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My site needs a refresh

I haven’t even had this design up for two months and I’ve hated it the day I ended up launching it. Tired of the colors, the huge size of it and the fact that it still isn’t making me want to blog more often. So I’m considering working on a new design for it but yet again I’m not even sure that I want to keep it on icupcake.org. I like the domain but I was contemplating moving everything over to jordanriane.com (or even trying to get ahold of riane.com but not sure if that will happen.) Who knows what will happen because I’ve got a million ideas for some other projects I’m working on so I’ll end up pushing it back.

In other news, in four more days I’ll have been walking for a month. I started off using a walker for a couple weeks and eventually moved to just using a single crutch on my right side. Now I can pretty much walk without it although I did have an issue sprout up on Thanksgiving. My tendons are moving over the knee whenever it bends thus causing it to pop. There isn’t any pain involved but it’s very awkward walking. I’ll find out Thursday at my orthopedic appointment on what I can do to help it.

I also graduated to being able to walk up and down stairs although I’ve yet to accomplish this feat at my house (excluding the patio stairs which are only 5 steps total.) My house stairs are both wooden so it’s a little more difficult to use without the fear of slipping. Otherwise I’ve got not problems at Steve’s house or the movie theaters (which we’ve gone to twice for New Moon & The Blind Side.) Now it’s just a matter of getting more therapy (done by myself) to be able to squat without needing any kind of support and gaining mobility with my hip and knee.

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  • That’s FANTASTIC news, Jordan – keep it up!

    I know exactly what you mean about redesigns etc. but if it helps, I like this – clean and clear and lovely!

    V xx

  • I really like this layout but I know what you mean about a layout not giving you the inspiration to blog. I hope you can come up with something that inspires you to come blog more often.

    That’s great that you’ve been up and about, though! That’s great news! I hope to hear that you’ve been more mobile in the more frequent posts you’re going to be making!!

  • YAY for walking!! So glad to hear about your awesome progress. 😀

    Good luck on a new design if you end up going for it… I definitely know how frustrating it can be to blog if you aren’t happy with your site. =/

  • I’m so happy to hear that you are able to walk more easily now! 😀 I can’t imagine the amount of mental energy you must exert to make yourself be able to walk again. I bow down to you for that. 🙂

    Please don’t move your site again, I really like this one. 🙁 You can change the layout all you want, but keep the same domain. 😛

  • I’m not sure if I’m seeing the design that you hate right now, or if you’ve gone ahead and put up a new layout (I usually read from within Google Reader). What I’m seeing now is purple with circles and mostly gray underneath the header. The colors are gorgeous in this layout, and I love your main navigation links, but the images seem almost stock photo-ish. I never know what to do for pretty background filler stuff in my layouts, either. I do like the main area/sidebars, though, with the simple gray and white.