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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
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Monday, April 5, 2010

the ocular wonkies

this is so strange ... i haven't had an ocular migraine in about a year i think, and
all of a sudden ... i have been besieged with one after the other ... thankfully, i do
not get a migraine headache ... but the visual changes make it nearly impossible
for me to read ... and so ... once again i am very far behind in my blog reads ... i
hope you will forgive me ... but, right now ... during my moments of visual clarity
i have work to do on puffs for three sweet ladies ...







i hope to have these all finished tomorrow ... then i will be all over my google
reader to see what i have missed ... believe me, i do miss my visits with you!

thank you for stopping over!

52 comments:

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sweet Friend :) I am so sorry you have to go through that!! Not being able to see would just be awful :( I hope you and your sweet boys had a wonderful Easter!!!
Whoever is getting those puffs will love them so much :) I cant walk by mine without stopping to hold it and admire it :) I love it so much!!
Lots of love and hugs,
Amy

sandra said...

Hi Lori,
So sorry to hear about you migraines...never heard of getting the visual changes without the headache...that must be really strange. I just got new contacts not too long ago, and it tooks months to get one of them right. I tell ya, when your vision is off, it is just maddening!!! Hope everything improves soon. Well, it looks like you're still turning out some gorgeous puffs in spite of the problems! Your pics are just a vision(no pun intended) of beauty!!!
Love ya,
Sandra

Marianne@Songbird said...

I just so love that fabric you use for your puffs and your boxes. It is so dreamy and gorgeous!
I never heard of ocular wonkies but it doesn't sound good. Hopefully you will feel better soon.

BellaRosa said...

Lori amor, I so feel for you, I HATE migranes with a passion! I so hope you feel better :) Now on the funny side...when I saw your post title..and saw the beautiful "pillows" all I kept thinking was wow, I want an ocular wonkie lol I know sad right :) But seriously your puffs are so pretty! I hope you and your loved ones had a beautiful Easter...our was rockin...literally...we had a strong earthquake :) Besos, Rose

Gail said...

Lori,
So sorry to hear about your vision, it must be annoying to say the least..hope they go away soon my friend :).
BTW, those puffs are incredible!

debi said...

Oh no! Those wonkie vision problems are the pits! Have not had that problem for awhile...knock on wood!
I hope you're feeling better very soon!
Hugs, Debi

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh my Lori! I hope you are doing better very soon! Love the darling puff's!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Andrea said...

Those are just gorgeous Lori!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Anything to do with a migraine is absolutely forgivable...
Enjoy the time without them and perhaps they shall leave altogether... making life once more enjoyable.
Susan x

Claudia said...

I sure hope those pesky migraines let up. I don't get the headache either, but time seems to stop while my vision goes haywire. My sister gets them, too, along with the headaches.

I think I see my puff!

xo
Claudia

The French Bear said...

Oh dear Lori, I am suffering a migraine right now, so I totally understand.... I just had to comment on your puffs, they are so beautiful.....I missed out last time, they sold right away, I will try again.
Hugs,
Margaret B

shabbyscraps said...

oh lori! I certainly hope you feel better soon!!
xoxo, Tiffany

Beth Leintz said...

Lori- Hope your feeling better soon-come and go headaches that affect your vision are so frustrating.

Debbie said...

I've only ever had 2 ocular headaches. About one year apart. The first time I was driving and didn't know what was happening so I pulled over and called 911. My vision was getting so bad I thought I was going to pass out! I was relieved to find out there was nothing seriously wrong with me! Glad you are back to blogging :)

Cozy Little House said...

I know what you mean about migraines. Mine are always behind one eye or the other. Maxalt works for me. I feel for ya!
Brenda

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

And we sure miss you...get well soon!

Elyse said...

hi lori,

so sorry to hear you've got the OWs but of course you are able to make them sound cute by giving them a quirky name. i had something really strange and quite wonkular happen to me once during a headache where i actually saw a prism out of the corner of my eye. is it like that?

your puffs are lovely. hope you are resting as much as possible.

xo
elyse

Linda said...

