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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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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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Journey with Friends – Week 39 

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, September 24, 2017 –  Back to world of the living. What an awesome vacation in Australia. We had so much fun and there is so much to share. What an absolutely beautiful place. But today – today we unpack and wash a gazillion clothes to get ready for work tomorrow. Joybells!  Miles Moved: to 1.27

Monday, September 25, 2017 –   Back to work today for a half day. This afternoon I go to my regular doctor to get medical clearance for my upcoming surgery. Afterwards, I will drop everything off at the surgeons office. Miles Moved: 2.19

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 –   Everything is set to go. My doctors visit went well and my regular doctor gave me her blessing. One less thing I have to worry about it. Miles Moved: 1.38

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 –  I feel like me and Jim are trying to come down with something. We got our flu shots Monday. However we were on the plane stuck for a long time with other people who were sneezing and coughing. I can’t get sick!   Miles Moved: 1.56

Thursday, September 28, 2017 –  Okay. I’m sick. Shaking my head. It was bound to happen. Yuck. Running nose, sneezing etc.  Of course some of it could be jet lag still. Miles Moved: 1.32

Friday, September 29, 2017 –  I decided to be nice to myself today and take a sick leave day. I stayed in bed for what seemed like all day sleeping. I really needed it. Miles Moved: -0-

Saturday, September 30, 2017 –  I feel better today. But no Jim is sick. Shaking my head. We are so taking this weekend to sleep and get better. Miles Moved: -0-


Thoughts for the week:  A little over a month is the surgery day – November 8.  I have to feel better and hit the treadmill hard in this month of October  I got this… I think


This week walked: 7.72

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  473.86

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Journey with Friends – Weeks 37/38

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, September 10, 2017 –  Lots of errands today but also lots of rest 🙂  There will be time for a lot more walking in the week. Miles Moved: 0.80

Monday, September 11, 2017 –  Thank you Hurricane Irma.  Thanks to you, work was called out today.  Which the only thing good that you brought was today off so I could finally pack for my trip.  Australia here I come.  Miles Moved: 1.25

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 –  Go day!  Airports are busy.  Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport is huge.  First part of the trip, Delta Airlines Atlanta to Los Angeles, California.  I have never moved so fast running through an airport in my entire life.  Oh my goodness.  All of the training I’ve been doing paid off today.  What a run!   Miles Moved: 3.23

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 –  The good thing about today is this – we skipped today in traveling – LOL.  You see Australia is what like 14 hours ahead of us so in flying we kind of skipped over Wednesday right into Thursday.  And really how much walking could you have gotten on the plane anyway, right?  Miles Moved: 0.15

Thursday, September 14, 2017 –  Life in the air… no walking here.  We sat and watched movies and walked a bit to/from the bathroom but that was about it.  My behind was beyond asleep by the time we got to the land down under!  But what an awesome time it will be for the next week. Miles Moved: 0.54

Friday, September 15, 2017 –  Happy Anniversary to us and Happy Birthday to Bacon.  What an awesome way to celebrate our anniversary today but in Australia.  Game plan – lots of walking, sight seeing and a great anniversary dinner tonight with friends.  Miles Moved: 2.69

Saturday, September 16, 2017 –  What an awesome day!!  Let me tell you something, Fozziemom can cook!  Today all of her kids were over and she cooked the bestest meal ever.  It was simply delicious.  Not much moving around except walks around the property looking for kangaroos – LOL.  They know I’m here so they are hiding.    Miles Moved: 1.86

Sunday, September 17, 2017 –  Today we went through some older mining areas in Australia. What a beautiful place but so very sad!  So many people gave up everything to start their lives mining for gold and then lost everything never getting what they came for.  So sad!     Miles Moved: 3.38

Monday, September 18, 2017 –  So many places to explore in such a short time.  How will I ever see everything?  Is it even possible?  LOL – Of course not.  But we are going to try our best for sure. Miles Moved: 3.15

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 –  Slow rest day today.  We are going to need it – lots of things planned for the rest of the week.  Miles Moved: 1.31

