Posted by: granny1947 | March 19, 2011

Granny’s Sweltering Saturday

Hello All.

What a day.
Not a cloud in the sky.
Not even the tiniest of breezes.
No waves.
I am going to suffer.

I set my alarm for six thirty but,when it went off, it didn’t seem such a great idea to get up.
I spent hours walking around the house last night.
Our whole complex was swathed in smoke.
I have no idea where the fire was but we sure got the smoke.
And this morning there is a layer of ash all over the house.
And we all know how I love ash.

I got down to the beach at about eight.
It was already hot.
The water was freezing but I walked in it wherever possible.
There was quite a bit of kelp on the beach.
After today I will be glad I don’t live right on the dunes.
That stuff is going to pong.

I didn’t win the lottery.
Come on people….send positive vibes this way.
Tonight’s lottery is not as big but it would be enough for me to retire.
All together now….let Granny win the lottery!

Now I am going to go around the huse with a duster.
Pretend I love housework.
Or I might just go and lie on my bed with the fan blowing and my book.
Yes….I like the second plan better.

Have a great day all.


  1. I envy you the beach, Gran, but not the kelp! Does anyone clean it up or does it just wash back and forth from the sea to the beach? Enjoy your long weekend. 🙂

    • Hi Adee…I think natures does the cleaning up!!!

  2. Aaaaah hate the smell of Kommetjie after the seaweed starts rotting hehe!! Also battled with the smoke and ash last night. I eventually fell asleep after 3am with the ceiling fan blowing as it was so bad here….also cleaning ash today. I was worried about you in that smoke last night. I still don’t know if there was another fire…it seemed as though it was too much smoke and ash for it to be coming from across the bay from the Kleinmond/Rooiels fires! Very hot day today granny. I think the book reading fan blowing is a much better idea 🙂 Hugs and love xx

    • Hi Colleen…yes…the smell will be something else tomorrow!

  3. Enjoy – wintery day here!

    • Hi MissChris…let’s swap…PLEASE!

  4. Hi Granny, your second plan sounds like it`s the best. Yesterday you said it was 35º, that is hot and I feel for you. 🙂

    • Hi Rose…and I went with the second plan….now I feel awful…six in the evening and the temp is still 29!!!

  5. Not to rub it in . . . but the weather here is picture perfect. 😀

    I will picture you winning the lottery during my afternoon meditation on the deck.

    • Good Morning NR….will you carry on with the picturing,please?
      No-one won but there is still Tuesday and Wednesday to go…either one will do!

  6. I wonder if the smoke and ash was from across the bay, hear there was a big fire there.

    • Morning Cindy…I believe it was…I would never have thought it could have come that far,though.

  7. Gads, Granny, hope the lungs don’t go into protest mode.

    • Morning Souldipper…had a mild moment of worry about that but I survived.

  8. I say a book and the fan.

    • That is what I opted for Linda…slept for over two hours…wonderful!

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