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Happy Birthday!

Today has been an important date all around – especially here at the Hotel Thompson!  You do realize what a huge fanatic my mom is about the mouse that wears the white gloves?  I mean, it’s bad enough that there are Mickey Mouse shapes across the facial boards of the Hotel Thompson… let alone the mouse is somehow someway in every room… and mom even has a tattoo of the fellow – shocker huh?  I think you can say that she’s serious about Mickey.

Can you believe that November 18, 1928, Mickey Mouse made his debut into entertainment.  He wasn’t originally known as Mickey Mouse.  Did you know that?  His first mark into history came in Steamboat Willie as Mortimer Mouse.  They changed his name shortly thereafter – good thing too, huh?

In 1929, they came out with a short called The Opry House.  This is when the mouse got his famous white gloves for his outfit.

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And, did you know that Walt Disney himself did the voice of Mickey Mouse up until 1946?

And, the most important thing I found that I *know* mom is going to have a fit about.. there’s actually a Mickey Mouse cocktail.  It’s made with tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and a lime wedge.  I guess it could be a grown up version by adding Vodka.

So, let’s all wish mom’s little idol a Happy Birthday!!

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Posted by on November 18, 2017 in Bacon, Uncategorized

 

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Catching Up -Someone Had a Birthday

Oh friends – what a great past couple of days.  There is so much to catch up with – snorts.  You see, mom has been off from the worky place since Friday, June 30th.  Isn’t that awesome?!  Since mom has been going full steam with the exercise and it was her birthday this holiday, she put up her Apple i-Watch and let her hair down so to speak.  She told dad that she claimed the Hotel Thompson to be a “No Exercise/Diet” palace until she went back to work today.  Now don’t worry.  She didn’t go to crazy, just the opposite in fact.

Mom went out with Nana on Saturday and we think she got overheated.  She came home in the afternoon feeling icky with germs of a summer cold.  She just couldn’t get cold enough.  In fact, at one time I thought she was going to climb in the freezer.  That would have been fun.  Of course, I would have taken pictures for sure.

She felt better Sunday and her/dad went shopping to all of her key places.  And for her birthday, she picked up this outfit to the right.  So her, right?!  I mean who could have picked a better outfit?  Of course dad is still shaking his head in disbelief that mom bought jeans with holes *already* in them.  Hilarious that mom of mine for sure.  And I did mention birthday.

Mom’s birthday was 7/3 – she turned 39 again.  Her/dad celebrated on the fourth with all of the fireworks and dad something about still making their own fireworks after 29 years… silly daddy huh?  Oh and mom wants to thank everyone for their well wishes on Facebook, their calls and their cards.  All of them really touched her ❤  We love all of you very much!!

I made sure mom got plenty of rest, love and shopping in her days off – and no exercise.  It was hard to push her out of bed this morning to go back to work.  I tell you.  A pig’s job is never done – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter.

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2017 in Bacon

 

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Journey with Friends – Week 20

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, May 14, 2017 –  The funny thing about today being Mother’s Day.  I took my mom out yesterday for lunch and shopping.  You know because it would be less busy and then today I would have time for myself to have me time relaxing.  Funny how plans don’t work out that way.  I took my mom out again today for lunch with more exciting shopping.  More shopping meant more walking/exercising.  Awesome huh?  Of course many miles later and many dollars spent, I’m exhausted with what feels like no rest this weekend 😦  Miles Moved: 2.03

Monday, May 15, 2017 –   Coming to work today felt like a vacation after the olympic weekend I had – LOL.  Don’t get me wrong.  I enjoyed my time with my mom and shopping, which I hate to do but enjoyed with mom.  But today, I need to really hit some pavement.  Miles Moved: 2.93

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 –  Today was definitely a challenge to get my time/rings covered on my i-Watch.  I was working by myself today which meant I had to take time where I could, no long walks outside.  That’s the great thing I love about my i-Watch.  It doesn’t matter how much time you have here/there.  It all adds up at the end of the day.  It really motivates me which is what I need.  Go Apple i-Watch!  Miles Moved: 2.49

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 –   I can tell my body is shifting again.  I feel like I’m standing taller/more straight.  My tummy doesn’t feel like it jets out as much and my boobs don’t feel like they have separate zip codes these days.  Little things that all add up and make you smile and believe that you are walking in the right step.  I’ve also changed our diet this week at night.  I’m trying to keep it fresh but yet on this way of eating plan with the hub unit.  So far, he hasn’t complained about what I’m fixing.  That in itself is a bonus cause the guy loves his food – 🙂  Miles Moved: 2.67

Thursday, May 18, 2017 –  Okay Mother Nature I get it.  It’s the middle of May and almost the beginning of Sweaty Summer as I like to call it.  But honestly we do have a couple of more weeks left before the dreaded Sweaty Summer so please play nice and keep it somewhat cool outside for my walks.  Today it was H.O.T.  We are talking I came back in from my walk in a puddle of sweat.  This is not good trying to work the rest of the day.  I know I have a secluded office but trust me no one wants to smell that – really.  Tomorrow I must rethink my plan of action.  Walking around 10:30-11:00AM is not going to work with Sweaty Summer.  Miles Moved: 2.41

