Mom/dad do weird things. It’s okay. Mom says she does these things to keep their relationship new and alive. I guess after almost 30 years, it works. But mom did something really cool over the past couple of days. I’m going to let her tell you. Take it away mom!
Since Jim has been by my side every moment since my surgery taking care of me, I wanted to do something nice for him for Christmas. My sister lives in Chicago and we’ve been wanting to visit. It works out that there is also an awesome restaurant there that Jim has been dying to go and visit. The restaurant is Mike Ditka’s restaurant… you know Coach Ditka that used to coach the Bears. Jim thinks very highly of Coach Ditka. Well me and my sister started planning a trip way before my surgery in order to surprise Jim with a great Christmas present. Things were all scheduled in order and the plan was in place. So let the lies begin… LOL
Tuesday I came home from work and told Jim that mom was lonely since she has been recovering from her illness and she wanted to borrow our anipals for a couple of days for extra snuggles and cuddles. He took it hook, line and sinker. Anipals delivered to Nanas – check off the list.
Wednesday I came home and secretly packed without Jim hearing or knowing what I was doing. I then told him the guys wouldn’t be in the office tomorrow (Thursday) therefore did he want to come in to work with me? He
grabbed the bait and said yes. And he was happy about it. Work plan in place – check that off the list.
So we both get up early on Thursday morning and start to leave. That’s when the car pulled up that I ordered to take us to the airport. Jim didn’t know what was going on. We get settled in the car and then I tell him, “Oh honey, did I mention we are going to Chicago today?” For the first time in my life – the man was speechless! Score for me!
We get to the airport, check in and go through TSA check point. That’s when the fun begins. Of all of the people at the airport, guess who gets picked for a more extended search? After I quit laughing my butt off, I then proceeded to take this picture. It’s the only picture I could get. I was laughing that hard! And let me just say, this particular TSA agent was very thorough in his search. I mean heck I can see it. Older blind gentleman – yep sure he’s the one you need to check so extensively. Rolling with laughter.
But at last, we made it to the terminal with a little time to spare. We boarded and come on peeps, who doesn’t need a drink after that pat down, right? And yes, it was three days of what we call an eating extravaganza. We will definitely be sharing pictures of the food in our weekly series Travels in the
South World in the next couple of weeks. Be on the lookout for them. And you know, no surprise is worth it unless you do a video. So here you go – a video on the surprise. Enjoy!
12/19/2017 at 12:39 pm
What a great surprise. Glad you were able to pull it off.
12/19/2017 at 1:00 pm
Me too! I have come home before when he had vision and told him, “You’ve got 20 minutes to pack and get in the car.” But, never have I been able to do this completely behind his back and surprise him. And surprise he was. I’m so glad. I wanted to make sure he got something special for the way he always takes care of me – especially these past six weeks. ❤
12/19/2017 at 12:43 pm
love the video…. and the Foreigner boyz have no longer to ask I wanna know what love is… look at Jim&June guys and you will know it!!!!
12/19/2017 at 1:06 pm
aawww ❤ Thanks sweet friends.
The Florida Furkids
12/19/2017 at 12:49 pm
OMC that is soooo super cool! One year Bill told me to pack a bag but wouldn’t tell me where we were going. He had booked a place in Ashville, NC by the Biltmore. What a fun time!!
You did a super good planning job!
The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon
12/19/2017 at 1:07 pm
aaw thanks sweet friend. Jim so deserved this trip after hearing me whine for the past six weeks and for helping me do everything from my surgery. He is definitely a trooper and a keeper!
12/19/2017 at 12:50 pm
This was great! I can’t believe you pulled this off, June. And how did you manage to get Jim to be the one pulled out for a “body search.”
12/19/2017 at 1:09 pm
Snorts! I’ll never tell – LOL. I went through the machine and it did go off on me as well. However, it showed that my problem area was my chest – go figure huh? When I showed the TSA agent my suppression bra that I was wearing that has a gazillion hooks, they motioned me to go straight through. So funny! And on the way back to Atlanta, we had pre-TSA check so we didn’t have to go through as much feeling up. I’m sure Jim missed it. LOL
12/19/2017 at 1:15 pm
Hehehe me and Mummy were just rolling around in a fit of giggles,xx Speedy
12/19/2017 at 1:26 pm
Well, he got pulled out of line for being handsome; the same goes for beautiful women. I’m surprised they didn’t do the thorough check on you.
Don’t worry about Bacon and his super-secret Christmas party. 🙂
12/19/2017 at 4:08 pm
aaww ❤ You are so kind and yes sshh is the word on the big party here. XOXO – Bacon
12/19/2017 at 1:45 pm
Awwww, so sweet!
12/19/2017 at 4:09 pm
Mom and dad are like that. It’s gushy isn’t it? XOXO – Bacon
12/19/2017 at 1:48 pm
It was a brilliant surprise for Jim and a lot of fun for the two of you after all the pre-surgery, surgery and post-surgery you BOTH have gone through. Super special!!
12/19/2017 at 4:09 pm
It really was a lot of fun and to surprise Jim so much – it was awesome. We crammed as much fun as we could into three days. What a blast! Just wait until you see some of food we had. WOW! ❤
12/19/2017 at 3:13 pm
What a wonderful surprise. I’m glad he enjoyed it. Don’t know how I’d do that. Oh, call you for ideas! 😄😎☃️🎄🤶🏻 Merry Christmas! 🎄
12/19/2017 at 4:10 pm
Smiles – anytime!! It’s a lot of fun for sure just to surprise each other. This meant a lot to me to do it for Jim since he has been especially waiting on me hand and foot these past couple of weeks. ❤
12/19/2017 at 3:59 pm
Great job! How much to pull such an elaborate scheme over on the husbz!
Merry Christmas y’all!
Fiona & her Mama
12/19/2017 at 4:11 pm
And do you want to hear the best part? You know how I am such a shopping fiend. Well the airline tickets = FREE. We stayed with my sister = FREE. The only thing it cost us was food and hey you gotta eat anyway, right? ❤
12/19/2017 at 5:11 pm
***Hi-5’sss*** Lady June! Yur thee BEST!! An Mistur Jim iss so sweet an humbull….LadyMum sayss shee wood LUV to go to Mistur Mike’ss restaurant! Shee iss Bearss fan…shee has a cuss-inn sumwhere inn Chicago, mew mew mew…..
Have fun (you crazy kids LadyMum said this part!)
~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~
12/19/2017 at 5:23 pm
We had the best of all times for those short three days. Jim has *always* loved Coach Ditka and many years ago saw his restaurant on television. He’s been dying to go there every since. I just thought it was the right thing to do since he went beyond taking care of me during my surgery. Gotta love that man ❤
12/19/2017 at 6:52 pm
WOO HOO Lady June!! Mee finkss you an Mistur Jim are made fur each other…true ❤ LUV ❤ fur sure!!
An LadyMum says Coach Ditka iss one kewl dude. An shee adoorss Coach Bill Cowher…..shee lissenss to efurry werd when hee iss on thee Tee Vee, mew mew mew….
Peepull who watch NFL are berry seereus about thee football 😉
12/20/2017 at 8:20 am
Oh you are very correct there my sweet little nefkitty. People are very serious about their NFL. Daddy played in high school and college and is deep into his NFL. Mom has also gotten into it over the years. XOXO – Bacon
12/22/2017 at 7:58 pm
Mee likess watchin thee men run like crazy Unccle Bacon!!!
12/20/2017 at 9:03 am
Not everyone gets the privilege of a complimentary cavity search! Lucky Daddy!
12/20/2017 at 1:24 pm
Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. Too funny! XOXO – Bacon