Saturday, November 5, 2011

6WS - Another ordinary day in my life

It's been three weeks since I was here last for Six Word Saturday and I bet you didn't even realise I was gone.

I've always believed that a good movie or book is one which makes you laugh out loud or cry. Well, I'm just finished watching one of my favourite movies of all time (and I've watched it many, many times)

ET has just finished on television, you know the ugly little guy from outerspace which made Steven Spielberg a household name many years ago. Gees I think I was about 8 years old when I first saw ET, which makes me feel really old.

Why is it that the ending of this movie still has the ability to make me cry? Quite simply because we can identify with the emotions felt by the characters in a book or movie. I want to write books like that, ones that grab you and make you care about the characters. To me that's the sign of a good writer.

Our baby magpie flew away this morning which has saddened all of us. After several weeks of not so much as attempting to fly anywhere, he flew onto our next door neighbours roof last night and was there all night. When the neighbour saw him on our shed roof and tried to get him this morning, he up and flew away.

The men in my life are sombre and not discussing it. This little bird has made its mark on all of us and we're all a little bit upset. He had personality this bird and I think my youngest is feeling the loss the most. He'd taken to having the bird in his room of an afternoon when he got home from school. It would sit on his computer keyboard or its perch while he played his X-Box or did his homework.

Thirty four degrees celcius today in Adelaide, summer is finally on its way. Mind you, we have about five days of predicted rain coming, so not so great. Hayfever is fairly extreme at the moment, which makes me feel kinda miserable. Haven't had bad hayfever for years. That was my excuse for a nice little nana nap this afternoon as well.

My work weeks are crazy at the moment with not enough hours in them so its nice to have a weekend with nothing major happening so that I can just rest and relax. I'm six weeks away from our Christmas shutdown and then I will have almost four weeks off. This will be my longest Christmas break since I don't know when.

That's probably all my news for now, a mellowed post with no outspoken opinions, humorous words or annoyed rantings. Just another day in my life. I think I need a little rocket to get me fired up and back on track with 'living' this life of mine and not just coasting along. Having said that, perhaps down time isn't a bad thing occasionally.

Have a great weekend all

Cheers, Fi

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  1. I think I did miss you from 6WS; I like the name of your blog so I did realize you weren't there, just didn't realize how many weeks you were't participating in 6WS. For some reason lately I've enjoyed doing this meme; its a fun one for sure!

    Sounds like a busy time for you; I am envious that you are coming into summer when we are coming into winter (although I kid myself because we don't have winters like some in our country, living n Southern California we tend to have very mild ones). Warm weather is always a good thing!

    So sorry about the magpie; seemed like a wonderful little friend and gift you got to enjoy for awhile. I wish him safe adventures!

    I am sure you will enjoy your 4-week break when it comes up so very soon!


  2. Downtime is always vital -- enjoy it!

    Your weekend sounds divine -- and 31 sound fab too -- it's snowed here yesterday :)

  3. I missed you too, Fi. Thank you for the report on your magpie. He might come back.

    We cooled last night down to 34°F. That's almost cold for our part of Southeast Texas.
    Our Anne Murray has a 60's song that I liked, Snowbird:

    The breeze along the river seems to say,
    That he'll only break my heart again should I decide to stay.
    So, little snowbird, take me with you when you go,
    To that land of gentle breezes where the peaceful waters flow.

    Spread your tiny wings and fly away,
    And take the snow back with you where it came from on that day.
    The one I love forever is untrue,
    And if I could you know that I would fly away with you.
    Yeah, if I could I know that I would fly away with you.


  4. I haven't been around either :) (Found your blog from Six Word Saturday)

  5. I just started doing the 6 word Saturdays about three weeks ago but, I think you commented on one of my posts before, I don't know. Sorry about your bird I hope it comes back. : )

  6. Sorry about your baby bird flying the nest :( at least he is healthy and happy.

    The heat and humidity here in Darwin is just awful lately, haven't had much rain yet.

    Hope you have a good week.

  7. Hi love, sorry to hear about The Boss. Who knows - he may come back next season with his family.

    If you remember, the ones I used to hand feed in Mariner kept coming back and bringing babies with them (well I like to think they were the same ones returning. He (she) may well do the same.

  8. I can understand how you feel, the countdown is on till Christmas. It's the time of year when most people are getting really tired and warn out, the lack of public holidays plays a part. You know, ET is the only movie I can think of where aliens are portrayed positively and in such a touching way rather than in a doomsday type situation.


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