Saturday, November 28, 2009

Purple Saturday!!!!

…. Pink Sunday, orange Monday, yellow Tuesday, green Wednesday, blue Thursday, BLACK FRIDAY!!! This week was Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I was so full after dindin at Amy’s house, but it was so good. Even one of my clients brought me some turkey to work!!! After Thanksgiving dindin at Amy’s house in Mesquite we went by “Best Buy” and “Toys’r’us” to see how long the line was and there were people wrapped around the whole building. RIDICULOUS! I was really amazed about all the fuss about Black Friday, all of it just to save some money. Some stores here opened at 3am! CRAZY!!! Nobody I asked went though, so who did go??? I mean, these days you can compare everything online and you do not even have to get out of bed to save some money. The new month of December is almost here and I really cannot believe that the year is almost over and I have lived here for almost an entire year already. I got my Texas driver license in the mail yesterday and the picture looks pretty good, better than I thought really. I am not really in a Christmas mood yet, but these last years I never really have. I used to be really excited about that time of the year, but I guess when you grow older and there are not a lot of munchkins around anymore it changes. We will see how things will go this year. It is not gonna be my first Christmas here, since I was here in 2001, 2005 and 2006, I think. Turkey Day was my first, well really second, but I do not really remember a lot about it from 2001, other than cooking a traditional Thanksgiving dindin at school, going to the game and reading “Lord of the Flies” for my English class…..

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Christmas is in a month!!! Yeay!!!??? I am not sure yet whether to be happy about it or not. I do not know yet how I feel about it. Jasmin moved to Switzerland this past weekend and my brother and Nicole are gonna go to Mexico after Christmas. Aaron said we could go for a couple of days but I am not sure if I can take off work. I would love to go though. I finally managed to get my driver license. Yeay!!! I did not even have to take a test, BUT they took my European license from me. Well, I had to “give it up” in order to receive my American driver license. And all of that for $24, haha. I was really surprised. And it was my first positive experience with the DPS, all the other times before they had been really rude! This week is Thanksgiving week, that means everything else is messed up. My Zumba® Fitness classes have been cancelled, well most of them, because of the holiday and I usually have a lot of clients on Thursday, so I have had to rearrange their sessions a little bit. I am really excited about the Zumba® Convention in August 2010, but Jasmin told me today that she might not be able to go after all. It will be peak season at her job at that time and normally nobody gets to take a vacation at that time. BUMMER. But there is nothing really we can do about it. But here is my dilemma. Should I go anyway? We said we were gonna go together, but if she cannot take off work…. What am I gonna do?? Oh, my business idea at my job got approved that Monday two weeks ago and I started putting out flyers and all that for a six-week-session of Zumba® toning at the gym. Unfortunately a lot of people do not seem interested, which is really upsetting, since it is such a great program. I will teach it anyway. So far I am gonna have six people signed up and a couple of others said they are interested as well, but they have not made it back to the gym yet. Maybe after the first six-week-session word will spread more and the ones that took the class are gonna spread the word how awesome the program is. We will see. Turkey Day on Thursday!!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Oh, dear Christmas chocolates.....

Hey there, November! So I heard it is cold in Germany. We had 80 degrees Fahrenheit the other day . I went to Central Market on Wednesday and that place is stocked with Adventskalendern (for $ 11!!!!), Zimtsterne, Lebkuchen,…. Everything a German in Texas would love! And it is all in German, 100%. Nothing on the package is in English, so I am really wondering how they are gonna sell all of that stuff since nobody knows what it really is, except for the picture on the box….. I still watch my German soap on-line every day and it bugs the hell out of me that they put commercials before the real show starts. Every time I see a Giotto or a Kinder Maxi King commercial on there that is exactly what I want. And we don’t have those here. I found Ferrero Rochers, for like triple the price, but nothing else. This German in Texas misses her German Christmas chocolates and sure would not mind if someone sent her some…. But then again those efforts are not appreciated by the American customs, because last time my family sent us a package with food in there (for Easter, with Schmunzelhasen), they (customs) threw it away! Grrrr….. Well, my audition on Thursday went really well. I already got an email from the area group exercise coordinator on Friday morning saying that I mastered the audition and today another area group exercise coordinator from the same gym chain sent me an email asking if I could teach any or all of three classes she offered me. Unfortunately I had to turn down two, because they just do not work out with the other Zumba® Fitness classes I teach during the week. We will see. Still gotta go to the gym and talk to one of the guys and fill out the new hire package. I never got to take my license this past week, but am definitely planning on getting it done this month. It just has not worked out yet. Today, I am really tired, my body is tired and so is my brain. Aaron asked me to run an errand for him, we will see if I can get my butt off the couch for that. Tomorrow, my GM is gonna let me know if my new business idea for the gym is getting approved or not. I really hope so, it would be great! Since we do not have a bath tub anymore I gave Cody a shower yesterday. That was different, but it worked out well. I got a little bit wet, but that’s okay. I did not think I would get out of it completely dry and I planned on taking a shower after her anyway, lol. Other than that, tomorrow starts a brand-new week and I am gonna try to get as much as possible done!!