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Fall always does it to me.
Maybe because I live in a world of teachers and students.
For me, fall is re-organization time.
Kind of a spring cleaning,
except in the autumn.

So, I've re-organized the blog. I hope you find it easier to use. There is a drop-down list of old posts, and I went through all of them and fixed the music on them. I wish there was a way for it to show the titles of the posts instead of the dates, but there isn't. Well, there is, but it makes this huge, weird list that's quite difficult to navigate. If I knew more HTML, I could probably fix it. Oh well.

I also organized all the music. Many people have asked about some of the songs I talk about, particularly from the CB site, since I often could just post the lyrics. So I included all the songs I posted here, plus all the ones I either posted or mentioned on CaringBridge. All of those can be found in the playlist at the bottom of this page. Lots of the songs can be hears on Air1 radio. There's a link in the sidebar. They have stations all over the country and you can also listen online.

There's a slideshow to the side, but it always starts with the most recent picture, which drives me crazy. Not sure I'll keep that one.

There's a strip of photos along the bottom...it should randomize for you, and give you a broad selection of Meyer pics.

Along the side, there are links to "our" schools, as well as autism info and brain tumor info.

And last but not least, there's a poll...tell me what you think of the new blog-home.

Okay, now...should I get to that pile of paperwork I need to file?
Or maybe get organized for my classes?
Or deep-clean my house?
Or the garage? (Oh so badly needed?)

Nah....I think I'll take a nap!

Comments

  1. I like it very much. It's really streamlined. (Only one comment - you have the date wrong under Dave's picture. It says '95.)

    Have a wonderful nap! :)

    --Patti

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  2. Girlfriend this is neat and tidy. It is refreshing like the Fall air that has come upon Walla Walla suddenly. Get all your rest and relaxation before the maddness of Fall hits.

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  3. Lisa D'Hondt9/02/2008 5:51 PM

    Your new blog looks great! We are alike in many ways! I can always find an excuse NOT to do paperwork! :)

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