Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pick Yourself Up

My dear blogging friends, please excuse my absence, but things have been a little rough around the Tiki Hut lately. Reality sets in and you have to make tough choices. I've been down, but this morning I remembered a song from an old movie starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The movie was Swing Time (1936) and the song was Pick Yourself Up and that is just what I intend to do!

The lyrics that came to mind were those sung by Ginger:

Nothing's impossible, I have found.
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up, dust myself off,
Start all over again.

Don't lose your confidence if you slip.
Be grateful for a pleasant trip,

And pick yourself up;

dust yourself off;

Start all over again.

I went to Youtube to see if there was a video of the scene and wasn't surprised to find one. It lifted my spirits and hope it does the same for you. I just love old movies and those with song and dance are among my favorites.

Now you know I had to include something beachy here and you all know I love vintage photos, so I was delighted to find this one of Ginger Rogers at the beach sitting on a surfboard.

I did a quick search to find something suitable of Fred Astaire, but while that man could dance, he didn't exactly have a physique made for posing in swim trunks. While he doesn't fit my description of a hunk (like Cary Grant), if you look up the word debonair in the dictionary I'm sure it would say, "see Fred Astaire" and you'd probably see a photo similar to this one.

debonair — courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm.

So, I'm sorry for everything I've missed and I thank all of you for your comments and emails. I'm going to pick myself up, dust myself off, and start blogging all over again.

9 Thoughtful Comments:

justjoycee said...

Love this post, Ginger & Fred and the fact that it made me feel better....

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Sorry to hear that, Rhonda. What can I say..., sometimes just the right thing comes along when we're down. I'm glad you're back!

Sue said...

Sometimes real life steps in and you have to pick your priorities. Real life should always come first. I'm glad to see you back and hope you are feeling back to your old self soon.


Drawn to The Sea said...

Just a smile from me :-)

Kat said...

Welcome back Rhonda! I've missed having you around. Love the Fred and Ginger references, the video was a real bright spot this morning. Hugs, Kathy

CrazyCris said...

very good advie, good luck with it!

a little dose of Ginger and Fred will surely help you do it too! ;o)

Jane said...

Glad to see you back! I have missed you...

Life is filled with bumps...and we get bruises. But these eventually fade. I keep reminding myself of that. Ginger is right...pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again. That's good advice!

Interesting how the old movies...especially Fred and Ginger so many of us. They always bring a smile to my heart.

Jane (artfully graced)

Sierra said...

Glad you are back and I'm sorry for what you went through, I hope you feel better soon! Thanks again for the cook book, all of the cookies look so yummy! Have a great week! XO!

sealaura said...

glad to have you back. sometimes a break from it all is what we need to rejuvenate or to just breathe a little more slowly.

BTW thanks so much for the recipe. so thoughtful of you.


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