Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The best cure for depression is jewelry




and chocolate. and this picture I found when I googled 'depression.'

That's right people, I'm depressed. Between post-partum, 2 hospital trips in one week and now I can't walk without a limp... it's been tough going. Imagine me limping along and pushing my 3-month-old in a stroller as we walk around the city. Where are we walking? To various spine doctors (not to be confused with spin doctors, although I'm sure they are related) where I put on yet another washed out hospital gown and I show them how I can't stand up on my tippy-toes because I CAN'T FEEL MY FOOT.

You know what I hate the most? Those gowns. The color isn't flattering on ANY complexion, not to mention the fit. And how is it that no matter how tightly I tie the top, it always slides open and falls down? And how on earth does that other tie-- the one on the side-- even work? I can never find the other part to tie it to so my XXXXXL robe that is already falling off my shoulders now also reveals my underpants.

Anyway, the best medicine for me has always been chocolate, I mean making jewelry. Okay, both. (I'm a Geminii for heaven's sake). So here's my latest, inspired by the person who is my shoulder to cry on, my best go-to babysitter, my cheerleader, my mom.

Here's to you, Mom!

15 comments:

AdroitJewelers said...

Wish I was there to give you a hug, Steph! (((hugs))) You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Dashery Jewelry said...

I'm sorry you're having such a hard time, sweetie. And those gowns are awful! Hugs from me too!

Michele said...

Aww I'm so sorry Stephanie (((BIGGEST HUGS))) and yes Moms are the best, glad she's with you to give you her and love support. Definitely times like this is when you need your Mom the most. I miss mine everyday.

Vandiva said...

I hope you'll get better soon. I know things have got to be tough for you. Glad you still have your mom. Mine is gone already, and I miss her.

Made By Tammy said...

Awww Stephanie! Sending you BIG ((HUGS)), good thoughts, strength and chocolate!

trentongal said...

You have so many of us praying for your return to health. And you're so lucky to have a great Mom to help!

Cher said...

Awwww Steph, thinking good thoughts for you... in the meantime, eat all the chocolate you want and make your beautiful jewelry... and of course, treasure your Mom while you still can!
(((Hugs)))

Silver Canyons said...

aawww!! Sending your a gazillion hugs and hope you are back to your old self in no time!

Erika Price said...

I'm ever so sorry you're having such a tough time, Steph - hope chocolate and jewelry make you feel a bit better, and glad you have your mom to take care of you. Thinking and praying for you real hard :)

Smooooooooooooch xxxxx

Beadsme said...

May not be next to you in body but my heart is there for you.

GrandmaMarilyns said...

I am so sorry you are having these problems. I hope they can get it straightened up.

Your mom will love the necklace. It is gorgeous.

Olivia's Garden said...

(((Big Hugs)) to you Stephanie - hope they can get to the bottom of your problem quickly!

jemsbyjb said...

Metal, sending lots of love to ya. Stay strong. We all love ya!!

congrats to you on having such a supportive Mom and to her on having such a wonderful daughter.

3 squares said...

you're one tough cookie, but you've been through hell. glad you have your mom to lean on (literally). sending you chocolate-covered cheetos as soon as they are available.

thebeadgirl said...

such a great post. raw honesty. and what an amazing tribute to your mom!

hang in there girl...we are pulling for you!