Posted by: granny1947 | March 11, 2018

Granny goes ho hum.

Hello All.

It would appear I have become a weekly blogger.
Oh dear.

What have I done this week?
It seems, not much.

I worked full day all week.
Visited the old man.
Attended a committee meeting.
They are SUCH fun.
Captured all the water readings for the complex.
Wrote the monthly newsletter.
Took Stepdad to his favourite place for lunch yesterday.
Took him home along a different route.
Hence the photos.

This is quite a stunning beach.
We took Jasmine there a couple of times.
She loved it.
Damn, I miss that dog.
I would only go there over a weekend,
When there are lots of people.
A bit too isolated for my liking, during the week.

Which brings me to something I read in the paper today.
A woman is murdered every FOUR hours in this country.
Mostly by her partner.
I have warned Mex not to even think of it.
I would not be easy to get rid of.
He is in more danger!!!

We will not even talk about rape.
I believe that happens every four MINUTES.
But, I can’t verify it.
Sufficient to say it is horrendous.
I weep for my beloved country.

And, on that charming note I will leave you.


Posted by: granny1947 | March 4, 2018

Granny and patience is a virtue.

Hello All.

So I fetched Stepdad yesterday.
And he watched a bit of cricket with Mex.
Then we set off for his favourite spot for lunch.
He looks good for someone nearly 95!!

On the way we got a call from my brother.
The security company had phoned to say the house alarm was going off.
They could not get around the whole house but they had said everything looked ok.
Of course the old man fretted a bit.
Apparently, they told my brother they could not get passed the electric fence.
Which is strange.
They do not have an electric fence!
The security company is getting a call from me tomorrow.
I suspect they went to the wrong house.

When we were almost there,  there  was a back-up of traffic.
I think a car had rolled.
The old man said let’s turn back.
But, I persisted and after ten minutes we got through.
We got to the restaurant and there were quite a few cars.
So he said maybe we shouldn’t go.
I had just driven nearly 20 kms.
We were going!

To cut a long story short, the weather was perfect.
The food was excellent.
All was good.

I took him home and checked the house to ensure all was safe,
No problem.
Then, I came back later with lovely whole wheat rolls, lettuce and salami for supper.
Gave the rabbit some lettuce.
He looked at me as if I was nuts.
He likes bread.
I wonder if it is good for him?

I was asleep by eight thirty.
The nearly 95 year old stayed up until ten.
I never even heard him come to bed.
Frankly, do not know why I was there.
He is amazing.

Posted by: granny1947 | March 3, 2018

Granny is feeling a bit anxious.

Hello All.

This working full time sucks.
Except for the extra money.
It is interfering with blogging.
And napping.
And reading.

I was a bit annoyed with my cellphone the other night.
It did some or other update.
Then, it was so proud of itself, it send me a sms to tell me about it.
At half past three in the morning!

Why am I anxious?
Oh yes.
I have been very lucky.
Have never dyed my hair.
Now, a few grey hairs are appearing.
On my head AND the odd one in my eyebrows.
I am not concerned about going grey.
Am quite interested to see what it is like.
However, yesterday, there was one grey hair sticking out at an angle.
So, I pulled it out.
It just slid out.
Really, I hardly had to touch it.
What happens when I have a whole head of grey?
I will be scared to brush my hair.
Am I going to go bald?????

My brother has gone away today.
Will be away tonight.
I am going to fetch the old man just now.
He can watch a bit of TV with Mex.
Then I am taking him out to lunch.
Tonight I will sleep at his place.
I love him to bits but I am not looking forward to it.
No computer.
What AM I going to do with myself?

We had some nice rain yesterday.
I felt like stripping and running around in it.
Don’t think the neighbours would have approved.

Posted by: granny1947 | February 24, 2018

Granny and Saturday snippets.

Hello All.

I had to go back to see what I posted last.
What has happened since then?
Apparently, not much.

My co-worker is back at work.
For a few hours a day.
So, I am still working full day.
I have got used to it.
Do not feel so exhausted.
But, it does not leave me much time to do all my other things.
Like, Stepdad and this damn complex.

Talking about Dad.
The master of the supreme court has, apparently, mislaid the file for my Mom’s estate.
Only in South Africa.
If Dad should shuffle off this mortal coil, there is going to be an unholy mess trying to sort out TWO estates!

We are all waiting with bated breath to hear the new president’s cabinet reshuffle.
There are SO many crooked ministers who need to be axed.
He will not be able to do them all at once.
Several of them are facing prosecution in the state capture debacle.
Maybe he will leave those for the courts to deal with.
Interesting times ahead.

Posted by: granny1947 | February 17, 2018

Granny has a fine Friday

Hello All.

So, Stepdad and I went to our favourite place for lunch.
The view is fabulous and the food is good.

No dolphins this time but a lot of fishing boats.
It was a bit windy so we sat indoors.
Dad feels the cold.
However, we had a table right next to the window so it was all good.

The Easter bunny has arrived early.

This cute little guy suddenly appeared in Dad’s garden.
Seems to have settled in.
Much to the dismay of the guinea fowl who come every day for bread.

