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Today I Love New Counter Measures

counter tops in place and curing
Coming closer to done …

Today I love new counter measures, especially ones that fit. I love that, since I have broken the camera on the front of my phone I have to take all my photos with the selfie camera and I just can’t seem to take pics that don’t have my hair or an eyeball or a hairy eyeball in them. I love that the sink is in place attached to the counter and will be plumbed in tomorrow morning when the glue has set. I love that the gas cook top is in place and the gas fitter will be at work on Monday if all goes according to plan and we will than have the ability to cook in our kitchen on a cook top again and that is going to be some pleasant feeling right there, let me tell you. I love that things are finally coming together really well and I am pleased and excited.

under the counter top there are words placed there for posterity
Just lying back on Kelly’s Island

I love that this has been a long journey and though it isn’t over yet it feels like it is going to succeed now more than it has at any time up to this point, and that makes me really happy. I love that under that beautiful quartz top on the island it says “This Is Kelly’s Island” among other things, and it’s written in indelible marker. I love that though that counter top is never coming off there, we know what it says.

Today I love that my cousin Michael who was in the horrific accident over a week ago and who has yet to wake up, opened his good eye when his partner was video chatting with him today and it seemed purposeful and intentional and this has caused a great stir among his friends and family because we are determined that we are not done living with him in our lives yet and so he is expected and required to recover and this tells us that he may understand what is required of him and may actually intend to fulfill his obligations to us. Today I love my cousin Michael, you go, cuz, we’re cheering for you.

Today I love that I’m pretty sure I took my night meds this morning and now I’m really confused about whether or not I should take my morning meds tonight, or more night ones, or just forget the whole thing and start fresh tomorrow. I love getting old and I love that this is a great way to have an adventure, sort of like playing a game of revolver roulette with my medication. I love that I will likely survive to laugh at this tomorrow.

Today I love drinking coffee at the good old cottage where there is running water and a sink and stove in the kitchen that work well enough to entice us here while the counter top cures, counter measures of our own.

Today I Love New Counter Measures

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 New Counter Measures. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from


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