I get silent migraines sometimes, too, Lori- I'm glad not to have the headache with them, but they are most definitely distracting!! Your puffs are so lovely!

twinkleshabbystar said...

Im so so sorry Lori to hear for your migraines. Bless your heart! I've only had two my entire life and they are so crippling. I wonder what's causing you to have them over and over now. I hope you are speaking with your doctor. We miss you and look forward to seeing your happy self visiting us and posting again! :) XOXO,Jenn

vivian said...

oh those are sooo pretty! see you soon!
hugs

Beehive Cottage said...

I get those oculars too...aren't they so weird. They come out of nowhere & without a schedule. Mine last about 25 minutes. Sometimes I can work through them (as long as I don't need to see well). Other times I just take a break.
I love your beautiful puffs. Maybe someday...
Smiles, Debbie

Terri Gordon said...

Oh Lori, I am so sorry about your visual problems. I suffer from them and then get the headache, it's awful. How exciting to see my puff being made, how fun. Thank you for sharing. Take care and I hope you feel better. Terri

Lori said...

Dear Lori
Oh sweetie do take care, vision stuff is so scarey! I have days I get very scared with mine!! Love to you, Lori

Susie Q said...

I'm so sorry you have those 'ocular wonkies'...I have a dear friend who gets migraines like that...fortunately they don't last long and ibuprofen works for her, but they are weird. I get regular migraines...think I would rather have oculars!

Take care and I would love to know how you make those puffs...lovely.

cheryl kuhn said...

so sorry to hear about the migraine trouble, I hope it will resolve itself quickly and you will not have another one ever again! I can't wait to see how the finished puffs turn out! Take care...hugs,Cheryl

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Lori~
Finally I am back, although I must confess I did take a quick peak at your blog while I was spending time with the family. The kids caught me so I to rush off...

Hope that nasty migraine is gone by now and doesn't come back any time soon. I REALLY need one of your puffs, I am going to have to go over to your shop, they have been calling my name, and I scrimped all last week so I could buy one without feeling guilty...

Got to go catch up with everyone, hope you are feeling better and had a great Easter~
Kate

Julie Pishny said...

Hi Lori, I hope you are feeling better and that those pesky migraines have gone away - for good! Horrible things - I am sending well wishes your way...xo Julie

Julie Ann said...

I hope those go away quickly!! Those cream puffs are so sweet- I wish I could have a whole room full of them!! :)

Jeanne said...

Oh Lori, I'm sorry to hear your vision is giving you trouble. I have never heard of an "ocular migraine" before. (You learn something new every day.) We've been experiencing medical issues and oddities here too. There seems to be something weird going on in the universe lately - Whatever it is, I wish it would stop!
Take care and be well,
xo
jeanne

the wild raspberry said...

so sorry to hear that.
debbie used to get those headaches too...
they are very scary.

i think she takes b complex to help...and it really seems to help a lot!

Alisa said...

Oh, bless your heart! At least you don't get the headaches!

Miss Sandy said...

Lori,

I am so sorry to hear that you are out of commission due to nasty headaches! I hope you are better very soon. Your sweet presence has been missed. Your project is so pretty! I love the dreamy feel of the fabric you are using.

Vicki said...

Hi, Lori, I am sorry you haven't been feeling well. Your puffs are just gorgeous and the ladies you are making them for are very lucky indeed. I hope you have a wonderful week with lots of sunshine and spring weather. Blessings to you! Vicki

Amanda said...

Beautiful blog -- I've decided to follow! Jo from My Paper Playhouse sent me over. http://mypaperplayhouse.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-in-blogland.html

Romeo said...

ewwwwww....."she" used to get those and wants you to know "she" feels badly for you. They are awful....when "her" peripheral vision started to go,
"she" would have about 20 minutes to get somewhere "safe" because "she" would not be able to see at all. I am so sorry to hear that you've had one of these.....

Romeo and "her"

Whimsical Creations said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.

The poofs are beautiful. =D

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh no, those are just awful. I've only had one like that, but get the symptoms of them with the regular migraines. And I know what you mean, they seem to come in groups. I hope you are at the end of your string of headaches!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Lori,
You poor sweetie, that sounds horrible. I hope you feel like your old self soon. I so love your puffs. I had the chance to hold one in my hand last week. Jodie showed me the one that you made for her. Lori, your work is so beautiful. My baby girl flipped when she saw her bunny. I've put it up on her bookcase where the hands of brothers can't reach! Lisa

LiLi M. said...

