Well, I thank everyone for your comments. There are too many good ones to quote them all. I have done the required leaning on the wall and practice. I have ridden an hour in the driveway and a little ways down the road clipping in and out too. I have the hang of it and really like the feel of pedaling while clipped in. I just need more time in the seat and hopefully it will become second nature.
LBS didn't carry shimano pedals and since I wanted them to get me started with the fit and pedals I agreed to the Mavic pedals. They are not adjustable and LBS says that no one changes the adjustment anyway so it wasn't necessary for pedals to be adjustable.
I have nothing to reference them to so I will just try and learn to clip out as well as I can. Hopefully there will be no zero mph falls.