Daily Archives: 05/16/2016

Bacon’s Show and Tell – Mark Your Calendars

Thanks to everyone that participated in my Bacon’s Show and Tell last month – did you have fun?  I know we did here at the Hotel Thompson. We absolutely LOVE these Show and Tell pictures and stories. 

For this month – we want to know what was your all time favorite toy growing up.  Do you have a picture?  How long did you keep it?  What did this toy do?  Share the story of your favorite toy and what it meant to you my friends.


Mark your calendars for  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 to join Bacon’s Show and Tell.  Remember to link back to my blog – See you here!



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Hey – This Piggy Needs Your Help Please


I need your help friends.  I’m totally confused here at the Hotel Thompson. 

Last night mommy put me to bed like she always does.  You know, the normal tuck me in, kisses/snuggles and a short bedtime story.  Afterwards, she went to bed with daddy.  But you see, I really wasn’t asleep when mommy left my room.  I got back out of bed and tip toed on my hooves to the bedroom door.

I heard mommy and daddy talking in their room and I wanted to hear too.  I know – I shouldn’t piggy eavesdrop but I just had to know what they were talking about.  You’ve been there, right?

So there I was with my ear to the door and I kept hearing daddy tell mommy, “Pull my finger”.  What does that mean?  Mommy kept laughing and saying no.  I don’t get it.  Should I tell mommy, “Pull my hoof?”  Shakes piggy head in confusion.

Can you help a piglet out friends?  Have you ever been told this?  What does it mean?


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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Hey friends – Happy Monday.  How are you doing today?  How was your week?

I’m learning to be nice to myself.  To take care of me first and then let others fall closely behind.  It’s a hard thing to do but I’m trying and it’s a step by step process.  Speaking of step by steps – LOL – I want to talk about something I got last week.  It’s a knock off of the Fitbit.  You know the little band you wear on your arm day and night that monitors your steps.  I can’t say enough nice things about this.  It’s awesome.  I charged it up Tuesday morning when I got it.  The only bad thing I can say is when you charge it, it pops into the charger and getting it out of the charger takes a little flexing.  After 45 minutes, it was ready to go.

I put it in the band, downloaded the app to my iPhone, made some updates on the app and there you go – time to forget about it and get on with your day.  Now the only time you take the band off is if you are showering (you don’t want to get it wet) or charging it.  It connects on your cell phone over Bluetooth.  Usually the face is black but I turned it on by a gentle touch to show you how it looks with the time.  It shows you the time, the date, steps you have taken and converts the steps into miles for the day.  At night, you turn it on sleep mode and it monitors your sleep patterns – how cool is that huh?  AND, it has an alarm that vibrates on your wrist every 2-3 hours to remind you to get up and move around if you are to sedentary.

Now, I’m a true lover of this watch and in no way got paid for saying any of these things.  I think this ‘knock off’ is ideal – especially when normal Fitbits go for around $130.00 and up.  Since I’m a bargain buyer you know that’s just too much for me.  I got this sweet band on sale from amazon for – are you ready for this – less than $20.00!  It is totally awesome and I’m hoping that it reminds me to move it – move it.  In fact the second day I wore it, I was up to over 3,000 steps which is great to me.  My goal is to eventually get to 10,000 steps a day.

So my friends, what have you done lately to help yourself out?  Have an awesome week – remember WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!


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