Feeling under the weather can wear on a woman in more ways than one. Not only do you feel out of shape when completely bereft of energy (I mean, really….I’m so puffy I imagined my fingers as dancing keyboard sausages just now… and also suddenly hungry), but, and I don’t speak for every woman, I find that I weep at everything! The “Every kiss begins with Kay” jewelry jingle. Cry. The E-trade baby. Cry. Vampire Edward sparkling. Yep…. cry. And don’t get me wrong. I am not a sentimental woman by any means, but my emotions are insanely inappropriate these last few days. My kids are afraid to be seen with me in public for fear a Kelly Clarkston song will play on K-mart’s Musak CD and I’ll burst into a wailing karaoke tribute in the toiletries aisle.
Insert Year of Jewelry’s Week 6 Theme “Amore”, and, well, you have yourself Caterwauling Fest ’12, complete with blubbering jewelry artists and unnecessarily sentimental and cliche pendants.
Not exactly my most extensive or difficult piece, which is available for viewing here, and I’m not even sure particularly interesting, but for someone as anti-romantic as myself (my idea of an anniversary getaway is a bathrobe and twelve uninterrupted hours of sleep… maybe a coffee date at the local Tim Horton’s just to keep him guessing) this little gem is a downright masterpiece! But, if truth be told, I wouldn’t have given Valentine’s Day, romanticism or sentiment a second thought if it hadn’t been for this week’s theme.
However, now that I think about it, perhaps I need to remind my husband of nine years that a box of chocolates will go a long way to healing what ails me.
And maybe a Valentine’s Day tattoo of, I don’t know, an evil eye amulet … because I like to be unconventional, and though I’m not a romantic, I am highly superstitious!
Just trying to keep it all in perspective.