6 Months In!


 It's been 6 months since we moved into our new house. It seems like forever since we lived in the condo. We have all found new routines, and the kids are adjusted to a new school.  I am feeling much better about the fact that we still have house stuff to do, knowing it's only been 6 months. Not heaving everything dialed in SUCKS! I am really big on everything having a place and organized. I have been preparing for season 2 of The Home Edit on Netflix by binge watching all of season 1 again. I have made more then 1 trip to the container store. My wallet is empty but my closets are looking better so I guess that's something. 

My witchy room has really been coming together. Quite a few times it has looked great and then been re-cluttered with preparing for a Yule Bazaar and now new Etsy items coming soon. I have also begun carrying a book with me and trying to read through all of the dozens of witchy books that I have precured over the years. Seeing them all displayed on the shelf, and seeing all the choices really seem to have motivated me to finally start reading my collection. I have been going back through old podcasts and trying to make a book list from all of the authors we have had on,  ordering all the books we discuss on the podcast. 

I think having so much to do in the new place has provided a nice distraction from the pandemic. It's hard not seeing close friends as often as we usually would. I am hopeful for a better 2022 and maybe this can be a positive turning point for us all. I am not sure the world can produce enough ice cream to get me through another year of this chaos. Hopefully the next 6 months are just as productive...


New Year/ New Beginnings

 

I am definitely enjoying the new house, particularly decorating my yard. The Squatch family is my newest addition. I enjoy seeing how everything changes with the seasons. Since we only moved in last summer I feel like I am in the process of a new beginning, not even counting the new year. 

In 2022 I am really hoping to circle back to things that bring me joy. I want to bake more, cook more, make more crafts and as Covid/ weather allows spend more time with friends. There are so many things I used to enjoy before my anxiety over money, home buying and kids school questions loomed over me.

As announced on the podcast we are having a mini con this March and will again have our So Mote That Con next October.  These have been really intense to plan, but the fun we have had doing them is well worth it. The workshop I am hosting virtually for our Mini Con, "Magick in the Burbs' " will be the first workshop I have taught virtually so that should be an interesting new experience.... Hello PowerPoint...

I really want to work on my gratitude practice this year. I have a lot to be grateful for. My life is much improved from years past. We still have a long way to go, but we have already come a long way. I have hope for a great future, which I haven't had in a long time. I am grateful for all of the amazing people I am meeting along the way and I am so hopeful 2022 won't suck the big one! Manifesting a year of Happiness, Health and Prosperity!! So Mote That Shit!


Being the Cool Neighbor Mom!

 
This is the first time we have lived in a neighborhood with kids for our kids to play with, and they have already made lots of friends. Recently we had snow during the kid's winter school break. This was our first snow in our new home and the kids could not get out in it fast enough. As I watched them play outside with their sleds I thought it would be fun to send them out with a warm treat. Can you tell I am currently in a leave it to beaver phase...  

I had bought a huge pack of crescent roll tubes at Costco and had no idea how I would ever make that many packages of them, but I don't shy away from a good deal. I thought about how good some warm bread would be out in the cold but it seemed a little boring. If it's not extra then it really has no place here.  I considered adding cheese but then noticed on the cooking show I was watching they were adding Nutella to some brownies... and TADA! I unrolled the crescent dough and smothered the insides with Nutella before rolling them back up. They smelled so insanely good while baking! 

I called my son over and handed him a tray full of warm Nutella filled crescent rolls to share with all the kids. Watching him run down the street screaming "Please don't eat these if you have a nut allergy!" pretty much made my holiday. I may have also seen some neighborhood dad's take some after they smelled them! I happily obliged when he and a couple kids brought the tray back for another round. This was definitely a crowd pleaser that I will make again and yes I did make it even more extra by adding some powdered sugar to the top!


It's a New Year!!


  I find myself guardedly optimistic about the coming year. It seems like the last two years have taken so much out of everyone and we have lost so much. I can't help but hope that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. Somehow lessons will have been learned and we will come out better then we went in. 

 My little family has weathered it better then most and I am incredibly grateful for that. 2021 marked a year that we moved from our condo to buying a house. Our children have thrived and found their own little community amongst the neighborhood kids an at their new school. I am so grateful for where we are considering the dumpster fire state of the world. 

  I hope to find more of myself this year. I find I have a lot more mental space now that I am not constantly worried, stressed about how my children are doing. I am able to except and appreciate how well they are doing and give myself a break. This year will hopefully mark some good things for us. I am looking forward to finding some anonymity outside of my family and regaining some of myself. I am getting back into my paper crafting and will likely post more about that throughout the year as well as whatever other crazy journeys come my way. I am hopeful for 2022 and I hope that everyone's lives improve this year!

Happy New Year Everyone! Let's make it great!

~Kanani 

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