Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Thank you beautiful Ribbon

Accepting this award comes with a challenge.
The challenge is to answer the below questions using one word only.
This was especially difficult for me, I didn't realize I'd want to chat so much!...
here we go...

1. Where is your cell phone? near

2. Your hair? long

3. Your mother? sweet

4. Your father? estranged

5. Your favorite food? lobster

6. Your dream last night? mountains

7. Your favorite drink? chai

8. Your dream/goal? passportstamps

9. What room are you in? Family

10. Your hobby? create!

11. Your fear? anger

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? safari

13. Where were you last night? here :)

14. Something that you aren't? mean

15. Muffins? blueberry

16. Wish list item? health

17. Where did you grow up? California

18. Last thing you did? text

19. What are you wearing? bathrobe

20. Your TV? Off

21. Your pets? passed

22. Friends? many

23. Your life? BLESSED

24. Your mood? peaceful

25. Missing someone?
Five. Mine. Oops, that's two words.

26. Vehicle? ranger

27. Something you're not wearing? makeup

28. Your favorite store? Powells

29. Your favorite color? safari

30. When was the last time you laughed? today!

31. Last time you cried? fullmoon

32. Your best friend? sister

33. One place that I go to over and over? ocean

34. One person who emails me regularly? GeliVal :)

35. Favorite place to eat? home

I think i've failed the challenge, but can I still keep the award? :)

Also I'm to pass this award/challenge along to six others...
please take the award/challenge...

Under The Blood Red Sky

Cut and paste the questions to your post and let me know if
and when you do so.

I'm looking forward to your answers.

Then this beautiful award from the lovely Tessa at

This award is to be passed on as an acknowledgement of womanhood and sisterhood to those we’ve come to value most especially during our time in the Blogworld.
And because Tessa says it so beautifully, I hope she won't mind that I borrow these words from her...There are so many remarkable women whose blog company I treasure and whom I have grown to think of as true friends during our exchanges in this amazing world even though I may never have actually met them in person. Someday, somewhere, I hope we will meet, but in the meantime I would love to pass this friendship award on to these very special ladies and men in acknowledgement of how much I value their visits to, and comments on my Lori Times Five world.

Please take this award everyone, I know I would make a mess of linking, so i'll hand it to you instead! here you are Nicky, Lola, Aden, Tessa, Diana, Kavita, Karen, Renee, Clarity, Mina, Mandy, Tam, Ribbon, Jeri, Michi, Janis, Anja, Geli, Nancy, Helen, Val, Meagan, Natalie, Janelle, Cynthia, Joanne, Chaitra, Rosaria, Michelle, Lori Lynn, Tulsa, Sallymandy, Reya, Maithri, Miranda, Janet, Tiennie, Bogey, Bhavana, kj and ♥ Braja

Forgive me if i've left off anyone and as Tessa also says Please feel free to pass this on to your friends so we can make this global circle even larger!

♥ lori


  1. I just sit here smiling. Don`t need to say much, do I? I am proud to be included in this sisterhood (with a few men sprinkled in. Maithri sure belongs here!)of yours and Tessa`s. Though I don`t know each one, I`ll be glad to meet with you! Like Willow arranged her fabulous cyber party, we should arrange a virtual meeting, too! What if all of your "sisters" commented and introduced themselves with a word or two? To be reduced to one word, like in your answers, would make me overbubble with left-out words!! (haha, I liked your inventions like passportstamps and GeliVal)
    Did I say I need not say much but nod in agreement? Pretty many words already!! But you see that I love you, Bonnie Lori, and all your beautiful offspring, too. I lift my glass of apple juice to you (enough of Champagne for a while!) and toast to all my sisters! Cheers from Geli

  2. Lori, you are so kind and I'll accept the challenge of ONE word answers..... help only one, will do it over the weekend.

  3. I'm a tingling - I love sisterhood, womankind, kind women...thank you Lori...and thank you for your friendship. Loved the meme. Hugs xxx

  4. Dear Lori, that is so sweet and touching, thank you. Geli has hit upon a good idea there.

    Your answers are enlightening and so honest. I too will try and answer appropriately in future, in the mean time, allow me to thank you again and on my blog as I was just about to post when you messaged me :) Peace and love, xxx.

    P.S. your kids look adorable.

  5. Your answers seem to represent you :) And your love for safari :D!! Thank you for including me in the list. It is my first award and I am happy its from you.

    Love Chaitra

  6. I'm going to try your one word challenge, only problem is...I have a hard time doing just one word! Those people in your picture are they your family?
    They're all gorgeous!

  7. dear Lori - thanks so much for these beautiful awards! i will pass them on with great pleasure and try to rise to the challenge :-) what a beautiful family you have x

  8. I can't help but love you Lori

    x Ribbon :)

    PS... your babes are absolutely beautiful!

