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Today I Love Cottage Life

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The view from the cottage …

Today I love cottage life, and even though we just arrived late yesterday and we’ll be heading home this afternoon, we’ve already been swimming in an Ontario lake and kayaking in a lake today and we may just be getting back into the water at least one more time before we go. I love that, even though I am aware that we have done nothing to help, it is certainly relaxing at the cottage. I love that we circumnavigated several islands in the kayak, and that we went out last night in the powerboat to see an on the lake display of fireworks. I love that we barbecued sausages for lunch and ate at a picnic table by the lake. I love that we watched the police on the lake checking to make sure people had the things they need to avoid having a disappointing outing in their boat. I love that there is a toddler here who is very vocal but doesn’t speak English, and she insists on telling me things that I don’t understand and she probably thinks I’m not very bright and she’s probably not too far wrong in that, at least about some things.

Today I love long road trips that are broken up into segments. I love sleeping in and waking up to the noise of a coffee grinder. I love that the plan is to drive through an area that I used to be somewhat familiar with and see if it has changed much. I love that where I live the rocks are grey, but here in lake country the rock cuts go through brilliantly colored granite with flecks of silver and gold, mica and dolomite. I love the rocks and boulders here some that are larger than houses, some that are larger than skyscrapers and some that are larger than cities or even small countries.

Today I love the water in the sunlight. I love poutine. I love people who share their homes. I love that I have my pleasure craft operators card, ’cause that’s a cool thing to have, along with my marine radio ticket and my Power Squadron certification. I love being on the water and in the water, not necessarily doing both as part of the same activity. I love good strawberry jam. I love hostas in bloom. I love the thoughts of getting my boat readied and back on the water.

Today I love the espresso coffee that I was lucky enough to have partaken of here at the cottage of the day.

Today I Love Cottage Life

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2017). Today I Love Cottage Life. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 24, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2017/07/today-i-love-cottage-life/

 

Last updated: 4 Jul 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 4 Jul 2017
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