So I think I'm going to start blogging again. Only, for real this time. Not what I've been doing for the past year or so (or since, ahem, discovering Facebook). I know I've been cruel - tossing out a few random pictures as a pacifier for my faithful followers and then dropping off the planet for another two...three...six-ish months. Russell called me a tease the other day. And I don't think he meant it in a fun "Ooo, baby!" sort of way.
Nope. I'm coming back. To real-deal writing. Chronicling the craziness that is life with Sophie. Writing every day...or at least regularly - as in several times a week. (Heck, I can't even promise to shower every day.) I'm even thinking about giving the blog a MAJOR make-over. Or, well, hiring someone gifted in such endeavors to do so. Step back! I know! Kritter Krit's gone CRAZY!
Here's the problem. If I hire someone to re-do the design elements of the blog, if I'm going to take on a fairly major change such as that (gulp), I need to address one little issue in keeping with such a change.
"Life on the Reflux Rollercoaster."
Reflux: it used to be ALL my life was about. For four years, I was queen of all things regurgitationally-inclined. Now reflux has very little, if anything, to do with my life. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! (Well, unless you count me and Russ. After four years on the rollercoaster, now we're the ones taking the Prevacid. Not Formerly-Acidic Sophie. No, siree.) I now have a five year-old who eats, and who keeps it down! It is a mighty splendid thing, indeed. A miracle, really, for those of you who may not be familiar with Sophie's story.
While life with Sophs is no longer about vomit, life with our little curly-headed darlin' is still a wild ride. And I feel like I need a blog title that reflects such. (Plus, I feel a little bit like a sham when new people come to the blog looking for reflux tips...only to read about my child's "accidental" sharpening of her pointy finger with the pencil sharpener.) Or maybe I need a blog title that has nothing to do with anything, in the grand scheme of things, but that's just interesting enough to invite people in. ...I was going to say "lure", but that really doesn't sound like something you want to do out there on the internets, now does it? Hellloooo, Crazies!
You guys have any thoughts? Seriously, change is not my special gift. I keep furniture arranged in the exact same position for year...okay, for forever. Change is NOT my friend. But I'm feeling kind of bold right now. So this is when you guys need to swoop in and keep me headed toward the bright and shiny new light. If you come up with something, and I go with your brilliance, I'll give you some mad props when I unveil the fancy-schmancy new blog design. Shucks, I might even throw in a prize. You guys up for it? Want to make this interesting? ...Or at least interesting enough to serve as a diversion from the mountainous pile of laundry awaiting me?
Bring it, 'o creative friends of mine! ;-)
P.S. And, yes, I do realize that Sophie will seize the EXACT moment that I change the blog title to something non-refluxy to rediscover her little pukey self. I know. I specialize in irony. I'm fully prepared to drag the buckets and syringes back out.