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Today I Love Settling In

flour, yeast, mixer, coffee
The day is well begun when bread is on the schedule

Today I love settling in and realizing how comfortable I’m quickly becoming in my new kitchen even though it is still not finished. I love settling in to my days tasks. I love that each day my house gets more organized and soon I will have enough room to go back to work on it and make it a giant mess again. I love settling in to my work on this place also, though I am enjoying taking a bit of a break from it right now. I love that we got the difficult parts of the sub floor done and now it’s a straight run across the front hall and through the old living room/dinning room area. I love that the current plan is still to paint the sub floor and live with that for a while, but perhaps we’ll change our minds over the summer and just get right on to putting down flooring, hmmm, where would I be able to store that for the duration? I love that I make myself laugh a lot when I’m jumping from plan to plan and from agenda to agenda. I love how many little projects I’ve set up for myself these days, I’ve actually started designing an in drawer knife block that I intend to make. I love that I am also contemplating buying a couple of new shop tools and the funny part about that is that I am mostly retired from shop work, what am I thinking?

Today I love that a lot of laundry got done yesterday, including a load last night and half of it got hung out and is now having the night time dew dry off of it in the morning sun. I love that all the laundry that I did yesterday dried outside and smells like heaven or as close to it as you can get. I love that when I was a child we would dry our clothes and linens outside all year long, even in the winter, and when it was frozen on the line it was left as long as there was sun and when we brought it in it would be surprisingly dry with just a hint of dampness that would disappear pretty quickly in front of the wood stove.

Today I love that there will be fresh 40% whole wheat bread this afternoon, maybe even this morning, and that is always great. I love that I was planing to play around with adding whole wheat flour to my recipe and decided to start at 40% and it was so good that my playing around is done; it is neither too dense nor is it too white a loaf. I love making bread, it takes me back to my childhood and let’s me imagine my mother is in the kitchen with me, and wow, would she ever love this new kitchen.

Today I love sipping coffee while I write of the things I get to love in my life and get myself ready for this day.

Today I Love Settling In

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 Settling In. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from


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