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Journey with Friends – Week 33

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 13, 2017 –  Today we rested – LOL.  We all bundled up on the sofa and watched movies – some funny, some serious, some cartoons.  It was a great day of just being together.  Miles Moved: 0.84

Monday, August 14, 2017 –   I know some of you are following me on Facebook.  Some have questioned if the great surprise we have for September is what is currently going on with my other blog.  The answer is no 🙂  The other blog is entirely to itself and I’m working on that for me.  The great surprise is still coming in September – next month.  It’s good too.  Huge you might say.  We are all excited at the Hotel Thompson.  The final countdown is getting close.  Plans are being made.  Lists are being taken care of and then looked again several times for completion.  Trust me.  We will keep you informed.  Miles Moved: 2.78

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 –   The eclipse is happening Monday close here to our area.  I can’t believe how many visitors we are getting around here.  If you are in the path, are you getting visitors so soon?  I guess everyone wants to make sure they get the best spot.  Miles Moved: 2.39

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 –   At this point in Summer,  I can not walk outside.  Today the humidity was 90% and the temperature was close to it.  Talk about walking in a pile of sweat.  I’m sticking with walking inside (I’m sure work loves my paths I’ve created in the building – LOL) and using my treadmill.  It’s the only way I can exercise without being a pile of water afterwards.  Miles Moved: 2.30

Thursday, August 17, 2017 –   I can tell by the end of the week, I’m getting wiped out.  I guess that’s a good sign somewhat.  Not wiped out per say as in drained.  I mean wiped out in a good way from exercising.  By the time the weekend nears, I’m ready for a recharge of some sorts.  Miles Moved: 1.95

Friday, August 18, 2017 –   Finally Friday!!  I have worked hard all week because tomorrow I plan on having a planned small cheat.  There is something that me and Jim have been looking forward to all week that is a one time thing.  I will not miss a memory.  This is the great thing about living healthier vs trying to drop a lot of weight at once.  I’m living.  We can’t be ‘perfect’ every day.  And I have to still think of my blog too, right?  Travels in the South needs material – LOL  Miles Moved: 1.46

Saturday, August 19, 2017 –  Let me add that the planned cheat was happy and awesome.  Look for pictures this weekend on Travels in the South.  And I didn’t overindulge.  I wasn’t feeling up to par today.  Stupid allergies had me going something fierce this morning.  Miles Moved: 0.28


Thoughts for the week:   Friends, I know you have been wondering why all of the doctor visits lately, the waiting game for the return phone calls, etc.  I do have another blog that I’m keeping on the side about that journey.  If you would live to follow that blog and find out what is going on, you can check it out at https://brjourney2017.wordpress.com/  That blog is strictly about my new journey.  I will not be posting everyday on it and at times it might be a little graphic.  Thanks my friends for all of your support ❤


This week walked: 12.00

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  402.06

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Harley Quinn

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Harley Quinn

Age:  9 months

Location:  Florida

Web/Blog Page:  https://www.facebook.com/harleyqbully

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? OMG…they’re giants!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  The Mommy and the Daddy came 3,000 miles to get me and took me home with them on an AIRPLANE.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  I ate mommy’s brand new baseboards right after the condo remodel.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? I’m a Daddy’s girl, through and through.  We watch TV together in his recliner, and he takes me to breakfast and the dog park every Saturday while Mommy sleeps in.   Mommy is the one who takes me to the vet.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?   People see my face and think I’m all “sugar and spice and everything nice”, but I’m a tomboy who’s really more “snips and snails and puppy dog tails”.




Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2017 in Bacon, Spotlight Thursday

 

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Travels in the South

Welcome my friends to another week of Travels in the South.  My dad says that sometimes you just need a good hamburger, something solid and substantial.  This week he wanted just that – an awesome hamburger.  You’ve heard us talk about the great pizza that a restaurant called Mellow Mushroom has but did you know they have build your own burgers?  Daddy saw it on the menu and just had to try it… of course while mom had a wonderfully delicious salad – poor mom.

The burger is 100% black angus beef topped with dad’s favorites:  pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar and swiss cheeses and bacon – gulps.  Dad said it was a handful and was so delicious.  Of course, it did take two hands to eat and plenty of napkins.  I guess that’s a good sign to a great juicy burger, huh?

So if you have a Mellow Mushroom close by, check them out for their burgers.  They also have vegan burgers which mom says sound delicious.

 
 

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Journey with Friends – Week 32 

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 6, 2017 –  Day of rest.  No watch wearing.  No keeping up my pace.  Nothing.  Zip.  Nada.  Rest.  Just like God intended.

