I enjoyed looking at the links. I don't know what it is, but I really like seeing what other people do, and what their lives are about.
And you're blog will be not only nice for all of us to "check in" and see what's going on in your part of the world. But it will be a good tool for other people to learn from. Just like John's whole web site is.
I wanted to know....... how did you get that calender on your blog? Where did you find it? I like it, and think it makes a nice tool for a site like that - daily journal stuff. I'd like to add one to my journal, so if sharing your "trick" doesn't bug you - then tell me how to get one. :)