Why does chocolate make everything better?

At least for me anyway, and I know – I know! – some of you can live without it. In fact, you don’t even like chocolate. Oh, I don’t understand you – at all. But to each his own.

As Jason and Sydney took the girls home, I gave in to the pounding in my head. I gave in to the fact – the medicines that got me through the day – were no longer my friends. Admitting what was held at bay was mighty ugly. Much uglier than I thought. I gave up and stopped calling it “allergies” or “trip lag”. The tightness in my chest, the rasp in my voice, the deep rumbling cough, and the gunk in my head. Ugghhhh…..I felt bad. Real bad.

I admitted it. I have a cold. A nasty one.

And on their way home, Jason text me he was going by Wal-Mart and did I need anything? Did I ever? I needed an end-all be-all cure for the head, chest stuffiness of winter, of travel, and of no rest.

So I told him…….something to make me feel better. A cupcake? lol.

I was half-joking, but I knew he would know. Wouldn’t he?

I uploaded the photographs I took this evening for my 365 project. I took them of the girls playing with Sydney and I got a few poses in front of my studio lights I got for Christmas.

I did a little editing and really liked how this one of Bridget turned out. She is growing so fast. Oh, she steals my heart!

My gorgeous model step-daughter age four. My entry for 365 today.

I never imagined it would be so hard to pick ONE photo per day, but it is. It really is…guess it’s a good thing I have many days left in this year’s project. I wonder if it will ever get boring? I am fascinated by this photo diary of life – fascinated.

Jason came home with his hand behind his back. A little smile. A little laugh. I felt my heart jump. There, there in his hand….

Chocolate, sweet chocolate.


It was as good as I thought it would be, every morsel, every chocolate-y goodness of every bite (yes, every one). I even managed to pick the coconut piece last. Score!

And you know what?

I feel better. I really do. Like I just ate a steaming hot bowl of home-made chicken noodle soup.

Chocolate – ahhhh!

Wonder how long before I need my next dose?

P.S.- Lovelovelove the caption entries. Soooo funny! I am so glad I picked Jason as the judge because I could not do it. I will announce the winner on Friday. It’s not to late to get yours in. Just see the below post and comment.

23 thoughts on “Why does chocolate make everything better?

  1. my man brought me home 2 cakes yesterday because he wasn’t sure how much chocolate i wanted! one vanilla w choc frosting…the other choc on choc! he knew I’ve been trying to diet!! I just couldn’t say no! hahaha!! we hate half of a cake yesterday…and the other half today!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!! going to have some more of the OTHER choc on choc right now!!!! you got me thinking!! it’s midnight..hahaha! i’m an addict!! i’ll start my diet tomorrow……………maybe.


  2. There’s no better medicine than chocolate. Bad mood – chocolate, cold feet – hot chocolate, long workday – chocolate. It’s the best antidote for everything!
    Anjoy your chocolate and get well soon!


  3. Chocolate is a wonderful medicine to take…I crave it but can only eat the best organic chocolate otherwise it makes me even more unwell with migraines. Funny how I never gave it up, I just kept trying until I found a way to indulge my yummy passion! Your little step daughter is a beauty, that’s for sure 🙂


  4. Don’t you just love a man who know and fills our every desire. It’s the little surprises like that, that make me love my TZ even more. Sometimes, when I see him washing the dishes or folding a load of laundry I can barely contain myself!

    You are a wonderful photographer. It helps that your models are more scrumptious than chocolate!


  5. This Italian Family

    She is beautiful. Really. 🙂

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better! Hope you continue to feel better until you’re totally well! 🙂


  6. I came here from Mandy’s site and I’m glad I did. I was feeling kind of low, but you reminded of the perfect solution. I have an emergency supply kit in my fridge, which contains different foods that will both last and make me feel better. I keep Hersey’s kisses with almonds in the kit and after reading this post, I’m declaring an emergency and hitting my kit.

    I read someplace that chocolate actually gives you a physical lift…I mean it does something in your brain to make you feel happier. Good thing because I can always use another excuse to enjoy some more chocolate.

    I like your site and your photography is amazing. Good luck on your 365 day project:~)


  7. Buttah makes everything bettah, not chocolate. 🙂

    Bridget does look like a little lady in that shot. Gorgeous.

    I hope you are feeling better, I mean less sick. (WHHHOOOOOOOSH! Healing thoughts sent your way!)


  8. Angelia
    What is it about chocolate?
    I’ve just written a post called Chocolat, which is and isn’t about chocolate.
    Love to know what you think about it.
    Everyone is writing about chocolate!

    Obviously Great minds think alike. LOL

    BTW – is this the 2010 theme?
    Looks great.


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