I can see your face(s) now. "Wait...what the...where AM I?!"
Sorry about that. I do hate to confuse you like this, but it was time for the ol' blog to get a little re-brand. For starters, I wanted to make it more inclusive. This is about OUR (aka mine and B's) trip, not just MINE. That's one thing you learn when you get married - how to start thinking as a "we."
I really wanted to choose a new web address. I feel like it's hard for my regulars to follow along because nobody actually knows/remembers how to spell Sous Mon Parapluie to look up the blog unless I put a post on Facebook. Not everyone is as Rain Man-like with spelling as I am.
But if I change the web address/domain name, I will lose any and all links posted to Sous Mon Parapluie. And that just got too confusing. Plus, those of you who are used to finding me via old posts would struggle. So I decided to keep the web address, but do a little makeover.
I wrestled and fought with what to re-title the blog. I wanted it to encompass and definitely point toward our trip to France, but I also wanted it to generic and lasting enough that I could continue the blog when we returned and it not be weird. Here are a few of my discarded ideas:
Lessons in French Living
Bonjourney: Saying Hello to our New Life in France
E & B Do France
Carolina Heart, French Soul
Hot French Mess
You can see why none of them made it to the finals. Our new title, "Something New, Something Different," actually came from hubby himself. This man, a die-hard engineer who never read until he met me, has a serious creative streak. And "something new, something different" is something he says to me frequently. I do not do change well. At ALL. So when he's trying to get me to do something, even as simple as try a new restaurant for dinner, he always says, "Let's do something new, something different." It's one of our catchphrases. It was part of his proposal speech. And it's wildly embarrassing I didn't think of using it myself. I'm the reader, the writer, the word person. I guess that's the mark of a good husband and marriage - humbling you and inspiring you in the same breath.
So here we are. Something new, something different - but with the same ol' hard-to-spell web address. So bookmark it. Add it to your RSS feed, sign up for email delivery of posts above, just be sure to stick around. It's about to get new and different...and GOOD.