Sunday, September 6, 2009

Week 36, Project 365

If we were pregnant, we'd be having this baby by now. Yes folks, we've been at Project 365 that long!

Something else I've been doing for a long time is this blog. This coming week marks my second blogiversary! The same day I plan to write post #500! And if that isn't exciting enough, sometime last month when things were so busy that I didn't have time to keep track, I passed the 25,000 visitor mark. Woot!

I have a few things to celebrate!

All this week anyone who leaves a comment will be entered in a drawing. Each day I'll ask you to do something different... today I'd love it if you leave a comment about why you blog. Tomorrow it may be what you like best about blogging or a link to the favorite post you've ever written... Each comment will be a separate entry so be sure to come back every day to enter. You can comment through midnight Saturday, September 12th, and I'll announce the winner next Sunday morning.

I'd planned to have a photo with the giveaway items but then I decided it would be best to wait and see who wins and then tailor the gift for that person. Because not everyone likes the same thing. And what if I had girly things and then a guy won (I know of a few men who read this blog and who might be tempted to come out of lurking mode and comment when there's the possibility of winning looming over them). So just know that if you win, you'll like what you get because you'll be giving me ideas!

If you happen to mention my little giveaway on your blog, you'll get another chance at winning. I'm sure if I'd had enough time I could have figured out how to make a fancy button for the occasion, but people, time is a commodity in short supply these days so we're keeping it low tech.

Now, on with the photos for the week!

There's a town near here that dates back about 400 years. I think that it thought rather a lot of itself, because this not-so-big town has this grand entrance way. I shared the other day how we were given some tomato plants and, based on our experience last year, we decided to grow them in a big pot on the patio. I am hoping we get a good crop so I can make some fresh salsa. Among other things. I was sick part of the week so there aren't as many photos as usual. And the next photo is one Andrea took because I didn't make it to the cooking lesson our friends gave on Wednesday. Nestor and Graciela are from Las Rosas in Provincia Santa Fe, where there's a pasta factory that's well known in the area. They went last weekend and brought back fresh tallarines and then demonstrated how to make an amazing sauce with chicken and vegetables. Although I missed the lesson and lunch, I do know it's really good because they've served it before. This photo is a repeat from the other day. Ivan took this at a concert of senior choirs from around the country. This handsome fellow is the director for the choir from Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Finally, a photo representing what I did yesterday: pack away winter clothes and unpack the summer things. These are things I don't like to box so we'll put plastic bags over to keep the dust out and hang them in the loft storage space. Sara, thanks again for hosting Project 365! We're 3/4 of the way done!


sara said...

love the new blog design!!!

I have too many reasons I blog now, but to pick one it would be for community...I love my bloggy friends!

so weird to think you are going into summer and we are going into winter!!!

great week!

Mari said...

I love your new look!
I think the town entrance is quite grand and you made me laugh with your comment about if we were pregnant the baby would be coming!
I started blogging as a way to communicate with amily and friends, but have met so many neat people, that I blog for the blogging friends now!

rita said...

Exciting milestones, Kim, and fun giveaway! You found time for new look, but no button? Cute! I don't know how to make a button, nor keep track of visitors, nor.....pero, poco a poco se va lejos.
Why do I blog? Because of you!
to communicate and stay in touch with family and friends; to perfect writing with regular practice; to have a record of personal and family history.

Don't tell me it's time to put away summer clothes :( I'm hungry...

(I responded to your comment on my blog.)

junglewife said...

Oooh, pretty flowers! I can't believe we're already into the 9th month of the year. Crazy. Good job on the pictures. I'm pretty proud of myself for keeping up with my daily picture, too :-)

I started my blog over 3 years ago to keep friends and family up-to-date with what we're doing here in Indonesia, and that's probably still the same now. I do have more bloggy friends now, but I still write about our day-to-day life here and our family most of all.

skoots1mom said...

great new that a plant locally?
I blog to keep a running scrapbook for dd...i'll be copying my blogs to books and editing in pics.
it's been a little cooler here but still tending to be humid.

Elizabeth said...

glad you are feeling better... love the flowers on your new blog design...I can't believe it is already time to put away the winter coats...just amazing!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I admire those who are doing the 365...I wish I had that kind of persistance...

HMMMM why I blog???

It fules my creative energy, it motivates me to continue to place my words out there for all to see thus moving me one step closer to being an actual writer, it give me a platform to share my faith, and lastly I just love it. I love it when some random thing will happen in my day and in that instance I know that it is time for a blog update, when God shows up and a big way it's time for a blog update, when I need to see what going on in the lives of my bloggy pals you are all only a click away, I just love it!

Wow, 500 post and 25,000 what a milestone!!!

You ROCK girlfriend!


ps: I'll give you a shout out in a post tomorrow about your give away!!! Gotta spread the love...

SusanD said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I see you're celebrating with a new look. I love it!

I blog for so many reasons but mainly to show how God is in the everyday small aspects of my life in hopes that others will see Him in theirs.

Blessings, SusanD

Sassy Granny ... said...

Just dropping by at Robin's (Be Still) suggestion. And I'm so-o-o-o glad I did! I love southern charm, and there's no small amount of it here.

I passed my 2nd Blogger anniversary last month. I'll never forget how apprehensive I was when I penned my first few posts. Now it seems odd if I miss more than a few days in between them.

God's best to you & yours,

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary!! It is always a milestone when we realize how long we have been doing something like this:)
Why do I blog? To meet other people and learn from them.

☼Karen☼ said...

I like the new look, too, Kim. Sorry I'm late in telling you so. I like the cleaner look of it. The last look was pretty and colorful, but a little busy. This one is softer, cleaner, and reminiscent of spring which I guess you are experiencing but for me is a memory and a hope.

I started blogging because I like to write, but don't have a lot of opportunity to do so. My job includes almost no writing, and I have not the time nor the inclination or the funds to go back to school. The idea of a book seems overwhelming (I don't think I have THAT much to say), but I felt my writing muscles were atrophying. So I focus on a few topics, throwing in something new when I think of it, and try to write/blog a few times a week. My original goal was three to four times a week, but right now I have to be happy with once or twice. Time keeps getting away from me, and life seems too mundane to write about sometimes.

I'm glad you blog; I feel like I'm getting to know you better than I've had the opportunity to do in the past.