I’ve added a widget to the sidebar,
under opposite the search box. You can revert to the previous look by selecting “Connections”, or you can choose another theme.
Warning: If you do this, once you reload it will, as your mother warned, stick like that. You won’t be able to get the current theme back without purging cookies from your browser. (Yes, this uses a cookie.) None of the other themes I have installed have widgets available, and without widgets this thing doesn’t work.
ADDENDUM: If anyone has a particular WordPress theme they like, I’ll look into installing it. Widget-ready themes are preferred, because I don’t want to take time to customize too much. In particular, the other themes (besides Connections) don’t have ads, and I don’t want to have to install them. I don’t make much from those, but I can get my costs back.