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The rant of a depressed woman and the cures of chocolate:

I realized how reliant I am this weekend, when we were visiting family. My mother-in-law said that chocolate chips make a good anti-depressant. A handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips might cure the my-husband-is away-on-a-business-trip-blues or the feeling of I-can't-handle-one-more-episode-of-Power-Rangers, but I need something MORE right now. She suggested Hershey kisses. And if you feel like you STILL need more after that, wash it down with some chocolate syrup, straight from the bottle. I think that chocolate syrup without the milk would make me feel worse, not better. But washing it down with a peanut butter fudge shake from Sonic, that might scoop me right out of the depths of despair. But since there isn't a Sonic in a 30 mile radius, that really isn't an option.

But speaking of peanut butter, I used to think that Reeses were the ultimate cure all for not having a boyfriend, babysitting on New Years Eve, or any other teenage angst. But when I turned 30 I wanted the "real deal." Why have peanut butter when you can have peanuts, or better yet almonds or cashews smoothered in chocolate?

I've just "happened upon" a few Hershey bars with almonds in the last few weeks. One was given to me at VBS for "helping" but the others I'm sure I HAD to buy at CVS for a filler so I could get a sweet deal. I then mentioned that I had gone through a bag and and half of Hershey minatures in the last few weeks. But that's not entirely true- I've finished off all of the Mr. Goodbars. When Jonah asks if can have one I try and direct him away from "the yellow ones" and say wouldn't you rather have a "red one" as I hand him the not-so-favorite Krackle bar.

So the next time a doctor, specialist, counselor, nurse, friend (and whoever else, because everyone asks) if I need a "happy pill" I can say that I already have one that is working for now, so don't write that presciption quite yet (as I crumple up another yellow wrapper...).

6 comments:

RHONDA said...

i personally love that drug. do you have extras?

Sara said...

Amen, and Amen! This is my recreational drug of choice! Sugar, cocoa, and a bit of caffeine for good measure! What a cocktail! Now if my hubby hasn't finished off the chocolate chips, to the kitchen for a pick-me-up!

Gretchen Magruder said...

YES!!! and my taste has refined even more (I'm older, you know), so now I can eat the Dove Dark Chocolate...kids hate it, so I don't have to even bother hiding it from them!!

j said...

My drug of choice...White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks!! It helps everytime!! The kids don't like it so I get it all to myself - even better!

Brooke

Claudia said...

Mmmmmmm......you've hit a good nerve here with me!!! a little chocolate a day keeps the blues away. and tends to make the children "seem" quieter. and the house "seem" cleaner.

your mention of sonic made me drool. we don't have one in a 60 mile radius! it should be a crime....

food tv junkie said...

I personally love nutella .... straight from the jar for special occasions but I like dipping the big pretzel sticks in it too.