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!