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The Husband Kidnapping

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!

 

 

 

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Bashful is OFF!

Bashful has been hiding undercover here at the Hotel Thompson for the past couple of months.  He’s gotten plenty of rest and is ready for his next adventures.  Of course, all of the rock clan gave him a send off party last night.  There was champagne and food, balloons and music.  It was the bestest send off yet.

This morning, mom/dad took him to the airport and he has set off for his next adventure.  Where will he land – well I can’t tell you that.  But I can say that it is in the United States.

And what adventures will he get into at his designation?  Only good time will tell that one my friends.  So let us all congratulate Bashful on his next adventure and give him well wishes on his travels.

Much love little tyke – take care of you and please behave – snorts with piggy laughter

 
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Posted by on 08/11/2016 in Pet Rocks

 

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Elvis Lives!

20130624-225317.jpgIt’s true!  Elvis lives!

One of mommy’s co-workers were at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport a couple of weeks ago and took this picture.  It’s Elvis!  AND, he was texting on a cell phone!

OMP!  This little oinker is so excited.  Can you believe it!?  Personally though, I thought he would be wearing blue suede shoes and not boots but then again I can’t be picky when spotting the King, huh?

I know what you’re thinking.  You’re having doubts.  But look close at those side burns.  Right?  And why would he be wearing dark sunglasses inside if it wasn’t to disguise himself?  See, this pig is right, right?

The only thing that could have made it better was if he broke out singing a couple of songs while everyone was waiting for their plane – snorts.

 Okay – okay.  I’ll give you this.  It was an impersonator.  I mean it kind of gave it away when you saw him texting, right?  snorts.  But, it was still a cool picture 🙂

 
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Posted by on 07/05/2016 in Bacon

 

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Travels to Israel

Every Wednesday for the month of February, I’m going to bring you a travel story of a trip to Israel that my aunt went on during the Christmas holidays.  This was indeed a once in a lifetime kind of trip full of great scenery, history and wonderful food and people.  I’ve looked over my aunt’s pictures and I can tell you in one word a description of them – AMAZING!  I hope you enjoy us every week this month so that we may all relive her travels.


A trip to Israel?  Seriously?  Do I have to scream YES?!  Plans to be made – passports to be ordered.  What do I pack?  What will the food be like?  The people?  Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself.  First things first, travel arrangements.  Everything was planned months in advance.

Then the big day came – WOW!  I’m so excited.  I rushed around the house doing final packing and out the door to the airport I was.  I was happily counting down the hours until touch down in the old country.  I get to the airport for the first part of my trip which is to fly in to Detroit for my connecting flight to Paris.  However, this is where I met my first obstacle.  My flight to Detroit was delayed due to damage the plane took on while in flight.  Bummer.  But safety first, right?  So they put us up in a hotel overnight with food vouchers.  Who can say no to that, right?  It was part of our adventure.

The next day, we did it all over again and was able to get on the plane for Detroit.  This flight took us a little over an hour.  Once in Detroit, we then boarded our connecting flight to Paris – the land of love.  This time we would be in the sky for almost 8 hours.  And who says that airplane food is bad – especially served with free wine 🙂 

Airplane food – pastas, lentil salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finally we touched down in Paris where we would have a six hour layover.  Paris has lots of emphasis on style, perfume, alcohol shops and lots of smoking areas – thank goodness. Since our layover was only six hours, we decided to check out the airport and what it had to offer.  Chocolates for one thing – yum!  The Paris Airport has a Fauchon shop which is known for their macarons.  Also at the airport, the have cheese and wine – who would have thought that huh?  It just makes you want to pull up and nibble on some for a while.

Below is a picture of the ‘smoking rooms’ at the Paris Airport.  Crowded huh?  Also below is a picture of a coffee shop.  Coffee in Paris is different than in the States, not only by taste but size.  In Paris, the largest cup size that is offered is smaller than a Starbucks tall.  What a difference!

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Finally, it was time to board the plane for our final connecting flight to Tel Aviv which would take us over 5 hours.  Again, with free wine and great food – we were set for the destination of our travels.  Please join us next Wednesday for more in my travels to Israel.

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on 02/03/2016 in Travels Around the World

 

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Elvis Lives!

20130624-225317.jpgIt’s true!  Elvis lives!

One of mommy’s co-workers were at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport a couple of weeks ago and took this picture.  It’s Elvis!  AND, he was texting on a cell phone! 

OMP!  (Oh my pig!)  This little oinker is so excited.  Can you believe it!?  Personally though, I thought he would be wearing blue suede shoes and not boots but then again I can’t be picky when spotting the King, huh? 

I know what you’re thinking.  You’re having doubts.  But look close at those side burns.  Right?  And why would he be wearing dark sunglasses inside if it wasn’t to disguise himself?  See, this pig is right, right? 

The only thing that could have made it better was if he broke out singing a couple of songs while everyone was waiting for their plane – snorts.

 Okay – okay.  I’ll give you this.  It was an impersonator.  I mean it kind of gave it away when you saw him texting, right?  snorts.  But, it was still a cool picture 🙂

 
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Posted by on 07/19/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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