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1 Grumble Girl June 3, 2010 at 6:00 pm

I hear you, sistah. That Darkness can sneak up on you at the weirdest times… but it will pass. And then it will be back… and then it will pass again. Enjoy the sun while it’s out, and just remember the funk will be over eventually.

In the meantime, find some baaaaaaad TV to watch and hunker down until the sun is back. Or something.

I hug you. xox
.-= Grumble Girl´s most Awesome last blog ..Perfect Cookies = Perfect Mum =-.

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2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2010 at 9:50 pm

i hug you back.

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3 Peggy Brister June 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm

I know that’s pretty personal for you to share about you being depressed so I will share with you about my crap. I suffered for years from depression. It would come and go and hang over me like a dark cloud that made everything in my life suck when it visited. Nothing caused it but when it came it made everything bad. After years of thinking I could beat it myself without meds I finally decided to let them put me on meds. My life changed. I have not been depressed even one single minute ever again since I got on meds. Geodon is the name of the drug and it is amazing. It’s a miracle worker. Just FYI if you ever want to talk to a doc about meds ask them about that one.
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4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2010 at 9:50 pm

thank you

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5 OHmommy June 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm

I could have written this. I’m down in the dumps too – for no reason really. There must be something in the air. Meh.
.-= OHmommy´s most Awesome last blog ..Every morning I say *this* is my last post ever. And… =-.

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6 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2010 at 9:50 pm

it’s the moon. i swears.

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7 Kimmad June 3, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Been there, done that. Bought the frickin’ t-shirt and been wearing that damn thing every day for the last month or so. Unfortunately, I have reasons, so I know why. Doesn’t suck any less. So, I really feel for ya, and hope you’re feeling better soon…

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8 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

me too

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9 Adriane June 3, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Oh yeah, I’ve been there. I actually might be on the verge of that right now. Suck, suck, suck. I can’t even say anything to make you feel better because I’d probably mess it up and then you’d take it wrong and then hate me. Listen to The Cure.
.-= Adriane´s most Awesome last blog ..What IS that that I’m feeling??? =-.

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10 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm

if i listen to The Cure, you have to hide the pills.

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11 Kim June 3, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I’m sorry! I wish I could find that fairy dust whore, I’ve been looking for her too. The bitch better bring wine when she finally shows up. : )
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12 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2010 at 9:55 pm

i’m requesting a pitcher of margarita.

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13 Zoeyjane June 3, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Hugs, lady. I know how it is. (and I know that hugs don’t solve it) But still, hugs.
.-= Zoeyjane´s most Awesome last blog ..The passage of time =-.

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14 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm

YOU? are HUGGING me? that’s huge.

and thanks.

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15 Jessica June 3, 2010 at 7:42 pm

OK I usually dont comment on blogs, but this one deserves a reply. This happens to me all the time. And its terrible, isnt it? And the older I get the more frequent it is. I hate to read stuff like this b/c I know how it feels and it’s yuck. To just sit there. And do nothing. And not even care.

Big, huge we’re-both-from-Niceville-which-bonds-us-in-a-way-that-people-can’t-understand hugs.

XOXOXO
.-= Jessica´s most Awesome last blog ..Parker’s 4th Birthday Party =-.

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16 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2010 at 9:58 pm

people from niceville KNOW each other.

and thanks for finally commenting. you should totally do it more often.

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17 Jessica June 3, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Oh, and you’re picture is hot 🙂
.-= Jessica´s most Awesome last blog ..Parker’s 4th Birthday Party =-.

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18 Jessica June 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm

also your picture 😉
.-= Jessica´s most Awesome last blog ..Parker’s 4th Birthday Party =-.

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19 Mandi Bone June 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm

It is a bad place too be in. I hope you find your happy again real soon.
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20 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2010 at 10:01 pm

it will be back soon.

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21 sarah June 3, 2010 at 8:42 pm

The same cycle happens to me too. I used to try to hide it but it only got worse. I find that I HAVE to feel it and acknowledge it to let it go. I use certain songs to bring out the worst and work my way back to good from there. Usually with writing and more music.

I do what works for me. Find what works for you.
.-= sarah´s most Awesome last blog ..Signs =-.

