Daily Archives: 12/25/2017

Journey with Friends – Week 51

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!

Sunday, December 17, 2017 –   Day of rest.  What a great trip to Chicago we had.  So much fun hanging out with my sister and just chilling, doing absolutely nothing.  And all of that wonderful food – Oh my goodness!  Yep, like the majority of people in the world come January – it’s back on the healthy lifestyle and walking!  Miles Moved: -0-

Monday, December 18, 2017 –  Trying to get caught up at work from being off last week.  WOW – I love to take time off but it sure is a windstorm to come back too.  Who would have thought that many papers could land on someone’s desk – LOL.   Miles Moved: 1.11

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 –  When did Christmas get here?? Shaking my head.  It’s so crazy here.  Recovery from the surgery, surprising Jim and taking care of my mom during her illness all caught up with me and slapped me in the butt.  Thank you to everyone that has sent us Christmas cards here at the Hotel Thompson.  We *really* appreciate that.  Unfortunately we did not send out any this year – the first time in YEARS.  Don’t give up on us.  We will be more on que next year.  And our packages are going out late this year.  Who would have thought that huh?  Bare with us sweet friends. ❤  Miles Moved: 0.94

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 –  Rush to get home tonight to get presents wrapped and ready for my work peeps tomorrow.  Someone please hit the pause button for me.  I’m so not ready for Christmas!   Miles Moved: 1.10

Thursday, December 21, 2017 –   Work presents delivered.  It looks like they were a success and everyone enjoyed what they got.  Now this weekend to box up presents we have to send out.  We so apologize for the late delivery.  Please forgive us our friends.  Miles Moved: 0.97

Friday, December 22, 2017 –  Last work day before the holiday.  Lowers head in shame.  I hate trying to play catch up.  Save me Calgon.  Miles Moved: 1.94

Saturday, December 23, 2017 –  Little steps is all I can say.  Sigh.  I feel bloated and fat today for some reason.  Weird.  I’m so ready for January and getting back on plan!  Miles Moved: 0.50

Thoughts for the week:  Who is with me come January and getting back on plan?  It’s going down next year.  Who is all going to be with me?  

This week walked: 6.56

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  535.13

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤


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Merry Christmas

Last night, I made a deal with Hemi and Houdini.  We were going to hang out near the Mickey Mouse lamp pole all night in hopes of seeing the mysterious Santa Claus.  Mom/dad told us all that he wouldn’t come as long as our eyes were open.  So in preparation, we taped them open just in case Mr. Sandman came first.  We waited and waited to no avail.  Hemi and Houdini got frustrated and went to mom/dad’s room to sleep on the Select Comfort.  I myself was determined.  I mean hey, they don’t call me pig headed for nothing, right?  Snorts.

So I waited and waited – no snow – no reindeers – no fatman in red.  I was having a hard time trying to stay awake.  I jumped on the sofa and that was a big mistake.  Before I knew it, my eyes were droopy, my breathing had slowed and I had drifted off to peace on earth.

I’m not sure how much time had passed but something awakened me and it wasn’t my gas.  I kept one eye closed and barely opened the other.  To my surprise I saw a big fat guy all in red.  He was quietly putting pretty wrapped presents around the pole that he had first mistaken as a stripper pole – oh dear Lord.  But hold everything and wait a minute what is that caught my attention?  A woman was beside him wearing next to nothing.  No wonder for his confusion on the pole.  The next thing that happened scarred me for life when Santa grabbed said woman and gave her a kiss to last.  OMP (oh my pig).  What was that?  She turned and grinned and I saw it wasn’t a woman – it was my mom!  What will daddy think – what will daddy say.  I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus.  THUD – piggy down.

I shut my eyes so very fast.  This is not something that a pig wants to last.  When I reopened my eyes much to my amazement, everyone was gone but the presents were still there – all decorated – all wrapped – tucked in neatly around the Mickey Mouse pole lamp.  But something caught my eye in the corner near one box.  It was green and waving, “Come take a look”.  I quietly exited off my sofa and softly hooved my way across the floor.  Oh dear Lord – it was a $20.00 bill – I guess Santa did get a dance from the lap pole after all.

I squealed and ran down to my room in a hurry and tucked myself in to my toddler bed.  When then what did I hear?  Soft taps on the roof, a jingle of bells and in a loud bellow I heard a man say, “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”



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