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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!
I. hate. Don. Juan.
There you go. That elf needs to be stopped NOW… like yesterday. He is evil pure and simple. I woke up this morning all bright eyed and bushy tailed. I stretched my hooves, yawned and tooted. What? You don’t do that in the mornings? I then rolled over to look at my picture of Miss Piggy on my night stand and got the shock of my little piggy life. My Miss Piggy picture was gone and in it’s place was this hideous, nightmarish joke from Don Juan. I squealed so loudly that I think Nana heard me all the way up the street. The nerve of this so called elf for Santa. I’m writing the head elf of the Union. This can’t go on anymore. Shivers and looks in every corner of my bedroom.
OH MY PIGGY HEAVENS!!
Mom/Dad went out with friends last night. They were riding around after dinner looking at the beautiful Christmas lights. Somehow, they got off the beaten road. It was dark – the only light was from their friends high beams on their car. That’s when all of a sudden, reindeer flew in front of their car. I mean FLEW. Can you believe that?!
Santa is real!
They pulled off the side of the road and looked for them but didn’t see anything else. Oh my piggy heavens above! Tonight on television, they will have Santa tracker. I can honestly say that mom/dad have already tracked Santa. WOWZER!
So my friends – keeping looking up in the sky and let me know if you see him too.
Bless dad’s heart. This is how he found his toothbrush this morning in the bathroom. Don Juan. What can I say? That rogue elf is a crime to society just waiting to happen. Daddy reached for his toothbrush and found this little squirt taking advantage of it. I gotta tell you. That little guy is FAST.
He jumped off of the sink, onto the floor and slithered away before any of us could catch him. And I really thought Houdini was going to get him this time too. I tell you. If he ever gets captured, it’s going to be a satisfying moment to sit back and watch whatever happens to him.
Oh and don’t worry. Daddy decided to skip the brushing this morning and is electing to get a new toothbrush sometime today. He mumbled something about elf cooties and such and not knowing where that evil snot has been.