Jan 24, 2009

Project 365 - Jan 25, 2009, and I'm Back!

Hi everyone, I'm back! I spent the last week taking care of things around the house, spending more time with God, and prioritizing my focus. I missed my bloggy friends but have come to realize that I was letting blogging take up way too much of my time. I plan to keep a tighter reign on that and taking regular blog breaks to keep me in line.

Thank you all for your visits and kind comments while I was out of pocket. I will be coming around to visit you all during the week.

Now... On to Project 365 because I did still take a picture a day, and sometimes more than that! :)

Project 365

Sara at Make Music From Your Heart to the Lord is our hostess for Projcet 365. Go visit her blog for all the details.

Day 1 - Ooops - accidental shot.

Day 2 - Took the girls shopping and let them spend some of their money. We went to Mardels, the Dollar Store, and Hobby Lobby. They spent less than $5.00 each and as you can see are quite pleased with their purchases. Ashleigh got sick on the way home which is why she is laying down with a bowl next to her.

Day 3 - Two pictures - Two sick girls - Two bowls. That is a wet washcloth on Ashleigh's head. She had a fever but since she wouldn't keep anything in her tummy, I couldn't give her anything for it so we cooled her down with the washcloth. They were both fine the next day.

Day 4 - Me reading my Bible.

Day 5 - Got books that I ordered in the mail and a magazine subscription that was a Christmas gift from a very dear friend.

Day 6 - Four pictures today. It was a nice day so we went to the park after school. Emily ran into a friend from school while we were there. Tobi wanted off the leash (she is wearing one, you just can't see it).

Day 7 - I checked the mail. What's this!? I am NOT old enough to be getting these.


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind ~ Luke 10:27


a corgi said...

I think blog breaks are great ideas; welcome back; so sorry sickness found a way into your house this past week; glad all are making or made a recovery

enjoyed the pictures; let me know what you think about the book 90 Minutes in Heaven


Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
Good to see you back!!! Isn't it good to take bloggy break, yep we sure need them every now and then.
Hey I get that same mail too lol.
Hope the girls are feeling better!!

Hugz Lorie

Tammy said...

I know what you mean about the blogging thing but I'm glad to see your back.

Oh,how I would love to be able to go to the park this time of the year!

And about the AARP mailing,I've convinced myself that they are sending it to the wrong address. :)


Deanna said...

Hi Edie! Missed you!, but completely understand you need to step away. That is important stuff!! I find myself in the throws of computer time first or quiet time first? duh... quiet time first, but I'm not always a winner at this one.

I was blessed this morning tho to stay true to the one who is always true to me no matter what-- and spent some good & precious time with Jesus! You know what I love most tho? That even tho when quiet time is "over", it never really is! I love how He is still ever present with me in the here and the now- it's as if we hold an invisible hand all day long! I love HIM!

I love your pictures! Cute girls!
something silly about me...

I love C.S. Lewis!

but, I don't know why, I've always been well, I guess the word would be 'scared' to read- Screwtape Letters.

I'd love to hear your review on the Scewtape letters.

((hugs)) Deanna

sara said...

I have got to keep a tight watch on my blogging time too..it can consume!

90 minutes in heaven is an awesome book! you will love it!

great pics for this week!!!

Mocha with Linda said...

Hello fellow Texan! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Enjoyed your pics.

Sue J. said...

Refreshing!! Glad the girls are better--that looked really awful....you totally feel for them when they're like that.

Let me know what you think of C.S. Lewis--that's a classic...not that I've read it. I should. There is no room on the nightstand for one more book at the moment. Anyhow, curious to hear your insights on his insights, etc.

Maybe I'll come back one day, too. I keep meaning to write about my risotto experience, but it hasn't happened yet. The week is young!

Mary Moss said...

Great shots! Looks like you had a wonderful week (in spite of 2 sick girls).

Glad you had time to regroup:-)

Debra said...


Good to see you, my friend. I loved the picture of you reading your Bible the best. Truly, you should frame that one.

And the AARP one cracked me up...I'd send it back with a NO WAY on it! lol

Hope the girls are feeling much better and hope it stayed away from you!

Happy SonDay, sweet one!

Marla said...

So glad that you are back, I have missed you. I don't always get around to posting, I too am trying to read the bible before I get to involved in blogging. Some day I will get better organized. Loved your pictures. Thought of you while commuting this week, same song, Love the Lord- Iwas singing loud, did you hear me!!

