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Today I Love Busy Cottage Mondays

cottage deck
Writing in the trees with those opinionated birds …

Today I love busy cottage Mondays and the way they use us so kindly in their pursuit of adventure and activities. I love that I have finished a blog post for my writers’ group already today, kayaked over 2 kilometers, tested the water and found it to be quite acceptable for swimming, made plans to check out the water levels on the other side of the peninsula, had a lovely breakfast that I didn’t make, and am now happily sitting in the shade tapping away on my keyboard, Flint Lockwood style, writing my blog post for “Today I Love …” which you will get to read sometime after I am finished, and when you have the opportunity to, which, I guess, will be right about now. I love the time warp of writing, my thoughts, written right now for me will be read as if they are current right now for you. I love writing and knowing that I do occasionally touch other people’s minds with mine. And I love writing here at the cottage and hoping that some of the enjoyment I experience here seeps its way into what I write and from there to what you read, I love to hope that you get to enjoy what I get to enjoy even if it is vicariously.

Today I love that we will be packing up and heading home to start another week of labors. I love that I am hoping to get even more done at home on the majestic renovation of our blue castle. I love that so much of what we have done to it has already become appreciated by us and has made our home so much more to our liking and more comfortable, which is kind of amazing for a place that is still a construction zone. I love that tomorrow I will be slapping mud on the walls and then working hard at waiting for it to dry before I scrape and sand and slap more mud on there, mmmmmm, mud.

Today I love that our cottage deck is high up in the trees, like a tree house, and that gives it an airy ambiance that makes it quite welcoming. I love that there are all kinds of birds in these trees that we are nestled among and they call out to us all day long and say sweet things like, “Wow, what a wonderful day.” and “This is such an exceptional summer.” and “What are you humans doing here, go away!” I love that when they say that last one I know they’re just trying to make me laugh, so I’m okay with that.

Today I love sitting on the deck, up in the trees, among the birds, sipping my coffee, writing my blog post, and telling the birds, “Oh yeah? Well I’m just staying right here, so there!”

Today I Love Busy Cottage Mondays

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 Busy Cottage Mondays. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 3, 2020, from


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