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Pay it Forward – REMINDER

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Paying it forward is is something that we want to start in the new year of 2015. You know the old saying of, “Do onto others as you want them to do onto you?”  Well, let’s put it in action in 2015.  Every month, we are hosting Pay it Forward with my friends from Nikitaland.

Paying it forward is simple.  You do something for someone out of the blue, not asking for anything in return just because you can.  It’s little things that count. Karma comes around for all of us.

Here are a few examples:

Pay for the person behind you at a drive thru – could be as simple as a cup of coffee or breakfast.

Help someone take their groceries to their car at the grocery store.

Give extra as a tip to your waiter/waitress.

Visit a elderly neighbor and spend some time with them.  Read to them or bring them lunch.  Listen to them as they talk.

Pay for the person behind you at a toll booth.

Put money in a parking space for someone whose time is getting close to expiring.

Make a donation.

Cook lunch or dinner for a neighbor in need. 

Offer to babysit for free to a couple who needs a night out.

See, it’s the little things that count that make the most.  Just being there for someone to see their smile can bring great karma your way.  So in the new year of 2015 – let’s Pay it Forward.

You have an entire month to Pay it Forward.  Do little things.  We will meet back here on my blog on May 1, 2015 to post about what we have done and how we have touched someones life in 2015.  I hope this inspires you my friends ❤

 
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Posted by on 04/23/2015 in Pay it Forward

 

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Pay it Forward – REMINDER

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Paying it forward is is something that we want to start in the new year of 2015. You know the old saying of, “Do onto others as you want them to do onto you?”  Well, let’s put it in action in 2015.  Every month, we are hosting Pay it Forward with my friends from Nikitaland.

Paying it forward is simple.  You do something for someone out of the blue, not asking for anything in return just because you can.  It’s little things that count. Karma comes around for all of us.

Here are a few examples:

Pay for the person behind you at a drive thru – could be as simple as a cup of coffee or breakfast.

Help someone take their groceries to their car at the grocery store.

Give extra as a tip to your waiter/waitress.

Visit a elderly neighbor and spend some time with them.  Read to them or bring them lunch.  Listen to them as they talk.

Pay for the person behind you at a toll booth.

Put money in a parking space for someone whose time is getting close to expiring.

Make a donation.

Cook lunch or dinner for a neighbor in need. 

Offer to babysit for free to a couple who needs a night out.

See, it’s the little things that count that make the most.  Just being there for someone to see their smile can bring great karma your way.  So in the new year of 2015 – let’s Pay it Forward.

You have an entire month to Pay it Forward.  Do little things.  We will meet back here on my blog on May 1, 2015 to post about what we have done and how we have touched someones life in 2015.  I hope this inspires you my friends ❤

 
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Posted by on 04/15/2015 in Pay it Forward

 

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Pay it Forward – Mark Your Calendars

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Paying it forward is is something that we want to start in the new year of 2015. You know the old saying of, “Do onto others as you want them to do onto you?”  Well, let’s put it in action in 2015.  Every month on the first Wednesday of the month, we are hosting Pay it Forward with my friends from Nikitaland.

Paying it forward is simple.  You do something for someone out of the blue, not asking for anything in return just because you can.  It’s little things that count. Karma comes around for all of us.

Here are a few examples:

Pay for the person behind you at a drive thru – could be as simple as a cup of coffee or breakfast.

Help someone take their groceries to their car at the grocery store.

Give extra as a tip to your waiter/waitress.

Visit a elderly neighbor and spend some time with them.  Read to them or bring them lunch.  Listen to them as they talk.

Pay for the person behind you at a toll booth.

Put money in a parking space for someone whose time is getting close to expiring.

Make a donation.

Cook lunch or dinner for a neighbor in need. 

Offer to babysit for free to a couple who needs a night out.

See, it’s the little things that count that make the most.  Just being there for someone to see their smile can bring great karma your way.  So in the new year of 2015 – let’s Pay it Forward.

You have an entire month to Pay it Forward.  Do little things.  We will meet back here on my blog on May 1, 2015 to post about what we have done and how we have touched someones life in 2015.  I hope this inspires you my friends ❤

 
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Mission Accomplished

Do you remember last week when I had a BOLO (be on the look out) and an APB (all points bulletin) out for Twinkies Chocodiles?  You can read about it here if you don’t remember.  I told you that my mom if not anything is very pig-headed (snorts) when it comes to things that she wants.  Now you know where I get my stubbornness from – I don’t fall too far from the tree.  This weekend, she was determined to find these little treasures somewhere within a fifty mile radius of the Hotel Thompson.

