Ignorance is bliss... ? How about when it is killing our kids? Still feeling blissful?
How about when you get a F*&^% twitch that drives crazy? Did you know it was a common side effect of one of earliest “mood” drugs approved by the “who’s, who’s”
and pushed to the millions as ‘mama’s little helper’. And tongue* darting... lovely.
Twitches that never go away. They made a pill to try, but that just paralyzed motor skills.
My researching Cannabis just made me think I DONT get it.
No one dies from it. People LIKE it. Prefer it to toxic (mentally & physically) alcohol,
It has proven healing effects on the human body. WTF?
Over and over.. then I watched a doc called. The Marketing Of Madness. Never is Cannabis mentioned. You realize the reason when you start to learn about the numbers $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
You feel sick to your stomach when you realize how it is all decided. A bunch of people -most paid by pill companies to make up ‘DIAGNOSES”. Don’t believe me? WATCH IT!
Then, research even a little and see it is all true.
A sign? - I’m sitting in a office a book falls on the floor (me being a neat freak clean up all the magazines at the Dr.s office ). Book falls out again. All about the DMS.
Pay attention... Our children are the main ‘client’ they want.
A lifetime subscriber, prescriber!!
I get children are ill. I KNOW. A mental illness is very different from a physical one; although a physical one does allot of mental damage, and some children are mentally ill - they do need professional help and possibly medication.
BUT and this is a BIG fricken BUT
To say a child that puts up a fuss/throws a temper 2-3 times a week should be medicated? Are you kidding me? This is new to the DSM this year - the age it is geared to >>> 6-12. <<< But younger may be diagnosed.
We’ve all been there! Storm did it to me over a stuffed penguin!! People thought I was murdering him, I will never forget it ;-) I had to buy it! I didn’t know what to do.. I talked to him about it later, and told him that it was not a nice thing to do and explained why - that I might not be able to afford it and was embarrassed. He got it. THEY are smart little beings! They need so much love and much attention - so what! Deal with it! We brought them into the world!
SUCK IT UP! Focus on your children.
DO not medicate them, with PILLS or food or T.V. for that matter.
Dose them with TLC! Attention and love.
Ignorance is bliss... wait a few years when a pill they are on for ‘depression’ kills them.
It actually makes them kill themselves. Don’t believe me? Research PROZAC.
I dare you. IF you care about your children you WILL!
Because, I love kids. I once was one. ;-)
What a terrible way to learn about life... on DRUGS. The legal ones!!!
Music for your blog reading enjoyment:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzs1K3caXJk
Wow, this cartoon smacked me right in the head ;-) Awesome.
It started with a joke from my best bud Cathy.♥
I was stressed wondering what to draw for 4/20?!
The universal day of
Celebration for Cannabis!!!
Grown from a seed.
Made by *GOD.
(*original patent holder)
Medical, Recreational, Hemp, Food, Fuel..
It's the day and I want to say THANK YOU!
I have said it so many times, I thank God daily for this Plant!
Give us this Day our daily Bud... <3 Wow. YES, I read recently how powerful that prayer is; Give us this dayour daily bread, -not thanks for yesterday, or make sure I have it tomorrow. Give us THIS day. Focus on today.
.. and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and that ^ ^ ^ That simply put means ^ ^ ^ : PEACE, PEOPLE!
Religion aside... who can argue with those lines? How else are we going to get ahead, clearly WAR is not the answer! Thank you Marvin, now in my head for the rest of the day.
People all around the world who suffer over a plant. A plant less toxic than many others, proven helpful to ease pain, yet illegal and lives destroyed because of it.
WTF? O.M.God. How disappointing.
A PLANT. While others rape, kill, abuse, terrorize, suffer & starve needlessly...
enough with the bullshit distraction.
FOCUS on the REAL problems at hand.
Rise Up people! Speak up! <3 Celebrate this Plant! Let it be a symbol of change.
It all starts with a SEED!!! Life.
So.. Yes! Give us this Day our daily bud, and thank you Lord for it!
I do! Everyday! Keeping the Love of my life happy - How could I not give thanks?
Celebrate 4/20, Spread Peace and Love !!! - there are already enough assholes doing the opposite;-)xox <><
"Where's the scale?"
My son asked... “...skelator” as he loving calls me, reminding me I need to eat. ;-)
I threw it out... I've stressed over that piece of *&^% for far too long in this life time! Before I was always on it, and all it did was go up! Every morning I’d get on ... weighing myself, worried about the size of ‘my ass & gutt’ both of which I hated for years. O.K., I will say looking back... I was too heavy. I was usually around 180 - 210, I’m 5’6”. I see photos of myself and think - OMG!? WAS I that big? I did not think I was that big, when I was there.