Friday, May 19, 2017 –   Take that Mother Nature!  I walked at 9:00 AM while the birds were still chirping and peeps were still thinking about coming in to work.  I got to work early and hit the pavement.  Still hot but manageable hot.  I must remember this for future walks during this time of the year.  Heck, if all fails I can still do the path I’ve created in my office building.  I’m sure everyone will love to see me walking through the halls – LOL  Miles Moved: 2.74

Saturday, May 20, 2017 –  Today completes 3  full weeks of having perfect circles. I’m exhausted.  LOL – I can honestly say that. I need a rest. Hopefully tomorrow.  Miles Moved: 2.13


Thoughts for the week:  Finally after 20 weeks, I really feel big changes in my body.  So much so that I finally bought – gulps – a new swimsuit.  Can you believe that?  Now it didn’t hurt that the swimsuit had Mickey Mouse (my idol) all over it – LOL.  But I can’t wait to get it.  The swimsuit is unlike anything I’ve had before.  But you know what?  I feel more confidence with my body.  If you look at the beaches these days, there are all types of shapes wearing swimsuits.  Confidence in oneself is key to this.  I’m finally at a point in my life that I don’t give a damn what others think of *my* body.  It is *my* body and I know where I’ve come and how far it was.  So this week we shall all remember – Do not judge others.  They are carrying enough stress judging themselves!  


This week walked: 17.40

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  233.95

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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Decorating for the Holidays

 Happy day my friends.  We finally got everything together here at the Hotel Thompson and finished decorating for the holidays.  We don’t put up a tree here for obvious reasons – the two H’s – Hemi and Houdini.  That tree wouldn’t stand five minutes being decorated in our living room.  Trust me on that.  Between the purr thing climbing it and exploring, the puppy watering it and chewing on the bottom branches and well me – looks innocently – head bunting it, it would get tired and fall down to sleep.  I’m just saying and being realistic here.  It’s a good thing mom and dad agree.

So no tree here.  But don’t frown.  We have a Mickey Mouse lamp pole.  That fits in perfect here at the Hotel Thompson.  You know my mom LOVES that mouse with the gloves and we still get the pretty lights from the pole.  And the pole is sturdy.  I mean really sturdy like 20-25 pounds.  Hey, it’s gotta be sturdy to hold that huge Mickey Mouse head – snorts.

 We also put out my stocking for Christmas.  What?  You think it’s too small?  I told mommy I needed a bigger one.  One can never be too big for all of the goodies that dear Santa might leave in my stocking.  You know – like fruits, vegetables, Gold Fish and Animal Crackers – snorts.

I just have to find the perfect place to hang my stocking.  For some reason, daddy says we can’t put it on the fireplace mantle this year.  Something about it pulling down on the mantle last year.  One heavy stocking and your scarred for life huh?  Bummer daddy.

So I have to find a place for my little stocking.  I’m thinking on the back of the front room door.  That would surely be a nice place to put it.  And also Santa won’t miss it, right?  What do you think.  Any suggestions?

So who wants to kiss the Bacon?  Snorts

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2016 in 25 Days of Christmas, Bacon

 

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Happy Birthday!

Today has been an important date all around – especially here at the Hotel Thompson!  You do realize what a huge fanatic my mom is about the mouse that wears the white gloves?  I mean, it’s bad enough that there are Mickey Mouse shapes across the facial boards of the Hotel Thompson… let alone the mouse is somehow someway in every room… and mom even has a tattoo of the fellow – shocker huh?  I think you can say that she’s serious about Mickey.

Can you believe that November 18, 1928, Mickey Mouse made his debut into entertainment.  He wasn’t originally known as Mickey Mouse.  Did you know that?  His first mark into history came in Steamboat Willie as Mortimer Mouse.  They changed his name shortly thereafter – good thing too, huh?

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In 1929, they came out with a short called The Opry House.  This is when the mouse got his famous white gloves for his outfit.

And, did you know that Walt Disney himself did the voice of Mickey Mouse up until 1946?

And, the most important thing I found that I *know* mom is going to have a fit about.. there’s actually a Mickey Mouse cocktail.  It’s made with tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and a lime wedge.  I guess it could be a grown up version by adding Vodka.

So, let’s all wish mom’s little idol a Happy Birthday!!

Let’s Take A Quiz – Since mom loves the mouse so much, I’m going to give you three statements.  Tell me if each one is true or false – how many can you get right about mom and her beloved mouse?

(1)  Mom has a tattoo of Mickey Mouse on her body.

(2)  Mom’s family name is Mortimer.

