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Today I Love My Cottage Deck

Chinese Checkers and coffee
contemplating strategy …

Today I love my cottage deck now that we have cleared the five tons of snow off of it. I love that we got at it at just the right time when it was warm enough to be outside working but cold enough the the snow hadn’t turned completely into slush that would have been too hard to move. I love that the snow blower was able to handle it even though it took a lot of effort to get it through that stuff. I love that with a shovel to break down the higher stuff and one of us doing that and the other blowing it away we managed to get the driveway done and the deck cleared and a pathway between the two that is a blower and a half wide (Canadian speak for four feet). I love that I have been frustrated by the blower’s tie downs in the back of the truck not staying hooked to the tie down rings when I’m trying to hook them to the blower and yesterday I bought heavy duty carabiners and now they’re attached to those rings ’til I take them off so there!!! I love that it has been determined by me and others that the perfect number of exclamation marks to indicate justified indignance is three. I love that although I woke up early and still rather tired this morning, I woke up happy and cheerful and the fact that I forgot to pack eggs for our breakfast did not change that.

Today I love that I have very little to do for the rest of the day and that Chinese Checkers and Mahjong are two possible items on my list of potential relaxation activities. I love that I somehow acquired a vintage Chinese Checker board and was able to buy the marbles for it locally and now it will be a part of the cottage’s gaming accoutrements. I love that it is a dark and rainy, damp and gloomy day because those are the perfect days for playing games indoors.

Today I love that the bread I made has managed to last a while and we still have some, but it looks like I will have to make more tomorrow possibly. I love that I did it as a lark, sort of to prove that I still could, and when I did it I remembered how good it felt to make bread and I think I’m hooked again. I love that I know well enough that I will not bake bread forever, but I think I’ll bake it for a while.

Today I love drinking coffee while pondering my next move.

Today I Love My Cottage Deck

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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Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love My Cottage Deck. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 19, 2019, from


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