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Journal to Healthier Living – Week 25

Welcome my friends.  I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living.  It’s a step in the right direction for sure.  I hope you come along for the ride.  Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share.  Hope you enjoy.  Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤


Week of  06/24-06/30/2018 – Week 25

“Dear Journal – Day by day, step by step.  You know what of the things I absolutely hate about trying to eat better?  The constant cooking at home.  Yep, I said it.  The constant cooking.  Don’t get me wrong.  We have to eat… although I keep questioning the hub unit why he has to eat every single day – LOL.  I do have skills in the kitchen.  The hub can vouch for that.  But sometimes… I would rather make things easy and just go out to eat.  Wouldn’t we all?  But life is not easy and right now the ‘quick’ thing can’t be for me.  I have to get my decision making choices down first and then in the future I might be able to make better choices in a restaurant.”


Miles walked: 4.00

TOTAL 2018 Miles:  170.01

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  541.06

  small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 

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Journal to Healthier Living – Week 23

Welcome my friends.  I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living.  It’s a step in the right direction for sure.  I hope you come along for the ride.  Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share.  Hope you enjoy.  Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤


Week of  06/10-06/16/2018 – Week 23

“Dear Journal –  Baby steps.  I’ve been tweaking dinner options this week.  There really are some amazing foods that you can prepare that are totally tasty and the hub unit loves.  Planning is the key though.  I’m trying to do my cooking prep on Sundays for the week.  Then during the week, I pull from already cooked ingredients in the fridge.  It saves time and getting the house hot from actually cooking the first time.  What a time saver this is!  I can’t believe I haven’t tried this earlier.  But like they say, better late than never!”


Miles walked: 4.11

TOTAL 2018 Miles:  160.74

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  541.06

  small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 

 

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Beware of Black Friday

I know Fridays. I live for them every week. Fridays mean that mommy will be home for the next couple of days. Fridays mean I get to stay up late and watch television with mom and dad. Fridays sometimes even mean popcorn while watching b-rated movies on the Sy-Fy channel.

But, I’ve never heard of this Black Friday. It has to be bad. I say this for a couple of reasons. First, when mommy told daddy he would have to “survive” this day, daddy stopped laughing. Heck, for a minute I thought he was going to cry. He kept saying, “But, but, but”. Mommy didn’t listen to him. Second of all, you know something is bad when mommy laughs like the wicked witch from the east. Ooh shivers just hearing that in my head.

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So this Black Friday thing, what can it be? Is it dark as black outside all day and it’s a Friday this Black Friday? Is it a plague or disease? Did someone not pay the light bill? Is it the end of days? Should I start stock piling my piggy chow in my bedroom? I’ll admit that this little piggy was scared.

I did what I do best. I squealed, ran to my bedroom and slammed my door. I then immediately started doing some research on my laptop.

ODP (oh dear piggies). It’s worse than what I thought! Did you know that the day after Thanksgiving in the USA, they call it Black Friday? Here’s the scary part. People get up voluntarily at 0400 hours to camp outside of stores to go shopping!. Thud – piggy down! 0400 hours is like way before even Old McDonald gets up at the farm. It’s before the birds start chirping. It’s before they even make the doughnuts at the Krispy Kreme. Heck, it’s before *I* even stir in my toddler bed. That’s early!

Mommy is going to make daddy go shopping with her on Black Friday at 0400 hours. Two words mom. How uncivilized. I can’t believe mom is going to get up before the break of dawn. But friends, don’t feel too sorry for daddy. I saw him the garage laughing and getting “ready” for Black Friday. He was pulling out his old pads from his football days. I think I even saw him with a hockey stick and a helmet. Oohh mommy – who is punishing who now? Snorts.

 
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Posted by on 11/16/2017 in Bacon

 

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Mom is the Woman at Shopping!

Oh my friends – I have to share a little something that my mom did recently.  If you are on mom’s Facebook, you probably already saw this.  But shaking my head, it was an awesome shopping deal.  And dad is right about mom.  I do believe that woman can make Abraham Lincoln squeal when it comes to working with coupons.  Keep reading to see what you think and you tell me.

 Now mom shops at our local Kohl’s store, especially when they give you Kohl’s cash for the things you buy.  If you don’t know about Kohl’s cash, it’s awesome.  On certain promotional dates, you can receive $10.00 in Kohl’s cash for every $50.00 you spend.  Some people don’t like them while others like my mom can’t get enough of them.  At the end of April, mom had earned some Kohl’s cash.  She had bought several things that we needed for the Hotel Thompson – namely a certain coffee machine that does everything but sweet talk you when you use it.

Now, the big craze on television these days are the copper pans.  Mom has several of them here but there was a big one called the Copper Chef 5 had mom’s heart pitter pattering.  It was the big square pan with deep sides.  You can bake in it, fry, broil, saute, steam or braise food in this pan.  It comes with a recipe book, a fry basket, steam rack and lid.  On line with the copper company, you can get it for $60.00; of course Kohl’s had it for $80.00 – really?  Just shows you how they inflate prices, right?