Insert Mission Impossible music now.  Nana called my mom on Friday at her worky place.  Mommy told her of these delectable little treasures and gave Nana a mission of looking for them at store she was going to that day.  Nana  went to the store and even got the store manager involved to no avail.  Bummer.

Then mom/dad went grocery shopping at another chain store Saturday morning.  Again, nothing.  Bummer.  Now, it was getting to mommy.  She is not a quitter – especially with chocolate on the table.  Mom called Nana and they were going to meet up for lunch on Sunday to come up with another plan.

Sunday, mom/dad took Nana out to lunch.  Lunch was great but the thing still dancing in mom and Nana’s heads were these chocolate Twinkies – oh yummy!  So after dinner, a trip was planned to Wally World.  It was like humans gone wild when they entered the doors of old Wally World.  Fist bumps commenced and then it was ready, set and GO off they went in their separate ways to find the elusive Chocodile who some called Bigfoot – often talked about but never seen.

That’s when mom saw it out of the corner of her eye.  A blue stand filled with what you might ask – Chocodiles – THUD.  I think mom actually dropped to her knees in front of the display and thanked the heavens above.  She then called daddy who then called Nana and they all met in front of the alter of chocolate covered Twinkies.  You would have thought they had never seen chocolate before.

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I can’t tell you how many boxes mom and Nana bought.  I *can* tell you that they freeze well – snorts.  And I can tell you that mom had one last night.  As she was moaning in satisfaction, I picked up a few choice words from her like the following, “Spongy cake goodness with a white cream in the middle surrounded by a chocolate heaven”.  Okay, after that I kind of left the room quietly so mom could have a moment.  I’m guessing that they are mom approved.

 

 
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Posted by on 07/28/2014 in Bacon

 

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Foodie Pictures

You all should know by now that I am a hardcore foodie. You ever wonder where I get that from? My mom and dad of course – snorts. Now those humans know how to snarf. They ate some wonderful food last week on vacation at Tybee Island. And of course, they took pictures to share with me. I’m passing them along. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 🙂

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I know a lot of you know who Paula Deen is – she is southern gold here in the south. Mom and dad try to go to her restaurant every time they visit. She has an awesome southern buffet bar. This is a picture of moms plate from The Lady and the Sons.
Her buffet has everything – greens, Mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, rice, mashed potatoes, baked and fried chicken and BBQ just to name a few. And they had buttermilk cheese biscuits.

Mommy said daddy even had two hoes – hoe cakes that is – snorts.  I told you they get into trouble unattended!

What you might not know is that Paula Deen has a brother who also has a restaurant. His restaurant is called Uncle Bubbas. Mom and dad went to his restaurant one night as well. His restaurant goes towards more seafood which is something you kind of crave at the sea, right? Mommy always gets the same thing – shrimp and grits. She says it’s totally awesome and loves it. Daddy always gets the full Bubba which has a little bit of everything. 20131027-185717.jpg20131027-185731.jpg

Mom and dad said a couple of years ago they even met Uncle Bubba. They have a picture somewhere. I’ll have to find it. When they met him, Uncle Bubba asked mom what she did for a living. Daddy told him that she was a big girl stripper. I’m not sure what that is but Uncle Bubba seemed totally smitten with it.

They also loved the food at a local breakfast place called The Breakfast Club. Mom would have coffee on the balcony at their hotel room watching the sun come up over the ocean and then they would walk down to this restaurant. This is an absolute favorite place to eat. It’s almost like a dive from the outside but inside the smells make your tummy start rumbling for some food. The first day they went, dad had to get eggs benedict and mom got chops. That picture scared me at first until she explained it was a different type of oinker. Still scary though – shivers. And mom says this restaurant is the only place that knows how to do hash browns proper…well done and crispy. You judge.

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So what do you think of these food pictures so far? There’s so much more to share later. I’m so excited to share those with you – more tomorrow my friends.

