Posted by: granny1947 | April 16, 2022

Granny and Saturday somethings

Hello All.

My apologies for the rather grim post yesterday.
Think it might have been aggravated by the fact is was the one year anniversary of my son-in-law’s death.
I have reached an age when I accept death.
And it was a relief as he was in agony with bone cancer.
However, I feel for my daughter.

Today I feel better.
We have water.
We have power.
And, I found some good specials on the markdown shelf.

M is a creature of habit.
Saturday night is pie and chip night.
I am making a big pot of soup.
He is not happy.
So, I shall freeze the soup and pie and chips it is.
No, I shall keep enough soup to give my Dad and brother.
And we will have it for supper tomorrow night.
I am so sick of thinking about what is for supper.
It is an adult thing.
Maybe I have never grown up.

Finally, got a message from a friend in the complex last night.
Wanted to borrow an ironing board!
Don’t know if she believed me.
I don’t own one.
Life is just too short to iron.


  1. Truth! I don’t think I’ve ironed anything since lockdown began.

    • I haven’t ironed anything for years!!!

  2. Always knew you were a woman after my own heart. If something needs to be ironed I simply don’t buy it. Maybe it’s a response to my mother, who I always let down by not being a proper woman, as she used to iron everything, socks, underwear, hankies …. Like you say, Life is too short.
    I’m sorry about your son-in-law. He must have been young. Sad for your daughter too.
    Keep blogging away. I so enjoy your posts. It’s the first thing I look for in the morning, the notification in my email that there is a new one.
    Have a good weekend grannie. X

  3. Thanks so much for the kind words Cynth.
    Yes, he was 45.
    Really tragic.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear that you lost your son-in-law – how awfully sad and for your daughter too. It must be hard to come to terms with despite him being so ill. Was it long ago (if you don’t mind me asking)? I have a son-in-law who is seriously ill – he’s got an autoimmune disease for which there’s no cure. I worry about him, my daughter and my two granddaughters.

    Please, don’t apologise for yesterday’s post – it shows you have a very caring and sensitive heart, and that’s a good quality to have.

    Like you, I don’t have an ironing board either. I do still have some clothes that need ironing – I just don’t wear them anymore – I have better things to do or perhaps, I should say, I have things I would rather be doing. As you say, life’s too short.

    • It was a year ago.
      Poor thing was only 45.
      So sorry to hear about your son-in-law.

  5. Being alone what a when I eat is not a big thing. My sister-in-law however has been married 55 years to my brother and she hates having to think abut dinner. Sick of it. I only know one person who irons – but she is over seas so maybe it is a Scotland thing?

    • Maybe she should get your brother to cook dinner sometimes?

      Why do women continue to cater to men?
      It’s pretty silly.

      Almost as silly as ironing?! 😀

      • Actually he does a lot of work. They do a Good job of sharing and they work together like one. Pretty amazing. Something I have never achieved lol

      • Oh yeah he does all the summer cooking which is mostly bbq lol

      • Fair enough!
        My husband is the sous chef . . . and occasional cook.

  6. Thinking of you 🙏🙏

  7. My laundry motto – If it comes out of the dryer wrinkled, put it back in. Still wrinkled? It’s now a rag. I hate thinking about what to make for meals too. Usually just go along with whatever W takes out of the freezer. So very sad to lose someone so young. My cousin lost her daughter to breast cancer recently – about the same age as my daughter. Cannot even imagine the heart break.

    • Love it.
      Mine is, if it is wrinkled, wear it anyway.
      My body heat will iron it.
      M does not like change.
      Much like Sheldon in the Big Bang.
      Worried the whole time I was making my new dish.
      Then LOVED it.
      How are you enjoying the book?
      I am finding it quite hectic.

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