Lori, if you are not feeling well, please skip either reading my blog and/or giving comments. Just don't feel obliged to let me know that you were there.
I feel sorry for you and I think you should rest but of course you cannot miss your contacts in blogland, so just do whatever you can do and nothing more. Please.
Ah those fluffling posies...just too gorgeous! Hope that you will be on the mend soon. I have paused a few days as the wheather was gorgeous over here, so I wanted to enjoy it! Now I'll stop, I suddenly think that reading comments might not be good for you either. Thinking of you, take care!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So sorry my sweet friend. I also have these, followed by pain. Take it easy.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Lori,
During the month of March I had every test known to woman to see why my eyes were bothering me. I couldn't spend much time on the computer and my eyes were so tired all the time.

I had dry eyes, and the doctor prescribed natural tears over the counter called Systane. They have really helped.

I hope you feel better soon. I went into my favorite shop today and they had the dreamiest peach ribbon with flowers and you came to mind. I thought Lori would love this for one of her dreamy projects.

Webster's pages is an amazing place with very feminine designs. Here is the ribbon that made me think of you.

http://www.websterspages.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&product_id=317&flypage=flypage.tpl&pop=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=317&vmcchk=1&Itemid=317

Hope your eyes are on the mend.

Karen

justagirl said...

oh. i hope you feel better soon! So much foofy goodnes!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

OH Lori, I hope you feel better soon. I wonder if it is something to do with the crazy weather changes? I seem to get bad headaches/sinus problems because of them..

Your puffs are pretty as can be!

xoxo Heather

p.s.- I sent you an email I think it was last week... my email has been acting weird so if you didn't get it please let me know and I will resend.

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh poor you, hope you are doing much better now.
How gorgeous your puffs are - lucky girls that are getting those 3 treasures
Alison

❦TattingChic said...

Lori, your comment on my blog about the deal about winning my giveaway cracked me up! Okay, you remember that deal with your fabulous giveaways because I ALWAYS want to win yours!! Your giveaways always have such beautiful things that you create.

....sigh...

I do hope you get to feeling better. I am sorry to hear you have been having ocular woes! Gentle (((hugs))) to you, my friend!
~TattingChic ♥

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Oh, dear Lori, I hope you're feeling better. I do sometimes get migraines and make sure I drive home from work before it gets too bad because of the visual disturbances. Your puffs are perfectly pretty. I know I'm enjoying mine!

Andrea said...

Praying you are better and have NO more migraines!
Blessings, andrea

Melissa said...

I LOVE THE PUFFS! I love everything you do-thats why I featured your blog as an inspiring place on my Crescendoh piece today.
http://www.crescendoh.com
Yay!
Melissa

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Sooooo puffy sweet! Sorry you've been battling migraines.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Lori~ so sorry you're having struggles with the migraines.
I'm prone to the (squiggly) eye fishers that sometimes comes before a headache. I can't see clearly either when they hit.

Are all your puffs spoken for or will they be available in your shop?

I hope you're feelin' better soon.

sweet wishes,
Sara

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Good Morning Lori!
Just in case you can't see the calendar today...it's Friday and I'm really missin' me some Lori! :)

I hope your head/eyes are feeling better as I'm so worried about you, my little friend!

I know I'm greedy and all, (I admit it in public) I just hope you can get back to normal and post some of beauty that we all love so much!!!!! I really need a "Lori Fix"
;)

Have a wonderful weekend girl!

Karen said...

Oh no Lori. I am so sorry you are experiencing this. I have never had a migraine . . . but this Ocular doesn't sound very fun either! I hate it when things upset my vision. I even hate it when I go inside a store with a/c on and it dries up my contacts like INSTANTLY and I walk around blinking and blinking probably looking like a goon. :) It drives me insane!
Love your poofs, but you just take your time getting better.
Hugs and prayers.
Karen - Some days are diamonds

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