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 –  Yarra Valley here we come – LOL.  The Yarra Valley has lots of places to explore – dairies, chocolate shop, and we are staying tonight at Oscars on the Yarra.  What an absolutely beautiful place!  So quiet.  You can just sit and relax.  Close your eyes and just listen to the different birds, relax and destress forgetting everything.  What a beautiful place!  Miles Moved: 3.06

Thursday, September 21, 2017 –  Today’s agenda – Healesville Sanctuary.  What a beautiful sanctuary.  I never thought I would get so up/close personal with so many beautiful Australian animals.  Absolutely wonderful day here.  Miles Moved: 4.55

Friday, September 22, 2017 –   Can you believe that this is the last full day here in Australia.  It has gone by so fast!  Today we visit the Yarra Valley Diary and the Yara Chocolaterie.   I may never fit on the airplane going back to the USA ever again – LOL.   Miles Moved: 3.37

Saturday, September 23, 2017 –  We leave this morning.  What an absolutely amazing time we have spent in Australia.  I will never forget my time here.  Now I prepare for the long plane ride home.  YAY!  Miles Moved: 1.58


Thoughts for the week:  Even though we were traveling in an amazing place, we still got some exercise in.  AND I didn’t do too bad eating.  In fact, who can say they go on vacation to an amazing place like Australia and end up LOSING weight?  In the past couple of weeks, I lost 8 pounds.  Amazing!  Still on plan and working towards my goal.  Thanks my friends ❤


This week walked: 30.92

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  466.14

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Journey with Friends – Week 36

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, September 3, 2017 –  Day of rest – LOL.  My RA is trying to really fight me these days.  I’m going to win though.  As soon as this RA realizes that, I will be fine.  So for today, I’m treating myself nice.  I plan on resting today/tomorrow.  I need the rest.  This hurt has to go away.  I have way too many things to get done this week.  Why?  Well there is a certain surprise that will be revealed the end of next week.  Curious?  LOL   Miles Moved: 0.80

Monday, September 4, 2017 –  Rest…rest… and more rest.  Okay I did do some things like housework, laundry and quality time with the babies.  And I did schedule in a nap somewhere in the day.  My RA pain is about a 7 today compared to off the charts last week.  My hips hurt so bad they feel like they can break.  I’m moving slowly but I am moving today.  That’s always a good sign.  Miles Moved: 0.79

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 –  I’m being nice to myself this week for lots of reasons.  The flare up is still here.  I felt like for a bit today I was trying to get a cold.  But then again, that could be from my immune system being challenged.  Then we have our ‘surprise’ coming up.  I need to be 100% for this surprise.  It will all be revealed soon.  Just be a little bit more patient my friends ❤ Miles Moved:  1.13

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 –  Irma the Hurricane needs to go away like NOW.  It’s going to interfere with a lot of things if it hits this far inland.  That’s all I can say right now.  Boo Irma! Miles Moved: 1.28

Thursday, September 7, 2017 –  Okay Hurricane Irma is not looking good at all anywhere.  Hurricanes suck big time.  It’s already leaving such tragedy in the bahamas.  Why?  Why do we have to  have these horrible things of nature?  Miles Moved: 1.73

Friday, September 8, 2017 –  Lots of work today.  These papers are not going to get moved off of my desk by themselves.   Miles Moved: 1.31

Saturday, September 9, 2017 –  Spa day for the Houdini – he so needs it.  Then it’s some finalization with some businesses for the surprise.  It’s going to be a busy day.  Miles Moved: 1.19


Thoughts for the week:  Can you feel that my friends?  The BIG surprise will be revealed towards the end of next week.  It’s huge.  Well, it’s huge for us.  I think everyone will be shocked.  I can’t believe we’ve been planning this since Christmas and that none of us have spilled the beans.  Soon my friends.  Soon all will be revealed.


