It's Easter Monday and Storm is home!
A few weeks ago he mentioned friends asked if he wanted to go to Spain, what did I think?
What did I think? GO! Yes, Go!! Go forso many reasons, Go.
Not to mention the friends were all experienced travellers - so, I was grateful for the experience. What mom wouldn't be? Then he went ! LOL!
Not just somewhere we could go get him if he needed assistance - from what I don't know - he fishes and camps in places I've never dared. Spain - not so easy.
I was slightly stresses, I missed him terribly as did his dad... I only told family and close friends and glad of that! I can't tell you how many said as soon as they heard about the plane crash in France - they thought of us, he did have to take several 'unexpected flights' as it was.
I pray for the famalies left behind to try to understand and deal with that nightmare.
He is already home! I tell you I cried tears of joy the moment he appeared through that frosted glass! ;)
He also had the perfect opportunity to prank his mom and he did.
At 5: something.m. I sleepily (not yet made it down to mako a cup of coffee) check my e mail. Anxious to see if my son has sent me any photos of his journey!
I see an email from Storm! I'm thrilled! I read the subject line:
Arrested in France.
My heart stopped. I looked at it, read it at least 3 times and the first thought was oh my God, I don't have my passport up to date!
I opened the e mail expecting the all the gory details - OR what IF that his only 'few short words' from his new Spanish jail cell??!!!
OMGOSH!! Are you kidding me - I looked up at the date on the corner my screen and smiled and got angry and laughed and cried and laughed .. OH he got me! It was the perfect chance and he took it. I have giggled about it since the next day. He is worried about 2016.
He should be.
He is home and I am hugged and he has made us laugh already several times with his adventures he has shared. How awesome he went over and saw so many friends that we have made over the years! He was treated very well and felt very loved.
He really loved the food!
His photos are wonderful! The memories he will have are priceless.
I was also worried about medicine and so was Storm, so this too was the perfect trip to put some fears to rest. He said he certainly has no issues in Spain, where it is treated differently and no one appears to have 'problems with it'.
I am not suprized. More lies. I know too many now who have all told me the same.
We are just thrilled he is home safe and had a wonderful vacation.
I still have a special cartoon Ive been working on, distracted today by my son and the sun. ;)
and this pair, the snail and the frog, I've fallen for this snail... I have a snail and a crow, butterfly, more toads. He makes me smile my big loveable toothy snail... he is 'sticking' around.
Hee hee hee
Now, I'm on to Chickadees and cherry blossoms.
Persistence in all things.
Including turning dreams into reality.
I love Easter!
This one was all the more special - Storm took some really stunning photos!
I will share (If he let's me) lol
He is Risen!
Well, Storm got me!!!
April fool! I only had seconds to react, not remembering the day and he had my heart pounding to say the least!
My son and his sense of humour.
I will have to get him back for this one. Son or no son. ;)
O.k. now that my heart is pounding normal..
I will start this April Painting!
Tomorrow will be 15 degrees above freezing - Norm promises me!
LOL - When will he learn?
Something Blooms! Paint something blooming!
Want to see a sneak peek of what goes on the lawn this weekend?
Just a bit of Easter fun.
I told Norm, done - just in time for Easter to be over - Yes, but ready for next year!
Next year 'The Bunny will be painting the egg" as I am ;) 'promised'.
I made a decidison to try to stay off FB, one that shouldn't be difficult.
You see, I am tired of people messaging me - "I no loner see your page.." ,
there is not too much I can do about it.
I don't know why, nor do I care.
When last logged onto FB, coffee in hand- ready to greet the day - determined to make it a positive day - I learned about the woman who went shopping for baby clothes on craigs list.
Then, I saw a nasty remark 'one patient' made to another, stress from a court case no doubt.
I did not see this on my 'Georgia Toons' page- I saw it on the other and thought, why do I bother.. click.
I was in tears over the news story about the baby. I know why I do not read the newspaper, it's full of stories related to upset & sell papers, not caring about the mental health of a world, let alone country. I was taking a break in news in general. I did not know about the plane that crashed in Europe - and Norm stopped telling me the second he saw the look on my face.
I can't do it. It consumes me.
I am well aware that I have a condition that does not need any aggravation. Not that any of us do, but some people love the drama, they must, they make remarks then dive right in. No thanks, my days of unnecessary nasty drama are done. People are murdering over STUFF. Women are cutting babies out of stomachs.. so little nasty remarks towards each other are the icing on the cake. It's never nice.
Being mean is out of fashion, style, season!
I didn't anticipate the notices from my friends, I forgot to turn them off; it will be the first thing I do when I log on again.
I am curious, what are they creating? Or 'so and so' posted a new photo! What could it be!
-You know what Georgia - It can all wait.
Because the facts are I spent way more time with Norm this weekend, way more time painting during the week and making myself happy. Focusing on all that can go right instead of wrong. Part of the battle.
We need to do this - or else we become part of the problem.
Another thing I had not anticipated was my friend Kerry telling me in an e mail, Todd (her husband) has been incarcerated. ;( She said the info is on his FB page.
Just the thought brings me to tears.
The rest of the fucking world embraces, Willie is opening stores, Big corporations are starting to make money, all kinds of product surfacing - and my friend Todd is STILL GOING to jail!! For growing plants legally in the USA and with tax stamps that he paid for his plants, a government that is well aware. His family ripped apart. I was going to log on but thought no, it would just make me cry.
I will wait out my week, until Wednesday.
I was also reminded it was 'Twister ups' birthday. Darn those notices.
If you want to see my FB posts I suggest you select 'Get Notifications', as seen below.
I will be returning on Wednesday to FB but will treat my page as FB has it.
I'll post - POSITIVE, thought provoking, no idle bantering, no name calling, no nasty.
It may just be FB, but I will choose to use it for good, smiles or get off.
There is enough nasty already out there who needs any more?
If this is the direction it's going - I'll pass.
Those who wanted to say hello did, vis a message sent to me through here.
Less FB, MORE doing what I am to be doing.
Now it's back to building a bunny with my hunny!
Please check back, when I have Todds address, I'll ask that you send him some positive vibes! My prayers have been with him since the start. I know everything for a reason.. I've no doubts in my mind Todd will come out stronger. I just with I understood it right now. I don't.
Time to paint.
xox Have Faith
Everyday is play day. Ive decided. it's official. lol
I feel rested and wide awake! Ready to paint!
What do you think about the Raven and the snail? Hmmmm
Photos of my painting and my Poppy and her new perch!
I wonder how long I'll stay awake.
BTW I'm still taking a FB break, I won't even log in, silly me forgot to 'turn off' notifications and a few of my talented friends are posting. It is so tempting.. lol no.
Time to Paint!
Not speaking has its advantages, I feel better, my face not so sore.
I think more and more creatively.
I Listen More.
I remember to ask more.
to be continued.
Next a Big happy toothy Snail! & Toad.
FB, do not lead me into temptation with your automated messages - I should have turned that off. Oh well.. it can wait. ;)
But F*ck you! You re not the you, you use to be too!
Time to think and think and think...
I AM not the me I use to be.
I AM still all that my creative, loving mind is and was and wants to be.
Snails have teeth. I just learned that today, listen to this:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/08/02/208236477/why-dentists-should-fear-snails?ft=1&f=1007 How cool is that - lol
I am getting a pet snail.
'I will hug him and pet him and call him... '
& Paint him. NOT him... on Canvas.
I feel like a snail.
I use to eat them... I don't think I will anymore.
Then I found a book this morning! My next reading adventure... lol
I tell you, I ask God for his advice constantly, and reading recommendations too of course - My friend Cathy teases me with
"You listen better to "God whispers" than anyone else I know!"
My mind whispers... you are Not who you use to be, You are more... Go Paint.
xox Have Faith! <><