UPDATE: It seems my plugboard was the cause. I had to delete it. Unfortunately I'm not all that great with the coding stuff and so I deleted a few of my widgets also until I could figure out the cause. Sooooo... I have to start over with a new counter since many suggested that it was probably the cause (however, it wasn't). If you had plugged into my plugboard, I do apologize and I will try to get a new one up and running soon.
I seem to have somehow picked up an unwanted pop-up ad here on my blog. I did not add it so I am going to have to track down where the code is. In the meantime, I do apologize for the inconvenience to my readers !