Then of course, there is the Copper Crisper.  Mom I think you need an intervention with all of these copper pans – snorts with piggy laughter.  This one, you can cook french fries and other items by putting them in a box in the oven.  Air circulates around the items and crisps everything up.  Kind of like fried foods but without all of the oil/grease.  And you know that’s important here in the south where we fry everything.  Now this pan costs $20.00 on line but has an $8.00 delivery fee; of course Kohl’s had it for $30.00 – again you see how they inflate prices.

Now mom was stalking these two items at Kohl’s just waiting for the time period where she could cash in her Kohl’s cash.  Stalking is the right word.  Dad thought he was going to have to call in for additional help with mom.  You just don’t know my mom when she gets her mind on something.  Daddy says she’s very tenacious.  I’m not sure what that means but dad is serious when he says it.  So here came the date that mom was looking forward too for a couple of weeks.  Her and dad went into Kohl’s and mom went immediately to kitchen items getting the two boxes above.  Daddy just shook his head and laughed.  He knows mom way too well.  They then proceeded to the front line to check out.

The big pan was on sale for $59.99 and the crisper was on sale for $19.99 – about the prices they *should* be.  The cashier thought that was awesome but nope mom wasn’t done yet.  She then gave the cashier a 20% off coupon.  She then gave the cashier a coupon she had for $10.00 off the purchase of $50.00.

Then mom has a Kohl’s card and belongs to the Rewards program.  For every $100.00 you spend, they give you back $15.00.  Well of course mom had one of those too – thank you expensive coffee machine.  So mom then used this rewards.

Then here came the topper.  Mom had $50.00 in Kohl’s cash!  These were also applied.  So what was the bottom line you ask?  I’m attaching the receipt so you can also see with your own eyes.  Daddy was so proud.

Copper Crisper – $1.87

Copper Chef 5 – $5.59

Bottom line spent $7.46 to what would have been $80.00!

 
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Posted by on 05/09/2017 in Bacon

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell and Shopping Around the World – Reminder

Hello my sweet friends.  It’s time to get ready for the next edition of  Bacon’s Show and Tell and Shopping Around the World.  Be sure to mark your calendars so you can participate.  It’s going to be a blast and I can’t wait for the delicious recipes (and hopeful pictures) and laughter to come.


This month, we are focusing on gifts.  Since Christmas was just last month, let’s focus on that one thing that you received that was absolutely wonderful.  Maybe it wasn’t from Christmas – perhaps it was on your birthday last year.  What is it – why can’t you live without it?

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 25th to join Bacon’s Show and Tell.  Remember to link back to my blog – See you here!


Me and my pal Fozzie will be holding another Shopping Around the World scheduled for Friday, January 27th. 

Do a posting on your blog linking back to mine.  That way we can keep track of all of the different prices and recipes from all over the world.

This month we are highlighting items that you are known for.   Do you have that one dish that everyone asks for at a party, at dinner, at the church?  What kind of ingredients do you have in it and what does it look like? Don’t forget to include prices and pictures if you can.

Come join the fun of Shopping Around the World – mark your calendars!

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell and Shopping Around the World – Mark Your Calendars

Hello my sweet friends.  It’s time to get ready for the next edition of  Bacon’s Show and Tell and Shopping Around the World.  Be sure to mark your calendars so you can participate.  It’s going to be a blast and I can’t wait for the delicious recipes (and hopeful pictures) and laughter to come.


This month, we are focusing on gifts.  Since Christmas was just last month, let’s focus on that one thing that you received that was absolutely wonderful.  Maybe it wasn’t from Christmas – perhaps it was on your birthday last year.  What is it – why can’t you live without it?

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 25th to join Bacon’s Show and Tell.  Remember to link back to my blog – See you here!

 


 

Me and my pal Fozzie will be holding another Shopping Around the World scheduled for Friday, January 27th. 

Do a posting on your blog linking back to mine.  That way we can keep track of all of the different prices and recipes from all over the world.

This month we are highlighting items that you are known for.   Do you have that one dish that everyone asks for at a party, at dinner, at the church?  What kind of ingredients do you have in it and what does it look like? Don’t forget to include prices and pictures if you can.

Come join the fun of Shopping Around the World – mark your calendars!

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell and Shopping Around the World – Mark Your Calendars

Hello my sweet friends.  During this spooky month, I wanted to give you a heads up for my Bacon’s Show and Tell and Shopping Around the World.  Be sure to mark your calendars so you can participate.  It’s going to be a blast and I can’t wait for the delicious recipes (and hopeful pictures) and laughter to come.


 This month, we are focusing again on embarrassing moments.  There’s just so many things that our humans do, right?  Well this month, let’s highlight the really embarrassing moments.  Did they caught in public doing something?  Did they get caught speeding in a hilarious situation?  Let’s do a blog and spill the guts on the humans – Snorts with piggy laughter.

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 28th to join Bacon’s Show and Tell.  Remember to link back to my blog – See you here!

 


 

Me and my pal Fozzie will be holding another Shopping Around the World scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th. 

Do a posting on your blog linking back to mine.  That way we can keep track of all of the different prices and recipes from all over the world.

This month we are highlighting items that you are known for.   Do you have that one dish that everyone asks for at a party, at dinner, at the church?  What kind of ingredients do you have in it and what does it look like? Don’t forget to include prices and pictures if you can.

Come join the fun of Shopping Around the World – mark your calendars!

 

 

 

 

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