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Today I Love The House Just A-Hoppin’

ladder, garage , bucket, coffee
Reaching for the gutter

Today I love the house just a hoppin’ with activities designed to make our lives easier in the long run. I love that the gutters have been made to flow and in a little bit I’m going to grab a bucket and clean them out completely. I love that breakfast is cooked and eaten and it was pretty darned good in my opinion though I may have overcooked parts of it. I love that we ate breakfast outside in the cool morning air but with the sun warming our still waking bodies. I love the taste of food eaten outdoors, especially when it’s cooked outdoors as well, but even if it was cooked inside like breakfast was it’s still great to eat in the open air. I love that we live in harmony with the rabbits in our hood, because we fence them out of the things we don’t want to share with them, but the lawn is full of things their more than welcome to eat, biodiversity baby! I love that we’re going to gather some needed things from a couple of places and then get busy working on the new raised bed partitions and the rain barrel decks. I love that I also want to build a new gate for the top of the spiral staircase on the cottage deck, and that might happen this week as well. I love making more plans than I can handle because it means I’ll be busy and that I won’t worry about not getting everything done, I know I never had a chance.

Today I love that Corin Raymond and Mike T. Kerr are playing in the living room while I write, though I couldn’t actually bring them home with me from last night’s show, but I brought home three CD’s and they’re now rumbling on random repeat in the five disc CD player because I couldn’t get enough of them last night. I love that, although I’m missing the chatter and small talk in between the songs, I’m still hearing it from last night’s live performance, and I think that Corin should record some to include on each of his future albums because that’s really good story telling stuff right there my friends and goes really well with his wonderful music.

Today I love old denim shirts that keep me just warm enough on a day like today. I love the raucous racket of bird chatter in the yard. I love that if you misspell raucous spell check gives you the correct spelling for it as well as the correct spelling for couscous. I love the chiming of that old clock as it strikes the later morning hours, seeming to go on forever. I love this world, this life, this love.

Today I love drinking coffee while I contemplate the lofty heights of the garage guuter that’s just asking to be cleaned out.

Today I Love The House Just A-Hoppin’

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 The House Just A-Hoppin’. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 29, 2020, from


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