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Today I Love Calmer Water

the bay at rest
Calmer waters

Today I love calmer waters both here on the bay and metaphorically in my life these days. I love the cottage feeling that getting up in the morning here gives me, cooking breakfast, stepping out into the chilly morning air with the sky so blue and the sun so bright and the sound of running water just off the front deck and discussions of plans to walk and sit out and absorb a little more Spring and cottage calm before our well deserved long weekend folds itself up and replaces itself in the envelop it came in and gets filed on the shelf of things that gave us joy and happiness. I love to see the fireplace cheerfully burning away and someone sitting by it with knitting needles flying faster than I could ever make them go. I love how my mind looks for sun beams and cannot rest until it deduces the sight lines of the ones in seemingly unusual places. I love that soon the sun will be high enough in the sky that the front deck will be warm and we may sit out there for a while. I love that soon enough the sun will be far enough to the north on its daily track to make the back deck overlooking the water a warm and cheerful place for breakfasts and morning coffee and reading and writing and dreaming. I love that lucky old sun, our first, and still our best hydrogen nuclear fission reactor.

Today I love that yesterday was a culinary extravaganza and that we have food for a week now squirreled away in our fridge. I love that we have reinvented TV dinners by making them ourselves. I love that we do these things together.I love big plans for small conveniences because those plans are made big by the fact that we make them and do them together. I love cooking together and then eating together. I even love cleaning together though our kitchen is a little crowded for that, but still, with some attention paid we manage and I enjoy that.

Today I love that I think we need more chopsticks. I love that we played cards and Yahtzee and watched a movie last night. I love that we had a late supper of soup and it was amazing. I love that I cannot stop taking pictures through the day around the cottage. I love that I have always looked for the beautiful parts of nature and that there are scenes that are so beautiful in person and yet they refuse to be captured by anything as mundane as a camera. I love that sometimes there is so much beauty that the camera is actually able to see some of it.

Today I love drinking coffee at the cottage while I write and dram and smile and look forward to hearing my radio show at four.

Today I Love Calmer Water

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 Calmer Water. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 20, 2019, from


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