This week walked: 8.23

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  435.22

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Journey with Friends – Week 35 

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, August 27, 2017 – I woke up and could barely move today,  It’s funny how my hub knew what was going on before I knew it.  I’m in a major flare up.  Yay.  Stop me now.  I’m so excited – not!  My schedule for the day – rest and being nice to myself.  Miles Moved: 0.95

Monday, August 28, 2017 –  It’s a new day today.  Still in pain with my flare up but hey – it’s going to be right there waiting for me when I get back in from my walk, right?  And you know what else?  I feel a change in the air.  Thank you Jesus!  It is time for cooler weather to get here.   Miles Moved: 2.12

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 –  LOL – I had my first pumpkin spice coffee today fixed right here at the Hotel Thompson.  Oh yes my sweet pumpkin – come to me!  I’ve missed you and it feels like forever since I’ve been with you – giggles.   Miles Moved: 1.42

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – Must get all the end of the month things together early.  I wonder why?  Giggles.  You will probably find me hidden away at work in my closet for the rest of the week.  I’ll be the one without shoes on using my toes to count on for my end of the month statistics.  Miles Moved: 1.54

Thursday, August 31, 2017 – Numbers…graphs…statistical information gathering… projections.  Someone shoot me today okay.  HAHAHA  Miles Moved: 2.16

Friday, September 1, 2017 –  Today was fun.  I nominated today as bring your hub to work day.  Yes, he was my office bitch and he loved it!  Working together brings love together, right?  And I have to admit it.  It was great fun!  Miles Moved:  1.12

Saturday, September 2, 2017 –  Errands – lots of errands today.  Nails, post office, market, and something else with the September surprise – which is coming soon.  Don’t worry my friends – soon all will be revealed.  Miles Moved: 1.54


Thoughts for the week:  One day at a time, right?  This weekend is very important.  We have so much to do here at the Hotel Thompson for our surprise.  It’s going to be a blast!


This week walked: 10.85

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  426.99

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Journey with Friends – Week 34 

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, August 20, 2017 – Went for a walk today.  I know I normally don’t but since I didn’t move much yesterday, I thought I would get out and breathe for a bit.  It really did me good.  Breathe.  Such an easy word to say but sometimes it’s hard to follow through on it.  Miles Moved: 1.22

Monday, August 21, 2017 –  Got out before the eclipse and did an awesome walk.  Then I watched the eclipse from the safety of being behind windows.  I could still see the light getting darker outside for a while.  It was so cool!  So of my friends got great pictures of the eclipse as well.  So neat!  Of course the rooster next door (that doesn’t live next door – rolls eyes) started going off as soon as it started getting darker.  That was a hoot for sure. Miles Moved: 2.15

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 –  Squeals!!  I finally got *the* phone call last night.  I am beyond excited!  For those that are still in the dark (haha), check out my other blog on that journey.  You can see it at https://brjourney2017.wordpress.com/  It is finally going to happen.  Surgery date is scheduled November 8, 2017 at 8:30AM.  Gotta start picking up some more miles now – YAY!!  Miles Moved: 2.92

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 –  Hi my name is June and I’m an addict.  I like food.  No that’s wrong.  I love food.  LOL.  What do they say?  Admission is the first step.  I have to get my plan started and stick to it.  The only thing standing in my way of surgery is me.  I want to be where *I* want to be by surgery date.  The only way is to eat clean. I got this… I think.  Miles Moved: 3.09

Thursday, August 24, 2017 –  Every step I take… Every breathe I make… LOL.  I’m trying not to focus on the surgery.  I’m trying to focus on my health, eating clean and taking care of me.  I’ve got this, right?   Miles Moved: 2.69

Friday, August 25, 2017 –   I can see the light of the weekend.  Hallelujah!  This weekend calls for rest and relaxation.  Maybe catching up some last minute things for our mysterious surprise in September.  I’m just saying that’s not going to happen without some more footwork.  Do I have your attention on that surprise yet?  Have I mentioned it’s big?  Do I need to start giving out some more hints on it?  You tell me?  Giggles  Miles Moved: 1.06

Saturday, August 26, 2017 – Okay planning for said surprise on paper is one thing.  Following through on footwork is something completely different.  What have I gotten myself into?   Miles Moved:  0.95


Thoughts for the week:  Day by day.  Week by week.  Month by month.  I just have to remember to breathe and take each day one day at a time.


This week walked: 14.08

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  416.14

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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