My New Year's resolution for 2012 was to Blog. Why? Because at least 2 people told me I should and I always do as I'm told (exceptions may apply). I did have my suspicions that these 2 people had an ulterior motive - to stop me littering their Facebook feeds with numerous pointless comments - but I resolved nonetheless. So here it is, only 12 months behind schedule, my inaugural Blog! Ta da!
Um, so what do I blog about?
Let's start with my title, my alter ego, Viking Wolf Lady. About 2 years ago the family got into re-enacting. When Joe was about 4, it became inevitable that one day we would become reenactors the way other more normal families anticipate they'll have an annual skiing holiday. His passion for history, particularly the pre-Medieval stuff, was intense. We would go to historic sites where reenactors were putting on displays and while normal families went round the displays then left, we would go round, then round again, and again, trying on all the armour and wielding all the weapons available. When Joe reached 14 and the passion had not abated, we gave him the choice of what society to join, one thing led to another and by the summer of the same year we were all clad in linen, wool and leather and pretending to be Vikings. As you do.
The wolf bit? Having owned cats forever we decided to get a dog. Some friends had a wolfdog who was calm and good natured so we got a puppy who wasn't. Blaez, as we had called our male pup, was followed 3 months later by Ebonnie (named by the breeder, she has black markings and comes from the Orkney islands - work it out) who was even less calm and good natured. Owning wolf-dogs has been quite an adventure and I now suspect I am known locally and in various dog walking venues as That Crazy Wolf Lady. Now nearing 2 the dogs are just beginning to calm down, though having a house with 5 adolescents over the past few months has been an interesting challenge.
Hopefully I don't need to explain the rest of the title.
So there it is, and wasn't it easy. Now, let's see if I can actually post it......