Friday, September 08, 2006

Welcome to 3.0!

Au revoir to Odyssey version 2.0!

My one-year blogiversary was on 9/5/06, and I've been wanting to update my template for a while now, so welcome to my new look! If you visited last night and commented on the first draft of it, thanks! I hope that this one looks a little more polished. I had some fun playing with Photoshop. I really should learn that program more fully. I'm sure I'm utilizing like 5% of its capabilities.

Anyway, I can't believe I've kept this blog for a year now! I've written about 186 posts, which averages to about one every other day. I have had such fun writing about my experiences, from moving to settling in and now just living my life here. I don't know how long I'll keep it up, but I think as long as I've got readers and I've got things to say (the latter being much easier to guarantee than the former), I'll probably persevere. One day I hope to publish my blog as a keepsake book, through a website such as Lulu.

It was a busy week at work, so I'm exhausted. I didn't do any traveling, but I did about 8 phone trainings and the customer support line has been ringing off the hook! Today was my six-month anniversary at my job and my boss offered to buy me Chinese for lunch, but I had trainings at 11, 12, and 1 and didn't have time to eat but for five minutes in between. Next week I'll be doing on-site trainings in NC, SC, and VA, so I'll be out of town from Tuesday afternoon through Friday night. But I will actually get to sleep at home one night due to the way the schedules and locations worked out.

Oh, a word about the weather before I go. It has been lovely the past few days. I guess September means it cools off here. The humidity hasn't been awful, and the temps have been very comfortable in the low to mid 80's. All I can say is YIPPEE! Assuming it only gets cooler from here on out, we sweltered through two months, but considering the other 10 are fine, I think it's a pretty good deal.


  1. Liking the new layout. Nicely done Melissa. :)

  2. Looks great, Melissa. What a great idea to publish your blog as a keepsake. I try to keep a copy of all of my posts on my Disney blog as a keepsake. Will have to check out Lulu.

    And, along about now, I'm envying you your cooler weather. October must be fabulous. Would love to feel a chill in the air and cozy up to a fireplace. :)