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Barks my friend!! I hope you had an awesome week in your neck of the woods. It has done nothing here but rain and then rain some more. If this keeps up, I’m going to have to get some floaters for my arms and start building a boat. It’s that watery here at the Hotel Thompson. I wanted to take a look back at that shirt mom got me that said, “Mommy’s Trouble Maker”. I want to share Exhibit A in said picture. If I’m a trouble maker, why am I protecting mom at night when she sleeps. See I saddle up as close as I can to her at night touching her to make sure no boogeyman gets to her. Cause you know said boogeyman would have to go through me first. See, all of this protection as in her bodyguard and I don’t see her complaining about that, right? I may need to see if I can find that shirt and take care of it this weekend. I’m just sayin! If it should disappear no one would ever know… right? Barks and rolls with puppy laughter.
For February’s Shopping Around the World, we want a drink and snack food that you love. Recipes, pictures are awesome and prices to be posted on:
Doesn’t that picture look awesome just by itself? Mom has tried to eat better at home. Once she would have snacked on chips, pretzels or chocolate. Not these days. Don’t get me wrong though. She still keeps a chocolate drawer in the refrigerator – sshh don’t tell anyone. But these days, she tries to keep better snacks at and about. Usually on the weekends, she puts together a snack tray that can be easily attainable at night for her and dad. It includes wheat crackers, apple slices, cheeses of different kinds, sometimes she throws in green olives with pimentos and pickle spears. That way when the munchie monster hits, she can grab things that might be a little bit better for her and dad then the so called ‘junk’ food of the past. What does this cost? Let’s break it down.
⋅ One box of Wheat Ritz crackers (on sale $2.50 for the box)
⋅ Three apples of any kind (on sale 3 for a $1.00)
⋅ Assortment of cheese cut however you want (Colby, Cheddar and Provolone packs at $1.99 each pack)
⋅ One jar of pickles ($2.49)
⋅ One jar of green olives ($3.49)
That totals $15.45 for all of these goodies; however, they last between 2-3 weeks for everything. It depends on how much snacking you are doing – LOL. Now mom will fix everything in a special container she has that has lots of individual holes that is perfect to put cut up apples, pickles, olives and your cheeses. She keeps the crackers on the kitchen island to add to her snack whenever she needs it. And mom says sometimes when the midnight munchie monster hits, its perfect to fix a cheese cracker and go back to bed. Go figure huh?
But wait a minute. This month is snack and drink month. What does mom drink with her snack? If it’s an after dinner/pre-bed snack, you may find mom eating a little variety platter with a glass of Primo Amore Moscato. Mom found this wine at our local Olive Garden and fell in love with it! It has a little bit of bubbles in it with a sweet taste. It goes great with her snack tray. Mom found the she can buy this brand at our local market for around $16.00 a bottle. Again, this bottle can last an entire week since she is the only that drinks alcohol here at the Hotel Thompson and she only has one glass at a time, when she has it. Mom highly recommends this wine though so if you find it in your market, try it and tell us what you think.
Surprise – surprise – surprise. Just goes to show you that every once in a while mom listens to her body…. especially when it screams, “Eat a salad sometimes!” LOL
Last weekend, mom/dad went out for brunch. We won’t discuss what daddy ate – probably another hamburger – snorts with piggy laughter. But mom got a salad and I have to say it looked pretty darn good to me. It had all of the regular stuff – croutons, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded cheese with light Thousand Island dressing.
See mom can be good…. at times.
Dear Bacon – Humans *think* they can get us. I’ve got a few tricks up my fur. I’ve created the Slam-o-helmet. It protects my little noggin so I don’t get hurt. Cause you know, I gotta have my cheese. Clever, huh? Signed Smarty Mouse
Dear Smarty Mouse – That is very clever! I am very proud of you little fellow. Still, be careful because you know what happens with only ONE wrong move. It could be a major ouchie!
Dear Bacon – You’re not the only animal with his own room. I have my own room too. In fact, I have a big boy bed and not just some toddler bed. What do you think? Signed Billy The King of the Pillow
Dear Billy The King of the Pillow – I am impressed my goat friend. Those colors are very becoming with the color of your fur. See, we are totally blessed to have our own space inside of the house. I’m not hatin – I think it’s fantastic my friend!
Dear Bacon – We were walking down the street and we saw each other. We were both like “BRO”. You know we had to show a little man love. What? You never seen two crocs hugging? It’s the happening thing right now. Signed Dos Crocs
Dear Dos Crocs – I think it’s great. I’ve seen women walking down the street clutching croc purses but never two crocs hugging. I’m sure it freaked a few people out but hey maybe they just needed a hug or two as well. Love the friendship!
Dear Bacon – You know being a purr thing is hard. We run around the house, we protect the humans from crawley things, we get into everything imaginable and look out the window all day. It’s a hard life. By the end of the day, there’s nothing much else to do but pass out on a comfortable spot. But that’s okay, we trust our humans so we can stretch out without fear. Signed – Sleeping Kitties
Dear Sleeping Kitties – I understand perfectly about taking care of your kingdom. I do the same. And I agree. It’s hard work. I also have a tendency to stretch and pass out on the couch with mom after a long strenuous day. I trust her as well when I go belly up and snore. You look really comfortable my friends. Continue on!
Dear Bacon – My name is Tiny and I’m in charge. I have a partner in crime named Sasquatch. Together, we can not lose. We run around the neighborhood… okay Sasquatch runs and I ride. We are invincible. He is my friend and my protector. We have a wonderful friendship. Don’t you agree? Signed Tiny and Sasquatch
Dear Tiny and Sasquatch – Hey, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. I think ya’ll look cute together. Ride on and have fun!! Life is too short.
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 02/11-02/17/2018 – Week 6
“Dear Journal – Sometimes I think we beat ourselves up too much. There is a line between challenging yourself to do better and pushing yourself over the edge. If I push myself too much, it becomes something I *have* to do, a chore if you will, and my OCD gets tested. If I leave it at the pace I’m going, I can fit it into my life where it becomes a habit in the end and not so much as a chore. Shaking my head. Life is full of complications – LOL. But so far, I think I have this right now. I do want to pick up the pace a bit more. Now I’m trying to turn a 24 hour day into 36 hours. Do I really need sleep? Just joking – I love my sleep. It’s hard to believe how things these days in the form of moving around is so much easier. I’m so grateful that I had breast surgery. I think I need to send the doctor a thank you note.”
This week walked: 9.12
TOTAL 2018 Miles: 53.30
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 541.06
❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤
Okay my friends – another week with using the air fryer at the Hotel Thompson. One of my biggest weaknesses foodwise is fried chicken. It might be a southern thing. It’s a huge comfort food here in the south. And it’s something I was never able to work around with trying to lose weight but yet keeping my favorite food in the mix. Who needs all of that grease that it’s deep fried in, right?
Well, I think I found my heaven. Let me present to you Exhibit A – fried chicken (skinless and boneless) that was prepared in air fryer. I put it on on the white napkins straight from the air fryer so that you could see – absolutely NO GREASE. Look at the crispy outside and the inside was so juicy. Better yet, I’ve found with the air fryer that you actually taste your food and not the grease that it is cooked in. I seasoned my chicken before hand with salt/pepper and some pepper flakes. I then dipped it in a seasoned egg mixture and then dipped it in a seasoned flour mix. I then put the chicken in my air fryer. The basket held five chicken thighs at one time. I set the timer for 20 minutes on chicken at 380 degrees. At 10 minutes, I stopped the timer and turned the chicken. It came out this beautiful. It was a HUGE hit here at the Hotel Thompson.