Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World last month. It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world – and the pictures with recipes!
This month we have a suggestion from my cousin Sammy on highlighting soups for January. Now is the time to start making some wonderful hot soups for dinners that make us feel all cozy and warm. Is there a special soup that you fix? A soup that your finally raves about and requests? It does not have to be five items or less this month. Share your recipe and picture of your soup!
Meet back here on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 to share recipes, pictures and SOUP!
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Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”
Today, January 6th, is a special day. For one thing, it’s Cuddle Up Day. Doesn’t that just sound wonderful? It’s cold outside, make a fire and cuddle up for some snuggles. And, you don’t have to cuddle with someone to appreciate this day. Cuddle up in your favorite chair in front of that fireplace, pop in a movie, relax and enjoy your time. Bring out one of your favorite stuffed animals – I’ve seen Bacon’s mom do that. And hey, speaking of Bacon – cuddle up to your favorite pet. I know Bacon will get his share of cuddles today.. as well as Houdini… as well as Hemi… as well as Mouse Girl 🙂
Today is also another special day. Today is also the big guy’s birthday here at the Hotel Thompson. That’s right – it’s Houdini, Hemi, Mouse Girl and Bacon’s dad’s birthday. Now, he won’t tell us how old he is but I think he was around during the dinosaur era. Why? Because I hear Bacon’s mom calling him T-Rex at times. Shakes squirrel head – so that has to be true, right?
So at this time, all of us here at the Hotel Thompson would like to wish the big guy a very wonderful HAPPY BIRTHDAY. You do so much for us from giving us nuts to cleaning our litter boxes out to even cooking for us from time to time. You are definitely the icing on our cake… and speaking of cake – enjoy – we love you big guy!
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Okay Friends – Here We Go!
My sweet friends at Nikitaland have started this monthly issue of Pay It Forward. We asked for you to keep this in mind all month and to share things here today on what you have been able to do. Paying it forward is not for bragging purposes – it’s an attempt to show how many different things we can do to pay it forward – lots of them don’t even include money. Gestures that we take for granted may be a God send to another person.
What have you done this past month to pay it forward? Here’s what mom/dad have done so far.
One night, mom/dad went to a local restaurant called Cracker Barrel. They were having dinner, it was kind of crowded and this guy got seated between mom/dad and another couple. You could tell that he was a homeless man. He ordered two glasses of water and a coffee. He was content with just sitting there, enjoying the heat from the fireplace and drinking his coffee. He spoke to everyone that made contact with him – and was such a very pleasant gentleman. He wasn’t asking for anything from anyone except for conversation. Before mom/dad could buy him dinner, the other couple offered and did. Mom went up to the register and also bought him a gift card to use at the restaurant so he could also come back for another dinner without having to pay.
Mom is also still continuing with her donations of plasma. She has now made 13 donations and is getting closer to her commitment of 20. Some people ask does it hurt. There are times when you can’t even feel the needle and there are other times that you feel it and continue to feel it until the donation is done. Mom says that it doesn’t matter because what pain she does experience is nothing compared to the help it offers others.
My buddy Nikitaland made up a good deeds sheet. You can get it here. You can print it, hang it on your fridge and just jot some things down that you do during the month. That way at our next meet up, you can share what you have done to PAY IT FORWARD.
AND if you are interested in getting some Pay it Forward bracelets, check out Nikitaland’s post here for ordering information. Believe me friends – WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Next meet up will be February 3rd – mark your calendars!
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