Loyal readers of this here blog (hi, mom!) may have noticed a few changes in the last few months. First and foremost, of course, is the look of the thing. Hubby moved the blog from its former hosting on Blogger to WordPress, which has a wide selection of templates, and this one was my favorite. I liked the chalkboard writing, although I wish the scribbles could be made meaningful somehow. I’m sure they are to someone, but not to me. I can’t even tell what they say. Does anyone even use chalkboards anymore? When I was in high school, there were still a few classrooms that used them, although most had made the move to dry erase boards. One teacher in particular had chalk-fingers all day, the Algebra II teacher, Mr. Lockhart, whose nickname was El Cid. He was great.
Anyway. The redesign also came with an address change, so now it’s simply www.wordssearched.com. You can still go to the old address, if you are so inclined, but you will just be redirected here. Also, if you’ve subscribed to my RSS feed, you should probably update that too. The move and changes initially spurred me to write a couple of times, but life took over again and I haven’t updated nearly as much as I’ve wanted to. Oh, life, the things I could accomplish if you didn’t keep happening. Indeed, it was a busy and trying November, but the end of the year has brought with it hope for good things in 2011. This is the first December in quite some time that will not have the dark cloud of job- and financial security-related stress looming over it. Never has a recession felt so deeply personal to me as this one, and though the pundits may argue until they are blue in the face as to when it started and when it will really be over, hubby and I, at least, are in a good position for the first time in a long time and confident that the worst is finally over. The feeling is more than just relief. It’s an affirmation that the choices that you feared led to the low point are actually what helped dig you out of the hole.
Anyway. I’ve got several blog posts marinating and I hope to post several before the end of the year, as the holidays allow. Oscar-bait is already playing at theaters near you, for one thing, including Justin Timberlake, God help us. College basketball is back, and the Heels are better than last year, but not by much. Glee can’t decide whether it wants to be good or not, though Chris Colfer continues to be fantastic. And the Harry Potter movie franchise is ending—will we ever see such a successfully adapted book franchise ever again? For the sake of The Hunger Games, I hope so. All this and more coming to this here blog soon, life willing (see note on life’s effect on my best laid plans above).