Good morning Voodoo Babies,

This morning I was greeted by beautiful smiles from my amazing daughter and that always starts my day off right. We had a slight poonami incident but I’m sure that will be the first of many to come. She’s currently dozing off beside me as I write this post, still giving me beautiful smiles. I gave birth to the most beautiful human ever, I know that’s very biased but I don’t care.

Things have been pretty chill in my life as of recently; being a mom kind of takes away your time for anything that isn’t baby related but I’m totally okay with that. Although, my best friend and I have started working on our Grimoire blog and it’s coming along so nicely. Aside from the blog, my reading challenge is well under way – I have to read in between Sage’s naps and feedings but I’m making it happen! I’m still only a few chapters into Lauren Graham’s book but I’m absolutely in love with it. I’ve always enjoyed reading autobiographies and up until I bought this book I only read musician autobiographies, which if that’s your thing I highly suggest Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidis and The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson – two absolutely amazing biographies from two of my favourite musicians, but I digress. I’ve picked my first book series of 2018 to start reading; I’ve chosen the Effigies Series by Sarah Raughley, there are currently only two books in the series but I cannot wait to start it. Goodreads has suggested a lot of really great books for me and I can’t wait to buy them all. I’m definitely going to go broke from buying books and baby things. After I finish with Effigies I’ll probably start the “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve also been informed that one of y favourite actors Jason Segel has written a fantasy/sci-fi book that’s a mix of The Hunger Games and Ready Player One. I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

Aside from all of that, I’ve decided to retire my Witchy Instagram account for the time being as I hardly ever use it. I’ll be opening up a brand new Bookstagram account in the coming weeks that will incorporate my love of reading and my love of photography so if you follow me on Instagram stay tuned for the grand unveiling of that. I still have to take some pictures and prepare a few posts to get myself started, I have to use my phone for the time being as my camera is still in the shop (it’s actually fixed and ready to go I’m just too busy to go pick it up) which I’m totally okay with because the camera on my phone is great.

That is actually all I have for the time being, it’s time to cuddle my little Bug and read while she sleeps on my chest. I also want to just say that cuddling my little girl fills me with so much joy, this little being holds my heart in her hands. I’m obsessed with her, sue me.

Keep it Surreal bitches,
itswtchkrftt.

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Letters Written, Never Sent.

Hello Voodoo Babies,
With permission from my best friend, I decided to copy her “letters to 11 people” blog post that she posted on her wordpress (click the link to be directed to her blog.). I thought it was a great idea and it’s a break from the life updates I’ve been putting out.  However, I will give you guys a quick update before we get to the good stuff;

Sam and I have opened a collaborative blog, you can check us out at this link. It’s a collective and comprehensive log of our personal grimoire entries, spells, updates on our craft, user submissions and so much more. It’s still a work in progress so please bare with us as we update and add posts. We have big plans and high hopes for this blog, so stay tuned and spread the word!

Now on to the letters;

Dear ex (most recent): I could spend my days resenting you for the year I lost while I was with you, but instead I’m going to thank you.  If I never moved into that house with you I wouldn’t have met the love of my life and father of my daughter. So while I lost so much time, wasting it on you – thank you for introducing me to my now husband. That’s about the only good you ever did for me in my life.

Dear girl I hate: I don’t hate you, because that would require you to take up real estate in my head – and that I will not allow. However, I pity you, I feel sorry that you feel the need to copy my every move. I feel sorry that you’re so bored and miserable in your own life that you need to embellish everything you say and do. I don’t hate you, but I do think you’re a shitty person. You try so hard to be relevant in a world that’s making you irrelevant. You aren’t original, sorry to say. When you copy people’s creative ideas, blog posts, clothing style, etc. you are just a follower, you are a sheep in wolves clothing. In other words, you are a scared, sad little girl hiding behind your computer and stolen phone (thanks for giving that back, by the way, just goes to show how shitty of a person you are) because that is where you are most confident – you can talk a big talk when there’s no one in front of you to challenge you. You are dishonest to the people you claim are your best friends, who wants to be friends with a person who can see a lie from a mile away. Try being honest with your “best friends”, mainly, try being honest with yourself.

