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Today I Love Attempting Poetry

40% whole wheat bread
This 40% whole wheat stuff will get made again …

Today I love attempting poetry again and knowing that I’m somewhat out of practice but still managing to hit all the technical marks. I love that we had a wee bit of a haiku throw down on the Facebook social media platform and that was both fun and inspiring. I love that my friend Kailey discovered her latent ability to mash up video and audio into one media presentation and thus was able to share with us a split screen video of herself and her sister Heidi singing harmony and let me tell you, hearing the Thompson Sisters sing harmony is worth some love in your day. I love how much fun some people are having with their isolation time, not denying that it is difficult to get through but finding new and fun ways of doing that. I love that a week from today Kailey will be the host of our radio show and two weeks from today I will be the host and that means I’d better get working on that soon. I love that there seems to be almost nothing that I do that needed me to leave home so this isolation thing is not as hard for me as for others and that allows me the comfort of opportunity to be resourceful and hopefully helpful in advising other people on how to live life without going out much. I love that I drive only to pick up food and check on the cottage which is in the same municipality that I am in, and I leave the house on foot only to maintain my exercise and when we do that we go out of our way to go out of other people’s way, crossing the street to avoid closeness and then yelling cheerful salutations at people to show that physical avoidance is the only avoidance we’re offering.

Today I love that I forgot to make porridge again yesterday so I fried eggs on the hotplate and made toast from homemade 40% whole wheat bread and breakfast was pretty darned good. I love that the other half of my household has approved of the 40% whole wheat bread so it seems that I will be making that from now on, and that’s just fine by me. I love how the flavor of that bread somehow reminds me of my childhood still and I think perhaps my grandmother might have made something similar.

Today I love that yesterday some flowers got moved and some ground got prepared for gardening and since I was in one of my pain days and couldn’t really help much I really appreciate that all that work got done.

Today I love drinking coffee and contemplating what to do with the ease and lack of pain that the forbidden arthritis medication I took this morning is already bringing me, I wish they could figure out a way to make my pain meds and my heart meds compatible, but until they do I will love these seasons of pain and ease.

Today I Love Attempting Poetry

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 Attempting Poetry. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 9, 2020, from


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