Sunday, August 5, 2012

this place








this week:

~ thinking of a dear friend that passed away, too soon.
~  the tides have been high, sometimes, you have to (carefully!) climb over the rocks to get back home
~ i like low tides, they are the best for finding treasures
~ i like having alone time for meditation
~ owen. he does not meditate, but likes to get into things instead. i like when he doesn't get into things.
~ my eldest son played in a six man volleyball tournament this week. i love when he sends me photos, thank you son!  (sorry i don't know who to credit for the photo!)
~ i love this new yarn, a gift from a friend. she needed help on a scarf she was making with this lace weight yarn from rowan. she gave me a ball too, for helping! thank you melissa! the scarf is turning into a very fun knit, and so pretty too with the color changes. i like the gold and lavender, though inside there is a lot more blue. this yarn is so fine it's like knitting with spider webs, imagining that since i never would touch a spider web.
~ my sister sent this text a few days ago: our alaska cruise is in two weeks four days ten hours twenty five minutes and twenty six seconds! counting down now  :)

43 comments:

  1. I am so sorry you lost a dear friend.

    I thought I saw something in your cabinet in the last post.

    I've missed Owen in your posts. He is so cute.

    I was wondering if your son was in the Olympics (I guess not).

    Hooray for yarn.

    But again I'm sorry for your loss and hope you know my thoughts are with you.

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  2. thank you andee dear.

    owen is here, cute as ever, just doesn't sit still long enough for photos.
    my son almost made it, he has friends there.
    :)

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  3. Hi Lori! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.
    Owen is so sweet behind the curtain and that yarn looks so beautiful. Love the colour and lightness. Great photo from your son! xxx Teje

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    1. thank you teje. my son knows how to make me happy!

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    1. thank you alessandra, hugs to you too :)

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  5. So sorry to hear of your friend's passing. Always worse when it happens way too soon or unexpectedly. That Owen surely makes everything better. What a cutie he is.

    Great photo of the volleyball game -- you can see that everyone is really intent on the moment.

    That yarn is beautiful but crocheting with it would be a nightmare. Definitely meant for knitting. Enjoy! and have a beautiful week. Tammy

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    1. thank you tammy. this yarn is a bit difficult for knitting too, my husband can't believe i'm knitting with what appears to be wispy thread. it is so lovely, soft and warm though.

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  6. Dearest Lori Ann,
    I am so sorry to hear that you had a friend that passed away. I have lost so many friends lately, it's hard; I try to think of them often so they aren't forgotten.
    A beautiful photo of your son, I know you are one proud mama of all your babies.
    Your trip sounds so exciting and to share it with your sister makes it all the better.
    Have a great Monday and give little Owen a pat from me. :)

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    1. thank you tracey, last week one of my daughters friends mother passed too, i had only met her when i was hired to photograph her family. i had taken what were to be their last family photos together. they've told my daughter they are grateful to have them. :(

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  7. So sorry about your friend. It is never easy regardless of age or health. I have had friends lose babies at birth, and it is so very hard. You have one beautiful son. I wondered if he was in London. Squeals of delight that you trip is coming so close. It would be hard to focus. I miss having a few moments for meditation. Once we are settled again.

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    1. thank you heather. meditating was hard when my children were small, those alone moments were few and far between. and thank you for the kind words for my son!

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  8. losing a friend....so very very sorry; closing those life circles is hard at any age;
    oh just 2 weeks away??? Is your knitting packed??? (I always have to pack my knitting first!!!!) There is lots of deck time watching the incredible scenery float by.....knitting in your lap; camera by your side! MUCH FUN

    Owen....Freddy says hi, he's missed seeing you!

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    1. thank you steph.
      only another knitter would understand, the first thing i thought of is what project will i bring? and then i looked up knitting shops in fairbanks, our first place to stay. i found one, it's the oldest knit shop in all of alaska, i've been in contact with them, i was hoping to learn more about this alaskan musk ox fiber, have you heard of it? qiviut?
      owen says hi back!

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  9. Sorry to hear that you lost a friend Lori.
    that first picture is just so beautiful!!

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    1. thank you emma. i took that photo from a hill right above our home (my house is not in the photo though).

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  10. So sorry for your loss Lori.

    Great action shot of your son, and Owen is pretty cute peeking out from that curtain. Have fun getting ready for your trip.

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    1. thank you kim. i love when my kids send me photos of what their doing :)

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  11. i'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, lori♡

    how wonderful that you are going on a cruise - this is a big year of traveling for you, from africa to alaska! love the shots of owen and your son - is that kyle? a handsome group in their matching team uniform! hehe

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    1. a cruise will be a very new experiance amanda, not having ever been on one (and didn't think i would). we also will be on land for a week, lots to see and do!
      it is kyle, my beautiful lovely boy :)

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  12. Hi Lori! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Lots of hugs your way.
    Your son is awesome! And Owen is too! (He looks rather mysterious in that pic :)
    xox

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    1. thank you pam. i love this photo of kyle, i was so happy he sent it.
      owen was getting into hannah's room, he knew he was in trouble. hee hee.

