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I Went To A Dispensary

posted by Heather April 6, 2021 4 Comments
I know I put this photo in the last post, but I forgot to mention…
this…and,
this…and,
just in case you didn’t notice. Heehee 🙂
At least I was killing the sleeping game the day after surgery.
Despite the fact that I “worked out” for 20 minutes and got 0.0 strain for my effort.
If this doesn’t look ridiculous enough, you should see me using it.
Jonah made himself THIS for lunch in between remote classes.
Not a great angle for this kid.
We decided it was time for a half birthday celebration, since we missed their half birthdays.
Ben texts me this picture of my UNDERWEAR that had fallen off his clothes in the locker room at the gym. Like, he had no idea where is was hiding during his entire workout, or for how long.
My high school sistersss.
The NICEST ice cream truck I’ve ever seen.
Standby for a recipe for my best green smoothie creation yet 😉
What I’ve been listening to on my Spotify account.
Maybe my favorite little lunch of late.
Well, isn’t this the truth.
Had no idea I could be notified when they arrive, leave, or is not at a location. BRILLIANT.
We’re FINALLY back at the dentist.
Like, ALL of us.
When you can’t feel half your face.
$60 for 500 worms. Ridiculous.
True.

The perception of weed is funny to me; people are all over the map with it. Some people still think it’s mysterious and naughty and riddled with danger. Some people, like myself, have spent the better part of their life being curious yet unwilling to try it because until recently it’s been illegal…and, God forbid we so much as considered breaking a rule. And, some people have used it so much at different points in their life that the whole “introduction” of it to the general population is borderline ridiculous.

I think I subconsciously used this shoulder surgery as an excuse to put my big girl panties on and drive my own vehicle up to a dispensary, in pure daylight on a Tuesday on the way home from the gym (withOUT my kids, thank you very much), and purchase our own weed. 

The last time I had this shoulder surgery, the worst thing, by far, was the difficulty I had with sleeping. I was probably averaging 3-4 hours of sleep a night, falling asleep at red lights and drive up bank teller windows, and spending most of the night binge watching Netflix shows to try and keep myself distracted from the pain in my shoulder.

After hearing so much from friends about how helpful certain kinds of edibles have been for sleeping at night, I decided to try and figure out something for my sleep tool belt in case that happened to me with this surgery, too.

That, however, doesn’t explain why I purchased edibles that were “for fun on a Saturday night, too”…which is what I asked for after the dispensary employee asked me if the sleepy time edibles was all I needed for that visit.

When I got back in my car, I’ll admit my guilty conscience was suffocating me. I talked myself out of it by reminding myself that it was totally legal, plenty of intelligent and kind people I know use them regularly, and that I was going to be very conscious and responsible about how I used them.

Needless to say, I have this super irrational need to admit to whoever I am most nervous about finding out a secret of mine, hunting them down, and telling them. 

So, I immediately called my mother.

She immediately started crying. 

We didn’t speak for 3 days, which is 3 days longer than we usually go without talking. Then, she called me and pretended like nothing had happened by asking my opinion on whether she should use a CVS to restore an old photo of her and my father, or mail it in to an online service.

And, that was that.

4 Comments

Joanne April 6, 2021 at 1:46 pm

Did you try it????

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Heather April 15, 2021 at 7:57 pm

I DID!

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Lydia Pagano April 6, 2021 at 4:42 pm

I love this post so much. I have followed you for years – love everything about you and your fam. I have had my med card for 6 years and I am in direct sales for FEDERALLY legal cbd, and yet my mom still says I can’t bring any cbd ‘contraband’ into her house. LOL!!!!! It was a different generation. I laughed so much at the ending to this post. Gosh I don’t feel so alone now. Thanks for your realness.

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Heather April 15, 2021 at 7:57 pm

THANK YOU, LYDIA! ‘Contraband’ does make it sound terrifying. I’m sure I’ll do the same to my own kids one day, I guess 😉 Thanks for being such a loyal reader!

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