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, July 9, 2017 – For the most part, I’m over this summer cold. But this hacking cough still persists. At times its like I’m trying to cough up a furball. This cough has to go. I wonder if I can sweat it out? Miles Moved: 1.67
Monday, July 10, 2017 – I’m going to have to find a solution to this heat outside. It is way too hot to be walking outdoors in the heat. Diablo my treadmill has gotten some workout but I just can’t seem to get into the groove of things with my chest and this cough. Miles Moved: 1.82
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – Moved a bit more today. I put a call into my doctor and who said that something is going around with this hacking cough. The only thing she knows to get rid of it is cough syrup with codeine. I’m picking it up after work. I really hope that works. Miles Moved: 2.57
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – I’m feeling so much better this morning! The doctor told me to take it easy for a couple of days and to take my cough syrup. Hopefully by next week I can be back into the swing of things all the around. I hope anyway! Miles Moved: 1.78
Thursday, July 13, 2017 – Arrgh – this summer cold is killing me. At times I have absolutely no appetite and the smell of food makes me sick – yay. Then there are times that my stomach won’t stop growling. Then my voice goes and then comes back hoarse as all get out – which I think the family enjoys – LOL. I have no energy. My energy got up and left without me it seems. I’m taking it easy the rest of this week to see if I can’t shake it off. Miles Moved: 1.07
Friday, July 14, 2017 – I definitely am not filling my Apple i-Watch rings today. My chest feels heavy (more than normal – giggles) and the codeine cough syrup is making me sluggish like I’m drunk. It’s so weird. But my cough is going away. Cough or sluggo – which one should I pick, right? Miles Moved: 1.23
Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Today’s goals – get REST. And that my friends is basically what I did all day. Please make this crappy cold go away and find another home. Karma where are you? Miles Moved: 0.62
Thoughts for the week: Life is not a race. Sometimes we have to take a breath and be okay with yourself. I’m sick. I must take care of myself and get over this. If I can’t take care of myself, I can’t take care of the family. So I shall put myself first this weekend and come back strong on Monday.
This week walked: 10.76
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 340.20
❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤
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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend with Valentine’s Day. This afternoon I want to talk about great times with the big day of LOVE. Think over the years – or if it was this past weekend – to your most memorable Valentine’s day. What happened? Today is the day to share and tell me about it.
I asked my mom and dad the same question. They reminisced about all of the happy Valentine’s Days they have had. There were many, MANY to pick from but mom and dad picked one that really meant a lot to them both.
They said years and years ago in a time way before they were married and they were still dating. Daddy was working at the hospital on night shift 3pm-11pm. Mommy was working for the school system 7am-3pm. So during the week, they pretty much didn’t see each other physically although they did talk to each other a couple of times during the day. And remember this was way before the cell phone era – snorts. (I tell you my humans are older than dirt.)
So Valentine’s day fell on a Wednesday this one year and both were working. They just knew they were not going to see each other at all. But daddy – he is a romantic at heart that you wouldn’t believe. He went by mom’s apartment before she went to work and put a GIANT Scooby Doo stuffed animal in the passenger seat of her car and left. When mom came down to get in her car, (after she almost had a heart attack because she thought someone was sitting in her car) she oohhed and aawwed. She got in the car and Scooby Doo was holding a giant heart box. She opened the giant heart box and there was a card from daddy telling her sweet nothings, chocolate and a jewelry box. She opened the jewelry box and it had one of the most beautiful jade necklaces that she had ever seen. Of course she cried. And then cried some more. And then cried more and went to school wear she wore the beautiful jade necklace all day.
She had called daddy went she got to work and she made plans to see him at his job later that day for when he went to dinner. So that night rolled around and mom met dad at the hospital. Dad told mom he was taking her to a fast food restaurant called Arby’s. Not a place they went to regularly but dad was insistent. What she didn’t know was that dad had received information about something special Arby’s was doing that night. That night just for Valentine’s Day, they had brought in a baby grand piano and hired a guy to play and give out roses to the patrons. Mom cried again and said it was so romantic and thoughtful.
So there you go my friends, that’s ONE of mom and dad’s most memorable Valentine’s Day. Now is the time for you to share one of yours – go.
UPDATE A NOTE FROM MY DADDY –
Hi everyone – Bacon’s dad here. We would have loved to have said that this past weekend was the most memorable Valentine’s day for me and my bride. And in a way, I guess it was. Bacon’s mom has been fighting this awful cough since December. The kind of cough that just makes you choke, can’t catch your breathe and she has even passed out from it once. She went to the hospital in December and they gave her a bunch of medicines and sent her home.
Sunday morning when I got up, she told me she needed to go back to the emergency room. (And being a Sunday, we are very fortunate that the insurance we have has a built in ‘hospital emergency room’ right in the building.) She was having difficulties in breathing. We immediately went. Once there, she got X-rays (we were totally afraid that she had gotten pneumonia) and they came back clear. She had a breathing treatment and afterwards they put her on a fluid IV and gave her steroids directly in her IV. They also drew a bunch of blood. She started feeling a little bit better and didn’t cough for almost 20 minutes. This was such fantastic news to us after she had been continuously coughing for what seemed like forever. She got to come home after about 7 hours in the ER being looked at. She started bruising up last night from the IV’s and where the blood pressure cuff kept coming on so often. She looks black, blue, yellow and very sore.
Her blood work came back and lot of her numbers were low – iron, potassium, red blood count. They gave her a bunch of medicines to get filled and start taking which she has. She still had a really rough night last night sleeping. Night time is the worse time for her to rest. We are all taking care of her here at the Hotel Thompson. I will be helping out Bacon in the next couple of days to get caught up on his blog visits. So please don’t think we have forgotten about you – we definitely have not.
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You think you are going to win the battle over the pool. But I have news for you. I don’t give up. And I have a secret weapon – MOM. Yep, I pulled that card. You wanted specifics of said piggy pool – fine. I’ve done some research for you. I’ve come up with two examples of what would be piggy approved for my magical backyard. You did say you wanted specifics right? I mean if I need to, I can refresh your memory with exhibit 1 in this post. You said quote, “Daddy said that I didn’t give him any specifics of what said pool could contain”. Okay Einstein, here you go. Here are two recommendations of said pools for your consultation.
Sample 1 – Dog house pool. Notice the hydrant with the bone shaped pool. Neat. I could go for that. But, also notice that said pool is attached to a ‘dog house’. Cute. I could go for a pig house. I mean hey, why do things half crapped, right? You want to send me to college one day – Go Razorbacks – and have me move out. Why not just build me my own pad in my magical backyard. I’ll keep the parties down to a minimum.
Sample 2 – If you decide to go cough snort oink – cheap, here is another sample of goodness. This one requires less work on your behalf… maybe just a couple of hours, less than a weekend according to how you move. See the fun in this picture – minus said dogs. It’s in the shade, it looks like it’s ‘made’ to be there and it’s unique – like me.
There you go sweet daddy of mine. Choices with specifications. Simple as that. All you have to do is pick one and go for it. But let me add, Summer is ticking away. I do want this Summer of 2014 🙂 Just thought I would throw that out to you… I know how you are on specifics. 🙂 Signed, You’re loving Piggy Son
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