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Today I Love The Misty Waters

snow, ice, water, mist
Misty, mystic magic of winter

Today I love the misty waters of Colpoy’s bay. I love the waves that shush me as they kiss the ice trimmed beach. I love the slob ice that presses against the shore like pieces of glass that are wearing each other down. I love the look of the different textures I can see from the deck, snow; then bergy bits of ice; then pulsing, rippling water; and then the misty, flake filled air; and finally the ghostly, brooding mass of the cape across the bay. I love how magical and almost unreal this place can look in the icy grip of winter. I love that, in my imaginary world, an inter-household memo was issued requiring all references to the cottage to use the word chalet during the winter months. I love that the days are getting longer and by the end of the year there will be exactly nine hours of sunlight in our day. I love that there are just 12 weeks left during which the chalet reference will be required. I love that for the first time ever in my life I will be taking a brief break from winter this season. I love that it is an adventure that I’ve secretly wanted to have happen for some time and at this point there is no reason that it won’t that is foreseeable. I love adventure.

Today I love that tomorrow is the annual “Rockin’ For The Food Bank” concert and, according to the line up, it is as good as it has ever been and possibly better. I love that we have tickets to it. I love that it’s being held at a great venue this year, Heartwood Concert Hall. I love that I know so many of the performers. I love that I’ve been a part of this show several times and I love that I get to relax and enjoy the show this year. I love that I was put on standby for the opening act, but have been removed from that list, ’cause, though I would have gladly done it, between you and me, my breathing is a little tricky again this year and I would have been very sad to have gotten on stage and not been able to give it my best.

Today I love blueberry maple sausages. I love that there are samosas cooking in the chalet oven. I love that the snow blower seems to finally have run out of ways to break down. I love that we can haul the blower around in the back of the truck so very easily and that I am able to blow out driveways whenever the need arises. I love that I can go out and work in the cold and actually enjoy that still. I love being tough enough.

Today I love drinking coffee in the chalet, while the magic whirls around and casts spells on the bay to make it look like part of a wonderland.

Today I Love The Misty Waters

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 The Misty Waters. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2018, from


Last updated: 27 Dec 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 27 Dec 2017
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