Jody said...

Hi Edie,
The pictures that struck me were the park pictures. At my house we have 2feet of snow on the ground and it is only 18 today. Glad to see you back.

Jeff and Valerie Carr said...

My father in law read 90 minutes in heaven and really seemed to enjoy it!

Welcome back

Chatty Kelly said...

I read 90 minutes, and enjoyed it. It was an "easy" read. Glad you got the magazine! Fun!

Missed you. Hope everyone is on the mend.

Beverlydru said...

I want to read 90 minutes in heaven. Let us know what you think.

Love the photos.

On a silly note: If you have time on Monday, put in a good word for me over at 2nd Cup of Coffee.
I have an ugly mug!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, that last one cracked me up. Yes, you are too young! The girls are so sweet and cute. Bless their little hearts for being ill.

LisaShaw said...


So glad to see you back but I pray you had a restful time and a time of being productive in other areas.

Blogging can get out of hand so when I need breaks I take them to handle other things in a more balanced way.

I love your photos!! I pray the little ones are over the colds now!

My teen daughter and I were sick earlier in the week as well. Florida went crazy for a few days with the weather. I thought I was back up North living.

Love you.

God's girl said...


Glad you are back, but more glad that you knew when you take a break:) It's amazing the things we let consume us.

Love the pictures, and especially the one of you reading your Bible:) I have been sick all week, so I totally emphasize with the girls being sick:(

Blessings to you and can't wait to read some of the things God laid on your heart:)

Chatty Kelly said...

Just came back again, because I havent' seen you all week, so must see you twice today. :-) My husband handed me my AARP card this week (I'm 40!) I said "how did i get this?!!??!?!?!?" He said I qualified through him. So I'm a member. LOL! I'm in all the clubs.

Kim said...

Glad the girls were sick only a short time. No fun! My niece-in-law received her first letter from AARP and she's only 37! Obviously some incorrect data entered into their computers.

My daughter's really excited to be taking a class on C.S. Lewis this semester -- and I'm really excited to have her tell me all about it! :-)

Gina said...

Hope everyone is feeling better :). So cute you took a picture of your "happy" mail. I love getting packages in the mail :) TFS

Mocha with Linda said...

Glad you're going to play! Your letter is P!

Dorothy Champagne said...

Glad to have you back!

Lorri said...

Welcome back. Great pictures. I love Hobby Lobby!

Daphine said...

Hello friend! Glad you're back! I TOTALLY know what you mean about taking a break from blogging. I've had to cut back since the beginning of the year too! I was losing focus with other important things too. I love blogging...but it can toally consume ALL of your time.

Looks like you had a great week!

I so want that book.... "90 Minutes in Heaven." Maybe I'll get it after I finish reading the "Shack".

Have a great week!

My ADHD Me said...

HURRAY!! You were missed, but blog breaks are important in order to keep priorities straight.

The girls looked like little sick angels.

AARP--Give me a break!!

Runner Mom said...

Oh, we have missed you! I totally understand about the bloggy thing--too much time on the computer and not enough where it really matters--with HIm!!

Glad that the girls are better--bless their hearts.

I had to laugh at the AARP envelope! No, you're not old enough to get that!!!


Sharon said...

Welcome back Edie,

Thanks for stopping by my blog to express your sympathies this weekend,


Greg C said...

Welcome back. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. Now get over to Linda's blog and vote for me. Please.

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Edie,
I cannot remember if I've visited your blog before, but I see your comments all over the place. I recently got a new camera and am intrigued by the 365 idea.

I completely understand blogging breaks and indulge frequently. In fact, I typically post only once per week otherwise it is literally all-consuming.

Pray your kiddos are much better now.

The Patterson 5 said...

Looks like you had a full week! I love you relaxing with God's Word photo with your slippered feet up! Thanks for sharing your week!

B His Girl said...

Fun pics Edie. I think your outlook on blogging is wisdom for all.

Sharon said...

So glad your back, bloggie breaks are good sometimes, you get a clear and renewed fresh outlook on things.
Wuv ya

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Great pics! Glad the girls didn't stay sick too long. I noticed you had received the book 90 minutes in Heaven. Have you read it yet? I was glued to the book. That was probably the fastest I've ever read a book. Fascinating.
And AARP, hee hee, I've been getting hit up as well, and not old enough. Well, hubby started on it, and I am not connected. :( Oh well, we do age, whether we want to or not. Ha ha.