Friday, June 27, 2008



My granddaughters are coming for a few days and I haven't seen them in two years.

I had an email last August and a card for my birthday.

I have a lovely new doona for the sofa bed and a bedroom for them.

I don't know what they eat.

I almost forget how old they are, must check birthday book.

Not tell the Blight, stuff him.

Must explain that Nannie (not me) is bonkers.

Must take naked guys off the fridge door.

Must remember to get a nightdress out. They're too young for that kind of freakness.

Camera is ready and I have two spare rolls of film.

Daughter-in-Law has changed her mind twice already so I'm not getting excited. Not really. Cool, I'm very cool.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure your granddaughters are excited at seeing you again too. Have fun!

Dysthymiac said...

if you could just see yourself
from their point of view -

a Ros Russell sorta Aunty Mame Granny

you will be able to have fun.
but not too much fun -

Brian Hughes said...

"Must take naked guys off the fridge door."

If only for reasons of hygiene because their rotting corpses are starting to smell.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! What great news.
I hope you all have a great time.

R.H. said...

Two years? How ridiculous.

What happened?

Lord Sedgwick said...

"Must take naked guys off the fridge door."

Like insects to the windscreen so are naked guys to Copper's fridge. Like sands through her hourglass figure, so are the days of her life.

JahTeh said...

I will be posting photos OoC.

Don't worry dsythy, I'm on the Bombay tonight. I have a clean-up headache, a blood blister on my shin, a broken glass where my chair fell off the bricks and knocked the cupboard over. I don't leave a room without taking something with me and I'm eating off paper plates for the next three days.

Fleetwood, there's not much left of them by the time I've finished. Men are so fragile.

Thanks Morgana of the Knockers, I intend too.

They live in Queensland Rh, and have a new family and a new life. I am happy with crumbs.

Sedgwick, you're up there as well. I have two of my favourite cartoons holding up the guys.

Jayne said...

Fingers and toes crossed your DIL doesn't change her mind again and you soon have 2 grand females cluttering up your home :)

Middle Child said...

Ah Jahteh, my heart is with you - I would giv my eyeteeth for grandkids - but realise my lowly position as a mother - and potential grandmother - Society does not hold us and our rights in much stead these days...

and keep an eye out for the maverick grandkid who has inherited your spin on life - he/she exists....

Andrew said...

I am not dead, but if I were, it is reassuring to see that nonsense will go on. I bet the guys on the fridge are not fully naked.

nailpolishblues said...

Well, I'm excited for you.

Fact from my tragic life that dysthymiac reminded me of: the name we called my maternal grandmother was derived from Mame because she did carry on so. She also looked startling like Endora from Betwitched and had a small drinking problem. Ah, family....

JahTeh said...

Jayne, I'm right for two days and two nights.

Therese, they're happy, being well educated and loving life, it's enough to know that.

Andrew, you'll have to visit to find out and no asking dysthy either.

Nails, my grandmother, at my age, was a very old lady. Not me though, I'm growing old disgracefully.

Miss Eagle said...

Enjoy! And make lots of wonderful memories together, jenn.

River said...

Got those naked guys off the fridge door yet? Found a nightgown? Although trackies will do as coverups and they're warmer...I got to see my grandchildren earlier this month. Bit the bullet and went out to give the newly 4 year old her birthday gift. The deranged shrew was actually normal and polite.

Lad Litter said...

The lengths we go to so that we are not seen As We Really Are. And a fine thing too. After all, for those girls, it will be a memory that will stay with them forever.

No pressure.

Lord Sedgwick said...

river, you've obviously have a better class of derangement - mere shrewishness.

The multi-faceted deranged surrounding Copper, dysthm and me have a Standard and Poors triple AAA rating.

(And Copper herself has broken through the deranged glass ceiling with an unprecedented AAAA rating ... but she still goes to the meetings.)

Lord Sedgwick said...

... and if this doesn't put an end to your love of things cacao I fear for your welfare!

(Word verification wnrhhl - spot the usual suspect - he's EVERYWHERE!)

JahTeh said...

Miss Eagle, two days and two nights confirmed. The camera is locked and loaded.

River, please, the sight of me in trakkies would scar the girls forever and most likely turn them into anorexics. As for the deranged shrew, it's winter hibernation, just wait until spring.

That's the shame of it, Lad Litter, we've had so little time together that we have to start over with every visit. They usually settle down after a couple of hours going through my jewellery and make-up and then they talk.

And how is your dear Mama, Sedgers?
Mine couldn't work out if I was there, been or gone today.

JahTeh said...

You ought to be flogged for that M'Lord but you'd enjoy it too much.

Lord Sedgwick said...

"And how is your dear Mama, Sedgers?"

You tempted fate you malicious witch.

She's just rung to give me the run down on her bowel movements. Just as I was preparing a punkin and mushie risotto.

helen said...

Oh dear.

Send the risotto over here if you've totally lost your appetites.

(Word verification UDLqn - is it trying to tell you something?)

Zoe said...

Yay!word verification is "iimurwa", which I think means no Bombay til after bedtime ...

JahTeh said...

I'll match that M'Lord with a half hour discourse on 'Depends' and how she's being so careful with them to save us money. This woman has gone through a year's supply in six months. Bless her though, she did try washing them.

Zoe, wonderful idea, drinking in bed and since you've been having such a bad time, I think you should follow through.

Helen, don't you wish you could have a HouseSedgwick for your very own?

Kelly & Sam Pilgrim-Byrne said...

Oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I'm squealing for you!!!! How EXCITING! SOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you, JT!!!