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's passing--gentle thoughts and sweet memories of your time together.
    What a handsome son; reminded me of our days watching the games at Laguna Beach.
    Beautiful yarn-can't wait to see what you knit with it. Are you taking it with you for your Alaska cruise? Have a great time with your Sis--do you leave from the Port of Seattle?? XOXO

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    1. thank you susan. and thank you for the words about my son. i'm making a scarf, the pattern i'm helping a friend with. i wouldn't have chosen it, but now i'm so glad to be making it, it's a lovely knit! and i'm hoping to be done with it before alaska, it's going to be a gift.
      we won't be in seattle, our cruise starts in fairbanks. we'll be on land for a week, making our way down to a port in whittier (i think) and then board. we will be ending in vancouver. i would have loved to have met you! next time. :)

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  14. So very sorry about your loss, it's hard isn't it? Owen and Frodo would be best buddies , I just know it!! Lovely yarn and I bet it's soft as ever. That text would have made my day!!!

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  15. A lovely post Lori, I am so sorry about the loss of your friend, I am thinking of you.
    How exciting that your trip is so soon! I love the soft look of that wool. What a wonderful photo of your son.
    Have a lovely day Lori
    Love
    Linda

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  16. sorry to hear about your friend, holding you in my thoughts.

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  17. Lovely thoughtful post, Lori. So sorry about the loss of your friend.
    Your trip is so close now, how exciting that is. Loved the picture of your son....and your pretty new yarn.
    Sending love
    Helen x

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  18. Hi Lori, peaceful images, love the marsh photo.
    xxx
    julie

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  19. Dear Lori, I am wishing you some peace and gentle hugs right now through your difficult time. Loss is so hard, especially when it is unexpected. I also love visiting you, Lori, and am having difficulty finding time this summer to "do it all". I have been thinking a lot about you and your family...hugs to you all!!! (And boy, what beautiful children you made!!! I am learning that this is both inside and out!) I am also excited about your upcoming trip ~ we all get to go on your voyage with you, just like to Africa! Special wishes sent to you, sweet friend!!!
    xo Jules

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  20. yay for alaska! pretty yarn, handsome son you have, lovely thoughts, and i feel closer to you having seen seals here at half moon bay yesterday and was chatting about the seals in carp with a fellow onlooker. the tide was low too and a little treasure was found. i only took one teeny tiny shell that no little crab would ever use.

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  21. I'm so sorry for your loss Lori, sending lots of warm hugs your way. Thank you for this simply sweet post, it reminds me that simple is often better.

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  22. Oh Lori, I'm so sorry about your friend. There are no words, just hugs.♥

    That's a wonderful picture of Owen! I love the backlighting and the tiny glimpse of his pink tongue :P

    What a handsome athlete your son is. Wow!

    And such a sweet thank you gift. I know you'll spin it into magic!

    I've fallen away from meditating on a regular basis. I'm making a promise to myself to reclaim that time and space which is so precious to me.

    Sending your friend wings for their new journey.

    love and hugs,

    Lo♥

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  23. Oh Owen, I bet you love him even when he does get into things :-).
    So sorry about your friend. I lost a friend this week too.
    Big hugs.
    xoxo

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    1. Hahaha, I don't think so, Annie :-)

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  24. Lori, I send you my condolences on your loss of a dear friend.

    As I read the words and looked at each photograph in this post, I thought to myself that your friend was so fortunate to have known you. You've got a very unique spirit around you, Lori, that extends itself to all of us lucky enough to have found this site.

    xo

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  25. Dear Lori, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. My thoughts are with you.

    Glad to hear that you lovely things in your life like meditation and yummy yarn to sweeten your day.

    And whoa, your son is quite the looker!

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  26. Lori, isn't it fascinating how life throws in hefty doses of sadness in amongst the joyous moments; a rich mosaic of emotions and experiences. The sun rises and sets each and every day; the rhythm never changes and it is the one thing that is certain. And in the minutes and hours in between, you find a way to honour the time you have been given. And then you share your finds with all of us. thank you my friend. xxoo

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  27. So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend xo

    Your little corner of the world is so lovely & precious Owen ...the sweetest capture ♥

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  28. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, dear Lori.

    Low tides are the best for treasure hunting!
    Wow, what a great picture of your son, are you watching the Olympics??
    Wishing you a great day for knitting!

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  29. Ah sweet Lori. I am sorry to hear about your friend. Sending you wishes of strength and healing. Glad you have found some time for meditation. Sometimes there is no better way to mend.
    Hi Owen!
    That colors in that yarn are insane. Can't wait to see the scarf.
    Yeah countdown!
    XO

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  30. SO sorry for your loss Lori- that must be so hard.
    Sending healing thoughts.
    I love your images...the doggy is so cute- Owen?
    Wishing you a lovely Sunday.
    Camilla
    xox

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  31. Hugs. Sending hugs, because sometimes there are no words.

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xoxo lori