Dear guy I hate:  See “Dear Dad”

Dear best friend(s): thank you for coming back into my life. the year we went without talking was such a shit year for me. I felt so alone, I felt betrayed, I was broken. A wedge was driven between us after we had become so close and it broke me. It made me sick to my stomach that you believed words that came from my enemy, words that were untrue. I’m so glad we overcame that and are closer than ever now; I’m ecstatic that you are my daughters God Mother – I’m overjoyed that you are the only one I trust with my life. I’m glad you were able to see past the bullshit, past the lies told by a jealous person. Like a phoenix – we’ve risen from the ashes better and stronger, our rekindled friendship is a bond that I can’t quite describe, I feel like we’ve been best friends – even sisters – for centuries and have always found a way to find each other in a new life. That is a bond I’ve never had with anybody, you are my soul sister. You always have been and always will be.

Dear boyfriend husband:  I could write pages and epic poems about my love for you. I’ve loved you from the moment I laid eyes on you – while it took us a while to come together, it was worth the wait. We both had demons we needed to battle through, we had lessons to learn before fate would bring us together. I admired you from afar, creeped all your facebook pictures, watched all your snapchat stories and waited patiently for what I knew would one day be. You have given me so much in the time we’ve been together; a love that will withstand the tests of time, you’ve given me a beautiful daughter, three amazing fur babies and so much more. Mostly, you’ve given me a sense of security, you’ve given me faith in knowing that you’ll never hurt me. You are not only my husband, you are my best friend, my partner in crime, my confidant, my world. I would walk through hell if it meant it would put a smile on your face, I would climb the tallest peak and swim to the darkest, deepest depths for you.  Thank you for loving me and accepting me for me. I love you to the moon and back, my love.

Dear mom: You are one of the strongest people I’ve ever known. I put you through so much shit, tested your sanity and tried to break you down, and for that I am sorry. I never truly understood why you did the things you did until I got older. My teenage angst towards you dissipated and turned into respect – you sacrificed so much for your children, for that I am grateful. You’ve taught me amazing lessons, even if you had to let me figure them out on my own. Thank you for supporting me in everything I’ve done in life, thank you for being my best friend, my listening ear, and most of all, thank you for being such a stellar mother. I was blessed from day one and I’m sorry I was such a shit growing up.

Dear dad: You are a monumental piece of shit. You did nothing but break my spirits my entire life, you broke me down mentally and physically. You took so much away from me and I hate you for that; you turned me into a girl that was scared of everything and everyone. You came in and out of my life as you pleased and didn’t care if it hurt me when you chose not to be in it – and when you came back you expected to still have dominion over me. I, stupidly, gave you so many chances that you didn’t deserve and I should have just kept you out of my life. 

Dear brother: We’ve been through so much together, we’ve seen a lot of shit that kids shouldn’t have to see. We’ve shared so many laughs, tears, fist fights and everything else in between. We used to resent each other, and I think it’s because we lived very separate lives for a very long time. I’m glad we managed to bridge the gap between us and become closer. Sage has an awesome uncle and I can’t wait for her to spend some quality time with you. I’m proud of who you are, who you’ve become, and who you have yet to be. You are destined for great things, kid. I can’t wait to see you flourish.

Dear future me: You have the whole world in your hands and a beautiful little girl to raise. Make sure you raise her right, don’t let her live the life you were subjected to. Teach her the value in possessions, teach her to be humble, teach her to be grateful. Love her with your whole heart and be her fierce protector. Present me is working on bettering your future, stay in college no matter how hard and frustrating it will get. It’s all for your family. I promise you, the hardships you will inevitably go through now will be worth it for the future that lies ahead of you. Keep your head up, stay the course, take no shit but do no harm. 

