Thursday, March 03, 2011

Thoughts from the Tube

As I lay in the Hannibal Lechter-esque head restraint in the MRI getting an MRA to check whether or not my arteries to my brain are working right or not, I had some time to think -- an hour, actually.  And frankly, none of those thoughts are making any coherent sense, or any pleasant sense, so I decided to float around these lovely images instead.


Enjoy.


Oh, I'm trying.  So. Very. Hard.


Delight.  Pure, unadulterated delight.







What?  Don't these make me look smarter?

I would give you all the change in my pockets.



And my all time favorite video of my kidlet.








Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.

55 comments:

  1. Lori may you find relief from all that causes you pain and grief. Your video of your little one is just priceless! Prayers and Blessings to you my dear...

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  2. Lori--The video of your little one is soooo precious! Little ones are so very funny in their innocence. You will be in the prayers of many of us. CJ

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  3. Oh, Lori,
    I am sitting here with the fourth day of migraine, in sympathy with you. This happens rarely for me. Mostly about a month. I don't know how you do it. Hope this offers some help, my rock star friend -teehee!
    Big hugs,
    Suz

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  4. I know that you suffer from horrible migraines and they can be so debilitating. I hope that your MRI went well and you can find some relief. I also just loved the video of your son. He reminds me of mine (who's 16 now). He was a pacifier addict, who had to have one in each hand at all times. Time goes by to fast.

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  5. Hey Lori, I luv your kidlet!! How cute! Thanks for sharing ... hope everything is okay.
    Susan

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  6. This kid was born to achieve greatness. I don't know how and where, but I swear, this won't be the last we've heard of the great dummy- swapper!
    Darling, I don't know if you realize it, but your strenght kind of rubs off on people. Here's me, no kids, a lame- o job contracted for 31 hours a week and no other responsibilities, yet I am seemingly unable to get my behind into gear 99 out of 100 times. And then there's you, a Mum, hard worker, artist, inspirational blogger, all the while exposed to excrutiating pain I would not come up with in the worst of nightmares.
    Sometimes, happiness (for me) is knowing that it can be done.
    This little comment won't take your pain away, but please file away the info that you do have an impact on the life of somebody you have never met and most likely never will meet. Actually... make this MANY somebodies from all over the world.
    I most vividly remember your post about the secret elf wrapping room. That little kiddo, all in awe... it made me reconsider my attitude towards my partners' kids, trying to be less of an adult and more of an elf myself. After all, there's only so much childhood magic they get, right? And much of the little specks of fairy dust I try to bring into their lives (feeble attempts, I lnow) are a direct result from that very post.
    If yiu ever have to face the tube again, please picture two english kids, 8 and 4 years old, being exposed to a daft gal sticking glittery stars to the window with (!) spit (!) so their sky is, well, starry. Thanks to you.

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  7. Hope that time in the "tube" gave the doctors some good info to work with! Love the video. My son was addicted to his Nookies or binkies too. I have pictures of him with two in his mouth at one time! They were a little smaller than the model your son had. Precious stuff...

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  8. that is a very sweet and funny video!

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  9. so precious and so determined and so focused - can't imagine where he got those attributes!

    Priceless!

    Hope you get some relief from your pain...

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  10. I'm wishing you the best. And, OH MY, that video is precious and priceless.

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  11. Hope the MRI will give them some info to help you because you gave me smiles and a laugh today. I loved the picture of the teapot lamp but I laughed out loud at the baby video. Thanks.

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  12. Here's why you should pity me: I can't get that video to load. Seems I'm missing what should have been Oscar-nominated short. But really, we all want you to get this solved and feel better asap. But in the meantime, know that you continue to be a great example of what goodness and willpower will get a person.

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  13. Great picutres, love the teapot lamp. I hope they find some results and can help you!

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  14. Sweetie, I hope they find out lots of information from your test...thinking about you! Love that baby vid, and gosh, I can't even remember when gum balls were 5 cents! B hits me up for a quarter every time we go near one!

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  15. Hugs Lori, I hope that they found some answers for you today and that you are going to start feeling better soon. My middle child loved her bubba that's what we called it and carried it with her wherever we went, I have tons of pictures with her and her bubba together. She did give it up before the third one came but I would find her having a suck from the babies it was almost like a drug for her.

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  16. There is nothing sweeter and more uplifting than a baby's pure giggle. Hope you feel better permanently soon.

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  17. I am wishing sweetness and light for you, dear Lori. And that video of your baby is a delight! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  18. Hi Lori,
    I hope everything went well, and that you'll get some relief from your pain. XO Martha

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  19. What a Precious baby! He couldnt get enuf of his pacifier..I laughed too! One of mine was a thumb sucker and he would say there was chocolate milk in there! I wish you many good and great days ahead, and I hope there will be very good results to this MRI. Many huggs across the miles! xx

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  20. Thinking of you, Lori. Wishing you the best.

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  21. Thinking of you and hoping all will be well. Hugs!

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  22. Lori, you made it through the day! I hope this will be the beginning of some answers for you and some relief!!!
    The video of the Kidlet...my goodness I was laughing out loud. I couldn't believe it was real. Did he really do that??!!! Absolutely hilarious and would win America's Funniest Home Videos for sure!! What a keeper.
    Sure makes me wish I was better about taking videos of my kids when they were babies. As good as I am with taking photos, I really neglected taking videos. There's no way to capture this one in a single shot! I think I'll go back and watch it again....

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  23. Sending white light and ethereal hugs. Be well.
    Video is adorable!
    Cenya

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  24. My prayers go out to you! *hugs* I know how hard this can all be. I hope and pray the doctors can find you relief. And your kidlet is very cute :)

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  25. LOL! omg- that video is FUNNY! thank you for the laugh.

    Sending healthy healing vibes your way from Cali. Pls. get well. You inspire us in so many ways. (We need you healthy! ;)
    Best- tara

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  26. Hi Lori, you made me laugh out loud at your Hannibal comment, it's so true with those tubes. I hope you find relief from your migraines.

    Best of Luck my friend,

    Namaste

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  27. Many prayers for you that all the tests lead to some relief for you.

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  28. What a happy way to start the day! Thank you so much for sharing that precious video! And your laugh was just as contagious! Hope you are feeling that way again soon! My Mom swore i would walk down the aisle with a pacifier, she said they had them stashed everywhere, heaven forbid they should not have one when i wanted one! too funny!

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  29. Hello Miss Lori,your kidlet is abso cutie pie,no doubt the apple of your eye,and as for your horrible headaches i truly hope they can find something on your mri that can,help them to help you,it is evedent by all the comments that you mean a lot to a lot of people & even though i am a new people i have grown very fond of you,that speaks volumes that you have that effect on people that you for the most part you will never even meet in person. YOU are a very special person Lori i am crossing fingers, toes,legs arms and if i can find something else i'll cross that too hopeing and praying that you get some relief very soon.ttfn Lana

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  30. Sweet,Funny and couragious Lori,I am so sorry for your migrains I can not image what you are going thru, but with courage and a huge sence of humor. I laughed out loud at little Zack. You are always in my prayers.
    Be Blessed

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  31. Oh Lori- first of all, hats off to you for surviving an MRI.....it's my biggeste fear to have to go into a tube while restrained (I am clausterphobic). I hope they can figure out how to help you.

    NOW- the video is wonderful. I laughed and laughed. OH I miss when my kids were little. Just the joy of watching them discover something so simple, like choice, is wonderful!!!! I am happy you caught that moment on video, and shared it with us.
    Be well.

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  32. Good luck to you, Lori! I hope this latest round gives you some answers and some peace...

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  33. Having an MRI scan is not a pleasant experience but you survived. I hope the results bring some comfort.

    The little film is wonderful - it made me laugh !!

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  34. Best wishes- I hope you find the answer soon.

    I loved that lamp (and everything else too.)

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  35. I want two pacifiers!! May you have two today yourself.

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  36. I had an MRA a while back and they are a little freaky but over quickly if memory serves! My boys were all pacifier kids. My nephew used to have one in each hand and one in his mouth! So cute. I guess you could say that pacifier kids run in the family. heehee

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  37. Hoping that answers are found and you get relief! Hugs.

    Had to watch twice ~ the laughter from both of you is wonderful.

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  38. That video was precious!

    ~Julie~

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  39. Ugh. MRIs are no fun. It's like you're laying in a trench during war, too scared to move with gunshots going off all around you. At least that was my experience. I hope your test yielded positive results.

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  40. Whenever I am sad, my daughter always brings sunshine and happiness to my life. Little ones are so precious, thank you for sharing your life and bringing sunshine every day x

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  41. Oh Lori - I´m thinking about you. And your strength to look for hope is just amazing. You´re so brave!!!! Hugs and love!!

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  42. Sending wishes for comfort and ease to you. How amazing that you would be in the midst of distress and yet sharing happiness and joy with others. Of course, that video would bring joy to even the darkest day...

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  43. Oh, Lori, that video is priceless. I laughed and laughed. I love it. I also love that you finally got the MRI and am hoping you get answers SOON!

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  44. Lori,
    You are definitely so very loved! May you find health and I LOVE the cutie-pie video!!! How funny!

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  45. Lori I hope your MRI was successful and the doctors will be able to find a cure for your terrible sufferings.
    I got rid of nearly 90%of my migraines when I took an Imupro Blood Test and they discovered some Food intolerancies that went unnoticed in regular blood tests.
    I must be really careful about what I eat but my migraines have gone from 2-3 per week to maybe once a month.

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  46. Hi Lori, thanks so much for your comments and suggestions. I really appreciate the feedback. I've made the button necklace and am so pleased with the result.

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  47. Hi Lori, thanks so much for the comments and advice. I really appreciate the feedback. I've made the button necklace. Same as yours but the look is different. Please see my blog, I'd love to know what you think.

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  48. Hi Lori, I'm struggling to leave a comment. Keep getting "can't complete message", so if you get a load of comments from me I apologise. I wanted to thank you for your comments and advice. I made the button necklace and am very pleased with the result. I'd love to hear what you think.

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  49. Love each and everyone of these, Lori!

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  50. I hope you find so relief soon. Hugs.

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  51. Love your video! Praying everything goes well and you get some relief!

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  52. Lori...you are so fun to come visit. I have missed you, but about to start traveling the Bead Soup trail now that Adorn Me is over...I'm swimming in bliss here =)
    But more importantly, dear Lori...I hope you find out what is up and what is not...MRI/MRAs are not my favorite thing to do. No, not at all.

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  53. Lori, you work sooooo much...your jewelry, your son, your blog, your house, your flickr groups and so much more... maybe this is the way your body says "STOP!"
    Hope you can find some relief.
    The video of your little one is just lovely. Is that you laughing in the background?
    You are in my thoughts!

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  54. The video of the little is toooo cute! So sweet and innocent, the choices of two binkies!

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