Saturday, 26 January 2008

IT'S SO HARD TO BE POSITIVE IN THIS INSANE WORLD

My looney friend just sent me this “heard a ridiculous thing on the radio on my way to Weymouth - oh I so love this sort of thing!!! On a new housing estate they named a road Squirrel Walk and the council official said they couldn't do that because squirrels don't walk - so they renamed it Squirrel Drive. No comment!!!!” No comment from me either!!

Old grumpy and I have vowed never to be negative again. We are so fed up with shouting at Gordon Brown’s insane antics and the general downbeat news on the TV every morning and that have decided to look for the positive and upbeat things in life. But really, Squirrel Drive, you can’t help wanting to scream can you?

I came across an amazing blog this morning called http://reluctantmemsahib.wordpress.com/ she is Wifeinthenorth with bells and whistles. If ever I complain about boring shopping, remind me that I am actually so lucky to be able to drop into the supermarket whenever the muse takes me.

This evening we have the two great granddaughters on their weekly sleep over. Thankfully since Christmas they have both discovered the joys of Nintendo DS so they keep themselves reasonably calm for small periods of time. Until, that is, Granddad whips them up into frenzy again. Today he has bought them a TRAIN SET and is busily assembling it on the floor anticipating the endless hours of fun they will have playing with it. I know that he is in for a big disappointment. But we can only hope can’t we?

Tomorrow we are having one of our mad family get togethers. It started off at 10.30 this morning “Shall we go to the Moores Arms for lunch today?” “Ah! I had better not have this second piece of toast then because I won’t feel like eating” “No, you eat it, let’s go tomorrow” “OK” “Shall I ask Tracie, Daniel and the boys if they would like to come too?” “Sure” (This is the daughter that moved into a house with no central heating or hot water at Christmas – and still has no central heating or hot water, or any prospect of a plumber actually turning up to do the job when promised. No, look for the positive Ann. Fuck it there isn’t any – all plumbers are bastards)

So, I booked a table for 6 at 1300. I then spoke to my granddaughter and asked if she would like to come too. Yes, she would. Increased party size to 8. Then my darling wondered if the other daughter and her family would like to come too. Yes. Re-booked table for a party of 12. Anyone else wanna come? Maybe we could take over the whole damned pub.

Now I know why the other daughter escaped to France. If I had a family like this I would want to get away too. Stop it Ann, think positive. It’s good to have a fun loving family and be able to shop in Morrisons.

15 comments:

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

It sounds like the perfect family Sunday get-together to me! Lovely.
I don't suppose you want another hanger-on? Regards, Margot.

reluctantmemsahib said...

yes, yes, yes, please, count me in. And husband and Hat. just geting my shoes on ....

Carrie Wilson Link said...

If I had a family like ours, I'd want to get away, too!

Love this!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Dear Margo, I did invite you, but you didn't turn up.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Hi Anthea, when your lunch went cold we threw it in the bin. Sorry!

Retiredandcrazy said...

So Carrie Wilson you would desert me too would you. What have I ever done to you? In hindsight though, you are quite right, I think I'll run away. Can anyone in Tanzania offer me comfortable lodgings?

Jean Genie(us) said...

Tanzania calling - 5* bed lice at the fore. You sure matey?????

Retiredandcrazy said...

After the weather we have been having Tanzania sounds perfect to me.

reluctantmemsahib said...

oh do please come and stay: would kill for some company. not literally. obviously. for that would utterly defeat purpose. you need a hat, sunscreen, mozzi repellent, sunblock, good book and ear plugs to bung in when i talk too much. which one does when conversation bottled for months. like plums.

Maggie May said...

Well thats blimmen ridiculous. That kind of thing makes me want to scream.
Glad that my husband is not the only one who can whip grandchildren into a fever of hypo! That also makes me want to scream, too.
I am a great believer in living for the day, as there are enough worries in one day. Taking on tomorrows is too much to bear. Sometimes I have to remind myself about that! Just had the electric bill in. Nearly fainted!

Maggie May said...

(Squirrel Walk via Lodge) I meant!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Don't joke about me coming to Tanzania Anthea, I might just turn up at your door one day!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Oh Maggie May, don't get me started about the cost of electricity. I think we need to rise up against what is happening in this country.

Dusty Spider said...

You mean I've missed the dinner? Your family get togethers sound as mad as mine. Why do we do this to ourselves? (Because it's bloody wonderful that's why!)

Retiredandcrazy said...

Not to worry DustySpider, 14 of us are off the the Bull for lunch tomorrow. Wana come? I warn you it is like walking into a wall of sound when our family is around. I feel sorry for the other diners. That's why we don't go back to the same place twice!