Dear future husband: See “Dear Husband”

Dear past: You’ve taught me a lot, you’ve put me through even more. I almost lost my life over the things that tested me, my sanity, my will and my integrity. You brought a lot of shitty people into my life but I know now that it was all a lesson to pave the way for better friends, and obviously better partners. I fucked up a lot, but that’s why it’s in the past. I’ve got such a bright future and I’m so glad that all the negativity, bullshit, hardships and everything else I hate about you won’t follow me to my bright future. Thanks for the lessons, thanks for the memories. Sayonara.

Keep it surreal my dudes,
itswtchkrftt.

New Year, Same Me; but Better.

Good evening my lovely Voodoo Babies,

Happy New Year! I hope all of my lovely readers had a wonderful and safe night of New Years Celebrations. The time is 8:48pm and I’m currently sitting beside the fireplace enjoying its warmth while I drink a nice big cup of peppermint hot chocolate. My two loves are sound asleep in our bedroom, Cody has to work at midnight and I’m just taking advantage of the fact Sage is sleeping for once – she has barely slept in the last 48 hours so I’m hoping she sleeps through the night, or most of it anyways. I should really be sleeping right now too, but oh well.

My New Years was pretty uneventful; like I said, Sage has been sick so when Cody got home from work yesterday afternoon I took a bit of a nap while he hung out with our girl. I woke up at 6 and went about my usual routines; I fed Sage and gave her a bath, nothing too glamorous or exciting. Cody and I both were sleeping by 9 and woke up during Sage’s 3 am feeding to wish each other a very sleepy happy new year.

I feel very good about Day 1 out of 365. Even though we didn’t do much except hang out with each other, eat junk food and watch movies and silly videos on YouTube it was a great day. Time spent with family is always wonderful and I’m so happy I have such an amazing little family to do so with. Despite not having the best family life growing up, I am very family oriented and I love the fact that I have a family of my own to instill and create new memories and traditions with.

In Witchy news, tonight is a Full Moon – also known as the Wolf Moon. It’s the biggest the moon will be in 2018 and let me tell you, I caught a glimpse of her tonight and she is absolutely beautiful. I had to pause and revel in her glowing light and beauty. I also had a chance to make another bottle of Moon Water to set out for her tonight. I set out some Rose Water I made about a month or two ago to recharge, and obviously my crystals are out there charging too. The temperature is a bit below freezing so I may move them to the inside of the window sill as I don’t want any damage to come of my beautiful crystals. Not to mention, I don’t want any wildlife mistaking it for food and running off with them. This year I will most definitely be dedicating more time to my Craft, I have a few more books I’d like to buy and I have to finish writing in my grimoire. I have about half of my notebook filled so far with wonderful references and Witchy tips. I absolutely love the messiness and haphazard appeal it has, it’s a representation of who I am as a person and as a Witch as well. I am messy, I am disorganized, I am beautifully chaotic.

My Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge has officially started and is well underway; the first book of the year that I chose to read is Lauren Graham’s autobiography called Talking As Fast As I Can. I must say, I’m only a few chapters deep and it has reminded me why I love Lauren Graham so much. I love her erratic, quirky nature. She plays Lorelei Gilmore on my favourite show (Gilmore Girls, duh), and she literally is Lorelei in real life. Her writing is very refreshing and it’s really wonderful to read about one of your favourite actresses and get an inside look at life behind the scenes, so to speak. She truly is somebody I can relate to and I’m almost positive she’s my spirit animal or something, (I loathe using that saying, but for lack of a better description I will use it.) I can’t wait to get the rest of her autobiographies, I can almost bet they’re just as good as this one. Next up on my Goodreads list: Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher. If you can’t tell, I’m on an autobiography bender lately, which I am totally alright with. It’s a nice break from all the fantasy, sci-fi, and fiction I normally read. Although, once I’m done those books I will be heading to the nearest Chapters to pick up Holly Black’s new book The Cruel Prince. If you’ve never read a Holly Black book I highly recommend to do so; starting with the Iron Fey trilogy – Tithe, Valiant and Ironside. Absolutely wonderful reads. A lot of my Reading List is comprised up of books I’ve already read but need a refresher on, I have many books I need to buy to complete series I’ve already started and the amount of money needed to spend on said books is almost sickening; so for my birthday I’ll be asking everyone for gift cards to Chapters or Amazon to purchase said books. My birthday is in exactly 2 months so I don’t have long to wait.

