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Travels in the South

Everyone should have that one great Mexican restaurant that they always have on their ‘go to’ list when nothing else sounds good for dinner.  You know what I mean.  There is always the constant, “Where do you want to eat”, conversation going on here at the Hotel Thompson.  It’s daily and it always ends with, “It doesn’t matter.  Whatever you want.”  I piggy swear that sometimes they need to write all of the local restaurants down on pieces of paper, fold them and put them in a box.  When these nights come up about where do you want to eat, randomly pick a piece of paper out of said box – problem solved.

This was one of those nights where mom/dad just automatically skipped the conversation and went straight to their stand by of Mexican food.  It’s a no brainer.  They don’t even have to decide what to order because they always get the same thing and split the meal.  What is it you ask?

This wonderful meal is called Tacos De Alambre.  It’s made with flour tortillas, grilled steak, onions and bell peppers.  Mom also gets her Tacos De Alambre topped with Chihuahua cheese.  This is a great Mexican melty yummy cheese.  Can you say delicious?

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – I don’t understand.  I think I need help.  You see.  Every time I smile, my eyes crossed.  I’ve tried holding my face straight.  I’ve tried closing my eyes and opening them at the last minute.  I’ve tried even holding my breath.  Nothing works.  This is the look I get every single time.  What in the world am I doing wrong?  Can you help?  Signed Happy Cross Eyes.

Dear Happy Cross Eyes – You know my friend, sometimes life throws us twists and turns. It’s how we handle these mountains and curves that makes us who we are.  Instead of dwelling on your look, embrace it my friend.  Not everyone can look as happy as you.  I would market that look – just think of your face and smile on coffee cups, calendars, posters – the possibilities are endless – and so is the money.  Make it work my friend. And do me a favor when you hit it big – remember this little oinker that believed in YOU!


Dear Bacon – Do you need a kiss?  Cause I’m here for YOU my sexy little piggy.  When my human asked me what I wanted to be this year for Halloween, I knew.  A kiss just for YOU.  You help all of these people in the world and I want to help you.  What do you say?  You wanna dress up with me?  Signed Chocolate Kisses

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Dear Chocolate Kisses – What can I say?  That’s a proposition that I just can’t turn down.  And why would I, right?  So I tell you what I’m going to do.  I’m going to get mommy to dress me up as a giant peanut butter cup … cause you know chocolate and peanut butter go together, right?  I’ll keep you posted on my outfit okay.  Until then, Happy Halloween..


Dear Bacon – There we were hanging out in the house having a great time while the humans were away.  Yaki – he might have drunk too much.  That brother of mine – he can’t hold his milk like he used to do in the old days.  This is how the humans found us.  Of course, they thought exactly what you are thinking, that I was dunking his head in the throne.  Nah, I wouldn’t do that to Yaki.  I was holding his ears back while he was throwing up.  See, I’m the nice guy.  Signed Teri and Yaki

Dear Teri and Yaki – I am shocked and somewhat astonished – perhaps even surprised.  I will admit it.  I did think you were baptizing him in the water.  I was wrong for sure.  That is very nice of you to help your brother out of a bad situation.  I say bravo and well done.  I think you may even get the big brother of the year award..


Dear Bacon – Aaww crappers!  There I was sunning myself in the open air minding my own business. I must have fell asleep.  I was so warm and content.  Then when I woke up, I was stuck on a rock and was in a hard place.  The water had went down and I literally was wobbling there.  The only thing I could move were my feet and head.  I wobbled forward.  I wobbled backwards.  Finally, I rocked enough that I fell into the water.  Trust me – you don’t want to do this.  Signed Wobbles

Dear Wobbles – oh my friend.  I’m so glad you were finally able to wobble off that rock.  I can just imagine how you would feel stuck there.  And you are right – this pot belly does not want to be stuck on a rock and hard place.  Take care my friends.


Dear Bacon – Why do humans want to dress us anipals up this time of the year?  Can you answer that for me please.  I mean I get it that they want to dress up, go door to door and have parties.  But, why us anipals?  Why do we have to get pulled in to their hysteria?  Let us stay at home alone and do our thing.  Cause what the humans don’t understand it that we will party our own way, am I right?  Signed Ted in Disguise

Dear Ted in Disguise – AMEN!  You said it perfectly.  Yes I agree that the humans don’t understand that we will celebrate this Halloween holiday in our own right.  Let them go out and do their thing – we will do our thing.  Take for instance me.  This little oinker has worked all month long on my 31 Days of Spook.  By Halloween, I’m going to be exhausted and barely moving.  When the humans go out for the night, I’m hitting the big bed, turning on the big television, setting the Select Comfort to around 65 and that’s where you will find me snoozing and snoring.  Is it Halloween yet?  Have fun on your night my friend.  And let me tell you something – I think you are dressed up enough with those glasses.  I love them!

