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Today I Love Breakfast On The Deck

porridge and coffee on the patio table
Mmmmmm, outdoor oatmeal

Today I love breakfast on the deck on a warm sunny morning in May, sheltered by the house and the fence and in the company of singing robins and chirping birds and my isolation partner. I love that the last of the kitchen pot lights went in yesterday and it was one we were debating the need for and I finally installed it with the idea that if it was too much we’d just leave it off, and it is great, so it stays on as part of the pot light system. I love that two more pot lights are going in above the couch in the TV area to facilitate reading in the evenings. I love that they are bright and cheerful lights that are only fourteen watts and just clip to the drywall and weight almost nothing, and yet they look like seriously permanent light fixtures from below. I love that once the cupboard trim is finished there will be LED trim lighting under the upper cabinets that will light up the counter top just enough to show off the kitchen and make it navigable when we don’t need all the other lights on. I love how easily excited I get just contemplating the imminent arrival of the counters, just nine days away now and there are things that need to be done before that happens. I love that we are moving forward still and constantly.

Today I love that it’s Saturday. I love that I worked really hard yesterday and got a bunch of things done including moving some wiring out of a wall that is coming down and cleaning up some other wiring that we no longer need and taking down some bulkheads that were in the old kitchen above the cabinets and getting ready to put a new smaller one in where the plumbing runs in strange ways that would be too expensive and time consuming to change and that fall under the category of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I love that we got the outgoing plumbing that was in our way moved and on Monday we’ll be rerouting some of the supply lines to make things less complicated and to create an outdoor supply for the garden area.

Today I love that there is a pot of porridge on the hotplate that is so thick the wooden spoon has been standing straight up in the middle of it for an hour now. I love that I over ordered walnut pieces from the bulk store and ended up with over twenty dollars worth. I love that I will use them all eventually. I love that we have lots of things to cook and eat here and we’re already working on our little garden out back. I love that we have become the people who are willing to take risks when it comes to making changes in our home.

Today I love drinking coffee and eating breakfast in the sun on the deck while we talk about making changes out there and all the gardening we’d love to be doing.

Today I Love Breakfast On The Deck

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 Breakfast On The Deck. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 4, 2020, from


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