In the next coming weeks there will be lots of changes affecting my social media accounts, mainly my Tumblr and Instagram accounts. I will be getting a new laptop as the one I currently have is a monumental p.o.s. It’s actually a 2-in-1 tablet/laptop and I’ve wanted one for the last year or so, so I’m super excited about actually having the money to get one for myself. It’s small enough I can put in the diaper bag (I’ve given up on using  purse as I’m too damn lazy to carry both a purse and a diaper bag whenever I go out in public) and take it with me everywhere if a blog idea ever comes to me while I’m out and about. As for my laptop, I plan on refurbishing it and using it strictly for my photography, another project I have lined up for 2018.

There are so many new and fun things I have planned for myself and my family over the next 364 days and I can’t wait to document and share every bit of it with my readers and followers. I’ve already got an extremely positive outlook on the coming year and nothing is going to stand in my way or keep me from achieving greatness this year. Try as they might, I will always be four steps ahead of the game.

With that, I’m going to end this post for the evening,
Keep it surreal my dudes,
itswtchkrftt.

The Final Countdown.

Good morning my lovely Voodoo Babies,

We are entering the last 13 or so hours left of 2017 so I thought I’d make my last blog post of the year. I’ve seen a lot of people making the “new year, new me” posts and I can’t help but laugh. Everybody wants to change and think that they’re going to be a new person and some do, but some just fall back into the same patterns of their old lives because it’s what’s easy.

I’m vowing to not be a “new me” but a better me. I’m not going to make myself promises I know I won’t be able to keep to myself, but instead slowly work at bettering myself as an individual, a wife, and a mother. I want to do more, and talk less. I’m done talking about the things I want to do, I’m just going to go out and do them. I’m going to write more, I’m going to read more, I’m going to blog more, I’m going to be involved on social media more. I’m leaving negativity behind and focusing on the positive sides to life, I have so much to look forward to in the coming months that I have no room for negative crap in my life.

In early 2018 I will begin planning my wedding with my best friend/maid of honor. Cody and I have planned to get married in Winter of 2018; I didn’t want a winter wedding for a long time because I’ve always wanted to get married on Halloween – but seeing as how Halloween falls on a week day for the next two years we’ve decided to change the date.  I’ve got so many wonderful ideas planned for our special day and I must say, Winter weddings are super classy.

I’ve also made a Goodreads account to keep track of all the books I have read, I want to read, and what I’m currently reading. At midnight tonight I will start the 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge; my goal is to read 52 books during 2018. The new year will be the year of more reading and writing, I even bought myself a beautiful notebook from Chapters. It’s big, black suede spiral bound notebook that says “Cosmic Child” on it – it’s basically a very accurate representation of me as a person. I am most definitely a “cosmic child”.

Since having Sage, I’ve sort of put my craft to the side a bit. I don’t have a lot of time to focus on my grimoire or spell work, especially since Sage has been sick the last couple days. Even blogging is a bit of a challenge with a sick baby, she’s laying on me as I type this because it’s the only thing that keeps her calm. However, I do plan on devoting a few hours once a day to writing in my grimoire and perfecting my spellworking. I plan on teaching myself Tarot eventually, although, I’m not a huge fan of using Tarot cards, and I feel like most people use them because it’s trendy. I prefer using a pendulum but I figure it’s good to be somewhat knowledgeable in it. I’ll also be aquiring more crystals, candles and herbs in the near future to add to my ever growing collection.

Our New Years plans got changed at the last minute due to Cody’s family being sick, while I wish we could be ringing in the new year with my best friend and her hubby in Hamilton at her hubby’s dads house, I’m glad Cody and I have decided to have an intimate night in with the baby. Our plan is to cuddle on the couch with the baby and watch movies until midnight, and then I’ll get to give my husband a new years kiss for our second new years spent together and I couldn’t ask for a better night. Our  poor little girl is sick as well so keeping her home is probably the best for he right now, seeing as how she had a very exciting first Christmas. I’m silently cursing the person who was sick and failed to mention it to me, because now my baby girl is suffering a little.

