Can I mention my Grandad here?
I spent the day with him today, he's not well and we had to go to A+E in Dublin and I drove him. He's 84, still drives, lives alone (although very close to my mam and a couple more of his kids) and he's a legend...
Here are some of the things we were talking about today
was in A+E this morning waiting to be seen, there's a poster on the wall about safe drinking etc
i said to him, is it really bad that i'm looking at that glass of red wine thinking i'd love one...
I was just thinking the same he says
then we got into a discussion about how it's funny when people talk about 'leftover' wine
so, we left the hospital, got a great run of green lights out and we said we'd have lunch in a pub on the way home (is normally 40-50 mins drive from where i was) we made it in 30 mins... i stop the car and he says.. 'As the man once said, thats the quickest ride I ever had, ha ha ha ha'
He was then telling Mam after we got home about how good of a driver I am etc etc, i said, here Grandad, did you not SEE the front of my car? (I scraped my front bumper a couple wks ago)
king SatNav he says.... it was the satnavs fault
He bought me lunch for taking him to the hospital, but apart from the crappy bit about being in the hospital, i really enjoyed our day....
Both my grandmothers are still alive too, but both are in nursing homes, my other grandad died when i was pregnant on my first child, I was awfully close to him too, and i regret every day that he hadn't the chance to get to know my children. They would have loved him.
Sorry, turned out to be a bit long....