That's my girl! Daisy got her bone and Poppy said sharing, sharing, sharing! It was/is very cute to watch. Daisy is the most patient dog - well she is when it comes to Poppy. It was too funny when Poppy dragged it under the coffee table. Daisy was out of luck.
I love my girls. Poppy is my service dog! I find when I need to I lie down and she is right with me, it helps to pat her and try to remain calm through attacks ;) I love my girls! My girlfriend visited and she said now that our kids are older the pets do take on a special meaning at Christmas. They get into it, the cat under the tree, the dogs at the gifts...
it is never boring. Although the first thing we remember are the Christmas mornings with Storm when he was small & Believed in Santa - we had fun. I do miss throwing carrots on the roof for the reindeer.
I have had a great weekend with my guys.
I look forward to the holiday officially starting on Tuesday!
I hope Santa is really good and restores power to all who need it before Christmas gets here!!! Sounds like many a turkeys might be BBQ If you must venture out DRIVE SAFE! . xox
Norm and I went out last night to pick up a few things. Walmart opened not long ago - too close for comfort. You can see it from my house, it is the quickest and easiest for Norm.
Not being well, I have had to rely on him to go shopping and this has led to endless frustration and numerous untold arguments.
I Am NOT a fan of their produce to begin with! I swear, buy something and almost over night it starts to shrivel in my fridge! Never buy anything in a bag, usually one or more is rotten.. it’s endless, last night I need garlic.
Garlic a little root plant right? That grows in the ground grown in Canada.
Do you think I could find any? Only garlic from China - not even another option or choice - there it is!! That is what divides Norm and I he will say “Screw it, I’m not driving all over for garlic...” and get it. I will say “Screw it I’m not buying it!” That is what we have to do.
Why can't I get some F&^%$ garlic from Canada - or anything else for that matter!?
We can invent all sorts of stuff, send men to the moon but can't grow a decent tomato year round without pumping it full of S*&^?
Why are our options stuff that has come from foreign soil, foreign pests, foreign
rules/laws/regulations for growing... across miles in crates and trucks for days, picked too early to ripen on the way!?
I hate this time of the year for vegetable shopping and being on a limited budget (aren’t we all) you lean towards deals instead of health!
Less off, in the cart yesterday was MEAT.
More spices, greens, fruit and WHOLE grain bread. No food in a box.
No Junk isle. I am on the road to recovery and I am taking him with me like it or not.
Don’t get me wrong - I get it! I get he’s tired, worked and then has to go get groceries and does not want to drive all over for garlic! When does it end and when will it start to change if we don’t act every chance we get?
Please the next time you go to the grocery store - make a point to buy Canadian.
As a matter of fact I was so pissed that I put stuff back and that is all we bought.
Going to feasting on mushrooms and sweet potatoes for a while! LOL - Choices limited.
Thank God, Canadian have been able to produce their own HOMEGROWN Herbal medicines. That could all change in the future. Just as it has been with Cannabis it may become illegal to grow other herbs and foods, then our limited choices even fewer and our chance to say no to GMO - out will go!
While in Canada - for as long as it remains I prefer to support fellow Canadians and keep my greens as FRESH and HEALTHY as possible - the best way to do that:
GROW your OWN!
Wait till you see my garden this summer !
I am drawing daily in bed, but that's as far as it goes.. I can't ink properly with a paint brush, black india INK and Daisy and Scruffy jumping on the bed to say hello! It's just not happening - I tried.
First I think it - in bed
then I sketch it - in bed, fine toon it (clean it up, erase. Pencil in and letter -in bed.
I've even coloured and painted in bed - not easy or worth the stress of it not being 'better' so that is it.. no more painting. I need to paint in with black ink, colour, wash, scan resize, organize and mail out and post. If I'm up for too long I am dizzy so..this is the best I can do for a few.
It is giving/forcing me more time to read, research and as always be inspired. I've done several drawings I call 'Chances are..' I can't seem to get that song out of my head, and it's before my time.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QAqkGHD4Q8 My hope is that these toons hit home with those a bit younger. If you do this Chances are..this will happen. I never listened when anyone lectured me- but I did pay attention to cartoons... chances are it might work! ;)It might sink in! I'll take those chances!
A few on the gateway theory -it continues to blow my mind people think Cannabis is a gateway drug. ONLY the un-educated on the topic - so thats's good. There is hope. Usually with one question I can 'shut' them up - they just have to - stop and think about it for one second... and it makes COMMON sense.
I NEED visual, they sink in faster and last longer! A picture is worth a thousand words and I enjoy that challenge. I must saw today I feel GOOD mentally! My twitch still here but no where what it was and for the first time in a long time I no longer feel like I am dying! YEHAW!
Storm told me I was being selfish not seeing those who I care about and visa versa because of my face- he is right. I can't hide. I will be very truthful and say that I know I look like I've aged 10 years in just the past year alone. I have photos to prove it- BUT I have been ill- It took me a while to get like this and it will take a me a while to get better. We are so hard on ourselves- BEAUTY is only skin deep. We all learn this sooner or later -
some because of time, other because of illness or an operation. So I shall embrace the new me because I am still here! That is all that matters. Below some fun on the laptop..
I am surrounded by love. Storm and I also played with a new program! hee hee hee!
I will try to be a patient patient and hope you can be patient for new cartoons ...
Today our son is 20! 20!!! Even typing it brings tears to my eyes. He is up and had his birthday breakfast and off to work! 20.
It sit here and I breath deeply and I thank God with every beat of my heart that our son is here and celebrating his 20th! I feel like a milestone has been reached! A 'magic number' if only in my mind. My son- no longer a toddler, boy, teen- he is a man.
When you are a parent of a child with a serious illness you take nothing for granted. When you are told your child might not be with you as long as you imagine as a parent - FOREVER- It can mess with you mind to say the least. So....
Today I feel like yelling a big "FUCK YOU!!!"
Fuck you Dr.s you were wrong! A fuck you filled with LOVE because I am so happy they were wrong!!!
My boy - now man is everything parent can hope for and more. He is a gentleman, handsome, polite, hard working, smart and determined to make something of his life! It has not been easy, Storm does live with chronic pain every day - always has and always will - he is an example to me and my husband, we would not change a single thing if we could. This lesson has been one of love that we are blessed to be a part of. So today I am beside myself! Everyday is special but today is a day to celebrate!
The day would not be right if I also did not say Thank You God. I have prayed for years and will continue to do so- not for a miracle but for the continued strength we all need to face each new day. Thank God for my sons medicine - YES, I thank GOD! For the plant he put here! A medicine that helps our son function, work, hope and dream and LAUGH! Some may still 'not get it' I honestly HOPE you never do. I look at the baby photos and now the young man before me and I could care less what anyone thinks. I KNOW why we do what we do. FOR LOVE. Happy 20th Birthday Storm! MANY MANY MORE!!
xox LOVE MOM & DAD ... Tequila, Scruffy, Daisy, Darkie, Jaws, Fluffy & Larry
Please plant the seed of Cannabis education. I can honestly tell you I do not think my son would be with us today if not for his medicine. Please share - You might be helping other parents- other children. xox <><
Tequila Chilli'n on the sofa. She really does sit like this - just hoping someone will reach up and scratch that tummy. Daisy has her favorite spot in the back yard where she lies and throws her raccoon up into the air and Scruffy does the full body stretch, tail wiggle - 'you know you want to pat me strut!'
Then of course there is Darkie - our kitty who is clearly the ZEN Master of the house.
All cats are - or can be.
Animals remind us to live in the moment. They don't care how funny they look! If you laugh at them - they wag their tail! They don't take it personal they MAKE it personal! I LOVE my girls they keep me in the moment and I thank God for them. They also inspire a few toons..... If you have a pet - give them a good scratch, cuddle and pat today! Let them know you deserve all the love they give you. ;-) xox<><
It's Canada Day! So I did a little research WOW we have invented so many cool things! Peanut butter!!!? Poutine and maple Syrup - come on does it get any better than that?? Honestly, I could not believe the amazing things Canadians have introduced to this world. Pace maker! THE telephone! The 56K modem - hee hee hee The Wonder Bra! Amen!
Now I bet I will have people question the medicinal Cannabis but I have heard this a few times and this is what I found out. We were the first country to introduce a medical program through our Government - well we started off on the right foot.
I LOVE Canada! I am proud to be a Canadian and I feel Blessed being born in this great country. The best thing we have a reputation for being NICE. Thank you!!! LOL
We could be known for other things. There are so many reasons to celebrate today -
never mind where you live... If you work up and are breathing ;-) thats a start!
We also invented the snowblower! No Shit.
HAPPY CANADA DAY!!! xox <><
It's the long weekend but far from being a weekend of rest! It seems to be our weekend to get ready for the rest of the summer. We have already got so much done. I love my backyard! When we moved into out house there was a picnic table in the back yard and a little bush. THAT is it, no fence - nothing. Every year we add or do something now it is a little oasis (for us anyhow) footsteps from our door. This year we had to replace our pool liner - first time - so the first once really lasted well. It should be complete by the weekend. :-) I hope as I have invited my friend Josh (visiting from Texas) to swim! LOL - Water would be nice. We took out a railing will add new stairs and planted a big garden - Storm planted the garden - being the expert! OF course we planted a few extra tomato plants to bring some produce to the local food bank. I also want to learn how to make my own sauce! . The guys do most of it I watch and point! heee hee hee and make meals and bring drinks and keep company. In between drawing.
When we are outside the girls are out there with us Hope seems to really like the pond and like King Kong has squashed a tomato plant in the garden already. She still has to learn OUT! Of the garden. I'm looking forward to her in the pool. Tequila loves the pool and I think Hope will also. Scruffy LOVES to beat on Hope. I usually stay 'out of it' as I know soon Hope will be much bigger than Scruffy so let her dream ! ha ha Our neighbor sent over a few baby toys for Hope. That was very thoughtful of her. Well I better get my butt back outside back to work! I hope everyone has a fantastic LONG weekend - almost over! ENJOY it while you can!