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22 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm

YES. acknowledge it, like here and now, and it passes quicker.

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23 Smart Bear June 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm

I’m sorry dear sweet lady….
I can relate. It comes out of nowhere, and my hubby does the exact same thing with offering to pick up dinner and I do the exact same thing with not being able to decide…which makes me feel more pathetic.
What really sucks? When you are feeling this way and then you hear from someone you know, or maybe even someone you don’t know who is going through something that you can most definitely admit is shittier than your own shit…and then you feel….like shit. That happened to me today. Cause then I’m all “Well damn….I’m being a big whiner”. It’s all relative though, you know. Sometimes I just need a little pity party. I will throw you a pity party. We can have whatever pie you want and drinkie drinkies and talk about trashy gossip until we pees ours pants from laughing. I’m just sayin’….sounds to me like you need a pity party and then you can call it done.
Seriously…hope the light is coming around the bend soon
Best,
Tina

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24 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm

thanks – and yes, yes, yes i feel what you’re saying.

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25 Issa June 3, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I so get this. So much so. All I can say is hugs. And I hope tomorrow is a better day.

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26 Tara R. June 3, 2010 at 10:19 pm

There are days when I don’t even want to get out of bed, and the only thing that pulls me out is knowing I have to feed the men folk.The Dark can suckit!

(Oprah’s been on my shit list since saying people can under tip cuz of the bad economy, taking money out of my kid’s college fund.)

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27 YoMama June 4, 2010 at 12:16 am

Hope you’re feeling better REAL soon…I love you. 😉

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28 Natalie @ Hope Springs Eternal June 4, 2010 at 8:21 am

I feel this way a lot. It’ll start with being left out from plans with my friends who don’t have kids – friends who my husband and I were formerly attached at the hip with. Then, I’ll look around my cluttered apartment and feel like a shitty housekeeper. Then, at work, I’ll feel like I don’t fit in (but what I don’t let myself realize is that it’s my THIRD WEEK, of course I don’t quite fit in yet). And then I find myself crying.

It happens to all of us, I think, and it’s perfectly OK.
.-= Natalie @ Hope Springs Eternal´s most Awesome last blog ..Nellie Rose as DJ Droolbug =-.

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29 Stacey June 4, 2010 at 8:27 am

There must be something in the air or water or whatever. I’ve been feeling the same way and I blogged about it too. I know it will pass eventually. It always does…

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30 The Husband June 4, 2010 at 9:29 am

You look really good in that picture!
.-= The Husband´s most Awesome last blog ..Meet Me There =-.

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31 Heather @ Domestic Extraordinaire June 4, 2010 at 10:17 am

oh my goodness do I get this. And if you don’t feel better tomorrow its really okay.

I am just hoping that you are.

xo
.-= Heather @ Domestic Extraordinaire´s most Awesome last blog ..Georgia will always be on my mind =-.

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32 lceel June 4, 2010 at 11:31 am

If Patrick is half as good a husband as he is a father – you have it made!! And please, let me add my HUG to all the other HUGS you’re getting out here.
.-= lceel´s most Awesome last blog ..About the way this works =-.

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33 Sandi June 4, 2010 at 11:57 am

I totally hear you! I think (hope!) that I’m coming out the other side of this right now. It has been a stressful year and both the husband and I have been struggling with depression. The worst times are when both of us are in a low and neither of us is able to help ourselves let alone each other. It sounds like your husband is so supportive!

I hope that you start to feel better soon!
.-= Sandi´s most Awesome last blog ..on the cusp =-.

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34 AmazingGreis June 4, 2010 at 12:03 pm

The darkness happens. You will be better tomorrow….

The darkness has taken a liking to me lately too, so I totally understand where you’re coming from.

(((HUGS))) friend!!!

XOXO
.-= AmazingGreis´s most Awesome last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – New Life… =-.

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35 Mary June 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I like Oprah, but let’s face it, she looks like she weighs 200 lbs. or more for a reason. SHE GETS DEPRESSED,TOO. Her great ideas don’t always work for her, either.

Don’t think that your readers only like you for a quick laugh. You know you’re a good person when so many people will send you “please get better”messages. When you’re feeling better, make a list of things you can do when you feel shitty and don’t overdo the alcohol. Save that for the cruise.

