When I started this blog I promised the truth and nothing but the truth. I was going to delete the posts from yesterday - but that would be a lie. Life is like that. You have some great days- uneventful days and fricken shitty days. Jim a relation of mine said to me one day - "Yes, life sucks but what's the alternative?" Sometime you just need someone to put it that simply. I've never forgot that. So no - I'm not deleting. WE all have THOSE days and we need to let each other know that, it is o.k. to feel that way but the key is - get up and start the day a NEW day.
My washer still broken and might be for a couple of days -big deal! Yeah no laundry for me!!
Norm came home with a few stitches, cut his finger to the bone - again I am thankful that is all that happened. Being a professional contractor - shit happens I am thanking God he did not lose his hand. - Last night Norm turned and thanked Storm for the great unexpected Father son day - ;-)) It was not great but apparently they shared a few laughs -we had a few things to say about our FREE health care system - that can cost one in other ways - stress, time and patience. Still we are better off than many.
Today I am thankful for my guys, health care in Canada - as imperfect as it is and little bullshit things that remind us (that is all they are - little bullshit things) this is Life.
If you are having a shitty day - try to remember - tomorrow is a new start. WE don't need pills to get us through it - we need to deal, cry if need be and MOVE on - it's never going to always be easy - but we will never learn to deal if we take mind altering (chemical lobotomy) anti depressants.
I would also like to say it is because I know I have friends who care and great Dr.s
who let me vent and keep me going - I'm on a mission I need to remain focused.
LOL - I have to say I sure thought of some doozie card ideas- not quite ready for Hallmark but I plan on drawing a few anyhow! Today is a new day of a new week. Time to get busy! <>< xox I apologize if my language offended anyone.
God only gives you what you can handle.. man, I have a hard time with this one still and always will. Clearly my opinion and Gods on what I can handle are on a different scale.
I got botoxed this week again ;-( this frigging twitch is not getting better it is in fact getting stronger so more botox and talk of a new direction in June. For some reason I'm bruised from this botox - looks like a shiner so I did not want to go out for diner. Canceled those plans. Heard the dreaded BANG BANG BANG of the washing machine- spring snapped - needs a new part - one load in and wet and 3 waiting ;-( sigh... a fun day planned for mushroom hunting (I see all these posts on Fb - but it might just be in the USA -oh well we were going to go look anyhow) nature adventure with the girls!!- Cancelled ;-( When my hubby was attacked by a joining saw. ;-( and have spent this beautiful day filled with sunshine in the Emerg. room. Storm had to drive his dad Norm almost passed out. Still waiting - cut to the bone and will need stitches and antibiotics and pain pills- HE's been warned to tell the Dr. >>>NO OXY IN OUR HOME!! Never. They are still there. My twitch taketh over... can't draw or read. Forced to sit in the sunshine and wonder just how much more does he think I can handle?
Prayers always appreciated.
I DO believe in the power of prayer.
It's time to bake again! I've taken some photos in hopes to make this easy for you- as easy as it was for me - I'm not big in the kitchen if you know what I mean. My favorite food - takeout. Luckily for me I have always liked to bake! Cookies- cakes-treats. Recently out of curiosity I tried something different and now I share with you:
Above how to make Cannacoconutoil.. BUT here's the thing..
After I squeezed the cannabis of every possible drop with the cheese cloth - I usually throw out what remains, but the other day I decided - hmmm I used it in a recipe for banana bread
It called for 3 bananas - I used 2 and the remaining left over cannabis leaves (a melted mush now..) - used to make the batter. I thought - it probably won't have much medicinal value but it is fiber and I have tired cannabis leaves in salad and juiced. The rest of the recipe a normal banana bread- NO- cannaoil/cannabutter. Needless to say - the banana bread turned out Mmmmmmmterrific! Chocolate chips, walnuts bananas and left over cannabis - so tasty I had 3 little slices with butter warm out of the oven. Silly me - you think I'd know better. I could not taste any cannabis. It snuck up on me! AND it was potent! WOW!!! This stuff I normally toss - was still very potent. Storm could not believe I did not add any of the actual oil to the recipe.
So that's it!! Make your medicine go even further with adding fiber to your diet! It is a bonus for sure - I shall never toss out squeezed cannabis again! Photo's below - explain what I might not. GOOD luck! Eat your medicine!! xox <><
How many people know what the D.S.M is ? It is a book. A book that describes mental disorders - so that - when you go to to a Dr., they can look in this book and see your symptoms and diagnose you with a MENTAL disorder and prescribe you drugs!
There are NO facts for these diagnoses. They can not be proven.
The NEXT copy if the D.S.M is out this year 2012. It is anticipated that some of the possible new disorders added will be - internet addiction, shopping addiction, -road rage, apathy- to name a few. You could be labled with a mental disorder according to this fictious book. FACT. So?! You ask...
WELL once you are diagnosed using 'made up' conditions in a book - other people use it also - like Insurance companies, judicial systems use it in sentencing, custody battles - all based on LIES. MADE up conditions to sell DRUGS. Drugs that are addictive, cause serious harm and many times KILL. PLEASE educate yourself and your kids today .
Oh - In an earlier edition of the D.S.M Homosexuality was in fact listed as a mental illness, until there was a protest- then it suddenly was no longer a mental disorder ? More like a pathetic attempt to ruin more lives. Thank God people spoke up!
We need to do that with more.
I suggest you watch - The marketing Of madness. http://www.cchr.org/videos/marketing-of-madness.html
If you do not - who will you blame when you have ben diagnosed with a mental disorder and have your rights taken from you? Education is POWER.
Not a day goes by where we don't throw a ball in this house! Tequila - our oldest dog is usually not without a ball and Daisy has taken up the habit as well. I encourage her to have a ball so she won't eat scruffy ;-) (Kidding) This is a very normal happening on a rainy afternoon and I loved every second of it - well not when Daisy gets the ball an insists in showing me - up close. I'd be lost with out my dogs. I wish everyone had a canine companion. Shelters are full of them! But before you adopt - do your research and get ready for a bit of work. A bit of work for a life time of faithful friend.
My War on Drugs by Maria Mills Greenfield
Imagine watching your adult child suffer from a debilitating handicap. Imagine having to treat that child with handfuls of dangerous pharmaceuticals. Then, imagine researching and realizing that there was a safer, non-addictive, non-lethal treatment that has been documented to provide dramatic results in EVERY case where it has been used. Then imagine realizing that this safe, and indeed life-saving medicine is illegal....... in the state you live in. These are the shoes I walk in every day. This is the dilemma I face. I had to make a critical decision. I choose to obey the law and fight to change it.
My son has autism. According to the CDC as of their 2006 study, 1 in 110 children in the US are on the Autism Spectrum. Now, in 2012, 1 in 88 children are affected. At that rate, by 2022, 1 in every 9 children will have a spectrum disorder. It is highly debated what causes autism, and can have a broad range of debilitating symptoms. In my son's case, it affects his ability to speak and communicate. His motor skills and coordination are also affected. He weighs 250 lbs, is 22 years old and is often violent and aggressive. He has severe OCD and ADD. He has been hauled away in handcuffs, only to be pumped full of more pharmaceuticals to control the outbursts. The pharmaceuticals do work to an extent, but at a detrimental cost to his physical health. He must undergo blood testing about 4 times a year to check organ functions, etc. It is harrowing and unnecessary.
Cannabis has been shown to have dramatically profound positive effects on children and adults with autism, ADHD and related disorders. At least one child was given only 4 months to live when his mother began him on cannabis therapy and saved his life over a year ago. The only problem is that cannabis is marijuana, and illegal in all but 15 states and the District of Columbia.
OK, so, you and I know that it's easy enough to 'score' some weed on the street, but that's not what I'm looking for. My son deserves a consistient, quality medicine that I have a guaranteed supply of.... and it needs to be legal. I will NOT risk my son's freedom by treating him with less than medical grade cannabis purchased off the streets illegally. Besides, he receives Government assistance and can be drug tested at any time. Jail would be worse for him than the pharmaceuticals, and if I were to be arrested, who would take care of him? No, unfortunately, in our situation, legal is the ONLY way.
How bittersweet it is to see kids getting better, improving and enjoying a higher quality of life while I watch my son age and suffer. It just isn't fair. I'm not some "stoner-chick" who wants to get my son "high". I am an educated mother who wants the very best for her son. The strong, heavy doses of pharmaceuticals he takes now often shrouds him in a zombie-like state. That's not living, folks. THAT'S me drugging my son......legally. There's a better way. I have evidence that leads me to believe that I can REPLACE the pharmaceuticals my son is addicted to with medical marijuana. Cannabis edibles or tinctures could literally add years to my son's life. It will take parents and patients standing up and DEMANDING our right to safe, legal medicine. I won't stop until I quit breathing......or we win.
Maria P. Greenfield
**You can find Maria on FB show her some support and thank God there are people like Maria who want to stand up for her son's rights- when he can not. xox <><
The Choice to HELP ease our own children's suffering should be the choice of a loving parent. NOT pharmaceutical companies.
Well! It's almost here- crunch time! By this time next month I will be packing up with my team and heading off to The Treating Yourself medical Marijuana EXPO! I am so excited. I really feel this - more than any place is a great way to educate and share and help others on the journey. A Journey to free themselves from pain. Last year I was so busy - I did not have time to even leave my booth - this year I have helpers! Yeah!! So I might get to mingle a bit.
I will not have time right now to continue to scan and upload new toons so I will be publishing a few old this month - although I continue to draw and ink daily ;-) I am continually inspired.
I was going to write all I'll have but some is a secret! -One of a kinds.. A few paintings and more, I have also asked a couple of gifted friends to contribute to my table -Must be Cannabis influenced ;-) were the only details I gave them. I am all about this plant.
Planting the seed - and this is the best place to do it! REMEMBER to share my toon on May 1st- to possibly win 2 tickets and an amazing goodie bag full of STUFF!
COME visit me - and enter my draw to win a free framed original! JUST for visiting my booth! I hope to see many people - that I only really get to see once a year - people from all over the world! -Back to work!!! SEE YOU SOON!
click on the image to get your tickets today!!
To Sir Paul with Love..
Don’t be a f*^%$# Hypocrite! O.k. you don’t want to smoke Cannabis anymore - wow you finally came to this conclusion at @ 69 ?!? Your dong it for your daughter? Good for you but GIVE me a break.
I recently read how many will 'look to you as an example' and I hope they do, look very closly - not because at 69 and you have decided to give up grass
- because you look terrific my friend! Your health actually seems pretty darn great for your age - Hmm could it be all the cannabis you smoked all the many, many years? You don’t seem brain dead, psychotic or having to go to REHAB to assist with terrible withdrawal! What kind of grass were you smoking all these years? SWAGG? Nope, I bet you would have the cream of the crop
, After all you are & always will remain long after your remains are gone `a ROCK STAR!!! We have been with you - many on this journey! Forever fans, we saw, we know, we paid attention. ;-)
So, Sir Paul PLEASE do us a favor and just knock it off. I pray you do not have a pay check from some huge pharmaceutical company in your pocket -cause really I can’t understand why else at 69 - I mean why bother? How about you > who all the world watches < focus on world hunger or poverty! Bause you know Cannabis is NOT killing anyone.
World hunger on the other hand...
YOU smoked’ POT, YOU KNOW how harmful it isn’t
! You (on average) probably smoked more in a year than many will get to smoke in a life time! NOT to mention I can only imagine how many performances you did while under the influence! Nothing to be ashamed of look at Steve Jobs and Ted Turner, Obama - you all turned out better than average... you pot smokers!
Lets not forget You wrote songs about Cannabis! : The song "Got to Get You Into My Life," which was written by Paul McCartney and recorded in 1966, was generally believed to be a love song that McCartney wrote for a girl. But in the book Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now (by Barry Miles), McCartney disclosed that the song was actually about marijuana, an intoxicating substance when smoked.
So Sir Paul (my favorite Beatle) If you chose to refrain from smoking Cannabis - for your own reasons - that is fine but do not now become a hypocrite and please for my sake, my son and the millions of other who truly suffer and need cannabis as their medicine - teach your beautiful daughter the truth that Cannabis is not a deadly drug and many recognize it as medicine, it is safer than alcohol and many prescribed medications. Hopefully with a loving and stable enviornnent she will grow up without the ‘need’ of anything.
Dr.s are prescribing Cannabis because of on going scientific research and all the proof that is surfacing - heck the pharmaceutical companies are now making Cannabis based medicine! who knew! ME! YOU! (We all saw it coming) and millions of others. So if you want to Quit (@69?)Sir Paul - wonderful... but please do me a favor and STOP contributing to absurd reefer madness and Let it be!
Love a fan always
I get by with a little help from my friends...