Thanks to Ohio Farm Girl, I learned about the free backgrounds available at http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/.
UPDATE: I'm back to Blogger templates now, having gotten my "dark background phase" out of my system.
UPDATE UPDATE: I'm back to a "cute" template again. Sorry.
I apologize if this is like the early days of the Internet when people found out how to make things blink in html, and so they did. All the time. Even the company logo was blinking.
And then they moved on to adding bright yellow starbursts that said "new" to everything.
This was only slightly less annoying than the people who used dark gray patterned backgrounds with white text. Surrounded by things that were blinking.
So, I promise, no blinking on this site. But we may see a few more new backgrounds before I settle on one for a while.