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36 Cranky Sarah June 4, 2010 at 6:03 pm

I know what you mean exactly. Exactly. Just a few minutes ago I was cleaning up the kids’ “spilled” paint when Hubs called about dinner. Finally he said, “Do you want me to just pick something out for all of us?” (making it seem like a huge deal which is annoying because I’m expected to automatically do it on a 3x’s a day basis) my reply “Yes, because I just can’t deal with another decision today” so I get it.
.-= Cranky Sarah´s most Awesome last blog ..I don’t accept “Boys will be boys” =-.

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37 Meg @sleepynewmommy June 4, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Lots of love to you, Ang. I know the feeling and it’s terrible. I fought it a lot this week and am only now coming back around.

Don’t ever apologize for keeping it real here. This is your space to write and if you want to talk about it…go for it.

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38 Light June 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm

We all get the Dark sometime…I’ve gone through it several times, but I call it the Funk…Hope it passes quickly!
.-= Light´s most Awesome last blog ..100 Blog Entries…. =-.

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39 Miss Britt June 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm

That is an EXCELLENT picture of you.

And when I’m depressed, Jared and I have that exact same conversation. “What do you need? I’ll do anything. Want me to cook something? Pick something up?”

And the idea of just making that decision is too fucking much.

That’s when you know it’s depression – when you can’t even say WHAT would make you happy, because happy is too much work.

When that has happened to me in the past I have:

*gotten on anti-depressants (heh)
*slept. a lot.
*cried. a lot.
*talked. a lot.
*asked Jared not to ask me any questions and to just give me X hours or days to completely fall apart and do what i want right this second even if it’s just lying in bed and can you please just take care of everything else while I try to remember how to take care of myself again?

That last one works pretty well when it gets bad. 🙂
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40 patois June 5, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I hope the light comes back very soon.
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41 Rachael June 5, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Oh, there are days that it is good that I don’t get much TV of the American happy happy type. I had a nervous breakdown a couple of years ago in which I said to my doctor that I liked my life, that I was happy, but the depression and the gosh-awful noise it was making in my head was going to kill me. And it almost did. It is beyond unhelpful to imply that depression and sadness (or lack of happiness or money or success) are the same thing. Don’t listen to Oprah. You’ll get better, and there will be other good days, and good dinners, and daughters who are grateful that their mother had the grace to tell the truth about depression.

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42 statia June 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm

And you have really pretty hair.

Hopefully that makes you feel a little better.
An Awesome post on statia´s blog … I’m convinced he’s trying to make me crazy. Or kill me. Possibly both.

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43 Kendra June 6, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I too dabble on the dark side, meds help me most of the time. But the anxiety and sadness still break through. Who knows what causes the breakdown….but time will get you through it. Thinking of you.

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44 Lisa June 7, 2010 at 9:23 am

I’m a long time runner, so I know how addicting running can be and I’m currenly on the injured reserve list so I know how not fun it can be to not be able to run. If you’re just starting out your knee probably isn’t as bad as you’re thinking. Find a good running store (Fleet Feet is a chain, not sure if they are in Florida though) and go there with your running socks and current shoes. They’ll look at your feet, stick you on a treadmill and check out your gait and help you find the best shoes for you. You’ll be amazed at the difference the right shoes make (I’m 99% sure my current problems are a result of straying from my usual brand). Whatever route you go, do it ASAP because it’s so easy to get out of the running groove. Hang in there, it will get better:) Happy running… and I can’t wait to hear about your first 5k!

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45 MommyNamedApril June 7, 2010 at 2:08 pm

sorry gal. it happens to me sometimes too 🙁 hope you’re feeling more like yourself soon.
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46 linney June 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm

srsly, i know. there are those days it almost paralyzes you. hope you feel better and find your way out of the slump.
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47 Poppy June 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I’m pretty sure the best depression sets in when everything is perfect. Ya know, to make you feel *extra* guilty about feeling unhappy in any way.

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48 sam {temptingmama} June 8, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I love you. I get it. I so really get it.

Always here… xo
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49 Mwa June 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Depression sucks. And I KNOW about it. You are not alone. x
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