This New Years Eve happens to land on a Full Moon – it is also called The Wolf Moon – so tonight I will make another few jars of moon water and leave them out to soak under the moon’s energy along with my crystals. I’ll end this post with a simple Full Moon Prosperity Chant for all;

“Mother Moon, bring to me unlimited wealth and prosperity.

                                                            Grant me success and light my path, 
                                                 Towards good heath, wealth, joy and fast cash.”

I will not let this year be a year of debt, sadness or anger. I will not tolerate those who try to copy my life in every aspect and everything I do. I will rise above the followers, the fakes, and the snakes. This is my year to flourish and grow. So I say it, so mote it be.

Happy New Year my Voodoo Babies,
Remember to keep it surreal,
itswtchkrftt.

Lions Don’t Lose Sleep Over the Opinions of Sheep.

Good afternoon my Voodoo Babies,

It’s another glorious day so I’m back at it with another blog post. I’m blogging from the comforts of my bed, watching Forgetting Sarah Marshall while my sweet babe sleeps off the excitement from meeting her Godmother/Aunt today.

After weeks of putting up with my inconsiderate neighbors I finally filed a noise complaint with the police last night. Apparently, the gentleman (like he even deserves that title) upstairs thinks it’s acceptable to play, sorry – BLARE, music between the hours of 9pm and 3am. I have been more than patient during the last couple weeks we’ve had to deal with it and have avoided calling authorities over it but last night was the straw that broke the camels back. Sage has been reverse cycling over the last couple weeks, which means she’s sleeping all day and staying up all night. Well, last night was the first time in two weeks that she actually slept through the night, or would have slept through the night if Frick and Frack upstairs turned their shit down. She was woken up by thunderous bass from the floor above us around 12:30am, so I took the opportunity to feed her in hopes that she’d fall back asleep – which she did. I took it upon myself to file a noise complaint with the police around 1am, unknowingly, the people who live on the very top floor of the triplex I live in had gone down to speak with Frick and got the door slammed in their face. Let me make it known that Frick is a hardcore alcoholic, and not just a beer alcoholic either, he hits the liquor pretty hard multiple times a week. Must be nice not having a job or anything (seething sarcasm). I did my best to sleep it off as I need to take advantage of every opportunity when Sage is asleep to catch up on mine as well. Well, no surprise when Cody got out of bed at 3am because their music was literally vibrating our windows – so he went to tell him to turn down the music and Frick decided to play tough guy with my husband, but turned down the music for the time being. Being the drunk asshole that he is, he thought it would be a smart idea to come down and knock on our door at 3:30am to come and try and apologize. Him knocking on the door set our dog into a barking frenzy and then in turn it woke Sage up AGAIN. My property manager came over today and served them with a seven day noise compliance notice, justice was served! They have seven days to smarten their shit up or they will be evicted on January 19th – which I hope it happens because even once the seven days is up they’ll be back at it again. So only time will tell what really will happen. As I type this I can literally hear them banging around upstairs, fabulous.

On a more positive note, my bestest friend came to see Sage and I today. I am so glad that Sage finally got to meet her Godmother, we spent the day catching each other up on the goings on in our lives, cuddling the babe, drinking coffee and watching Hocus Pocus (there’s no wrong time of the year for that movie.) She brought Sage a beautiful Fairy Cottage Scentsy warmer with a few new scent bars which was wonderful. The warmer is currently in our room with the Just Breathe scent in and it smells glorious – it is also helping with not only my breathing but it’s also helping unclog Sage’s stuffy nose. While it was kind of a short visit as she had made a stop to see another one of her friends before me, it was still such a wonderful visit. We don’t get to see each other very often so it was really nice to get some quality time with her. I wish it could have been longer but I know we’ll have many, many more visits with each other in the very near future, for now we make up for it by texting and snapchatting each other literally every second of the day, I can’t remember a time in the last five months where we haven’t at least talked for an hour or two. Once the weather is better I’m sure the visits will be more frequent, hopefully we can plan some summer adventures and make some awesome memories with Sage. I’m all about family so I’m really excited for Sam and Jesse to be able to be a part of, and make beautiful memories with my little family and I. They mean the world to me and I am so, so grateful that they are a part of my family. I couldn’t have picked a better Godmother, maid of honor, and best friend. Sam, I know you’ll read this, so thank you for being the friend that I’ve needed in my life, thank you for being my voice of reason, my rock and most importantly my sister. I appreciate you and I love you, I’m so glad we found our way back to each other, we have a bond that I’ve never had with anyone before and I truly cherish that and will until we’re old and grey.

