And yes, my site has changed, yet again.
Many of you may remember the big move over to WordPress a couple months ago, which I was just so excited about and had been pouring hours (and hours and hours and then more hours) into getting everything ready.
Though I'm still thrilled with my new design, and overall I love using WordPress for many reasons (I actually quite prefer it), I have unfortunately had to make the very sad decision to move back to Typepad.
For reasons completely unknown and not understood by my techie-impaired self, the theme that I had chosen to work with in WP began to corrupt my files. The long and short of it is that it made it extremely tedious to write and edit each post, and the issues also manifested theirself on the pages that you saw, through lots of little quirks, links that didn't work, lack of ability to add more to my sidebars, etc. I haven't even been able to check my stats for well over a month (so for all I know, there are about 5 of you reading this)!
I tried to get it fixed. I tried to do it myself. I hired people. I payed too much money. I fretted. I cried. I prayed. I discussed it with my husband over and over.
In the end, it came down to this. Dealing with these issues has made me incredibly burnt out by blogging, a fact that is very sad for me. I love blogging, and I love all of you, and I don't want to stop. However, if I continued on as things were, I would have eventually abandoned my blog, because it was taking far too much of my time, energy and attention (which ultimately affected my family, something I regret).
And so, I return to this more humble site, without the pretty horizontal navigational bar (though I just may figure out how to make one someday), without the more reader-friendly comments, with a design that looks just slightly less sleek, with less exciting possibilities for adding to the site, but...
Much happier, must less stressed out, and able to once again balance my blog, keep my priorities in order, and actually spend my time thinking about content, not technical issues.
I do apologize in advance, as there may still be a bit of dust still to settle as I unpack and get things rearranged and just as they need to be. I hope you'll be patient with me, and please, please let me know if you're seeing issues on the site, a broken link, etc. It will really serve me in getting things back as they should be!
So welcome back to my humble little bloggy home! I'm so glad you're here!