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Today I Love The Quiet House


living room view with coffee
How quiet it is here this morning …

Today I love the quiet house and the gentleness of its presence this morning. I love that it is comforting and calm, even though it needs about a week of attention from me in the cleaning department and I just keep finding other things to do that cause me to put that off, but the other things aren’t unimportant and so I love that I am getting things done, taking care of business as it were. I love that today I get to talk to my doctor about my health and see if we can’t catch up on where I am and where I should be. I love that I still keep going and do not stop even when I feel like I’m an idiot for not stopping. I love that I have had years of practice at feeling like an idiot, it’s beyond second nature for me, possibly even first nature, I’m so good at it. I love that I worked on the cottage yesterday and I’ll be back there tomorrow for a half a day or so, cleaning up a bit and doing my writing there. I love that the cottage feels like home when I am there and home feels like home when I am here and they both feel nothing like each other but both places are great places to be for me. I love how peaceful and restful being here at home is this morning.

Today I love that it is extended laundry day and soon I will have a line full of laundry out back. I love that today is porridge making day and there will be fresh fruit in the porridge, or at least fruit that was never frozen. I love that I have a determined desire to see my kitchen cleaned up to the point that it looks like a showroom and that may be what I do most of today. I love that my kitchen is so new it actually could be a showroom, it just needs a couple of finishing touches.

Today I love the possibility of eating unhealthy food from my childhood for lunch today, though I already did that once this week, I may just be decadent and do it again. I love that I plan to get some things done here today, starting with my day’s writing assignments right now. I love that my good old computer is functioning rather well despite the fact that the data drive has failed again and nothing I had saved is available to me, go computer, how can you have a broken part and still function so well.

Today I love sipping coffee in the quiet of the house as I contemplate the days required deeds.

Today I Love The Quiet House


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 The Quiet House. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 28, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2020/08/today-i-love-the-quiet-house/

 

Last updated: 13 Aug 2020
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