Coming, going ready or not…

I was listening talking to Elly the other day making arrangements for my next visit. We do this on a regular basis, talk that is. ‘Visit’ arrangements are something else altogether. You see, in my head I want to go here and do this that and the other, while my body says NO WAY!

All my social arrangements both at home and away are prefixed with ‘IF’. I continually have to remind my head that the body is not thirty years of age anymore. Alas, the body rules. There are mornings when the thoughts of how I will feel after a shower, are what gets me out of the bed! There are some days when that is not enough either. Some days I start off well and suddenly I am drained of energy. The best way to describe it is a feeling that someone has pulled the stopper and the energy drains away like water in a sink. My colour goes with it and I need to SIT DOWN right there and then. Elly & George are used to this happening and quietly deal with me. I knew there would be a bonus of having a strong, solid and good looking Son-in-Law to lean on! 😉

I have to keep going, so I make plans with an ‘if’. “I would love to come…if.” “Certainly I will go…if.” You get the picture.


Now I want to travel down for the Irish Blog Awards to rub flesh with my virtual friends and meet more new ones. It is an easy one for me to attend because it is held in a nice room with comfortable seating and space to move around. The seats are not pre-booked so if I need to cancel it is not a problem. If I don’t turn up somebody else will use the seat.

I have not put my name on any list to attend the meet-ups before or after the big night, because I hate to say I will go somewhere that requires having space booked for me, and cause expense only to discover at the last moment that my health won’t let me attend.




So Sabrina, Red Mum and Deborah please excuse me and I hope all the events are a wonderful success.

16 thoughts on “Coming, going ready or not…

  1. Grannymar – I get the picture.

    Life’s very unfair at times, isn’t it? 😦

    You are the epitome of ‘the spirit is willing but….’

    I wish there was a blog award for the best ‘virtual Friend’ ‘cos you’ve reached out to so many people through your blog, you’d win it hands down!

    ‘If’ only! 😀

  2. Steph ~ there is no point in living if we don’t reach out! (Ouch!) 😉

    Red Mum ~ Oh to be young again, and able to tag along with the camera bloggers! I wonder if I would recognise the Dublin I grew in? Maybe the fruits of your day will jog memories for me to blog about. I’ll be with you in spirit, well maybe, sitting with my feet up and a glass in my hand! Don’t tell Elly!

  3. Thanks Chris. You know my siblings find it hard to understand my so called ‘health’ problems. They see me only when I am well and the war paint works wonders. 😀

    I do try to get up, dress up and show up! Just because you have a pain in your face (or where ever), doesn’t give licence to be a pain in the face! George might think I am a pain somewhere else! 😆

  4. My sympathies GM and my admiration for your stoicism and humour in the face of such adversity.
    I know, a lot of rellies don’t get chronic illness, I have a chronically ill daughter and I am amazed at the cavalier attitude shown her, as if it is all her fault and she should just pull herself together and march on. **teeth grind***

  5. Thanks WWW. There are enough whingers in the world and we all want to cross the road when we see them coming!

  6. Grannymar, I don’t know anything about the Irish Blog Awards, but were it not a Saturday evening (when I’m in a constant panic), I would buy you a nice cup of tea in town. There’s nothing that cannot be faced when you’re fortified by strong tea!

  7. Wow, it sounds like some grand meet-ups. Heck, if I were there during the event, I’d escort you around to all of the meet-ups. 🙂 Don’t push yourself too hard. We understand…some more than others, of course. 🙂

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  9. Awww . . maybe you’re just having a frail moment GM. I’m sure you’ll be able to make it and it will be as much fun as the Podcasty thing (that’s a technical term for the last function you went to.) George and Ellybabes will support you in more ways than one I’m sure. Get one of those three wheeler electric tryke things or an electric wheelchair for the weekend and barge in with your little orange flag flashing!

    Don’t let the winter blues bring you down – a little mind over matter – And I’m with Steph, the body might be weak but the mind is lovely. You’re so optimistic and you’ve certainly contributed to my wellbeing over the past 8 months. Big hugs nonna!

    Haha . . just think . . what would Nancy do?

  10. Ian ~ What a lovely thought! If I make it there I’ll reaise a cup, glass or what ever to you!

    JD ~ ‘I’d escort you around to all of the meet-ups’ Now that would turn a few eyebrows and set the tongues going! “Where did she find that hansome, talented young man”?

    Baino ~ those three wheeler electric trikes are great. I see two or three down in the town. I want to keep going on my pins for as long as I can. When they develop a passenger seat for a Toyboy, I’ll get one!

  11. Aw grannymar, my prayers for your strength often we want to do so much more then our bodies will allow. I’m praying for you….and more strength. How I understand now..what a brat I’ve been thinking if we will it, it will be done….no way.

    have a great day…

    Blessings today from grammology
    remember to call your gram

  12. Thank you Dorothy for the thought and prayers. Glad to see you are gaining strength every day. Stay well.

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