I’m counting down the days to the New Year – I’m sad to see 2017 go but so excited to start the next chapter in the book of our lives. The next 365 pages are going to be some of the best that have ever been written. There’s so much planned for 2018, I have so many goals, creative ideas, and new endeavors that I’m excited to experience and I’m excited to write about it all and document every single moment of it. A few things include changing my instagram aesthetic a little bit – I want to get a little more technical and professional with my content and I’m HOPING that when my camera gets sent back to me from being fixed it ACTUALLY works. I’ve been having a problem with the flash getting stuck and more recently my cat knocked it off my dresser and cracked the lense on it. Thankfully I was able to send it away to get fixed and I’m just waiting to pick it up. I want to finally open and advertise my photography page and hopefully start taking clients in the New Year. It would be amazing to be able to make one of my passions a career while I’m in school for a salaried career in the future. In September 2018 I will officially be a student at Fanshawe College, I’ll be taking an Executive Office Administration course. It’s a two year program and I’ll be doing the first year online while Sage is still young, once she’s old enough and, if I’m ready, I’ll be putting her in daycare for my second year. This is a BIG step for me, it’s no secret that I’m a college drop out – reason being, my grandma was diagnosed with cancer about four months into my college career and I chose to drop out so I could help take care of her. So going back, even though it will be online for the first year, will be very refreshing and an exciting new challenge. Another thing I’m hoping to work on is reading more, I want to start a monthly “to be read” list – I’ve seen a lot of “bookstagrams” do this and I think it’s a wonderful idea. I don’t want to give too much away because I do want to keep things a surprise and I know I have lurking eyes that love to steal my ideas and claim them as their own *eye roll*.

I am so grateful to be spending yet another New Years with the love of my life and now our beautiful daughter. In all honesty, I am just so grateful that I have such an amazing man by my side as my husband, best friend and the father of my child. I say it all the time and I will say it until the day I die, but he has sacrificed so much and has done so much to make sure that Sage and I are provided for. He works long, ungodly hours to make sure that we have food in our bellies, a roof over our heads and clothes on our back. He’s my saving grace, my knight in shining armor and my best friend for life. I am so over the moon that I get to call him my husband, I get to annoy him every day for the rest of my life and I wouldn’t change that for anything in the world.  Him and Sage are the best things to have happened to me in my twenty six years on this planet. They are my life, my world, my everything.

Well my lovelies, I’ve been at this post for about two hours now and have exhausted all of the information stored in my brain today. So for now I’ll say goodnight. It’s time to curl up with the love of my life, snuggle and watch a movie.

Goodnight my Voodoo Babies,
Keep it surreal.
itswtchkrftt.

“It’s just my favorite time of the year. The whole world changes color.”

Good morning my Voodoo Babies,

I cannot explain why I’m awake at such an ungodly hour, Sage has been fussing for half the night but I managed to get her to sleep in her swing and I’m already 3 cups deep in coffee – so I decided to write a blog post this morning about my holidays.

