Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Look, New Name, Same Old Complaining!

I kid, I kid. Sure, I do a fair amount of complaining, but it's worth it's weight in therapy gold, so I won't be self-deprecating about it. That would be biting the hand that feeds this hungry little blogger!

I've had plans to change the name and look of this blog since I began it back in July. The original name, 'What I Did for Love', was OK, but fit somewhat like OJ made the glove out to be-having the appearance of being way too snug, but if I wiggled my fingers around a bit, it might've slipped on comfortably. But it just so happens I'm too lazy to wiggle every time I visit the blogosphere. I wanted something that felt...just right. I mean, if the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit, right? Ok, not sure how I just summoned 1995 into the room. Let's move on...

Dandelions have a personal significance. On the eve of my wedding to Mr. S, I wrote my vows alone in my hotel room from a sudden memory that struck me. In it, I was standing in my Great Aunt's backyard before my 18th birthday party, just a month after meeting Mr. S. I knew that what I had just found in meeting him was once in a lifetime and wanting desperately to lock it into permanency, I picked a dandelion in the middle of a patch of grass, wished that I would one day marry him, and almost 4 years to the day we were married. This was the story I told in our vows, that wishes, no matter how far fetched, come true. I still believe that, but the power of 'if' or 'IF', however you'd like to read it, still challenges this on a daily basis.

I obviously engage in a fair amount of magical thinking, so since that request became a wonderful reality, I have since blown every dandelion I happen upon completely bare. This is a pretty tall feat for a girl with asthma. :) I'm sure I don't need to tell you what my wishes have been for the past several years. Although I've lost some of that mysticism, that innocence that a simple wish will bring me to my dreams, I still pick fields clean in hopes that perhaps one might just take.

Addendum: I should add that Mr. S is responsible for the technical stuff here, not that there's that much of it, but at least enough to confuse the average computer user (at best I can add an attachment to email). I do enjoy having my own personal techno geek around.

11 comments:

Nikki said...

Love the new look! And love the dandelion connection. You go pick every dandelion you can, and one of them WILL make your dream come true!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! I love the stormy blue and the idea of sending your wish out into the universe to be fulfilled. The image of the dandelion wish blowing off into the storm, with that bit of sunlight peeking through, pretty much sums it all up. Perfect!

luna said...

love the new look and story behind it. may your wishes all come true.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Cute new look!! Dandelion's are great!! Love the story. I hope your baby dream comes true soon too!

Another Dreamer said...

Love the story behind the dandelion.

Trace said...

very nice!!

Lost in Space said...

I love the new look and your story is beautiful. I so hope all your wishes come true. (:

Just Me. said...

When I first clicked on your blog, I thought, hmmm...who is this? Then, I saw your profile pix and thought, Hey I know this girl! :)

Love love the new look. I love playing around my blog too when the mood kicks in. And your header is really beautiful. Very nice.

((((hugs))))

astral said...

That is a very touching story. I like how you wrote that into your vows. I was also fortunate and married the man of my dreams (who I thought only existed in my dreams). I sometimes feel like I used up all my wishing when I met him but hope shines through and keeps me going.

Margaret said...

" ...that innocence that a simple wish will bring me to my dreams,..."
How beautiful!

Margaret E, (from the Open Path Group)

Hope2morrow said...

Like the new do, for sure! It does appear magical!