 
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Posted by on 10/28/2013 in Bacon

 

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My Typical Day at Hotel Thompson, Part I

I’m older now so my routine at the Hotel Thompson has changed just a little in my normal day to day activities.  I thought I would share with you what my typical day is like, just so you can know me better.  Now that I’ve matured some – cough, cough I can’t believe I said that with a straight snout – I’m not as excitable as I once was.  I’ve kind of grown accustomed to my home and in running things.  It’s just a challenge some days of still letting the humans ‘think’ they run things – snort.   

This will be a two part posting.  I’ll post what I do the first part of the day today and the second part of the day will follow the next day.  So, here we go:

  • 6:30AM – I’m mom’s alarm clock during the week.  She hasn’t had to set her alarm clock to get up for work since the day she brought me home a little over a year ago.  Isn’t that awesome?!  I snort and squeal to get her up for the worky place, isn’t that nice of me to wake her up like that?  She calls me her Bacon alarm.  You can imagine being in a deep sleep and having me go off so early in the morning at a high pitch.  It has to be an unusual wake up call but mom has gotten used to it by now.  I’m also calling her for breakfast.  A piglet in the wild would do the same thing, call their mother for food.  She just gets a bonus of a Bacon alarm clock as well.
  • 7:00AM – Mommy/piggy time.  After I eat my breakfast of piggy chow and cheerios, I snuggle with mom on the sofa and we watch the morning news together.  What I don’t understand, she explains to me.  I especially love the traffic – I love all of those flashing lights on the television. 
  • 7:30AM – Mom takes me back to my room for my morning siesta and she gets ready for the worky place.  Usually by the time she leaves the house, I’m in a deep sleep.  Sometimes Hemi the purr thing will come in my room and sleep with me in the morning time.  It all depends if he is still sleepy from the night. 
  • 10:00AM – I finally wake up from my siesta.  I stumble into the front room to find daddy for my mid morning snack.  I burn a lot of energy dreaming of running in my sleep and need nourishment.  I find him and he usually gives me some kind of fruit.  On good days, I’m lucky and get cut up watermelon.  I love watermelon, especially the rind and juice.  I always want more but mom and dad always tells me that a snack is a snack, not a meal.  Sigh, I still beg for more.  It’s what I do.
  • 10:15AM – It’s time for the exercise.  It’s a dreaded thing in my life but I have to keep up with this fantastic body.  It takes a lot of hard work and diligence.  My dad goes to the workout room and hits the treadmill and I run throughout the house.  Dad has mentioned putting me on the treadmill to get my run in but mom keeps shooting him down.  I think one day it may happen.  You know what they say about what mom doesn’t know won’t hurt her – snort.  I run up and down the halls, throughout the rooms, in the laundry room and through the kitchen.  Sometimes me and Hemi play tag and chase each other.  During this running, I bark, squeal and have a fun time.  Mom and dad calls it exercise but I call it fun times at the Hotel Thompson!
  • 11:00AM – I’m tired now from that 45 minute of play time.  Dad is usually done with his workout and we hit the sofa to watch some television together.  Our favorite show right now is Excused.  It’s a riot!  We laugh so hard at some of things these people do.  Other times, dad has to cover my eyes because he says it’s PG (pig guidance) required.  He tells me not to tell mom that he lets me watch it but also tells me that I need to pig up, be a man and learn about these things.  He’s a cool dad.  After this show, we watch the noon news together.  Sometimes, I don’t even want to let mom out the door to go to the worky place with all of the weird things that happen out there.  I have to let her go though and believe that she can take care of herself.  My mom the hero. 
  • 12:30PM – Lunch time!  Dad usually fixes me piggy chow with veggies.  Doesn’t matter what kind of veggies.  I love them all.  After I eat, I’m usually worn out and tired.  I will go to my room for my afternoon nap.  During this time, dad gets his things done around the house that he needs to handle and also eats his lunch.  This is usually my longest nap during the day.  It’s hard taking care of this body.  I need all of the beauty sleep I can get!  Plus, I have to be well rested when mom gets home.
  • 3:00PM – I wake up from my nap and I’m excited.  After I wake up from my afternoon nap, dad always lets me call mom at the worky place.  This is the coolest time of the day.  He calls mom on the speaker phone so I can hear her.  When she answers, I go crazy snorting and talking to her on the phone.  She will talk to me and I will get quiet listening to her voice.  When she stops, I start talking again.  We don’t talk long but it’s enough to tie me over until she gets home.  I’ve been doing this all of my life and I think it really helps mom get through the day to hear me.  I think I inspire her to finish up her day at the worky place and get home to me and dad.  Afterwards, dad gives me another snack.  I then play with my squeaky toys, my bouncy balls and the purr things until mom gets home. 
 