 

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Journey with Friends – Week 41 

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, October 8, 2017 –  It looks like we are all getting better here at the Hotel Thompson – YAY!  The hub unit had the cold and then he so nicely gave it back to me again.  A family that shares together, right?  Hopefully this cold is behind us now… I hope.  It’s raining outside today and the next couple of days so we plan on getting rest.  Miles Moved: 1.10

Monday, October 9, 2017 –  The rain has come in and settled here for a couple of days. I kind of like it.  We haven’t had rain here in some time so it’s nice to have had it these past couple of days.  It’s that time of the month to do my statistical monthly end reports.  I foresee me getting these out of the way this week and just trying to maintain.  I may not be moving much but at least my eating is still good.  Miles Moved: 1.14

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 –  aarrghh – I can’t believe I didn’t put on my Apple i-Watch this morning.  I felt so naked all day and had to depend on my i-Phone to calculate my movements throughout the day.  I have been one of *those* people – addicted to their i-Watch LOL.  Miles Moved: 1.00

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 –  The paperwork continues at work.  Should be finished with everything tomorrow.  The hub unit is doing so much better – yay!  He just has a mild cough now and that is getting better each day – thank goodness.  Miles Moved: 1.10

Thursday, October 12, 2017 –  YES!  Finished the month end paperwork.  Now I can breathe.  It’s 4 weeks from yesterday until my surgery.  It’s getting closer.  I’m getting my medical compression garments in now, trying to clean the house, trying to get some meals frozen that will be easy to put in the oven to warm up and tying up loose ends for the time I will be out of work.    Miles Moved: 1.32

Friday, October 13, 2017 –  Trying to  play catch up at work with things that took a second seat while finishing month end reports.  I’m so ready for the weekend!  Miles Moved: 0.67

Saturday, October 14, 2017 –  Ran a few errands today to get out with Jim.  I’m still trying to find a bed rest for my bed to use after surgery.  Any ideas where I can get one?  They use to be everywhere and now they are hard to find.  It’s the bed rest cushion/pillow that you lean against in bed to sit up and read, etc.  I can’t lay flat for a while so I thought this pillow might help a bit.    Miles Moved: 0.55


This week walked: 6.88

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  487.20

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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Travels in the South

Have you ever tasted something that was so wrong but yet so rightfully delicious?  Mom was just so glad that she got daddy to eat his vegetables.  What vegetables you ask?  Well, we are here in the south where if you stay in one place for too long, they will deep fry you.  Okay maybe not you personally but anything food wise.

At this particular restaurant, they have breaded deep fried crispy green beans.  You heard that right.  Deep fried green beans.  They serve these magnificent veggies with a cucumber wasabi ranch sauce.  You get a little spice with a little veggie with a little breaded goodness.  Have you ever tried fried green beans?

 

 
 

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – I’ve made a grave mistake.  There was a hole in the back of this contraption.  I crawled in and when I did, it shut closed.  Now I’m stuck… I feel like a squirrel on display for the world to see.  The birds are pointing and laughing at me.  What am I to do?  Help?  Signed Mannequin Squirrel

Dear Mannequin Squirrel – WOW!  What can I say?  You do look awesome with your mannequin display.  I can say perhaps you should enjoy what you can… maybe take a seat and a quick bite of that delightful feed.  By the time you get done with your dinner, maybe the owner of the house will see you in your tight spot and help you out.  If not, can you jump and push the top off for a quick escape?  And don’t worry about the birds pointing and laughing.  Might you remind them that you have plenty of food to eat while you wait unlike them – snorts.


Dear Bacon – We like to put the warning out there for the humans.  If you cross the metal gates leading into our kingdom, be warned.  You will experience a death like no other from the ankles down.  We may be small and short but we have sharp teeth like a shark.  Just sayin’.  Does your little brother do the same?  Signed Harley and Davidson

Dear Harley and Davidson – Awesome idea my friends.  Truth is in the advertising.  If peeps are dumb enough to cross that warning, their ankles deserve what they get.  And yes.  Houdini has the sharpest teeth that I’ve ever felt.  That’s right – I said felt.  I feel them when he tries to hang off of my piggy tail and swing back and forth like I’m an amusement park.  The little guy has no respect for this pig – he thinks I’m his personal jungle gym.