Monday, August 7, 2017 –  Long day at the doctor offices today.  I was so ready to get this day here and over with.  Went from one doctor office to the next.  Joy.  Finally got home and had to take a nap just to have some down time to myself.   Miles Moved: 1.10

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – I think waiting for a doctor to call you for anything should be way up there on the list of life’s most aggravating moments.  Nothing yet.  So install of stressing, I took a long walk outside in between showers.  I think I can almost feel the seasons changing.  My allergies usually fuss up during those times and all day today I haven’t been able to get any relief from the running nose, scratchy eyes syndrome.  Miles Moved: 2.42

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 –  Late in the day after my walk, I couldn’t take it anymore.  I called the doctors office.  They spoke with me for a few minutes and then asked me to give them until Friday for my case to be reviewed.  I know I haven’t said much to a lot of people about what is going on but when I find out something, I will let everyone know.   Miles Moved: 2.12

Thursday, August 10, 2017 –  I’m finding here lately that walking has been a special time to kind of forget about everything and just move for a bit.  It’s been wonderful to relief some stress that way.  Even in between some of the rain, if I can’t walk outside I’ve been using my office warehouse as my personal trainer area.  But on the other hand, stress has been wonderful in dropping a few pounds this week – go me!   Miles Moved: 2.17

Friday, August 11, 2017 –  Don’t you hate it when doctors say they are going to call and then they don’t?  I know emergencies come up but still. Aarrgghh. That’s okay. I will forget about it for the weekend. Miles Moved: 1.51

Saturday, August 12, 2017 –  I ended up going to work for a bit today. That’s one way to get your mind off of everything. Monday will be be here before we know it. Miles Moved: 1.32


Thoughts for the week:  Life is all about goals and bettering yourself.  It’s not a race and we all cross the finish line at our own pace.  The most important thing is to never give up.  


This week walked: 10.64

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  390.06

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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Now We Have a Leak in the Bathroom – BUMMER!

20140716-204252-74572875.jpgReally, it’s huge.  What did you think I was talking about?  Snorts.

 

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2017 in Bacon

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Lucy

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Lucy Howell McCormick

Age:  seven years

Location:  Mustang Island, Texas

Web/Blog Page:  http://johnwhowell.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Well, I was a rescue from San Antonio and my mom met me at an adoption event. She was looking at another and my thought was she looks like the kind of person who will love me forever. I went up to her and the rest is history. (My secret was giving her a kiss)

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  I met my dad and he said, “This is the most beautiful fur person on Earth.” I knew that I had arrived.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  One night there were a lot of people over for drinks and canapés . Someone suggested going onto the deck to see the moon. While they were gone my sister and I ate everything we could find. Although I enjoyed the food I did think there would be a consequence. Turns out a visit to the vet was the only punishment. We never got another chance to do it again.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I would say my mom. She is smaller than dad and I can fit nicely on her couch when she is on it too. Old dad takes too much room. Mom always welcomes me when it is time for a snuggle.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?   Because I’m a boxer  and look like a bulldog people think I’m a bulldog. I get a number of people doubting I’m a boxer especially since I’m white in color. Of course, the minute they come near I give them the boxer greeting which includes a big kiss.




Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2017 in Bacon, Spotlight Thursday

 

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Travels in the South

 Welcome my friends to another edition of Travels in the South.  This week mom/dad stumbled onto something that was simply amazing – Onion Rings.

Who doesn’t love a good onion ring?  Mom/dad were visiting a place a couple of towns over from the Hotel Thompson.  They saw homemade onion rings on the menu and decided to give it a whirl.  This alone amazed me because here is a little tidbit for you.  Dad hates onions.  He hates them raw.  He hates them in salads.  BUT, he loves onion rings.  I think that’s a little weird, right?  But then again, we are talking about my daddy – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter.

The onion rings finally came to the table and oh my piggy heavens – look at that mountain of goodness!  These are huge!!  They are fresh cut, hand battered and made to order – thus the ten minute wait to get them upon ordering.

The restaurant serves them with a Cajun dipping sauce (which when mom asked was told it was a ranch sauce with cajun spices).  And it does have a little kick.  Mom/dad asked for extra dipping sauce.  Trust me, they said you needed it because look at how many onion rings you get.  And mom said the price you wouldn’t believe – $4.99 for this tower of an appetizer.

But I just have one question.  Not that they were good because mom/dad both said they were.  My question is why does daddy get to play with his food and I can’t?  Go ahead mom.  Tell me.  I’m waiting.

 

 

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