Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Name change - oops!

So apparently the problem was my name.  Not that Ellen isn't lovely and melodic but apparently the "lives" portion was already taken.
I swear I never saw that.  So after two geek interventions; one in person with Jeff and Diane (thanks, guys) and another via the phone (Jerms, you're my man), I'm accessible now.
I really liked Ellen Lives! but after all that frustration I'm "alive" so we'll stick with it, eh?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Awesome blog!

Welcome to the first post in my new blog, "Ellen Lives."  I hope this is the first of many.  Don't expect bells and whistles because bells belong in churches and nobody really likes the sound of a whistle.
I live in Allegan, MI which is in the southwestern part of the state, just north of Kalamazoo.  Allegan's population is around 5,000.  We always tell people that but I don't believe we ever actually reached 5,000.
I've lived here all but 10 years of my life and I love it.  All four traffic lights, the one grocery store we have in town and what seems like hundreds of churches.
A quick explanation of the title for this blog.  I had a few ideas and then asked friends for suggestions.  My buddy, Juls, down in AL suggested this one and I liked it right away.  Juls is also the friend that has been pushing me toward the world of blogging.
Oh, yeah, the explanation.  I tend to wander.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer almost 5 years ago and during that initial period a life motto came to me in the middle of the night:  Find it, Fix it, Move on!  No matter what, I was going to LIVE.  So when Juls suggested this title, I grabbed on.
I have a lot to say.  I have opinions.  I've had experiences - mostly good and a few bad ones.
I like to gab about almost anything so that's what you'll see here except no politics.  I'll leave that to the crooks.  Oh, did I just actually type that "out loud?"  So sorry.
I read other peoples' blogs daily so I hope to keep up with them often.
That's all for now, folks.  Come back now, ya hear.