Saturday, May 21, 2011

Need creative input! That is YOU

I'm enticing you here with a  promise of cutie picture and a prize...

I need a new 'title' for our little blog here. The url isn't changing. We are in effect still wandering around, not lost, making progress but... although 'Single' maybe true in the Married vs sense... rarely am I actually found in an Uno state. Toddler- nope. Boy. We may have met, with him looking, acting, needing very much like the toddler but we are moving into big boy years here. He is freaking 4 and moving oh so very way to fast into 5. Me? Although I write, often in the context of what is going on with him- it's really a matter of- what have I put this poor kid through- right?.. Perhaps it should just be one of the most common tags "No idea what I'm doing".

I thought of bringing back wandering not lost.. but...
Incorporating Wolayta?? how?
I thought of Tee and Me- but- cheesy and uninspired
I thought of lots of things that are completely off subject as my brain is taxed with other exciting but full mental energy burdens. 

SO I'm asking.


Loving on you for suggestions.

And I'll even come up with a prize- um- how about an Ethiopian Scarf, a coptic cross and a baggie of berbere (if they'll let me mail it) to randomly pick from all the suggestions. Of course if you'd rather have some Maineish stuff, I'm not shipping you Lobster! It cost 4x as much to ship. Come here and eat it! But I could lets say.... ummm. A sample of whoopie pies from different makers? mmm yummy. Your choice ET stuff- Maine Stuff both?  Random Winner gets to choose!

For each suggestion- an entry.  Yup, give me two or three or ten. I don't have a picture of the swag yet, cause I'm making this up on the spot. But I'll attempt that tomorrow and add it here. So please please please- give me something to go on. You are ALL far more creative than I could ever dream.

And for being a good sport about all this- here is another cutie patootie picture. Yes out of focus- but as you can see peeking out under the helmet, which is the only one that goes over his ears, is his fantastic grin!


Melissa said...

Oh, I love this kind of thing, although I am not quite creative enough to pull it off.

Suggestion #1

On the Road Less Traveled (or Taking the Road Less Traveled)

Melissa said...

Suggestion #2

Me + Tee = Family

Melissa said...

Suggestion #3

Wandering from Wolayta (or Wolayta Wanderings)

Shannon- said...

Melisaa, you silly. you could have put them all in one comment. hee and thanks! we're getting somewhere

Corey said...

How about "Wandering Through Miracles," as the blog title, with this quote somewhere nearby: "People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.  But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.  Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes.  All is a miracle."
-   Thich Nhat Hanh (Buddhist monk)". Or, "Wandering Journey" with this quote:" It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end."
-   Ursula K. LeGui

kn said...

I'm so terribly bad at this stuff but I do like the word Wolayta. I like that your name is kind of like a philosophy. That's all I can give you right now but I'll be thinking about it through the day.

Love love love the photo!!

Anne said...

how about:
"new day"
"milestones and baby steps"
I liked both of these and they come from your blog!
or you could do some sort of a mish mash of something from Ethiopia something from Maine and something from your little guy. Admittedly I don't know enough about Maine to make an educated suggestion but was thinking along the lines of:
"berbere, bouys, and boy noises"
I'll keep thinking :)

Liz said...

From Maine to Wolayta and back to Maine: Following the path of Tee & Me.
OK, that is really wordy!

Heather said...

"Wandering Wolayta Together"


Anonymous said...

Wolayta Wonderings...
-Crystal Swoverland

Melissa said...

Haha. Apparently, I enter too many internet contests!

Suggestion #4:

The Wandering Path of Tee and Me: One Single Mama + One Wolayta Boy = Family

Anne said...

oh, I really like Melissa's #4 suggestion :)

scooping it up said...

i missed this the first time. I suck. I LOVE Corey's and Melissa's number four.

will trying to come up with my own, too! :)