*In real Human life - he would be much taller - but I chose to make it cuter.
I am equally as happy to see him go on theses journeys..
Life is for exploring.
On the weekend My son invited me to the LIFT EXPO, It states on the radio
'Canada' premier cannabis EXPO.. Treating Yourself medical cananbis expo's were the Premier Expos. Seems like yesterday, boy they were fun. Storm still 'a kid'. Now I walk the EXPO with a 25 year old talented, intelligent, passionate & handsome, NICE young man.
If I do say so. Of course I had a good day.
I did hear a speaker & he boldly stated loud & proud- 'Do not kid yourself, if not for advocates & patients - cannabis would NOT be where it is in Canada Today. Fact.' Dana was also on point and loved the red shirt.
How was it? It was informative - But I know it all - Hahahaha!! (Don't all females?)
There were many dispensaries, some I'm not aware of yet and know nothing about, some I DO know about and would advise ALL to avoid like the plague. I've blogged about a few in the past. PLEASE educate yourself ... WHO do YOU SUPPORT with your dollar?
Are they GOOD people or just money making greedy assholes. Do they believe in what they are doing? Or are they just money making greedy..
Do they care about cannabis as a medicine? Or are they just...
WHO DO YOU want GROWING YOUR medicine.
What you put in your body.
Oh, there were many incentives I heard, sign up now and get your first medibe FREE!
Sign here and get 15% off! Sign here and get this sweet T!!
For me?? lol I went to the First LIFT expo- a couple years back.. they've gotten better, still not what TY was - I do believe it will become as good in a couple years.
What I did NOT like:
Seeing the dispensary of the one who 'stares me down in public'. lol
& the one run by the person associated with Oxy. Phhhhbt.
The VAPE lounge IMO.. I felt not 'sanitary' I went outside and smoked a joint instead.
It didn't feel .. 'fun' Life is still about fun.
Or very creative to be honest- except for that big GREEN thing and the 'airline girls.
I didn't FEEL FUN/comfortable/inspired.
Bombardment of franchises - making me wonder & realize - it is what it is.
Buyer beware. Phoney people (imo), I did see a couple, who needs it - keep moving.
What I did like: Walking around with Storm, noticing girls giving him a wink and smile from time to time. lol Seeing & Hugging many I've not seen in years.
Adam & Erin and Adam getting us our TWEED (giggle) stash jars- which I like ;)
Hugs from Gilles! My buddy from Advanced - and meeting his lovely wife for the first time, she's heard about me... lol
Jimmy! From CannaMart He spied me - walked over grabbed my sore hand (very gently) and started to massage it. Wise man... perceptive. We hit it off and gave each other hugs with each passing! The cream NOW sits on my desk and I'm using it daily!
Patrick of Conspiracy Culture - he looked REFRESHED! Antonio was at NORML Canada, Steve & Fillipe from CubeCaps - I hung out in the booth for a bit and I'd have to say.. people were raving about this product. Amy was there in heels giving me hugs! Al & Butterfly grabbed me, unexpected for an interview - I apologize, I heard Tamara (who also loves small dogs) was listening and I told her about POPPY! & California- can you tell I'm ready for some California Dreaming?
I met a few new people Storm introduced me to, all wonderful - Of course.
I picked up Stickers for Josh's sketchbooks.
I was introduced to someone who 'Yeeeeeeeed!' lol at meeting me- and said she has a postcard by her desk! Geez, for that response - soon she'll have a little original.
EZRA, from the moment I noticed this man I thought 'what a nice guy'.
Ezra is a talented Photographer and more- above all else- he makes me feel at peace being in his presence. Simple. I'm told he lives what he speaks. He wears HEMP head to toe - LOVE IT! It was an honour. He asked to take my photo.. which - you know- is a ? who knows if you will catch me in twitchmode - He makes me smile and I was nervous.. oh well.
I of course asked for a photo as well - turned out awesome (below) & get this- I was right about him... he is voted one of Canada's Nicest people!!
By ROOTS. I will tell you when it's time to vote. EZRA is nicest person I know, follow him! We all need nice in our lives. I try to be nice - me makes me want to be nicer. lol
www.ezrasoiferman.com TWEED knows what they are doing when hiring him, imo.
I'm sure I'm forgetting a few many laughs- especially when the 'watering Giant' started to tumble! hee hee I WAS ZONKED when home- passed out in bed at 10.
IF you don't know- sure Go. $15. would be a better price ticket, IMO
I guess I have to admit: I was Lifted by LIFT.
Spinners... I have been hearing about them - good & bad. Clearly a topic of conversation.
The little research i did- there is a mixed opinion - professional about Spinners.
Do they help kids focus.
I think they look cool, mesmerizing - colorful and I've seen glass artists are creating them now also. PIN had many DIY FYI on them. Easy & difficult.
My opinion.. spinner s have been around a long time, spinning meditation rings.
Spinning prayer wheels (I have one on my desk) and is doodling not a type of spinning?
Kids have been doing it in class for -ever.
Spinners, it is my personal opinion after all I have ready - they would be quite the distraction and what happened to trying to focus old fashioned ways? creative ways. Spinning is just watching... I GET it. I don't agree with it. I did see this on PIN while searching spinners and thought it was really cute and highly true:
Anything that helps a child to focus and calm down naturally - I AM all for it.
Before pills - always.
With all that is happening in the world, talks of bombs daily, Trump antics, stuff (terrible things) no wonder they are spinning.
FIRST I'd suggest gently ;) pen & paper.. I bet there are so many little creative artists trying to get out. TLC before anything, of course.
You all know I'm a huge fan of reading! Reading was must when Storm was a baby and I promised him when tiny- 'I'll buy you any book as long as you promise to read it- then I'll buy another.' His first big book - 'Megladon' - a giant shark. ;)
In elementary school he was reading 3 grades above the rest in his class.
They called me one day to tell me this. I was pleased. ;)
Fall Foray you say!?
I know- it's early but it's on my mind because I was asked if I wanted to draw the 40th Anniversary MST Poster! - by the 'Foray Director' himself - how could I refuse? It's not until September - September 22nd (Storms birthday - another reason I couldn't refuse - hee hee) but it's going to be quite the event and they want to advertise early!
In Muskoka - the perfect Fungi Setting - I already know it's going to be a beautiful weekend.
Storm has attended past weekend Cain Forays & shared they are incredibly enjoyable & informative, nice to be amongst fellow Fungi aficionados! This year celebrating the 40th Cain Foray - I've no doubts it will be an event to top all others. The MST is educating the masses on Mushrooms - they had a special event at the ROM, educational material printed and promoted, many members have young children and understand the serious RISKS posed when Children are NOT taught about finding wild edible/poisonous mushrooms - many which LOOK similar to what they recognize in the grocery stores. *Too MANY Adults are equally as uninformed. If you are not positive- don't pop it in your mouth.
The Mycological Society of Toronto holds weekly Forays in the spring & fall, this weekend was the official first! They have special themed meals, monthly meetings with informative guests, mycologists, authors, illustrators & artists, photographers, chefs, fungi farmers and MORE! Want to experience a NEW Hobby? One that feeds your tummy & soul? Grab our basket, Mushroom knife - sketch book and get ready- Foray Season is here!!
Spring Foray Season that it! Can you smell the morel?
I've been inspired to create another FREE color download - One to have fun with your little backyard mushroom hunters - stay tooned.
Georgia... On My Mind.