One of my New Year's Resolutions is to be a regular blogger person. I not only treated my blog like Cinderella left to scrub the floors (you missed a spot by the Christmas tree, dear), I actually thought my blog was ... ugly! I pondered renaming it Frankensteinarella's Fodder but that didn't fit in the header as well. So, I ignored my poor ugly creation until I finally decided that today would be the day for Fodder to go in for a makeover. It took all of five minutes to make "her" pretty! Now I will lovingly post all my fodderings and meanderings for the world to see. It's much less scarier than peering into my underwear drawer, trust me.
My family has laid down some ground rules in the meantime that I must abide by or I might have to scrub the floors (on my hands and knees, no less; no Swiffer for me):
1. My child (his name has been deleted per his request) insists that his identity be known as Leo. Please note that in the blog when I refer to Leo, I am actually referring to my one and only son, (name deleted). I could refer to him as "Leo" but it's not as much fun if you can't make the air quotes with your fingers.
2. The husband will remain B.O.B., the butt of Bloginess. His call, not mine. Whatever.
Now that their names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent, I feel that gives me unprecedented blogging rights to tell any stories I want because I won't be using their "real" names.
The animals - 3 dogs, 3 cats and 1 iguana - haven't voiced any opinions on the name issue so their identities will not be changed. And since today marks the 9th anniversary of our cat, Two-Seven, breaking and entering into our hearts and home (he actually pulled the door knob down and would have opened the French door had it not been locked), I would like to wish him a Happy Cat-iversary! B.O.B. named him Two-Seven since December 27 was the date the cat burglar tried to pull off a B&E. B.O.B. said Twenty-Seven would "just sound silly." Now you know why B.O.B. wants his identity concealed.
The blog is pretty. The names are concealed. I'm ahead on my resolutions and it's not even 2011 yet.
Until next time,
1 day ago