  9. enjoyed learning about you through one word answers and thanks for the sisterhood award. I love the picture of yuor family - may you all keep smiling forever :)

  10. I'm raising my glass right up to you as well my dear Geli, it's a lovely idea you have introducing themselves! I knew you would like my cheating invention of words, how can you use only one? it is hard. Will you try though? Thank you for saying my babies are beautiful.
    good luck with it, one word is hard to do! enjoy your weekend ♥
    I love your new look, Reasons has evolved. I am glad we are friends, you are a lovely person. Lots of luck with the move, it will all work out I'm sure.
    Thank you Clarity, I couldn't resist putting their photo up. And you are so welcome.♥
    Dear Chaitra,
    And I am SO happy to be the one to have given it to you! I see you have it up at your place, it looks lovely.
    eight helping hands,
    Oh good, I'm glad you'll try it, let me know when you do. One word answers are extremely hard, unless your a sulking teenager!
    Yes, those are my children, all five of them. They took themselves out to a goodby dinner as the 2 youngest were going off to college.The photo was taken with an iphone and immediatly emailed to me!(they knew how much i'd love it!)
    Thank you Val, i'm looking forward to it.
    Thank you Ribbon, the feeling is mutual you know?
    Thank you Bhavana for the wish, and your welcome for the well deserved award.

  11. hey there following from MBC, though i saw you from someones elses page...sixfeet under i think.
    love you description of your self, it sounds so much like me and i have written very much the same thing else where. i love that you have 5 kids, same as me. i love seeing other big familys.
    you can check me out at two places.

  12. Congratulations. Loved your answers.

  13. Lori Ann your whole family is stunning. I like that your sister is your best friend.

    You are right by the way. After my hair all fell out from chemo it came back in white and grey. So I look like I'm in my 70s.

    Love Renee xoxo

  14. You are incredibly smart AND beautiful.

    That doesn't happen every day.

  15. lori, it's late and i'm rushing but i have to say two things:

    1. i want to do the one word answers. is my name written in invisible ink, maybe? like it's there but i just can't see it? :)

    2. your children are beautiful. this picture is awe-some, mom.

    i'll be back.


    zzzzz z z z z z z z zzz zz

  16. Congrats on your awards. I can't think of anyone more deserving of awards.

    I don't know if I'm the Nancy - but if so - thank you sooo much.

    After I read the answers to the first challenge, I know why I like you so much! You epitomize all the things that are important in the world, Lori. Your family is beautiful!

  17. Hi Charlene, It's so nice to meet you, your babies are so small, I miss those days! i'll come visit.
    Thank you Rosaria, I hope you liked your award too.
    Your welcome!
    you too!
    i think white and gray is sexy and i bet you are.
    thank you for saying such a nice thing about my kids.
    Oh dear. Thank you, you are awfully kind. Thank you for stopping by!
    kj! i thought you were still on holiday! consider yourself awarded and tagged to do the meme. I'm looking forward to it. I'll be right over to see how your trip went.
    Nancy, thanks lovely friend, yes, that is you.
    I so appreciate your words. Thank you.

  18. Oooo! hadn't realised I'd got two awards, thank you. I'll go and alter my post so it's accurate right now.

  19. As someone with the gift of gab, I realize the complication of a one word answer. Nice work!

  20. Lori, I had so much fun reading your one word answers and Lobster is the best, I agree!!!
    And... Thank you so much for your kind friendship, I am so honoured and touched.
    Warm wishes,


  21. I'm trying to find appropriate postcards for you know what but Surrey doesn't seem to sell them which is odd :) I might have to go out and snap some instead.

  22. Hi Lori,
    Thank you so much for your concern.We are all fine here and it's just that I have been so very lazy:)and haven't been a good blogger.ha ha.Maybe will be back soon.So long take care!


  23. Hey Lori,
    thank you for passing on this lovely award even though I'm not sure if I deserve it.
    I will post the questions and answers in the next couple of days or so and I'll let you know...
    Thanks again! :) and congratulations to the other "awardies".
    xxx Michaela

    PS: You'll find the animal totem cards (Medicine Cards & Book) in every Barnes and Noble Bookstore, that's where I bought them. ISBN 0-312-20491-4

  24. what's it going to take to have ample time to send a new special friend an overdue email?

    maybe not a 6 month and 2 year old in the household for the weekend. oh my god. i had forgotten how crazy it can be.

    but i'll get to it. i will.


    ps word verf is: psynest

    now what do you suppose that means?

  25. How I love you sweet Lori.

    Love Renee xoxo

  26. Mandy,
    haha, okay, wonderful!
    thank you Lifestudent,
    it was difficult and as you can see, i broke the rules!
    Mina, it was my pleasure, you are so welcome, i value our friendship so very much. Take good care.
    you are sweet. no worries. lots love.
    So glad to hear you've been living your life! thank you for letting me know, I am a worrier by nature! see you soon.
    Dear Michi,
    of course you are. I am thankful for your friendship and your lovely way of looking at life. Thanks for reminding me about the cards.
    haha kj, i hope it doesn't mean psycho nest?? no worries dearheart. Life comes first always, enjoy your precious doodles, and the weekend!
    sweet renee. waving hi, blowing kisses, sending LOTS of LOVE. Have a lovely day.


xoxo lori