Dear Bacon –  Honestly.  I was asleep the entire time that the master was away.  Really I was.  When I woke up, the front room cushions exploded.  I didn’t hear a thing!  Exploded I tell you.  Of course, I’m getting the blame.  But really it wasn’t me.  Signed Lab Shredder

Dear Lab Shredder – Darn those dust bunnies for striking again!  I believe you my friend.  I really do.  Dust bunnies sound cute and look kind of cute but all alone they can be little vultures that wreak havoc all over the house blaming us anipals.  Shakes and shivers from fear.  They can’t be trusted at all.  No way!  I say you need to hunt them down one by one and take care of them.  As far as you getting the blame for this.  If it wasn’t on video and there is nothing concrete showing you did it, I say they have to let you walk my friend.  No evidence means NOT GUILTY.  Lowers my hammer in my court room and says dismissed.


 Dear Bacon – It’s really not what it looks like.  Me and my friend were playing leap frog.  We see frogs do it all of the time and we thought we would try it.  We turned on the camera and started.  We posted this on Instagram and everyone went crazy saying that we were multi-flying.  No honestly we weren’t.  We were just playing a game.  What do you think?  Signed Doris and Rock

Dear Doris and Rock – Snorts with piggy laughter.  Whatever you kids are calling it this day, sure.  Just be safe my friends.

 

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Journey with Friends – Week 40

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, October 1, 2017 –  Did not even put my i-Watch on today to track anything.  Why?  It’s hard to track anything when all  you are doing is laying in bed – LOL.  The man child was sick therefore we stayed down most of the day together trying to feel better.  Miles Moved: -0-

Monday, October 2, 2017 –  Day 2 of the man child being sick continues – LOL.  He may not make it.  It must be something serious because he’s on death’s door.  You know nothing tastes right.  He’s sneezing.  His eyes are running.  OMG – he has a COLD!  Call the authorities.  Call Hazmat – LOL.  Seriously the poor guy has a lot going on and just needs his teddy bear and his mother if she was still alive – bless her heart.  Not moving much today.  Just taking care of the sick. 🙂 Miles Moved: 1.17

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 –  Man child is still sick but moving more.  He has no sense of humor during this time so I hold my breath and count to three a lot – LOL.  He requested soup tonight – specifically chicken noodle soup.  I made him some like the good wife I am – quit laughing.  Gave him a bowl and it was too hot.  Put an ice cube in it.  Then it was too cold.  Warmed it up a bit.  Then it didn’t have any taste.  Put some additional pepper in it.  Then it was too spicy.  Added more stock.  He then ate it and went back to bed.  Will I make it through these trying times?   I had called our family doctor earlier and she called in some medicine for the man child and gave me her condolences – she knows the man child too well.  After dinner, I medicated the man child.  First time both of us slept the entire night all week.  I love our doctor.  Miles Moved: 1.63

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 –  Came home from work and the house was semi-destroyed.  Just how can anipals and a sick man child make such a mess when all they are doing is laying in the bed all day?  Breathed in, cleaned up and kept smiling.  Man child wanted actual food tonight.  He might survive this after all.  Made him some eggs and toast.  He actually enjoyed it.  Miles Moved: 1.36

Thursday, October 5, 2017 –  Day 5 of the man child being sick.  Please God help me get to Friday this week.  I need a weekend to recoup from his sickness.  Man child wanted Moe’s for dinner.  He’s not running a fever anymore – thank goodness.  We went to Moe’s.  He ate most of his dinner.  I’m impressed.  I might be getting my husband back soon.  Miles Moved: 1.32

Friday, October 6, 2017 –  I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a Friday so badly. We are both in desperate need of a long weekend of nothing – just resting.  Weekend – bring it.  I am so ready!  Miles Moved: 0.98

Saturday, October 7, 2017 –   Being a couch potato becomes me – LOL. No really I have to get moving next week.  Surgery is scheduled one month from tomorrow.  Miles Moved: -0-


Thoughts for the week:  This week there was sickness at the Hotel Thompson.  It’s okay.  Sometimes you need to slow down, let your body rest and just ‘be’.  That was one of those weeks.  Next week, we bump it up a notch.


This week walked: 6.46

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  480.32

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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Shopping Around the World – Mark Your Calendars

This month and next month Shopping Around the World is being hosted by my brother Phenny  (thanks bro).

This month brother Phenny is asking for:

PUMPKINS

or squashes or gourd…anything from the cucurbita furmily goes…you can make a cake, soup, snack… whatever you like…

and the day for shopping around the world hop  is: FRIDAY OCTOBER 27th

grab your shoppingcart, buy a pumpkin and share the prices of the things you used and the recipe of your pumpkin-dish

 

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2017 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World

 

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