Then, I was on it all the time lately with the opposite! Every morning stressing over weight I lost! WTF! LOL
When I get to 115 I panic. I know I look too thin, I’m use to voluptuous
.. I had curves. ;-) So I thought, forget this! I tossed it! “Chucked it!” (Thank you Candice, a post she made on FB, a while back).
All kidding aside, I hate a bony ass! Poor Santa - I get it! ;-) I feel my bones when I sit on a hard surface. I miss my bum! The thing is I want to get healthy. So I am eating BETTER (JUST say NO to GMO!) and can’t seem to gain weight but I feel better! ;-)) So today I made Kale chips - I tell you I was thinking, I’m more addicted to these kale chips than cannabis! My friend Theresa introduced them to me. I don’t have a dehydrator so I make them in the over and it is a bit of work as I have to keep going and turning them. But it is worth it in IMO.
I also have to say, I was sent a beautiful gift, more than the person realizes I bet. Honey. Medicated honey, from a friend I don’t take medibles from people I do not know. I have the best appetite with it! So does Storm!
You know it’s not true! You don’t always get the munchies - I think that it’s a frame of mind. If you naturally always get the munchies that will only heighten it.
I have eaten more in the past few day in a long time and I am craving all the good stuff ;-) Like Kale chips and nuts.
Oh, I also made - homemade ‘almond joy’ today! I saw on PIN.
NOM NOM NOM
Click here for recipe: http://vanillakitchen.blogspot.ca/2009/04/coconut-truffles.html
The Kale chip recipe, as from my friend Theresa also below.
I do them in my oven at 150 and go down every hour and turn them when they start to crisp up I eat! LOL - They have trouble making it to a bowl! Really! TRY them!!
Either way - Glad I chucked that metal menace! It ruled for far too long! I shall let my body be my guide and love me how I am. Every inch! I hope to get my bum back too.. well at least 1/2 of it’s former glory. LOL <>< xox
It was time for a Laughing Buddha.
Just fun, just draw...
I want to inhale all the good stuff and keep it deep inside, bring it into my soul.
I will exhale the bullshit- I have no room for it.
An added bonus is while coloring this toon, this a.m.,
I had a wonderful conversation with my son about all of it. It is all we can do.
Why hold on to anger, hate and darkness... it only makes us sick, distracted and tired.
Been there, done that and I am tired of it.
I shall hang this visual reminder above my desk! Unless someone who really needs it, contacts me.... we all need reminders. I hope it is shared, simply to provide others of a visual reminder they might need too... Inhale the good `shit and exhale the bad shit'
- a Zen kitty version of this toon on the way .... ;-) Have an AWESOME day and remember to EXHALE <3 xox
Free & Easy!
Pallets - you can get them everywhere! Behind most big businesses, hardware stores, gardening stores, factory warehouses - all waiting to be tossed in the trash. My hubby use to pick them up; as then burn great for an outdoor fire pit.
Now I have seen the wonderful creations popping up all over and why not! REuse!
You can be as busy or as simple as you want!
I love seeing the pallets as head boards and it is on my list of things to do.
I love the rustic look. I'm already planning on placing lights behind mine...
Valentines day is about LOVE. Not money.
One of the sweetest things my husband ever did was spray paint a giant red heart in the snow on the front lawn, we had no money for gifts so he got creative! I thought it was very sweet that morning when I opened the drapes. I remember it most. I have forgotten the 'stuff'. So get creative! SHOW your love!
*Thank you to my son and best friend Cathy who came over and assisted me with this craft, still recovering from surgery - I could not have put the pallets together myself. Cathy was mostly for the company! My pallet will be displayed in the garden this spring! I will be reminded of those who love me & I will also remember what seeds I want to plant!
...Besides Cannabis ;-)
WOO! Baby it’s cold out! -21 I am not one for winter so I go from the door to the car- that’s it. Lucky for me I have a handsome Chauffeur waiting with the truck warm and seats heated! -My boys spoils me ;-) I went to visit a friend yesterday, it was wonderful and needed, I found myself laughing - sometimes out of frustration - but laughing all the same, and I had a nice break in my twitch - I’d say a good 20 minutes! She noticed it right way - you can see peace slip back over my face when the twitch tames ;-)
You could not see with the botox. It is huge if you frown at someone - what - chances are they frown back. I need my smile. I know a few that cannot SMILE due to illness, disease or accident. I won’t take mine for granted ever again. Powerful tool.
I left feeling my brain better organized and it needed it. I came home inspired to re-organize my office! It’s time. I want to spend more time drawing and less time
function- comp, business, know what I mean?
I’m one of those women men fear!
Oh honeyyyyyyy..... can you give me a hand. LOL! Next thing you know the bedroom is completely re-arranged and hand you asked for turned into a 4 hour - wait- just one more thing... hee hee hee
So I <3 Charles Schultz- reading his book - he was a nice human! AS a cartoonist - I am astonished and humbled when I think of the drawing he did for the number of years he did them!!! So I saw this cool photo of his office online and I’m going to re-arrange the furniture so the ‘feng-thing’- is the same ;-) - If that only means something in my mind- so be it.
I just think if anyone knew how to make this function - he did. Although I doubt very much he used a computer at all- except for the last few years.
Anyhow I’m also digging out the CHALK BOARD! Nothing sparks creativity like a chalk board every kids room should have one - mandatory! Just the thought puts a smile on my face! - I might have to wait a day - my helper is down with the flu ;-)
Speaking of office - I was asked to take a photo at my desk for an article that someone wrote on me (very flattered) so I asked Storm. I am not great about photos, could care less if I am in them or not - I did take photos of just my desk - where the magic happens! LOL - O.k. Not magic - but it is where I am at my best. Mentally, emotionally and spiritually;-) I try to surround myself with good thoughts and images. Storm took one photo that I really liked! Enough to change my FB profile! -I have not changed it in over a year I believe - perhaps 2. But this one - is me ;-) Says it all. I love it. We were just talking and laughing and he was taking photos - I was working on a image for a friend in the UK. I love it ;-) So new profile and I think I’ll stick with it another 2 years :-)
Have a creative day! Move furniture! Give yourself a new outlook! xox <><
I love these little hearts and leaves- the photos do not do them justice. They hang in my studio window and gently turn in the breeze. With the different 'shades' it makes it look like beautiful stained glass. I think I'm going to do it again only next time all different colors and I'm going to cut out tons of butterfly shapes and drape them across the window to give the appearance for flying!
This craft is VERY easy and fairly safe, other than cutting the crayons and hot iron it is easily adaptable to do with children too! I had a couple of 'leaves' left over I put one in an envelope and mailed to a friend for her window ;-) and just stuck the other to my window with a bit of glue stick. Be creative! have fun and most importantly - Enjoy the sunshine!
I got the idea from PIN .
I ❤ PIN - very inspiring.
Feel free to PIN anything from my site!
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 ...
Peace, Love and happiness.
We all want the same thing.
It is simple.
More and more older people are turning back to cannabis! Why? Because although old they are far from stupid! As we age we go to the Dr. and are given pills for our aches and pains.. they come with age for most of us. That is life, happy to still be a part of it.
Unfortunately, as we continue to age we are prescribed more pills for each ache and pain, sleep problems, stress, tired-- the list is endless. Chemical cocktails, add to this already deadly mix- the fact that we forget! Accidental overdoes is a common problem with the aged.
That does not just happen to older people- it can happen to us all when not feeling well or distracted. It is not a problem with cannabis. There is a 'home' in Isreal where Cannabis is handed out to patients who need it and benefit from it and because of -LIVING proof- it is becoming even more common. The next generation under the boomers - I was born in 64
are watching our parents being drugged for this and that. No wonder so many are turning back to something they KNOW makes them feel better- Still gives them a desire to live! Watch this short vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0VG3prgCDc
*if you click the CC box on the bottom you will get subtitles!
It is just one of many examples! It is NEVER too late to try and feel better and that is our right! Share this with your parents!
*Moderation. As much as I talk about anti booze- I do know several people who have always been able to have 'a drink'. A drink after a long day - to take the edge off.. relax, unwind with a glass of wine. A (ONE) drink. EVERYTHING in moderation! My husbands dad was well into his 80's and said a shot of rum- kept his blood flowing. One shot - that was it. Usually in his evening coffee. He died because of complications due to a car accident, it was not the rum - and he was by far one of the 'SHARPEST' pencils in the box. KEEP IN MIND, studies show that alcohol is more damaging to the body and brain than marijuana.
*the bong- Storm and I went to a great little new store - http://www.thekockydog.ca/
nice to not have to drive to TO. for stuff.. any how I spotted this bong (a giant penis) and had to giggle! I said "who buys this..." and Storm said -"NOT YOU!" LOL so I thought I'd have fun with this toon! Of course I thought of the sippy cup* my friend Sue has a photo on FB with her and this cup and it makes me crack up every time I see it. Life is about having fun and feeling good. Not work, work till you die. So have a laugh and educate your elders about Cannabis! <>< XOX