Posted by: granny1947 | January 11, 2020

Granny and 2020 sucks!

Hello All.

Yes, so far this year has been horrible.

In a nutshell.
My son in law has a fall and breaks his leg.
They finally operated on the 6th.
He got home yesterday.
Has to go back to hospital, in Cape Town, on the 20th.
For a biopsy.
Very worrisome.

My brother took their dog for walk.
He came home very excited.
The dog.
Rushed over to the old man to greet him and ripped open his hand and his leg.
Had to rush the old man to the doctor.
Protesting all the way.
Where the doc dressed the wounds and gave him a tetanus shot.

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from the husband of my friend who died some years back.
Her son has stage four cancer.
Is only expected to live another couple of weeks.

Mex and I went and had our hearing tested.
Mex needs a hearing aid.
Mex is not happy.
Mex is not talking about it.
What is it with men and their egos?
I will not be amused if he gets altzheimers.(spelling?)

I go back to work on Monday.
My holiday is over.

Posted by: granny1947 | January 4, 2020

Granny is livid.

Hi All.

Yes, I am very angry.

SIL is still waiting to have his leg sorted out.
Day four with a broken leg.
Only asprin for the pain!
Apparently, they want to test for cancer etc.
They only plan to operate on Monday or Tuesday.
He tried to tell them he had all those tests done a couple of months ago.
They said if he does not like it he can leave.
I am not there.
Possibly he is coming over as a bit aggressive.
If it was me I would be more than a little unreasonable.

Posted by: granny1947 | January 3, 2020

Granny and this is going to be a looooooooooooong month.

Hello All.

An old picture of Jasmine.
Still miss her so much.
Mex will not hear of getting another furbaby.

In November I had to go and spend a few days with my Dad.
My brother went up to Johannesburg to meet his new grandson.
While I was there their dog was very ill.
Kidney failure.
I had to get the vet to come to the house to put her down.
It was a Sunday.
The vet had no assistants.
The old man was hiding in the bedroom.
I had to help.
It was awful.

Anyway, we started to look for another dog.
A friend told me of a dog in Graaff Reinet.
He had been knocked over by a car.
The owner was informed but never bothered to respond.

He was with a foster Mommy.
She said he was a wonderful little chap.
Never barks and gets on with other dogs and cats.
We got him.
He is delightful.
Except for one nasty little habit.
Our suburb is full of bunnies running around.
Blackie killed one in the garden.
He has also chased all the birds away.
A real little hunter.
On the upside he goes into my Dad’s room every morning.
Stands up against the bed.
Tail wagging furiously.
Yippee, you made it though another night.

Finally, son in law has a broken femur.
He is still in a lot of pain.
Hopefully, they will operate today.

Posted by: granny1947 | January 1, 2020

Granny says damnit…here we go again.

Hi There.
It is 2020 and the problems begin.
Thought I had left them behind in 2019.
My son in law had a fall at work, this morning.
Apparently, his knee cap pulled out.
Did not know that could happen.
They also think he might have a broken leg.
They filled him with Morphine and have sent him through to Worcester hospital.
We await news.

I did the whole cooking thing again today.
I need my head read.
I WAS just going to roast a chicken.
Mex made potato salad.
He makes a mean potato salad.
I have taught him well!

Then we had a misunderstanding.
He said we should get a Gammon.
This was at nine this morning.
I thought he had gone crazy.
Apparently, he says he said we could get a tin of ham.
I never heard the word Ham or tin.
When I walked in with the Gammon he said WTF?
Thank heavens for my electric pressure cooker..

I also made another trifle.
I also bought a delicious Malva pudding.
In for a penny in for a pound.
My Dad and brother loved it all.
My brother wants to know if I am going to do this every week.

Posted by: granny1947 | December 31, 2019

Granny needs help.

Hello Again.

Two posts in two days.
That should bring some much needed rain.

First, how do I post UNDER the picture?

I know I have been away a long time.
Call this 72 year old paranoid.
Why am I getting NINE likes on the SAME post?
From the same person.
I am sure this is a marketing ploy.
How do I get rid of them?

I am still on the executive committee for our complex.
Should be quite a few blogs on that subject.
Wait for the new year.
Also, a couple of rants.
But, I prefer to end the year off on a peaceful note.

Wishing you all a great year ahead.
Did I say that on the last post?
Oh well, I mean it.005

Posted by: granny1947 | December 30, 2019

Oh Good Grief…it has been another year!

Hello All.

So, it appears things have changed.
I Have no idea how to write BELOW the picture,

Am not sure I even know HOW to write anymore.

Bear with me.


It has been quite a year.

I lost a couple of friends.
As in they shuffled off this mortal coil.
Not that they did not like me anymore.


Had a torrid time a couple of months ago.
Youngest daughter gave us a huge scare.
She had a collapsed lung.
And a massive infection.
I flew down to Cape Town for a week.
She was in a state hospital.
Amazingly, they were terrific.
She was in Groote Schuur.
Where they did the first heart transplant.
The place is massive.
I swear it is two kms from the parking garage to the ward.
OK…one and a half.
I was exhausted just from the walking.
Also, I got lost several times so walked even further.
She is now fine.
I aged ten frigging years.

