21 January 2011

I may know my ABCs, but . . .

I still am a bit foggy about my name.

I'm still in the middle of changing my name over to my married name. My CCs are still in my maiden name, only one of my bank accounts has been changed over. I finally got one of my jobs to change my name on the HR files, but the other one is still in my old name. I never write checks to pay any of my bills so I never write my new last name. I'm making myself sign everything right now, but it's a tedious transition. At least now I answer to the new last name, I just can't get used to writing it.

Today, I'm in process of continuing to integrate my repair work on Betsy. Because I had to move those little golden motifs around, I had a bare spot in the corner of the chart. Well, that WILL. NOT. DO. So I came up with the brilliant idea of stitching my initials over one in that bare spot. I also always use my middle initial, a habit I picked up working around actors. So, I pulled out my blue floss, looked at the charting of the letters on Betsy and said, "OK, I can start with an L. Easy peazy." My middle initial isn't L anymore. Well, technically, it still is, but legally, it's not. When I went to change my name with Social Security, I took my old last name as my middle. My initials went from "RLS" to "RSH" (which always looks like "rush" to me, but that's a side issue).

You see where this is going?

I'd like to think Left-brain wouldn't mind me using my old name on the piece, but I'm never going to learn if I never start using the right name. I had to pick out that L. And that was the moment I decided I'm not using my middle name on my stitching anymore. So I'm signing this piece "rh" in little tiny letters. It looks really good. I will say that. I think, despite my best efforts, this is going to be a great finish, LOL.

(This post was updated to provide some clarity. I'm cold and things that made sense in my brain don't make sense on paper)


Meari said...

I'm confused. Why is your middle initial not L anymore? You still have a middle name, right?

mbroider said...

Loved this post:)

Have a great week.

Siobhan said...

Good luck with all the name change stuff! I've been married for over 22 years and still mess up when I'm signing checks--mainly for the reason you stated, that you don't often write them! I use my maiden name for my middle name, too.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls