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Friday I was up at 4!
Wishing my guys well on a fishing adventure! They were off!
Too much energy from the chatting, coffee and making sure all was got & not forgot, instead of reading I decided to log on to FB. I could not.
On the screen appeared a box saying due to traffic, I had to change my page from a person to “Public figure”. I tried to back out, log off, re log in.. several times. NOPE, same box every time.
I proceeded as instructed. 5 a.m..
Clearly, I had no other option. I was relieved to see my page looked exactly the same with all my posts. But NO comments! ALL gone! ???
I am sure someone new to the page might imagine why. or how with no activity.
All the conversations, comments, educational links others shared. GONE.
All the friends I have made over the years - some,
I’ve actually gotten to know in real life - GONE.
ANY Private messages, Cartoon ideas - saved there, addresses, stories, links - GONE.
Messages from parents with sick kids.. gone and I don’t have any e mail addresses.
Frustrated I turned off the computer, only to arrive back a bit later to see I already had a couple of messages, asking what happened to the page and ‘was it personal?’
THEN - I tried to connect with the person - who is ‘no longer a friend’ and when I visited the page - I see, I can no longer: Comment, Like or even send people messages. :(
Not even to my son or husband!?
I tried to explain this to someone - only to be doubted. As you can see from the image below from a good - real life friend.. The option to even message is gone.
Oh well! Feeling incredibly frustrated again, I shut it off, sat back and breathed and went about housework. 6 a.m.
Later I thought log on and see what happening... No news FEED? LOL!
WTF! But then I realized, I no longer have ‘friends’ so I cant see what you are posting! Not only that, I can’t search! I have no search window * something must be wrong
Well I felt really sad then...
No Mykayla going to school- Can’t wait to see her first art project!
How is Rebel growing!? At the same time, I will admit to all of you - forgive me, but we are close to Cashys anniversay of passing - I’ll never forget because it was the day after my surgery. His mothers pain tears at my heart. Only a mother must feel such a degree of sadness. So I was going to have to NOT look ... it can consume me. NOT looking for me BTW does Not mean I am not thinking. What that beautiful baby endured only to die
- yes, that is a “I’m pissed at that GOD!” for me.
I am dealing myself now, with an illness... well - you know.
Last week Storm and I had a very serious conversation where he admitted to me that he does not think I am capable to go camping with them and why.
He was 100% correct. I was in denial.
Because of this condition one minute I look & feel fine the next I am like a drunk staggering & my brain feels as if it’s doing the same thing inside.
It’s just not safe, & he wants to fish - I get it. ;)
He is so good at it. It brings him Peace.
So.. I take it a a sign. I am grateful for all of you that continue to follow, support
I will take hint from a friend who is on sabbatical and do the same.
I will post, and then do what I am to do - draw.
Thankfully, I do have a few e mail.
Several have helped informing a few of where my page is at.
> Georgia Toons < on Face book.
You know what, it was a lesson. I am tired. I need to back off.
People who want to contact me will.
LOL - they will learn it might take a few days for me to get back to them... perhaps even a week.
I will try starting NOW to put up a blog every day!
Up coming topics:
Cannabis Digest cover.
My first ‘support group meeting’ for TN Trigeminal neuralgia - I’m nervous. ;(
Cancer, children, Cashy and Cannabis
I have several projects on the go, will share take step by step photos of a few awesome crafts!
I sent my best bud an e mail the other day the subject line said:
I’m going to bombard the world with love starting today!
and the fist line inside said:
And I want you to remind me of that when I feel like telling it to go FUCK itself.
Thank you FaceBook for helping me get he message out, I am grateful and all of you who continue to show us support and yes, smile at my toons. It is what I LOVE to do and I'm gonna do it more.
Thank you FB - I was content, Life is not about content.
I need to do more and see less.
I have to share - what a weekend! The guys came home! The boat would not start! The truck needed fixed! 10 hours Drive for nothing. ;(
But they went out again and and Storm was determined show Joe a MUSKY!
LOL I love this photo. I love my boy.
I love this life.
Twitch and all, I am blessed.
Sunday we had a trip to the city planned, visit a few stores and see a couple of friends.
I had it in my mind how the day would go. It went another way.
Storm and I had a good day and did see some people we have not seen in a while, & it was great to say Hello and catch up a bit.
But the day had an event that really stuck in my head. Enough to draw it.
I suggested to Storm that we find an outdoor patio so that I could medicate. Which was badly needed. Young st. was busy - what else is knew... the level of poor was new, to me anyhow. Everything you see in the cartoon is TRUE and more. It was a visual smorgasbord!
The color, the people, the noise were slightly overwhelming as it is but when we finally found an empty patio and had just ordered a coffee, was about to medicate, I heard this strange beeping... you know s sound you know but are not sure where....
I turned to see a woman in a hospital gown, no shoes on her feet... walking towards us - with an IV pole - she was hooked up. The blood backed up into the line connecting to her arm. The machine on the IV pole beeping!
I instantly thought of TIFF and thought it might be some stunt..
She walked right where we were sitting, when an EMT worker pulled up beside her and started to question her. We were sitting right beside her.
He was nice and asked her where she was going, he said she had walked 5 km from a hospital?! 5 km and no one stopped her? No one asked her where she was going or what she was doing. ;( The conversation continued and he expressed concern about the IV Pole stating a few times “it’s worth about $3,000... “ I was thinking - buddy - she is in her hospital gown in the middle of young street attached to an IV POLE do you think she was thinking about the cost?
Well a couple of police cars later... she had slid down the railing where we were sitting almost within touching distance.. she did turn and say “sorry”
I told her she had no need to apologize. I felt bad for her. She was here from Alberta, no family, at a shelter and sick., She had a bad infection and was in the hospital to get better. It is great in this country she can be treated! I get it bout the IV Pole.. but really? What has played on my mind is the fact that he got so far. How sad. :( So many people just ignoring everything. stepping over the poor liek they re trash on the street.
I bet people looked at her when she was not looking and they thought she must be crazy. Who is cray? THOSE who see and do NOTHING are the closest to mad there is. No compassion.
I did not leave, We sat there. I at one point thought the conversation might have gone differently if she were alone. The other officer made a point about asking her is she had been in trouble and also the cost of the Pole.
Then they talked about how they needed bigger cars.
An ambulance finally arrived and she had to go back. Back to where she was so very tired of. I don’t have the answers. Better security at the hospitals?
This cartoon is full of mental illness. Alcohol abuse. Sexual obsession, Shopaholics. The rich and the poor. People together but a great percentage alone. Many on phones. Obese people getting more obese on the takeout Blvd. as they stroll past a woman begging for food.
Everyone in their own world.
WE ARE here TOGETHER! One day that might be you!
What is happening to you Toronto? Not the city I know and loved.
That could easily be someone's sister or mother.
I talked it over with a friend who work in the city and she said “you see so much so often you just learn to turn your head.”
I don’t think that is what Jesus meant when he said ‘Turn the other cheek’.
Forgive us, for we know squat. ;( .
There is a sign of hope in the cartoon. Can you find it?
I was blessed yesterday by my friend Marie! And what a blessing it was!
Marie makes Trifle. I met Marie through the parish many years ago.
At functions Marie makes a Trifle..
I alwasy get the left overs for Norm and He loves it!
Remember I'm not a great cook...
Jello and I have issues, so I have never made it.
My friend Marie showed up yesterday to teach me how!
It was awesome. I don't even need a recipe!
I already know it and I can't wait to try another, perhaps one with oranges and chocolate! Nom nom! We chatted, stirred, sliced, chatted.... went out for a tea in the gazebo and chatted some more. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I always find Marie interesting and one of the most compassionate people I know. Marie educates me every time I see her, of course shw also cares very much about our planet. I guess you could say we are tree huggers and PROUD! lol
I have several friends like this. They inspire me to be a better person.
I can't wait to pay it forward the next time I have company and share a dessert made with TLC for them!
I was blessed with a visit from a friend - who brought all the ingredients!
Provided a TLC treat that my guys have been more that thrilled with! LOL
I admitting had it for breakfast and yes, it is almost gone.
I am sure it will be after dinner this evening!
Share your gift.
I needed it. I am thankful for it.
I had quite an experience the day before in Toronto that I had been thinking about, so it was nice to realign the mind. More on that tomorrow...
Several months back someone sent me a message questioning why ‘I did not have a donate’ button. I replied I have items for sale, and he simply stated - he wanted to donate to show appreciation for my talent and my education and was not about acquiring material items.
I was kinda speechless. It has happened several times since and after a long conversation with my guys I have decided to add a donate button.
I do not charge for my cannabis cartoons. I don't charge for any.. unless I get custom orders. My intention was and will always be - especially regarding the cannabis cartoons to educate. Cannabis is a medicine for seriously ill children.
Hopefully to get people thinking & become aware of the issues/problems surrounding Cannabis prohibition.
Until I became ill 5 years ago, I contributed to this marriage financially.
We did quite well- I taught kids, in schools, painted murals. Once ill that changed and I could no longer contribute $.
It is not a good feeling for someone like myself who is quite proud that.
I won’t say it has been easy. It has been difficult and stressful.
As matter of fact I found out in January of this year - we were literally weeks away from losing our home. By the Grace of God - that did not happen.
Its complicated. I do intend on sharing in hopes others might help others.
There is nothing like a little surgery in the brain area to help you get your ideas in order.
Successful or not. ;) I have a new song I hum.. "I can see clearly now the brain has gone... " lol I crack me up.
When I arrived home after that surgery the first thing I asked my son for (a week later when I could) was my drawing board!!!
Money? Thankfully I'm still her & Money did not buy that, God an and a great surgeon did.
Money can’t make me better. Money won’t heal my son..
But yes, it does release some stress and make living a little more comfortable.
It also allows me to keep on truckin’. ;) Keep drawing.
It is what I do! I AM blessed to do. How I feel I contribute.
If you would like to donate - I appreciate it very much, and am deeply touched.
Please DO not donate if YOU cannot afford it.
Just send us some loving vibes and prayers are always appreciated!
I know the stress that comes with having no $ and that is the last thing I would want to contribute to anyones life.
As it is, for NOW - God has blessed me so that I can stay home and draw!
I will continue to do so, donations or not as long as I can!
Have faith. <><
Go To the 'Donate' page. :)
I Love to READ.
It is a luxury I have experienced 'not' being able to use the past few years, off and on.
A GIFT I have decided, so I read every morning.
Set the mood for the right mind.
I just finished and throughly enjoyed The Shoe makers Wife.
Thanks Carm! xox I love a good book referral!
I am currently reading A New Earth By Eckhart Tolle. ;)
My mind has to read it over a couple of times at times! LOL
I Am inspired and enjoying.
Clearly, this Laughing Buddha appeared after reading it yesterday morning.
As I was painting it I kept thinking of my friend Jodie.
She has helped me... become conscious.
I wish you could see it in person. I can not scan it 'exactly'.
It has special Gold paint that you see in the fire that rises up to the stars.
And the sky looks funky here - "oh, bother..." lol
I don't care and neither will Jodie.
The quote.. is true. In my opinion. ;)
Have Faith <><
Oh, I read FLUFF!!
LOL My friend Cathy wonders how we can be friend with the 'stuff' that I tell her I read- much of it for 'work/inspirtion' can be from political to plant life. BUT in BETWEEN I read Fluff!! My next is a book from Cathy about the beach and love.. sounds like good stuff fluff to me.
I have no doubts that this was one conversation Norm wishes he never had! LOL
I'm up early and start with some positive reading most days, sometimes I'm up with Norm, I love it!
He makes us breakfast - the same one he has had for as long as we have been married
(during the week) cream of wheat & coffee.
I asked him what he was doing and he explained he has 'a bunch of stuff to do' and started to rhyme off some...
I said "How the heck do you remember all that!?
He tells me 'Nick (his employer) puts blue tape down and writes a key word... paint, prime, cut, replace and so on.' How clever I thought!
I have a white board/ honey do list, in the kitchen and for years the rule has been 3 things a day. Some days are better than others! LOL
BUT this was one of those conversations - Norm could see the clicking of my thinking taking over and said
"don't bother..." He knows me well! LOL
My husband loves his job. Thank God.
How wonderful when you want to go to work every day and be the best you can!
Norm loves to do what he does. I do have a list as you know...
some days are better than others and then some days he builds me awesome stuff so who cares about he honey do list... for now.
paint, trim, replace, cut, wash, pick up, put away, stain, make,
;) Have faith! <><
It's been a great long weekend & It's NOT over!
Today, I decided to get crafty and create a sign for the front door entrance.
I wanted to use pallets - Free wood.
I WILL admit, Norm did re-nail them a 'bit closer' for me, and then sanded the entire thing with an electric sander. Accomplishing in mere minutes what would take me hours.
Storm carried it out back and I painted in the sunshine!
Now it hangs in the front entrance and I am already working on a Christmas one!!!
Most days, it is a good thing when you must keep busy.
I also drew the cover for the NEXT Cannabis Digest newspaper!
You might be aware, we love Halloween.. It was so much fun.
(more on the cover - after it is published)
It's like crack for my brain thinking of halloween! ;)
I can't share it - You have to wait until it hits 'news stands' like me!
Imagine if we were all permitted to just do what we love?
Have faith! Give thanks and NEVER give up!!!
I draw everywhere. This one came out in my 'chair', where I am most relaxed..
It is what it is and it is how I feel.
I would be lost without cannabis.
It brings me calm - calm enough to create.
I thank God daily for it.
Do you know someone on anti-depressants?
Tell them to google the side effects.
Then tell them to google cannabis and pray.
It's all you can do....
40,ooo a year. from prescribed antidepressants.
0 - Cannabis - what have you got to lose?