Sunday, November 6, 2011
If you love something, set it free....
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
The two books on my reading pile tonight "Road Testing Happiness" and "When life gives you lemons"
Posted by Fiona Biedermann