(3)  Someone close to mom was born the same year Mickey Mouse was in 1928.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2016 in Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

   Dear Bacon –  There I was taking one of my many power naps and this insistent knocking kept going on at my front door.  I was not amused because I was dreaming.  And I just happened to be at the best part where I was fixing to get that disgusting little mouse that wears two white gloves.  I went to the door and the intruders were walking away.  I’m off now to create a sign for the door, “Do not bother… unless you have mice”.  Signed Jerry

Dear Jerry – Gulps.  You were dreaming of getting the mouse that wears the two white gloves?  Oh no… I think I’ll keep your letter away from my mom.  She kind of likes him… a LOT.  But yes I do get the meaning of your letter’s bottom line.  Why do people come to the house uninvited?  It irritates me too.  But I think you handled it well.  With that look, I would never come to your house again without calling first.


Dear Bacon –  I’m so tired!  It’s all I can do to hold my head and body up.  I don’t want to take a nap – I may miss something then!  So I positioned myself on the couch so I could still hear and see everything – especially the television – but yet be comfortable so I didn’t have to hold myself up.  What do you think?  Do I look comfy?  Oh by the way, could you pass my a biscuit?  Signed Kanga

Dear Kanga – I do say so my friend that you look absolutely comfy and what an genius way to position yourself so that you don’t a miss a thing.  I myself know what the feeling is like when you are so tired but you gotta stay awake.  Who knows when food might make an appearance and you definitely don’t want to miss out on that… or the gossip about the poodle next door.  I’m just saying.  You relax a bit.  I’ll get you a couple of biscuits.  Anything else?  Water?  Tea?


Dear Bacon –  Let me introduce you to a new service here in the anipal world my friend.  The humans have Uber and we have Duber.  You call us and arrange a pick up and we will get you to your destination.  Just look at this little guy.  He partied WAY too hard tonight and called for a pick up so he wouldn’t get a DUI (Doggy Under the Influence) charge on him.  I picked him up, strapped him in and now we are headed to his home.  See, that’s an awesome service.  What do you think?  Signed Duber Driver

Dear Duber Driver – I think you may have something my friend.  I love this!  The humans aren’t the only ones that have moments of genius.  I think you need to get this trademarked STAT.  Just think of the money you can make – the biscuits and treats you can buy.  Hey, do you have a president of your company?  I think I have just the hooves for that position in marketing your new business.


Dear Bacon –  There I was minding my own business when your daddy came over and visited me.  I was like, “Jimmy, I got two people ahead of me before we can talk.”  I think he might of been upset with the wait.  I’m not sure – I really can’t see into the humans souls like I use to.  But he waited for me and after my other friends left, we had a nice discussion about life and the insurances it doesn’t bring.  Don’t worry, we didn’t talk about ya’ll one teeny tiny bit.  Nope, not at all.  It was purely business.  Signed Grandma

Dear Grandma – WOW?  Daddy actually left the Hotel Thompson to visit with you huh?  I didn’t think he had that in him.  And don’t worry.  The man never gets upset.  Not at all.  He looks forward to talking to anyone.  In fact, door to door salesmen don’t even come to our house anymore.  They got tired of their ears being talked off by daddy.  What can I say?  He’s here and he’s a very friendly kind of guy.


Dear Bacon –  Come closer Bacon – I’ll tell you a little secret.  Sometimes I like standing in front of the mirror and looking at myself. Sometimes I even talk to myself.  Why?  Well, it’s lonely being a little hedgehog.  Looking in the mirror makes it look like I have a friend that I can share secrets with that will never tell anyone else.  See, it’s special.  Do you ever do this?  Signed Hilde the Hedgehog

Dear Hilde the Hedgehog – I think that’s beautiful my friend.  You make your own company and you are so right about secrets.  No way is that ‘other’ hedgehog going to tell anyone.  I think it’s sweet and very creative of you to come up with this plan.  I need to find me a mirror somewhere in the Hotel Thompson.  But then again, what if my mirror shows me I’m fat?  Shocker!


REMEMBER  my friends, Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please continue to email me your letters and pictures ❤ 

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Happy Birthday!

Today has been an important date all around – especially here at the Hotel Thompson!  You do realize what a huge fanatic my mom is about the mouse that wears the white gloves?  I mean, it’s bad enough that there are Mickey Mouse shapes across the facial boards of the Hotel Thompson… let alone the mouse is somehow someway in every room… and mom even has a tattoo of the fellow – shocker huh?  I think you can say that she’s serious about Mickey.

Can you believe that November 18, 1928, Mickey Mouse made his debut into entertainment.  He wasn’t originally known as Mickey Mouse.  Did you know that?  His first mark into history came in Steamboat Willie as Mortimer Mouse.  They changed his name shortly thereafter – good thing too, huh?

In 1929, they came out with a short called The Opry House.  This is when the mouse got his famous white gloves for his outfit.

.

And, did you know that Walt Disney himself did the voice of Mickey Mouse up until 1946?

And, the most important thing I found that I *know* mom is going to have a fit about.. there’s actually a Mickey Mouse cocktail.  It’s made with tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and a lime wedge.  I guess it could be a grown up version by adding Vodka.

So, let’s all wish mom’s little idol a Happy Birthday!!

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Bacon, Uncategorized

 

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