The problem was that I had the widgets plugin sitting in the plugins folder. Didn’t have it activated, just had it there. As soon as I deleted it, the plugins and widgets automagically started working.
Couple little things added to the sidebar. I’ll probably add a few more now that everything is going smoothly. I want to redo the Login section to remove the advertisement for WordPress–have one of those at the bottom and don’t need another.
But I feel good today, and will get the words to finish up the Green Magic proposal first draft later today. Print them off and revise them on Monday and Tuesday.
Having no headache is a very good thing.