It’s only halfway through the first month of the new year, and a lot has happened already. On the 3rd, I had gallbladder surgery. It went well, and the only problem I had afterward was with my tongue! Apparently they pinched it when they intubated me, and it HURT! Seems better now, and I no longer sound like I have cleft palate. I think the best thing about having surgery is that everyone expects and encourages you to sleep for a few days afterward. I can always sleep!! On the 9th I had more dental work done, which I hate. But since the root canal right before Christmas, at least I’m not having the migraines anymore. Just a couple of days after my surgery, Faith’s hamster, Autumn, died. We had had her for about a year and a half, so she lived a fairly long time for a hamster, but that didn’t make it any easier. Then on the 10th, Gaylon’s work truck apparently had a mind of it’s own, the emergency brake released, and it rolled down our driveway, hit a tree and totaled itself. *sigh* On the minor side of things, Kendall got a fairly nasty chemical burn at work, but the good news is that it missed his eye by half an inch! He has laughed it off saying that now he has that rugged, dashing look!

But we are all still remarkably hopeful that 2008 will be a great year. I finally took the plunge and got my own web domain (which, if you are reading this, you probably already know!) and am having a lot of fun playing with themes and designs and widgets. I am using a new blogging platform, which has been a source of some frustration, but once I get it figured out, I’m sure it will be wonderful.

I still have my old website, because it’s free, but for the most part, by the time I’m done (if one can ever truly be ‘done’ playing with a website/blog) I will have moved all the information from there to here, as well as from my blog to here, and it will all be in one convenient place. Sadly, none of my family members are very interested in web design, or blogging, or figuring out scripts and protocols, so I’m on my own with this. But that’s okay, it gives me something to obsess over!

So, that’s the update. We are praying that the year improves, with no more mishaps, and that things will be much smoother from this point on. Please leave me a comment if you were here. I love hearing from you. This will be updated a LOT over the next few weeks, as I continue learning more about this software and how to play with it and tweak it to suit my needs.

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