Several people have told me that my blog is taking way too long to load since I switched themes. I’ve tried to isolate the culprit by deactivating various plug-ins and widgets, but the problem continues to elude me.
I have a couple of other things I can try, but I won’t have time to get to that before the weekend. So, in the meantime, I’ve reverted to my familiar old theme, which doesn’t have as many bells and whistles, and which can’t take advantage of all the features and functionality of WordPress 2.7. But my heart went pitter-patter when the site loaded and the three big familiar sheep peered down on me. I hope yours does too. Those sheep were never meant to fit inside a 200 pixel high banner. They were meant to be big. And now they are.
Speaking of hearts going pitter-patter, I was working my shift at the Shepherds of Good Hope tonight, and one of the clients found a slice of pineapple at the bottom of a pitcher of juice. Her whole face lit up. “Oh my God!” she exclaimed, “A pineapple! Can you believe it? I am so lucky!”
I was so happy for her. Not just because she got a treat, but because she has that rare capacity to find joy in small things, which must come in handy when life’s circumstances are such that you’re eating at the soup kitchen. (Although I have to say, I’m constantly surprised by how many of the clients at Shepherds are smiling and upbeat.)
I saw Dave X at Shepherds tonight too: we argued about politics. For a homeless guy, he’s weirdly conservative. Good old Dave X – it was good to see him again.