Saturday, September 11, 2010

Welcome to My New Blogging Spot

Well, welcome to my new home, which I hope will last for a whileI wasn't expecting to move so suddenly, but on my last post on Blog-City, I wasn't able to include a photo or graphic and, after reading a few other blogs, realized that others were having the same problem.  When there was no response from a help message by this morning (and they are usually very prompt)......I knew they'd moved on to something bigger and better.  In any case, I hope I've gotten the hang of this host and will be able to carry on, though I do hate to leave all of my "stuff" at Blog-City, my blog home since April '06, or have it dissolve into the ether.  I was able to download all of it so I have a journal of the last few years, but it was nice to have it all together online.  Oh, well!!

This is the photo of the Vegas wedding that I was not able to include on the Blog-City post....and I'm including the commentary that went with it.
Yes, the Vegas wedding took place and I was settled in to watch it online.  It was a riot....and Elvis did perform the ceremony, complete with white bell bottoms and red lei!!  The bride looked beautiful in a lovely dress and blue suede shoes/sandals!!  The honored guests and mother-of-the-bride (my friend, Linda...escorted by her two sons) bopped in to "All Shook Up", and the bride entered to "Can't Help Falling in Love", all sung by Elvis.  The vows made reference to "love me tender". as well as "hunka, hunka, burning love" you can get the gist of the service.  It was definitely different but everyone looked like they were having a great time......and they will always have a story to tell.  I'm eager to get details from Linda.

Not a lot else has happened this week as I've found it difficult to be very productive.  So, I've gone with the flow of being laid back.  Wednesday night was the meditation class I'd signed up for a couple of weeks ago.  I enjoyed it and came home with full intentions of giving it a try, which I did yesterday......and totally forgot about it today.  Like so many other things, it's a matter of making it part of your routine......and I don't have that part down yet!!

Yesterday, I went to the beach and it was wonderful......only about 7 cars in the parking lot when I arrived and many fewer people on the beach than only a few days earlier.  The ocean was unusually placid, with only very small waves breaking on shore......but it was perfect for just lying back and floating.  The temperature was perfect and it was totally relaxing. 

I haven't been so lazy as to miss my morning walk.  Over my months of walking, I've gotten to know a few of the regular dog walkers.  Cleo (a little frou-frou pooch, whose owner is Rhoda) will now wait for me to get to her if she sees me coming in the distance.  Another neighbor walks two large dogs, one of which is a pit bull with a metal muzzle, which was a little unsettling until I learned that he and his sister were found in a dumpster behind Lowes.  They had been so frightened or abused that they wouldn't move.  His owner volunteers at the Humane Association and said it took a long time just to get them to move and then eventually to begin to trust people again.  I think he fell in love with him over the time he worked with him there. He is supposed to be very mellow at home but aggressive to other dogs, thus the muzzle.  He is a beautiful dog and his story is heartbreaking.......why would anyone get an animal if they're going to treat it badly??