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Journey with 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!


Hello friends – how was your holiday?  Did you get enough turkey?  It was probably one of the best holidays we have had in a while here at the Hotel Thompson.  We ate, slept, sat around watching a LOT of football – screamed at the games and cheered for the players, slept some more and chilled.  I was off of work for FIVE entire days and did not think about it one single time.  It was as close to heaven as I could get for sure.  I finally did hear back from my doctor Friday for the additional blood tests.  Everyone was right.  I’m in a major flare up so some of my medicines have been tweaked.  I’m feeling so much better today so YAY for that!  Over the holidays, we also worked on Christmas Cards.  We had a little line going trying to get everything taken care of during this break.  Some of you may have gotten emails/texts from us inquiring about your address.  Please check your emails and those that responded back – thanks!  We will be putting everything in the mail in the next couple of weeks.  We *attempted* to work on some packages to be mailed.  But -cough cough- some anipals (Bacon, Houdini and Hemi) thought everything was for them.  It’s hard to explain that not every toy bought into this house is theirs.  Funny how life works that way, right?  So if you receive a package from us, overlook the added hair.  Just think of that as more love – LOL.

And while you are addressing your Christmas cards this year, we would like to ask for you to do one thing.  Please remember our soldiers.  If you can, please send a card or two to the recovering soldiers.  I’m sure that it would brighten their day.  Thanks my friends – have a great week.  Only FOUR more weeks until Christmas!



 
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Posted by on 11/28/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with 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!


 Hello friends – how did you do last week?  I had my doctors appointment Friday afternoon.  While most things went great and the doctor was greatly impressed with most of my blood work, there were some things that concerned her.  Therefore, I had more blood work done after my appointment.  Hopefully, I will have those results back this week and we can discuss what is going on.  Personally, I think my rheumatoid arthritis is getting worse.  It feels like it is these days.  I’ll let you know once I find out something.

Other than that, we got our last items purchased this past weekend for Christmas. The end of this week, we will begin the wrapping, bagging, boxing and torture of bringing things to the post office.  This will be interesting for sure.

How is your shopping coming along?  How was your week?  Any plans this week?  I know this is the holiday week and I can tell you that I might not be walking a straight line with some food…. I feel some pies coming along – 🙂

 
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Posted by on 11/21/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with 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!


Hello sweet friends. How did you do last week?  Ups or downs?  Remember life is a process. Things don’t happen overnight and changes take time.

I have great news to share. Six months ago, I had bloodwork done where my A1C came back at the time as 8.3 – not extremely high but too high in my world. Well that is where Journey with Friends started. Little changes at first – cutting back on food, making better choices, walking more. Nothing happened overnight and there were stumbling blocks, ups and downs but still I continued. Well last week I went for my six month check up and had bloodwork done again. Are you ready for this?  My A1C came back 5.9!  Yay me!!  This makes it all worth it in the long run. I’m so thankful for this change.

So I leave you this week my friends with a question.  What are you thankful for this week?  ❤️

 
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Posted by on 11/14/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with 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!


Oh friends – how was your week/weekend?  In the words of my pig son, “Oh my piggy heavens!”   I admit that we didn’t make the best of food choices last week.  I tried to stay on plan the best I could do but it was one of those weeks that you chased to keep up with.  Can you relate?  And I knew the weekend was going to be busy.  There were so many errands to run.  When you think about it, it’s unfair how we get two days of the weekend that is meant for rest from your work week but is used to play catch up with errands. And then you have to work five days.  Tsk-tsk so unfair in my book – LOL.

So Saturday, we hit the door running.  We had a few things planned that somehow ended in snowballing into a cluster of errands.  I’m not sure how that happened.  But the list of things to do kept growing and growing like kudzu here in the south.  First off on the list, to get my hair cut and colored.  There is nothing like getting pampered with a cut/color and just having some time to yourself.  Of course, my cut and color turning into several hours but that gave me time to work on my to-do list on my phone.  But, I do like the results.  I feel younger, more relaxed and more me. Afterwards, can you believe we went Christmas shopping and finished?  Yes we did.  Now that deserved a drink and trust me, mommy got one…or two.

I know it was the marathon from the day before that did it.  Sunday morning I felt like a zombie trying to move in bed.  Oh my!  It hurt to even move my toes.  Finally after some slow moving, I did succeed in getting up and dressed.  The goal for this day was to have a quiet breakfast with the hub unit at one of our local places.  We walked out to the Jeep and guess what.  The Jeep was feeling it too.  One of the tires on the Jeep was barely filled with air.  It might have been during this time that I lowered my head and thought, “Why me?  Why today”.

That’s how our Sunday plans got changed.  Instead of breakfast that we wanted, it was to our local Sam’s Warehouse to get tires installed.  So while waiting for our Jeep, we had the breakfast of champions at the Sam’s snack bar… pizza.  At least the hub unit was thrilled.  And at least 2.5 hours later, we left with nice tires… amazing how a Jeep runs with full tires.

So my friends, how was your week/weekend?

 
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Posted by on 11/07/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with 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!


Hello sweet friends.  How did you do last week in your Journey of Life?  I am still battling my flare up but it does seem to be getting better.  I even tried to walk a bit more than last week which was awesome – slow but awesome.  I ended last week with 6.68 miles.  It helped that one day I went to our local mall and walked the entire downstairs and upstairs looking for new nose rings.  I was lucky and found some that I really liked.  But you know, they just don’t make a huge variety of them.  And yes, I got up the nerve Friday night and actually changed my nose ring out for the first time.  It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.  Yay for that!  And this week food wise is looking good.  I have our meal plans worked out which should help me getting home from work at night.

