Saturday, November 5, 2011
6WS - Another ordinary day in my life
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
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