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Today I Love Getting Gas

lilac root with branch that I "collected" on our walk
Lilac flavored stolen?

Today I love getting gas hooked up to my cook top and being able to finally heat, boil, fry, saute, simmer, sear, and stew in my kitchen again. I love that today I ordered new glasses that are safety glasses with a prescription in them and the prescription is mine and that’s like the coolest thing I’ve ever done when it comes to using my tools and working on job sites and I wish I’d done it years ago. I love that the glass’s frame is matte blue and orange and I’ll have the coolest safety glasses in shop class, makes me wish I could go back to school even more than I already wish it. I love that the drawers in the kitchen are the next little detail I’m turning my attention to and that the HVAC and Mechanical guy is on his way here today to look seriously at putting our climate control system back in and the plan is to put it over where the patio door is. I love that the details that we’re working on now in this kitchen all seem like finishing touches and that tells me that the kitchen is getting close to being finished. I love that it has become a productive member of the League of Rooms here at the Blue Castle and it will likely be the room that shows the other rooms \what is expected of them as time marches on and the rest of the changes take place gradually here.

Today I love that I am out of pastry and that as soon as I get the shortening in my grocery order delivered I’m going to get busy making more. I love that yesterday was bread making day and that went well again. I love that things are moving along in this kitchen so well, that pies have been successfully made and so has bread and a couple of meals besides and this is the way I was hoping this would turn out here.

Today I love this beautiful day of warmth and light breezes and blue skies and summery feelings. I love that this weather is supposed to turn this evening and we will have a thunder shower at the cottage tonight if I am lucky. I love how easy it is to get through my days when I enjoy every kind of normal weather from rain and thunder storms through heat and sunshine to icy wintry snow and cold. I love that the lilacs are in bloom and that last night I stole a snippet of root with a small shoot and it is now planted in our garden and I’m hoping it will do well enough that in a year or two I will be able to move it where ever we decide it would be best to grow such a thing. I love that I have seen recipes for cakes and frosting that use lilac blooms for flavor and I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to give that a try.

Today I love sipping coffee on a perfect, summer like, late spring day with the little stolen lilac bush, just keeping it company.

Today I Love Getting Gas

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 Getting Gas. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from


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