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Today I Love My Backup Computer

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Today I love my backup computer since my good computer has chosen this day to have a seizure fit and just sit there blank screened and half powered down, ignoring it’s on and off switch and being a pain. I love that my backup computer is slow and lethargic but is still moving faster than my main system right now. I love when there is a plan to make up for when things go wrong. I love that this computer I’m using now is my plan and it’s going to be just fine, though I’m going o have to figure something out for recording this Sunday’s show on. I love that my current plan is to wait until the battery is drained completely on my main system and hopefully it will then start up when I plug it in. I love that my computer doesn’t run my life, ’cause I have a back up one. I love trying to remember how the old system works, ’cause when I figure each step out I’m pretty pleased with myself. I love that the screen is almost as good as my main system. I love that after having contemplated all these things about my old backup computer I’m not as upset as I was when my good system decided to crash. I love that my good system ran without incident for three plus years and I love that I’m pretty sure it will be fine in a couple of hours.

Today I love that Spring is peeking up through the old dead leaves that are mulching the flower beds. I love that last Autumn’s leafy rubbish is rattling around the yard where the snow used to be and piling up in the corners by the back yard fence and the porch out front. I love having a bit of a day off, absorbing the nice weather and seeing people outside in shirt sleeves. I love that I am home and off the road for a while with the exception of my drive to the cottage for the weekend. I love that the cottage is only 40 minutes from home.

Today I Love comfy T-shirts. I love favorite jeans. I love discovering that I’m meditating when I thought I was just kicking back and relaxing. I love leftovers. I love sharing meals. I love quiet afternoons with easy thoughts and comforting words. I love being still in the middle of the day and dreaming of the things that still could be if we just let them.

Today I Love drinking coffee in a meditative way while I stand back out of the way of my dreams.

Today I Love My Backup Computer

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.

email me at ADHD Man

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Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love My Backup Computer. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 19, 2019, from


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