Sunday, November 6, 2011

If you love something, set it free....

There's a saying 'If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it's yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never meant to be"

I guess that sums up our little magpie, he's found his wings and he's flown the nest.

My children will also do that in the not too distant future, now there's a depressing thought. Youngest MM and I agree that as long as our little bird is safe and happy we don't mind. I think we both live in fear that a cat will get him because he's so tame.

There's a whole heap of magpies in the tree in front of our house and every now and again you hear one which sounds like him - I like to think it is, because then he's got a birds eye view of the shed and us, and he's still close by.

Change is difficult - as much as I expouse the virtues of change there's always changes that upset us. My local library is one of those changes. I love the library, in fact I visit every fortnight and sometimes every week. It's my home away from home.

Early last year they bulldozed my local library, which is only five minutes away, to rebuild a new one. Not so bad, because I still had two other libraries in the council area that I could visit. The thing is, the new one opened several months ago and I hate it. I've visited several times in the hope that it would grow on me. It hasn't.

Gone is the cosy, comfy feeling library and in it's place is one that is sterile, new and cold. Open plan with tiled floors and not as many books. I'm sure it's more functional and streamlined but yech. Today I drove a further fifteen minutes to one of the other libraries and was delighted to discover they have refurbished.

Carpeted floors, big comfy lounges and curved new bookcases. Cosy, comfy and homely with lots of new books. Ahhh, all is good in my world again, even if I have to drive further, it's worth it.

Hope you've had a relaxing and restful weekend, I have - two nana naps this weekend and lots of reading. Just what this ol' girl needed, the countdown is on to the dreaded 4...0, maybe that's why I've been in a bit of a funk lately. Nine days people and then life begins LOL.

Have a great week

Cheers, Fi

The two books on my reading pile tonight "Road Testing Happiness" and "When life gives you lemons"


  1. You think you will miss your children unbearably but trust me - you can get used to it ;)

  2. Hee hee, you never know. Your magpie might lose it's wallet and in back in 8 weeks ; )

    I won't be around next week so I will wish you a Happy Birthday now!
    Forty isn't bad at all. I promise.

  3. I live almost 800 miles away from my darling daughters. I miss them but am glad I live far enough away they dont come screaming back. They call everyday. Though I must say i do miss the grands very very much. That is when I wish I lived closer. Though I do miss them tons.
    Cjhnag eis hard. I like you love cozy comfy. Glad you found one to your liking Fi.

  4. I am finding that since our oldest moved out, she is actually at our house more than she was when she lived there. Funny how that happens. Like I have said before Change is inevitable, love it or hate it, deal with it or be left behind. LOL. Glad you found a better library. I need to go to the library more but I think I have tons of old fines that I still need to pay. LOL. Hopefully the magpie will fly fly far away. Have a great week!

  5. I am a looonngg way from having kids leave home. but turned the big 4-0 this didn't hurt too much.
    Hope you have a wonderful "39 forever" birthday - LOL

  6. I'm sorry I'm reading this and responding so late. I don't do change well at all. The new library you describe would drive me crazy. I love when libraries were welcoming and encouraged people (and families) to stay for awhile. I'm glad you still found a place to be comfortable.


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