Thursday, November 10, 2011

HOW TALL? GREAT-GRANDMA has DUCK'S DISEASE

My mother was only in the house 5 minutes before she just had to see if Griffin was taller than her.... bearing in mind she is 74 and he is ALMOST 10:

ABOVE:  my mother tried very hard to 'stretch' up as far as she could with her neck... it didn't help.  Griffin wins by a mere half an inch... but he is taller than her!  Almost 10 .... yee gods in another couple of years he is going to be peering DOWN on me too!  (classification of Duck's Disease?  When your arse is too close to the ground... of course!)... lol.

I'm taking Mum and Ron down to Manukau to pick up a rental car first thing this morning, then they are off to Tokoroa to attend his granddaughter's wedding on Friday (11/11/11)... that explains why it's on Friday not Saturday!

Then they will do the 'rounds' visiting friends and family before coming back here next Thursday to catch their flight home on Friday next week. 

Once I've dropped them off this morning I am picking Griffin up and it's off to his Speld lesson.

I am quite sure those two old's live to MOAN!
It was too cold here... it was raining (how dare it rain!), they were not looking forward to the wedding tomorrow (like, why did these kids feel the need to get married nowdays?), they don't own a credit card... so could not buy food or drink on the plane.... or rent the car.  I had to use MY credit card before Avis would let them have the car.

That did not go down too well ... like, what is wrong with cash was their reply to that.

They are now unhappily on their was down to Tokoroa... and will be back next Thursday.  I hope they have a nice trip, but I doubt it.

RIGHT, I need to move it... and go pick up Griffin...

ONWARD...

The day turned into a glorious sunny day... Pukekohe was boring today.  Luckily I took my Kindle so I could read while waiting for Griffin.

Once home I was having the most awful time keeping me eyes open, so I had a nap!

The kids are home now, I'm off to do some more cards...

End of Day:  glad it's ending... so tired today?  No idea why.  And the blasted hot flushes have been hitting every half an hour today... making me so damn crabby.  Maybe that's why I'm so tired?
nite nite.

14 comments:

  1. How could they not know you need a credit card to rent a car these days? And how come they didn't bother to do it before they arrived? Does seem a long way to come & moan :-)

    Apparantly 11/11/11 is a lucky day that is why they are getting married apparantly in the States there are some 59,000 weddings tomorrow.

    Enjoy the next few days before you have to endure the post wedding whinge (ceremony too long/short, dress not nice, bridesmaid colour wrong, food too hot/cold/fancy/not fancy enough/not enough of it/too much).

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  2. Oh & the wedding is in Tokoroa - that alone will be worth a complaint or 10!

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  3. Maybe you need to suggest a Debit Card. A lot of older people don't like the idea of credit but will get a debit card as they are using their own money. It's just they were bought up in depression and all

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  4. Gawd old people they are a menace unto themselves!!!!!!

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  5. Good luck lol. My brother got married on 10/9/10. I told them they should wait until the next day but they vetoed me haha.

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  6. Anonymous1:31 PM

    Yep don't you love them. My Mum mainly attends funerals these days When you ask how it was (expecting to hear lovely service flowers, great send off) Instead get the food wasn't up to much only had some rolls & savouries no cake no juice & only paper plates. Shock horror! Did you get a cuppa in a china cup rather than a cardboard one says me, yes , well thank goodness but it was out of an large urn rather than a tea pot Eeks no answer to that. Told her to write down a full menu for her aftermatch function so she would feel happy. (but she would be getting buried in a cardboard box if to expensive!)
    Mary H

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  7. Anonymous1:31 PM

    Yep don't you love them. My Mum mainly attends funerals these days When you ask how it was (expecting to hear lovely service flowers, great send off) Instead get the food wasn't up to much only had some rolls & savouries no cake no juice & only paper plates. Shock horror! Did you get a cuppa in a china cup rather than a cardboard one says me, yes , well thank goodness but it was out of an large urn rather than a tea pot Eeks no answer to that. Told her to write down a full menu for her aftermatch function so she would feel happy. (but she would be getting buried in a cardboard box if to expensive!)
    Mary H

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  8. Anonymous3:37 PM

    Don't get them a credit card they will spend your inheritance

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  9. Anonymous5:47 PM

    WTF? If they are not looking forward to the wedding, then why did they bother to fly over for it? Can't understand old people sometimes. Yes I'm back from my big trip! Love your beautiful xmas cards! If I email you my address can you send me one? Lol
    WOMBAT

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  10. Man, are you busy. I'm glad you are blogging still tho'. :)

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  11. I theorize that either Griffin is growing, or your Mom is getting shorter....
    No way to tell.

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  12. Hopefully all goes smoothly with the oldies. Griffin's is certainly going to be tall. Hope you are feeling better.

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  13. i see you mentioned "half an inch"...

    i thought the US was the only country in the world too stupid for the metric system...

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  14. That's just what getting old is. You get grumpy and complain a lot. Just wait!! Your kids will be saying the same thing about you!! haha! You are one busy woman for sure!! ...debbie

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