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Today I Love This Moody Day

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Today I love this moody day with its slightly threatening sky that is asking me if I’m certain I want to do laundry. I love that I’m doing that ol’ laundry anyway and it is heading outside to taunt the natural powers that be. I love the smell of laundry off the line, love that it’s like the whole outdoors concentrated into a clean, fresh scent. I love going to sleep on line dried sheets with that smell in my nostrils. I love that I am well aware that a lot of my love for that comes from my inability to tolerate the fake scents that laundry products put into clothing. I love that to me, fresh air does not come in a spray and cannot be bought off a shelf, and I love that I have the opportunity to access real fresh air just outside my door. I love the smells of every season, including that sweet, cold smell of Winter that is so clear and bright and even makes me hungry at times, I wish I knew the name for that. I love that every season’s aromas enrapture me, take me to a dozen or more iterations of the day and let me wander through my memories and hold again in my heart all the wonderful things that I have managed to experience in my life.

Today I love contemplating a savory pie for supper tonight. I love that I’m also considering trying to use milk kefir in place of sour cream in a casserole to see how well that works. I love adventures even when they are little ones. I love that I am also considering making custard someday soon, just because the heavy cream I buy only comes in quarts, which is a lot of cream, and you can’t just drink the stuff, well, not without getting some strange looks cast in your direction I’ve found. I love that there is always rhubarb custard pie as a fine way to use up heavy cream.

Today I love that my plan to clean up and reorganize the construction site that is our home is coming along slowly but steadily and things have improved already. I love that my house is silent, without my isolation partner, because the silence reminds me of the last two months we had together here and how much fun we had. I love that my tools are still in a heap with some building materials and cleaning that up and sorting it, I think, will be my job today.

Today I love sipping coffee and dreaming of pies of all kinds, and remembering that it is almost time to make another batch of pastry.

Today I Love This Moody Day


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 This Moody Day. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2020/06/today-i-love-this-moody-day/

 

Last updated: 3 Jun 2020
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