the blog hop & would love it if you stopped by and returned the love :)


  7. @Kelsey - you should do it too! The more the better :)
    @Mollie - I could've guessed you would be right up there with all the LOL Cat lingo. You scare me at times...in a good way :)
    @Galit Breen - well thanks for the very sweet comment, lady! (BTW, do you have a blog? I can't find one online and would love to have a look!). I really is the good stuff :)
    @KY - well thanks ma'am. Like you said, you were just preparing for your trip with your sleep schedule. I went to bed before 1am last night. Little steps!
    @Andrea - thanks so much for stopping by. I actually just stopped by your site too (before I say this!) Gotta love comment love day!
    @Kelly - well thanks Ms. Kelly :) I will have to go have a look at your site now too!

  8. Happiest girls are the prettiest, your list is phenom. Little mini trips open you up to a whole new take on where you live. Have a blast with your in-laws :)

  9. Liking your list!! I do something similar every month but unfortunately failing it and ending up promising myself to start again the month after:)) At least it keeps me busy..lol

  10. @ Morgan - well thanks girl! You're right, I am thinking mini trips will be just that, a way to see and open up to new things. I just wish the weather was warmer!! :)
    @ Mrs K - thanks to you as well! I know, I usually fail at some parts too, but at least a list keeps me a little more accountable

  11. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I like the 30 Day challenge too, it makes me look to what is deeper within me to see my true personality. My wish for you this week is that you encounter less negativity this week so that your world is brighter with your in-laws' visit!

    congratulations on the award! (and I might slightly judge you for the lolcat thing [kidding])

    Have a Good week!!!

  12. Great goals! The first step is always just to take care of ourselves first :)

  13. I love your Zombie Sundays. I think I have only been a follower for 2 or three of them, but they are a fave. I love your goals, especially the less online time one and the mini vacation- I want to see lots of pictures of your travels:-)

  14. @ Mallori - please don't judge :) And you are of course welcome, I am really enjoying following all 30 days!

    @Meri - thanks Meri! That really should always be the first step

    @Shalyn - well, to be honest, there haven't been that many, so you are right on track :) Thanks for liking the goals...now to stick to them. And I will post pictures of the mini trips, as soon as it warms up a bit here I will be out and doing them!

  15. Happiest girls are the prettiest girls - beauty shines inside out : )
    going to enter your giveaway!!!

  16. I am so glad January is on its way out. I am looking forward to spring and the Fasching festival in Mainz. I am headed to Ky's Now.

  17. @ 6 Happy Hearts - so true :)
    @Ms. Sarah - oh, can't wait for the Fastnacht celebration here! We didn't get much of a celebration up north, so excited for a real party here! Hope ya'll have fun there!!!

  18. Ooo I love the long email/call a friend goal!! Hope you are doing well with the whole doing yourself haha! I have to say I started off with some rather simple goals.. I'm not good at sticking to things like that but I'm trying very hard! :-)


Whoomp, there it is!