I Spruced Up The Place

I have re-branded my blog musings and rambling or rambling and musings … SEE, I already forgot the original name.  Oh, and I will STILL continue to muse and rambling because that is part of my DNA.  Long winded much?  Why yes, yes I am!  I was very excited when I realized that I could customize my theme and not lose anything.

  1. I changed the site title adding soon to be called Grin and Bear It.
  2. I picked what I hope is an aesthetically pleasing color palette from the limited wordpress choices.
  3. I changed the font and then changed it back to default.  I hate that the title is in all CAPS and I am unsure how I can adjust that.  Nitpick but the all CAPS driving me crazy.
  4. I added a logo that came from my daughter in loves blog – the one and only Lady Serene.
  5. I moved the widgets around in the footer.
  6. I looked at but still cannot figure out the menu placement.
  7. I took off musing and rambling altogether and the site title became J-Dub’s Grin & Bear It.
  8. That title produces very weird emails so the apostrophe and ampersand are out.

Why Grin and Bear It?  Well there are too many other “musings” “ramblings” or some combination there of.  Also, musing and rambling was a somewhat obvious choice and not all that personal to ME.  I wasn’t feeling that any more .  I want to be unique in a world full of brilliant creative types (yes I am talking about YOU my fellow bloggers)  Shout out sisters and brothers!  You know who you are!  I am awed and amazed daily by the talent in the blogosphere.

I am very decisive in some parts of my life and not so much in others so deciding on a new name was hard.  Everything was either just okay, good even or not that much different.  I simply could not decide.  Then serendipity came from a comment to a fellow blogger; I mentioned the idiom grin and bear it to describe myself.  Now that IS me! That is all I know how to do. Grin and bear (not bare) it.  I can be a smiling fool!

Ba-da-boom, Ba-da-bing! Presto Change-O!

Rabbit hole alert – Speak English by Stomper Dad is a must read.  I am sharing it now because I used the word idiom above.  And squirrel, I thought about his post.  I also thought about my dad who spoke Czech until he was 7 years old and entered 1st grade.  How hard it must have been for him to learn english.

I have always been fascinated by geeky nerdy things like word origins, meanings, grammar and such.  I heart colloquialisms.  In fact, I have written two pieces on them.  I cannot for the life of me find them in my archives.  I wanted to link them here but doing so is not worth the extra effort.  Dang … I am missing Survior.  Hurry, J-Dub, hurry!!!

Anyway, back to business.  My new digs!  I hope you feel at home here. Come into my home/heart/blog and let’s talk.  As I channel my inner Granny Clampett:

Set a spell, Take your shoes off. Y’all come back now, y’hear?

As Always, More to Come.

14 thoughts on “I Spruced Up The Place

  1. A good spruce up is great. I did mine in Jan. It’s fiddly and limited what you can do depending on your theme – it feels good, like a spring clean 🙂

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      1. I know what you mean. I had fun doing the #MyFirstBlogRevisited (well, not at first lol it was a little overwhelming) BUT I learned lots of stuff I didn’t know I could do with the blog. That made it fun. 🙂

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      1. Your way is better! I’m just one of those people who likes to change things up all the time. Even changing the theme on my phone is an issue. I’ll go through 10+ and exhaust myself before settling on one!

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