Thanks Jane. I find the key is patience with oneself and the things you are trying to achieve---new friends, getting things done around the house, etc.
Blogger is very easy---have a look at www.blogger.com ; it will practically create the blog for you:)
And thanks for the good wishes on the job hunt everyone. It's a bit unnerving to be unemployed but I'm sure it won't last too long, and I'm bound to find somethign better than that job!