When I first started writing this blog, lo those many years ago, it was under the name Never a Dull Moment. Made sense. I had a four year old and a one year old and dear god dull moments were few and far between. So few and far between you could leave one, wander for hours in the metaphorical desert, get lost, get found, and be sucking the sweat out of the T-shirt you wound round your head to prevent scalp burn before you stumbled upon another. Very few dull moments back then is what I’m going at here.
Then I rebranded the site, got a proper domain, and became Laughing at Chaos. I was tired of having “never” in the title, very negative you know, and wanted something slightly more upbeat while indicating that the shit still likes to hit the fan with some regularity. The name has served me well, and a lot of good things have happened under the Laughing at Chaos moniker. But still, there is “chaos” in the name, and goddamn there’s been a lot of chaos in the House of Chaos these last few years. A. Lot. Tom and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary a few days ago. We celebrated but we also honored the fact that it’s a minor miracle (with an ass-ton of work) that we’re still together after these last five years.
What’s in a name? Am I bringing the chaos and WTFness on myself by having a blog name that encourages it? I don’t want to change it, mainly because I just went through the hassle of behind-the-scenes renewal and domain transfer, and I now own this domain for several years and I am waaaaayyy too lazy to go through that rigamarole again. So just for shits and giggles, how about some new, super-positive, life-affirming blog names.
All is Well and All is Well
The Words Flow
The Awesome of Homeschooling
Life Blessed by Abundance and Peace and Goodness and Light and a Retirement Account
It’s All Good
Peaces of Life ☮ ☮ ☮
Sharing is Caring
Love What Ya Got
My Adrenal Glands Are NOT Life’s Chew Toy (wait, that’s not very positive or life-affirming)
Currency is My Favorite Change
Health, Security, and Prosperity, OH MY!!!
You know what? I went and checked…our lives began spiraling out of control riiiight about the time I changed the blog name to Laughing at Chaos. So maybe there is something to this cockamamie hypothesis that the name has jacked everything up. If I knew with complete certainty that changing the name would improve things, I’d do it. I’ve gotten to that point. There’s only so much laughing one can do.
This slightly frantic and very frustrated blog post brought to you by George the Camel, his orthopedist, and that little piece of straw over there in the corner.