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Today I Love Being Hat Dude

me in my hat with my coffee
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Today I love being hat dude because every Saturday when we go to the market and order breakfast, the person taking the order always writes down something significant about the customer so that if someone else is at the counter when the order comes up they will know who it is for, and I caught a glimpse of my order and I was “Hat Dude” and that’s just perfect. I love that others told me that I was clearly dressed for a folk festival and since we have one of those about to happen and since I am involved in it I was pleased with that assessment of my attire. I love that, because of my sense of humor, I was invited to participate in the Cottage Country Reads show that happens in my own little home town of Kemble this autumn and I love that I want to bring a friend who might be a pleasant surprise. I love that I stand out in a crowd, I have not always been happy to be different, but now that I’ve tried blending in I realize that it isn’t my thing at all. I love that people embrace my embracing being different, standing out, being entertaining. I love that that’s just fine by me.

Today I love that the cottage awaits us and that I believe I will be in swimming shortly after getting there. I love that it is as much home to me as home is. I love that I am looking forward to doing some renovations on the house as much because we will be staying at the cottage at least part of that time as that the house will be improved on. I love that we have plans for the kitchen which are almost a go, plans for adding on to the top of the garage which are still in the “I wonder what it would take …” stage and plans for the back deck which are in the “Wow, wouldn’t that be great?” stage as well as plans for turning the back yard into a massive garden bigger than the actual amount of land we have back there … not sure how that will fit in with the expanded deck, but we’ll see.

Today I love masses of tomatoes on the plants in the garden. I love that I am ready to tear out the spent pea plants and am contemplating planting another season of them to be harvested in late September. I love how absolutely amazingly wonderful fresh peas taste when they come out of the garden, are shucked and cooked lightly and buttered and eaten hot minutes after they were on the plants.

Today I love drinking coffee and enjoying being Hat Dude!

Today I Love Being Hat Dude

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 Being Hat Dude. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 26, 2020, from


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