If you haven't tried igoogle you should... I'm in love with it. I can see the weather (which i'm always checking so I can dress the kids accordingly for walking to & from school each day), links from my favorite health news website (newstarget.com), photography tips, and and... google reader (if you don't know this is you're missing out) I didn't like it at first because I was used to viewing sites and blogs from my bookmarked list. With this you add the sites you check to your google reader subscription and then it tells you when there is a new post...
Anyway... check it out... it's cool!
off to make brazilian black bean soup... yum!