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Today I Love Stormy Weekends That Don’t Seem Too Bad


snow in driveway
Gift of the plow

Today I love stormy weekends that don’t seem too bad. I love that we were expecting a lot worse and never got it. I love that the drive is all cleaned out until the plow comes by and then I’ll have to go clean it out again. I love finding my way around the great outdoors when it’s buried in the great white stuff of this northern land. I love that most of my country is in the northern quarter of the globe by latitude, but not us. I love that we still call ourselves the Great White North even though parts of my province are farther south than parts of California. I love that here in Ontario, we know how to do snow, but we don’t do it in a really crazy way too very often. I love that this year hasn’t been too bad at all. I love that I have two snowblowers now, one here and one at the cottage so I don’t have to drive one back and forth in the back of the truck. I love that I have been moving snow in winter for over fifty years and I’m still not ready to give up. I love that I have become a tough old man. I love that I’m not so tough that I’d want to go back to shoveling the stuff all the time, no thank you. I love that I’m taking a year off of blowing out other peoples drives and I think it’s doing me some good.

Today I love making food for the week and some of that happened yesterday while I napped, which I never do, and more of it will happen today while I am wide awake and being helpful. I love that yesterday I napped, though the popular household consensus is that I must have some kind of bug, because, as stated before, I never nap. I love that even though I napped for hours, I still was able to sleep last night. I love that I still feel like I might be able to nap again today, but cooking comes first, dammit! Ha ha.

Today I love the sweet, cold air outside, the taste of it when I’m out there, the way it makes my lungs feel useful, the way it scours them clean. I love that I know how to live happily in this land of wildly opposing seasons. I love that there is contentment to be had in all of them. I love how I keep going, stand back, Winter, I’m coming through.

Today I love drinking good, hot coffee and getting myself ready to go blow out the driveway now that the plow has gone through.

Today I Love Stormy Weekends That Don’t Seem Too Bad


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 on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of 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 am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with 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. (2020). Today I Love Stormy Weekends That Don’t Seem Too Bad. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 1, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2020/01/today-i-love-stormy-weekends-that-dont-seem-too-bad/

 

Last updated: 19 Jan 2020
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