Solstice this year is a low-key affair. We’re still recovering from the upsets and disruptions of 2018. Half of the last few months have been spent realizing all the things we left behind when we moved. For example: the book tree has been built, Santa Hulk and his Little Helper are out, but the lights didn’t make the move. Neither did the stockings, fortunately, my mother sent along two for the kids when she shipped out the annual box of gifts.
We are sharing the house with two friends. It keeps the bills down and ensures there are always people available for D&D sessions.
And I have been working with Hestia over the last few months. Cooking meals for everyone, keeping house, making sure people are taken care of: I find myself playing a role that I hadn’t wanted years ago. Today it feels right. Next year I might feel differently. Who knows?
My pagan sewing book, Sew Witchy, is due out in August 2019. While I await the final cover art to share, I am working on a fantasy novel, and putting together notes for another pagan book. I worked out a collapsible dice tray, and booked two events for next year. I am working at a pace that is less frantic, less concerned with filling quotas and more focused on how I feel as I work.
So far, it works. Again, change is inevitable and maybe it won’t always work. It feels like the right recipe for making this house a home, though.