It sure is summer. For me it's easier, getting out, going swimming. Although easy's not really the right word.
Jurplesman, your advice regarding a hypoglycemic diet is great. It is of course a highly recomendable way of eating for everyone. But, you see, i was brought up on a hypoglycemic diet. Organic brown rice with vegetables as king at my table. It's just how im used to eating. My father was a health freak from the 70's. Raw honey in my tea is often as wild as i get. And so for me smoking pot was more a way to get 'wild'. Let go of my strict rules and discipline at night when the day was done. Im active, healthy, a parent have a career and we just bought our second house, how straight can i be? Often I feel i suffer from the fact that many of my friends are still 'finding themselves' in Ibiza or table top dancing in Japan... And there's me responsible, hypoglycemic dieting, mother with very responsible life. Pot was my way to 'chill' a last bastion of my youth, a very powerful way of putting my feet up and saying 'up yours' to the world.
My mother, who i rarely saw as a child, is a heroin addict. (And funnily enough, educated as a natropath before she began her habbit) So I could always justify my use of pot as being harmless in comparison to her rediculous lifestyle. Also harmless compared to the drug filled weekends of my teens. Sometimes it was just too exhillerating to be bad. But the fact is: Hypoglycemic or not, after 15 years of smoking nearly every day, i can tell you the withdrawls are very real and not just a result of my diet. Perhaps my diet is why i could spend my days straight... but if you've hardly gone to bed straight in over a decade, lying in bed straight at night is plain weird and not too easy. Actually it's horrid.
But I think im old enough to be straight now.
ps: peaceful blessings to the recent imigrants and those who fear them...