And now, I am off to cook supper.

Posted by: granny1947 | February 15, 2018

Granny and it’s nearly Friday.

Hello All.

A quick post.
I am bushed.

So, we have a new president.
I am happy.
I think.
At least this one will not dance around in skins.
Showing off his man boobs.
At least this one only has one wife.
And, he does not have 24 odd kids.
That I know of.
We live in hope.

It has been a hectic couple of weeks.
I have never been this interested in politics.
Now we wait to see how he will clean up some of the mess.
It is going to be so interesting when he shuffles his cabinet.
He has such a wide choice.
I can think of at least six cabinet ministers he needs to get rid of.

And, now, I am off to have a shower.
A quick one because of the drought.

Posted by: granny1947 | February 10, 2018

Granny and a few Saturday snippets.

Hello All.

I missed posting yesterday.
Bad Granny.

We finish work at one on a Friday.
I thought “GREAT”.
I can have a nap.
But first I went to see Dad.
He had finished all his library books.
So I phoned the library to find out what time they open on a Saturday.
No reply which I thought was strange.

This morning I went through and they were closed.
They close at one on a Friday and only open again on Monday.
Times have certainly changed.
In my days the library opened to suit their customers.
They don’t seem to feel the same way nowadays.
Surely most working people would go to the library on a Saturday to stock up for the weekend and week?

Back to yesterday.
Got home at about two thirty.
Fired up my computer.
Big mistake.
Several mails to do with the complex.
Which meant I had to go out again.
By the time I had sorted out all the problems it was close to four.
And, I had invited a friend for supper.

Cooked a roast chicken.
With some brilliant roast potatoes.
And vegies and rice etc.
Fell into bed at about ten.

Tonight is the leftover chicken.
But Mex wants more roast potatoes.
Today, however, I finished my book.
And had a looooooooong nap.
I feel rejuvenated.
Long may it last.

I also watched the latest two episodes of Lucifer.
Which I absolutely love.
Wish they would come out with another episode of Lethal Weapon.
My other favourite.
Why does WordPress always think I have spelled favourite incorrectly?
A heads up to you Americans.
The IS a U in favourite!!!

I might go for a walk tomorrow.
Then again, I might not.

Posted by: granny1947 | February 8, 2018

Granny is soundless.

Hello All.

I see I missed a couple of days.
You will have to forgive me.
I have never been this exhausted.
I am really angry with my body.
I keep telling it to get over it already.
Not really working.

I am not soundless.
But my phone gave up the ghost.
Well, not really but it did lose it’s voice.
Which meant my alarm did not go off.
This led to some interesting panic moments.

I took it up to my service provider.
It is not even three months old.
So, it is their problem.
But, it meant me standing around for an hour while they copied all my numbers onto my spare phone.
In the process I seem to have lost all my recent numbers.
You know what….I don’t give a damn.

I am beyond caring.
About anything.

I think I need to go for a vitamin B shot.
The darn things sting like hell.
But I need to do something.

I went to visit my co-pilot.
She looks wonderful.
So rested.
She said I look so tired.
I bloody wonder why!
Maybe I need to have a collapsed lung.
Or….maybe not.

Now it is a quarter past seven.
I am going to have a shower.
And I am going to bed.

Posted by: granny1947 | February 5, 2018

Granny is hot, tired and grumpy.

Hello All.

I got home, this evening, at five o’clock.
After leaving for work at ten past six.
On the upside it was wine time.
And, Mex had cooked supper.
And, as we speak, he is washing the dishes.
Just as well.
If it had been left up to me, I would just have thrown them away!

I sent out the monthly complex newsletter.
And, as I predicted, letters are flowing in.
It appears it is all MY fault the levies are increasing.
They ignore the fact that we have the lowest levies in town.
By far.

If our illustrious president does not step down, that will probably be my fault too.
I wonder how many of them realize we don’t get paid for this thankless job.

And, now, because I am hot, sticky and tired, I shall have a shower and fall into bed.

Love you all.

Posted by: granny1947 | February 4, 2018

Granny get disturbed

Hello All.

Have been trying to get a nap for the last hour.
First, Mex disturbed me.
This was revenge.
I always make the first cup of coffee in the  morning.
I woke up at six and put the coffee in the cups.
Then, from pure habit, I poured water into his cup too.
Not wanting to waste it, I took it through to him.
He was not impressed.
It being Sunday and all.

Then I got a couple of messages from the committee chairman.
One of the owners has a house at the very top of the complex.
Fortunately, a long way from me.
Her burglar alarm has been going off constantly for weeks now.
She works and lives in a town quite a distance from here.
Her neighbor has finally complained.
He must be the most patient man in the world.
I would have been throwing my toys out my cot.
Apparently, he has spoken to her and she did not show much interest.
The alarm company are waiting for her to give some sort of approval to see to the alarm.
I have been babysitting a very expensive tree for her.
I have written to her saying I am the world’s  worst plant mother.
She has not replied.
I hope she is OK.

Finally, my co-pilot phoned me.
With a list of instructions for things to do tomorrow.
So, I gave up and decided to disturb all of you.

And now, my job is done!


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