Stepdad is still with us.
Getting frail.
And grumpy.
He will be 97 in July.
He and my brother came around for Xmas lunch.
I did roast lamb and gammon and trifle.
The whole catastrophe.
I managed to cut my finger open.
Making the trifle.
Don’t ask!

Back to Cape Town.
You all know how I love the place.
Not anymore.
It is still beautiful.
However, the traffic is horrendous.
Am too old for that shit.

Ok then, I have bored you all enough.
I have missed you all.
Wishing you all a safe New Year and a very happy and healthy 2020.


Posted by: granny1947 | December 31, 2018

Granny and the end of 2018

Hello All.

Yes, can’t say I am going to miss 2018.
Though, I guess there were more ups than downs.
Always a good thing.

The downs?
Two muggings.
Working full day.
Stressing about various family members.
Younger son nearly being caught in a huge fire.
One grandson cracking a bone in his neck while lifting weights.
Eldest daughter struggling financially.

The ups?
Extra money came in very handy.
Was able to help daughter.
Grandson has recovered.
Son did NOT get caught in said fire.
Son in law finally has a job.
I did not pick up any weight over the Xmas season.

Christmas in Africa is ridiculous.
If you are me.
Made a big Christmas lunch.
In sweltering heat.
And, I was exhausted.
I put a gammon in the slow cooker.
To do it’s thing overnight.
Then kept waking up to check on it.
Which was unnecessary.
It was doing well all on its own.
We still have about three meals of Gammon and Turkey in the freezer.

Finally, something silly that crossed my mind.
I have a tin of deodorant that, apparently, lasts for 48 hours.
Who on God’s earth would want their underarm to last that long?
Who tested it?
What is in that tin that makes it last that long?

Posted by: granny1947 | December 22, 2018

Granny has LOTS to say…be warned.

Hello All.

Yes, quite a lot has happened since I last wrote.

The first week has been a bit hectic.
Taking the old man to the optometrist.
Taking him to the sea.
Ensuring he has plenty of reading matter to last him until mid January.
Finally getting my will sorted out.
Hopefully, once Xmas dinner is out of the way, I can really relax.

So, what has happened?
Two days before shutdown I was driving home on the freeway.
I was in the slow lane going at about 90kph.
A huge truck passed me going at a hell of a speed.
He got a little way ahead of me when there was a loud bang.
And one of his tyres burst.
And a massive piece of rubber came hurtling towards me.
Who knew I still had good reactions.
I pulled to the left and it missed me by a couple of inches.
If that had hit me I do not think I would be chatting to you today!
I don’t know if it caught anyone behind me.
I was too busy saying FUCK!!!

For the last couple of months my feet have been swelling.
I had to go to the doctor to get a script and he looked at them.
Said, posture, posture, posture.
Said I must walk.
A couple of nights ago I looked down at them.
I thought they belonged to someone else.
They were HUGE.
I said to Mex, “something is not kosher”
So, we went along to the emergency room.
I felt like a fraud.
There were SICK people there.
A toddler to my left vomited.
Then a teenager, in a wheel chair, to my right ,vomited.

After a long wait I was eventually seen by a lovely young doctor.
Who said it was good I had come in.
He has put me on some tablets for the next two weeks.
If they do not work I have to go and have the old ticker checked out.
He said keep your feet up.
Which I much prefer to my GP’s instruction.
On the upside they are much better.

And, now, I have waffled on for long enough.
Chat again soon.

Posted by: granny1947 | November 29, 2018

Granny is slipping again.

Hello All.

It appears I am not vey good with time management.
At work I am very organized.
At home, it all falls apart.

So what happened this week?

Well, on Friday we had our company Xmas lunch.
It was also Black Friday.
Black Friday is something the Americans could have kept to themselves.
The traffic was horrendous.

I, eventually, made it to the venue for the lunch.
Where the service was sooooooo slow.
There is method in their madness.
The longer you wait the more you drink.
Not me.
I am one of those boring people who never drink and drive.

They brought the food well after three.
It was scrumptious.
I ate it all.
But, I had invited a friend for supper.
So, I had to eat and run.
And battle through the rush hour traffic.
Got home at about five.
And then set about cooking a big meal.
Which I couldn’t eat.
Mental note…do not double book.

Two more weeks of work.
And, they are going to be hectic.
My boss leaves for Australia on Tuesday.
I am going to be very, very busy.
Holiday pay and bonuses.
Creditors have to be finished before we shut down.
I will be doing quotes.
And all the buying.
Oh well, time is going to fly by.

Posted by: granny1947 | November 21, 2018

Granny and it is nearly the weekend.

Hello All.

I know.
I am wishing my life away.
But, I am very tired.
I need this holiday.

So, what has happened since my last post.
Not very riveting.

I did get the air conditioner sorted.
It now works so well the steering wheel is freezing on the first setting.
I am not complaining.

On Monday I had two new tyres put on.
Then had to come home in rush hour traffic.
Something I will not be repeating in a hurry.
I am way past that sort of thing.

This morning we had wet stuff falling out of the sky.
I think it is called rain.
We need days of the same.

Today I heard from both my sons.
Warmed the cockles of my heart.
What ARE cockles?
It does not take much to make a Mommy happy.

And, now, that I have waffled on about very little, I am off to shower.

To dream about what I am going to do with my lottery winnings.


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