anxiety, bipolar, chronic illness, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, driving, drugs, fatigue, fibromyalgia, health, mental illness, oakland california, spinal stenosis, stress relief

Last night I didn’t sleep at all. My knee and leg pain are coming back strong. I don’t know why Monday and Tuesday weren’t too bad, but yesterday and today, my-oh-my! The pain and painsomnia spurred me to go back to the dispensary for more edibles. Ahhh…

It rained here this morning! Rain in  California virtually unheard of between April and October. Crazy! The drive up to Oakland was pretty rainy. I felt more novelty than the fear I usually get when I drive on the Freeway. I’m so used to that drive that nothing about it freaks me out. there are​ parts with 8 narrow lanes, no shoulder and a line of merging trucks.

I got capsules full of ground up cannabis which is toasted sesame oil. They work like edibles but aren’t high sugar/ high calorie. That keeps me from eating the edibles just cause they taste good! I’ve been known to do that!

The pain is already improving!I’m tired! Maybe I’ll watch TV or draw. Damn, my eyes hurt!

How is your afternoon?

medical marijuana, oakland california, photography, weather

a magnificent specimen

i drove up to Oakland today, the most beautiful day this year, and saw things like this that i thought were glorious and green.

i was up there to go to my medical marijuana (mmj) dispensary which is across the street from this magnificent specimen of palmlyness. cannabis is definitely glorious and green. so i bought my pot and drove across the street to take some pictures.

lately i’ve been taking pictures of buildings, with an eye for the abstract. i used to take pictures of textures and shapes. then i moved on to houses and shadows. i didn’t take and pictures for a long time. when i went to the movies last week, the odd and rather grand architecture of  the theater caught my eye. i whipped out my camera and started snapping away.

the strange thing about that, as well as these and almost anything i’ve taken pictures in the past couple of weeks were all shot that were so in the sun that i couldn’t see anything through the camera. as you know, smart phone screens look black in bright light. i looked at the subject, framed the shot in my mind and shot it without seeing it until after i’ve taken it! isn’t that a strange thing?

have a delightful evening! 🙂
Glorious palm tree color