Hello sweet friends – welcome to my Paw Time with Houdini. Today is Cinco de Mayo and we here at the Hotel Thompson have been getting ready for the holiday all week. You might have read earlier in the week where daddy is going to join a mariachi band to attempt to make some extra money for our surprise in September. Well we know that every super hero – even a mariachi singer – needs a side kick. So mom went shopping with Nana and look what they found me – can you believe it?! My very own Mexican poncho with fringe – barks with puppy excitement. I think it fits my little bum just perfect. I am so ready to go out tonight for some partying…. just a couple of houses down from me they are throwing a party. We have been invited. Of course, they wanted Bacon as guest of honor so he backed out.
Go figure huh?
Between daddy dressing up with his guitar and me with my new poncho, hopefully we can make a little side money. Wish us luck.
But wait a minute, I’m not done. Barks! Nope I’m not.
I want to share what my brother Phenny’s dad made me from across the pond. *Now* I think I’m ready to start rolling some r’s and singing. Oh mom, can you practice some Spanish with me now? Hasta la vista babies! ❤
And now I leave you with Jokes with Daddy – enjoy my friends ❤
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, March 19, 2017 – Today was suppose to be a rest day and in all aspects is was… except for the market shopping, running errands, doing laundry and cleaning the house – LOL. Funny how those things sneak up on you during the week. But moving does add up in the end. Miles Moved: 1.76
Monday, March 20, 2017 – My sister said it would happen. I would start ‘missing’ my walks. She was right. By the time the weekend is over, I’m ready for a walk by myself. Something about walking by myself gives me time to think about my life and I can somewhat meditate. It really does help me to relax so I can finish out my day. Today I ordered me some Lee’s Dream jeans off of their website. They have reviews that they are the next best thing beside sliced bread. I finally need to get some new pants. My current jeans look like a family has moved out in the butt and legs – hasta la vista family don’t come back – giggles. I also ordered some ‘workout’ clothes. Summer will be here soon enough with the heat. I will need to change clothes before I walk and then change back. I foresee it already. And the good news is that I ordered two sizes smaller than I normally wear on everything. Now I’m keeping my fingers crossed that everything fits when it comes in. Miles Moved: 2.61
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – Today was hill day with my walk. Lord have mercy. I *hate* hills but my butt and legs love them. Go figure huh? And I’m going to tell you something that has never EVER happened before. Are you ready because this is good. Takes a deep breath – here it goes. My boobies are disappearing. Oh.my.goodness. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about that. They had separate zip codes and I think now they are starting to live in the same city. I’m beyond excited! Miles Moved: 2.47
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – Okay my Lee yoga jeans came in. Do I like them? Do they fit? YES BY GOLLY ON BOTH ACCOUNTS! I absolutely ❤ them and they fit but before long they might not. It’s times like this that you look back and finally feel like this new way of eating is paying off. These have got to be the most comfortable pair of jeans I’ve ever worn. I will probably start wearing them next week. I might even show up to work all decked out in clothes that actually fit wearing heels. HA – That should be interesting to see if anyone else notices my hard work lately. Now I’m waiting for my ‘workout’ clothes to come. Miles Moved: 2.49
Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Today was windy outside again. It was 57 degrees so it wasn’t awfully cold but with the wind it had a little shiver to it… that is until you start walking and getting hot. So with that, it was perfect walking weather – LOL. I’m tired today and I didn’t want to do the walk at all. Most would be good to themselves and do a short walk. Nah – I forced myself to do the longer walk. Afterwards I felt so much better. However, I am looking forward to the weekend for a break. Miles Moved:2.06
Friday, March 24, 2017 – I am so glad that today is Friday – I so need this weekend and a break for my ‘ordinary’ schedule. I just have to get through exercise today and today has hills in it – yay! LOL. And I need to do double time since we went out with friends last night. I may have eating more than I should… such as life huh? Miles Moved: 2.37
Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Fun day today – YES! I’ve needed this for so long. Me and the hub unit went to the spa together – massages/nails. I feel somewhat human again. Miles Moved: 1.49
Thoughts for the week: It’s so hard to keep doing something when you ‘think’ that it is not working. I’ve been walking since the first of January. I started out slow. I don’t think I did more than 15 minutes at a time then. Then in February, I jumped in wholeheartedly with 30 minutes. I kept waiting – not so patiently some times – for something to show and to make a difference. It took 84 days for me to *finally* see proof. I mean heck I felt my body changing but we want to see proof too. You know what I mean? I’ve always been told, “Find something you can live with and stick to it.” It has taken me years to find something and I think I have. I really can say that I can live this way the rest of my life. Thanks my friends for listening to me this week. How was YOUR week?
This week walked: 15.25
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 114.64
January Weight Loss: -12.00 pounds (88 more to go!)
It was a very sad day 11/16/2012 when the last Twinkies left the shelf. I’ve tried them in the past. I haven’t had a lot of them but they were different. I liked the cream filling. Mom liked them too. Dad on the other hand, said they were like eating a sponge and he didn’t care for them. Rolls piggy eyes – he has no taste – PLOL (Pig laughing out loud).
Mom even bought several boxes when she found out that there would be no more world with Twinkies – a known childhood treat for her. Then, they finally were gone. No more Twinkies at the Hotel Thompson – another sad day since learning there would be no more made. I’m not sure who cried more – me or mom.
Then we all started smiling again! We learned that Twinkies had been bought out and would be making a come back – YAY you sponge full of goodness. This was wonderful news! Me and mom jumped for joy and planned our resurrection Twinkie party scheduled for 07.15.2013. Of course… dad laughed at us.
But you know what we are laughing at? Think about that poor soul who spent $5,000 on eBay for the last box of original Twinkies. How must he feel knowing about them being back? Oh thud.
Personally, I like to picture Twinkies dressed up like the Terminator saying, “Hasta La Vista baby, I’ll be back” before they actually left. Snorts – can you?
Will you be partaking in the Twinkie party today? I think mommy is going to try to get us some one the way home from the worky place. I hope so! My mouth is watering already. Enjoy my friends!