First and foremost, I hope everyone had an amazing Yule/Christmas. Mine was actually really good this year, on Christmas Eve my mom, brother and stepdad came down in the early afternoon and we hung out, did our gift exchange, and my mom got her baby cuddles in. Cody got a map of the night sky the night Sage was born from my mom, it was probably one of the most beautiful gifts given this year. We received lots of candy, gift cards and bathroom supplies from my mom, brother and stepdad. Sage got a few new toys and lots of new clothes from my aunt and my mom gifted her a Lenny Lamb Scentsy Buddy. I also received home made short bread cookies from my aunt – the recipe was my grandmas and it was so nice to have her cookies. My grandma stopped making them about a year before she got sick with cancer, the arthritis in her hands were too much for her to knead the dough and such, so it was a really nice treat to have – very bittersweet but still lovely.

Dinner at my stepdad’s brothers house was lovely as always. Sage was a huge hit with everyone there, she got passed around so many times for all the cuddles. We had a lovely steak dinner, had some drinks and did our gift exchange. We got two Shoppers gift cards which to me is a god send because I buy all of my makeup and necessities from Shoppers Drug Mart and I also got a lovely mirrored safari themed picture frame to put Sage’s hospital picture in. Sage got lots of clothes again, diapers and other necessities. Cody was, as always, a huge hit with my family. They all loved him and that makes me so happy, my “step grandmother” kept telling me how he’s a keeper and I need to keep him around because the family adores him and stuff. It was nice to see my family be so accepting towards him. We stayed til about 8:30 and then called it a night, the snow was insane on Christmas Eve, but it was nice to actually have a White Christmas for the first time in probably about two or three years – I’ve never been a fan of snow, but this year I have a new found appreciation for it, as Lorelei Gilmore said, “Flakes, flurries, swirls, crystals—whatever form it comes in, Ill take it” and this year I will definitely take it in whatever form it comes in. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom and I’m starting to see the beauty in everything, having Sage has made me truly grateful for everything I have in life.

Flash forward to Christmas Day, we were up bright and early at 5:45am to do presents with Cody’s mom, dad and brothers. We got more candy and chocolates, toiletries, a candle from bath and body works and I received a gorgeous mirrored jewelry box with a cute elephant clasp on it, Sage got a very beautiful engraved Christmas ornament for her first Christmas. We had breakfast and then went home for a few hours to catch up on some much needed sleep and then went back around 3 for dinner. Cody’s mamma and papa came over and we did our gift exchange from them – Sage got two more ornaments from them, one was a fireman’s hat (Cody’s papa was a fire chief for many years), and the other was a Precious Moments glass bubble ornament – she also got a snow globe that plays rock a bye baby, more clothes and diapers. It was great to see Cody’s family, especially his little cousins – they were SUPER excited to see Sage.

This Christmas/Yule was sublime, most of what we got was for Sage but I’m so happy that she got spoiled by our relatives. It made her first Christmas very memorable for Cody and I. She won’t remember this Christmas but the memories were more so for Cody and I. It was quite possibly the best Christmas/Yule I’ve had in a very, very long time. The winter festivities are still far from over; Cody’s mom’s birthday is on New Years Eve so the baby and I are going over to celebrate her birthday/New Years while Cody is at work, and then on the 14th is Cody’s birthday – I’m hoping to have the in laws watch the baby so I can take him out for a nice dinner. We’re also going to see the new Star Wars movie this Saturday which I am SUPER excited for. I’m a huge fan of Star Wars, even though I grew up in a Trekkie household – I rebelled and chose Star Wars.

Also, my very best friend is coming into town on Thursday to hang out with Sage and I. Which in itself is its own Christmas gift because I’ve missed her so much and she has yet to meet her Goddaughter/Niece. We’re going to spend the day in our comfiest clothes, drinking coffee and watching our favourite show, Gilmore Girls. I think I’m a little more excited for her to meet and hold Sage, I can’t wait to take lots of pictures of the two of them and print them off to add to my ever growing Family Picture wall.

Today, I’ll be taking down our Christmas tree and putting away our decorations for another year. As much as I wish I could leave it up all year, my cats keep messing with the decorations so to save my sanity it’s best if it gets put away. They’ve already broken one of my Christmas candle holders. I’ll also be making a trip to the dollar store to purchase picture frames for the lovely pictures I received from my mother in law and also the pictures I got from my mom from her wedding, I’ve been procrastinating a little on getting those pictures framed. Oops.

