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Today I Love Adventures In Word Land

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Today I love adventures in word land where I spend much of my waking hours each day. I love that my mind is always in a constant conversation with itself. I love that those conversations have led to songs and jokes and stories being written and shared. I love that my world is full of words and that I am their benevolent master, love that they often do what I ask them to do, love that when they don’t it is as likely as not that they do something better than I’d hoped for. I love that when my words misbehave it becomes obvious that I am not their master at all and just deluding myself with that pageant of my purpose and prowess. I love that even though they and I know that my being the master is a false image they leave me to that image’s delusions much of the time and happily play along with the deception. I love words and the way they keep me company, I sometimes think that maybe I am their minion and they are the masters, but most times when I’m thinking clearer thoughts I become cognizant of the fact that they and I are good friends. I love words and their willingness to let me communicate through them.

Today I love that there are big food plans going down and the next two days will be like a food rich holiday in which we cook and store lots of things for the coming week. I love that there are plans for a knitting gathering here in the house but also in several other houses where technology allows the knitters to meet without being in the same place. I love that this is also happening with open mic events and spontaneous concerts. I love that I will likely put on headphones and watch a movie when the knitting gathering occurs because quite frankly, no one wants to wait on my knitting to produce anything, I started a dishcloth some twenty years ago and abandoned it after five or ten years half finished.

Today I love that yesterday I made date squares and they were as good as any I’ve ever made before and I’ve made lots. I love that my new oven has yet to fail me, wow what a great thing it is. I do regret that it doesn’t open sideways, but that is a small issue that I am happy to work around given its resilience, capacity, and capabilities, all of which I love. I love that I am slowly getting through all my recipes and sorting them and finding a sense of order for them that they somehow lost in that box in storage.

Today I love drinking coffee and letting it stir my mind while the words play with my heart and my soul.

Today I Love Adventures In Word Land

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.

email me at ADHD Man

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love Adventures In Word Land. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 4, 2020, from


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