So friends – how did you do?

 

Miles Walked Since 06/13/2016:  52.21 miles

 
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Posted by on 07/25/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Dear Bacon

 Dear Bacon – I made the mistake one day of showing my human that I had skills.  I know my way around under the hood.  And, I’m small so I can get into all of those hard to reach places.  Well since he found out, he’s put me to work at the garage.  I’m his ‘secret weapon’ that no one sees.  So the next time you get your car worked on, think about me.  Signed Monkey Wrench

Dear Monkey Wrench – Oh my piggy heavens!  Now the secret is out.  No wonder it always costs mom/dad and arm and a leg when they take their Jeep in for service.  The secret weapon is working on it.  WOW – I think you do have skills my little friend.  AND I do hope that your human knows that the price is high to maintain an excellent worker of your caliber.  You enjoy your tinkering!

 



Dear Bacon – After a while, one gets tired of waiting for the master to feed us.  Sometimes we have to take matters into our own paws.  I did just that.  I started a garden in the backyard.  Most dogs hide their bones but I on the other paw want to make food.  All kinds of delectable tastings so when I get hungry all I have to do is take a walk.  And don’t worry about watering – I have that covered if you know what I mean – barks!  Signed Farmer Pooch

Dear Farmer Pooch – hey I like the idea of having my walking grocery store in my own backyard.  I agree with all that you say… except for maybe the personal watering part.  I do hope that you wash that food before ingesting… just sayin’.  But in the meantime, do you think you can grow me some strawberries and watermelons?  I would really appreciate that my friend.  Thanks!


 Dear Bacon –  There I was romping around the farm minding my own business.  That’s when my human picked me up to go shopping.  Heck I don’t mind.  I was already dressed and not doing much anyway.  So we went to our local hardware store so that they could get some material for the fences.  I sat in the kid seat minding my own business like a good little toddler.  So nothing to see here – just a kid in a buggy.  Do you like going out on field trips like this?  If so, where have you been?  Was it fun?  Did you sit in the buggy?  Signed Romping Kid

Dear Romping Kid – Now that is a vision to behold my friend.  Just a kid riding around in a buggy at the local hardware store.  What’s to see, right?  You look good and let me add that you probably acted better than some two legged kids in the store.  Am I right?  Snorts with piggy laughter.  Once when mom took me to the vet, we stopped by our local Home Depot store to pick up a few things.  Mom had my Radio Flyer in the Jeep with her.  She pulled it out, helped me in it and pulled me through the store.  It was also a vision to behold.  A pig being pulled in a Radio Flyer through the Home Depot.  I met a lot of people like I’m sure you did this date on your visit.


Dear Bacon – I don’t get it.  Mom put some milk in her cup.  She set the cup on the counter in front of me.  It was like she was inviting me to take a sip so I did.  Then she started snapping pictures like a Chinese tourist here at Walt Disney World.  I don’t get it.  And laughing – oh my gosh – I thought the woman was going to hurt herself she was laughing so hard.  Shaking my head – humans are weird.  Signed Nosey Kitty

Dear Nosey Kitty – Oh my goodness my friend.  I have to admit that *I* almost hurt myself snorting so hard looking at that picture.  Look closely – you can almost smell the fun factor – oh my gosh – I’m killing myself here.  It’s a great picture my friend.  Don’t worry.  Your human was just having fun – of course at your expense – but I have to admit it was hilarious.


Remember my friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please continue to send me your letters and pictures ❤

 
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Posted by on 06/28/2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Shaking My Head

Okay friends my mom has lost her mommy mind.  You see she called daddy one day last week and said she wanted to do something.  Of course he told her what he thought and the conversation was done.  That night when she came home from work, daddy said if she wanted to do it – go for it.  Your life is short and you must life your life to the fullest.  Well mom did it.  Do you see what she did in this picture?  Now look closely and let me know if you find it.  You can click on the picture to see it bigger.

 
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Posted by on 06/14/2016 in Bacon

 

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25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 20

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Posted by on 12/20/2013 in Bacon, Christmas Cards

 

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Have a Great Weekend!

I can finally see the weekend – YAY!!

This little piggy is excited.  You know what the weekend means?  Fun, snuggles with mom and FOOD.  Did I mean snuggles and FOOD – snorts.

Do you have anything awesome planned for the weekend?  We never know at the Hotel Thompson until the morning of cause mom/dad roll that way – PLOL.

I just hope their plans involve a lot of piggy time cause I need some one on one time with mom.  This weekend is also my last piggy therapy.  I’ll have to keep you posted next week on the results.  God help me – PLOL (pig laughing out loud!)

I thought I would leave you with something funny to remember me by – snorts.

 
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Posted by on 07/19/2013 in Bacon

 

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My Snout on Canvas

20130327-122335.jpgIsn’t it snoutfully beautiful!?  Mommy is in love with this picture of my snout.  She says that she wants to buy it for her office.  That way she can look at it throughout the day and think of me – see I’ve got her trained, right?

This picture was painted by Sheila Wedegis who lives in Florida.  Sheila has a blog at www.sheilawedegis.blogspot.com that you just have to check out.  She absolutely has some beautiful paintings that she has done and me and mom were in awe!  You can also see her work at www.sheilawedegis.com Go find out who her muse is – 🙂

 

 

 

I found out about Sheila when she painted my friend Cocco’s cute little piggy snout.  You can see his picture at http://myminipetpig.com/2013/02/a-snout-shot/

These little piggy snouts have a lot of personality all rolled up in them!  What do you think?

 
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Posted by on 03/28/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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