Hello, and welcome to The Domestic Pagan ~ Life In The Lair. I’m Kena and this is my blog.
Let me tell you a little about myself and introduce some of the people you’ll see around here.
So that’s me last year (2016) at 41. I’ve been married to my best friend for 20 years. I’m a wife, a mom, a GiGi, an aunt, blogger, Domestic Pagan, and gamer.
I remember being asked as a child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. My friends all wanted to be ballerinas, cowboys, astronauts, doctors, and lawyers. All I ever wanted to be was a wife and a mom.
I was raised by a BO (Born Organized) woman who was very OCD, especially when it came to cleaning. I remember when I was about four years old, I found her in the kitchen, on her hands and knees, in six-inch heels and a skirt, toothbrush in hand and scrubbing the corners of the kitchen floor.
When I was young, I struggled with being domestic because of the perfectionist attitude towards cleaning I learned from my mother. My house was rarely so dirty is was “disgusting”, but things like dusting and deep cleaning rarely happened.
I got my wish a lot sooner than I expected and struggled with the burden of it for several years before I finally started figuring out what I was doing when I became a mom at 17 and a wife two weeks after my 18th birthday.
Just over two years ago, DH (Dear Husband) and I were involved in a very serious accident. The accident left me in the hospital for nearly a month and forced me to endure several months of rehab after. It nearly killed me and left me permanently disabled. Needless to say, a lot has changed since then. The doctors said there was a better than good chance that I’d never be able to walk, and if I did somehow manage to walk, that I wouldn’t be able to walk well.
I managed to walk for a year and a half before the pain in my back and pelvis became too much to bear and I went back into a wheelchair in August of 2017.
That’s my hubby, Draco. It’s an older picture of him, but still one of my favorites. He’s a Shift Lead at a restaurant in the small town we live in.
That’s our daughter, Mini-Me and her husband, The Pain, on their wedding day.
Our granddaughter, Squishy. She’s currently 3 and the light of mine and her Popie’s life.
Chicklet is part of our extended family and our relationship is complex. A little bit best friend, a little bit niece and a little bit daughter. Sometimes referred to as our “oldest”, but calls us Aunt and Uncle.
That’s the people I call my “Tribe”. They are my family and my world. They are the reason that I am who I am and that I do what I do.
You’ll hear more about all of them as the blog fills out.
It’s my hope to make this space my “home on the web”. I want to share the things I’m passionate about with all of you, from stories about me and my family to recipes, cleaning tips and more.
(c) The Domestic Pagan 2017