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Posted by on 01/04/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Food for the Little Man

20130102-070120.jpgWell, let’s fly into the new year of 2013 – are you ready? I know I am. Mom was off of the worky place yesterday and I enjoyed it all day long! Of course, my little schedule is out of whack with her being off in the middle of the week but I’m not complaining. When mom is off, Bacon gets further spoiled 🙂

I let mom sleep in yesterday morning. I figured we were both up late the night before watching fireworks and we both needed our beauty sleep. Someone has to take care of mommy. When we 20130102-084304.jpgfinally got up, mom made magic in the kitchen. I love mornings like this. I got to try blueberries! She made blueberry pancakes – one of my new favorites. Something was oddly familiar with my pancake though. I couldn’t quite put my snout on it. And she used my favorite Sesame Street plate. The morning was starting off just pigawesome for me! Even dad oohhed and aawweedd about the blueberry pancakes. He said that he hasn’t had them in over 10 years! WOW – dad where have you been? These are the bestest!

Mom tinkered around in the kitchen afterwards cleaning up and putting dinner in the oven. I’m not sure what people food she was preparing but it really smelled the house up in a good way. I kept going around sniffing the air all day trying to figure out what it was. I was in pig h20130102-084313.jpgeaven!

For lunch, mom fixed me piggy chow and a fried egg! Did I mention that I like when mommy is home? She actually cooks for me. That’s why I love her so much. Just about as much as fried eggs and piggy chow. I ate my lunch, did a few laps around the house playing with Hemi and then jumped on the sofa with mom for some snuggle time. She was on her computer doing some writing and in between thought moments, she would rub my little belly – don’t laugh I know it’s not little – snort. We only got up one time to get water and potty. Other than that, it was mommy/piggy bonding time.

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Before I knew it, mom was waking me up for dinner. Where did the time go? Now, this is where mom is creative. I always get a salad with my piggy pellets at night. It’s something that’s always on my menu. But mom goes that extra little step and makes it special. This is my nightly salad from mom. Looks good doesn’t it? And of course it’s in my piggy plate. It has all of my favorites – piggy chow, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, carrots and grapes.

After I ate dinner, I went to my room for my piggy meditation time. I really need this time every day to relax and reflect on the days activities. During this time, I let mom and dad eat dinner in peace. Again, their food sure did smell good. And, I’ll tell you a secret. I know mom fixed black-eyed peas with rice because she let me try some 🙂 Even I need to start the year out eating the traditional foods!

After mom and dad got finished and I was done with my meditation, I went into the kitchen and supervised mom cleaning up the dishes. Dad was in the kitchen as well and he started you know play picking on mom. Mom jokingly said, “Bacon, daddy is picking on me. Get him.” Well, I did what she said. I went over to dad, stomped on his foot with my hoove and snouted his ankle. Hey, I gotta protect my mom. Mom thought it was funny. She praised me and gave me a treat. Dad on the other hand was fussy but in a fun way. He couldn’t believe that I protected mommy like that. It’s what I do. He should know that by now. Most people have protect dogs. Mom has a protect pig – snort bark! LOL

20130102-084326.jpgWe all went into the front room after the cleaning was done. Dad played with me a while before I jumped on the couch with mommy. We then watched this show on television called Finding Bigfoot. That is a cool show! I love Cliff Barackman, James “Bobo” Fay, Ranae Holland and Matt Moneymaker. They belong to this group called the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization and they look for the infamous Bigfoot every where that you can imagine. Their calls for bigfoot, what a hoot! I think my favorite one to make calls is Ranae. She is hysterical. I also like it when they say they hear or something is ‘squatchy’. I just snort my little tail off when they do that! I try to watch this show every week with mom.

Mom even popped some popcorn for us to snack on during the shows. And of course, after popcorn it was my bedtime. It was a week day and mom had to go back to the worky place the next day. I’ll miss her today.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Hogs and Kisses – Bacon

 
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