As I said many times before, I have so much to be grateful for this year. What started out a little rocky has now turned into one of the most sensational years I’ve ever had. Everything that happened, everything I went through as a person, everything Cody and I went through as a couple; good, bad and downright ugly, made this year what it is. I’ve purged myself of the toxicities that plagued my earlier year and am now more at peace with the world and more content with the path my life is taking. I’m grateful for the friendship I’ve regained with my best friend, the beautiful girl I was blessed with carrying for 9 months and am now raising, the roof over my head, my animals and so much more. I couldn’t ask for a better end to a great year, and I cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for my family and I.

That’s all I’ve got for today my lovelies, until next blog.
Remember to always keep it surreal,
itswtchkrftt.

 

 

 
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Winter Thoughts.

Hello my lovely Voodoo Babies,

It’s a mild Tuesday morning, I’m currently sitting in my bedroom watching Netflix while the baby sleeps. I decided to dust off the old laptop and blog from the comforts of my bed today. That, and my house is a huge mess and I don’t really feel like looking at it or cleaning at the moment.

The countdown to Christmas is getting real, five days until the big day and we are officially prepared. Everyone’s gifts have been bought, wrapped and put under the tree. We had some minor hiccups with one present and now unfortunately won’t be here until after Christmas but that’s okay. Cody and I are also celebrating our Christmas in the New Year – reason being is that babies are very expensive bundles of joy, so instead of going broke over the holidays we have decided to just splurge on each other in the New Year once rent is paid and we hit our “spending cheques” again. Besides, Christmas isn’t about the gifts for me, it’s about spending time with my loved ones, friends and family.

Over the years people, young and old, have turned into spoiled brats over the holidays – they’ve forgotten the true meaning of Christmas Spirit and have been clouded with selfishness and greed. Everyone’s always showing off their new iPads or Lulu Lemons but nobody is showing the family they spent their holidays with. It truly is sad to see how the holidays have progressed, or rather – regressed, over the years.

My Witchmate and I have decided to start watching Gilmore Girls all over again – we both love this show and we clearly ran out of things to watch on Netflix so we’re having sort of a long distance binge date and discussion group. It’s crazy watching a show from start to finish and then re-watching from the beginning to see how young everyone was when it originally started. We’re going to start with two or three episodes a day I think and then discuss each episode. It’s like a new-age book club, and instead of books it’s a TV show.

I’d just also like to point out that my sweet baby girl can now roll over from her stomach to her back! It’s super exciting for me as a mom to watch Sage hit all these milestones so quickly, but it’s also very bittersweet because it means she’s growing up way too fast. I want to relish in her baby phases for as long as I can but reality is she’s growing and she’s not going to stop for a very very long time. I’m just enjoying these precious moments while I can before she gets too independent.

There’s just so much to be thankful for as we near the end of 2017 – so much has happened, good and bad, but I am thankful for it all as it taught me a lot of valuable lessons. I’m so happy for the way my life is going right now, everything is falling into place perfectly and I couldn’t be happier. I’m happy that my pets are happy, healthy, loved and fed every day, my husband and daughter are happy, loved and fed. I can’t complain about anything really. I can only hope that 2018 is as bright and fruitful as 2017. I’ve got big plans and I won’t let anyone copy me, try and take credit for my work/ideas or stand in my way, that is my affirmation for the New Year.

The anniversary of mine and Cody’s engagement is coming up rather fast so that’s another thing I am so grateful for, we’ve been together for a year and a half and engaged for a full year as of December 23rd, even though we’re still at “engagement status” we are very much husband and wife – in my own opinion, I don’t need a piece of paper to tell me who I’m with or who I’m married to. Like I said in a previous post, we’re making it legal because we both want, and deserve,  our fairy tale wedding.  I also want a reason to wear a pretty gown (haha). I can’t wait for our winter wedding next year, I am also so excited to plan it with him and my Witchmate.

That’s all for today my Voodoo Babies,
remember to keep it surreal,
itswtchkrftt.