I'd like to blather on and on about how grateful I am for the emails, cards, notes, etc, that have lifted me. I hope that soon I will feel more comfortable going into detail about some of these incredible acts of kindness.
Instead, I want to present a gift to one of you that was graciously offered to my by an amazing artisan. She contacted me in December with an idea for a gift and a discount to her shop, and then sent me a gift of my own to see if I liked her work. (Discount is "shot of vodka." I think.)
I was amazed.
In fact, I now consider this one of my most precious pieces of jewelry. (Oh sure, I don't really HAVE any jewelry, except for some of my mother's pieces and the Pandora bracelet my sister gave me, but I am hoping to rectify that in the future.)
It is seriously beautiful, and might look a little like that picture up there; but with slightly different names.
I am giving away this necklace, and am offering also a discount to any of you to purchase something at her shop. A gorgeous necklace for ONE OF YOU!! (I wish I could give you all one, but then I'd need my own show, assistants, and that could get messy.)
In order to win? Yikes, I hate this part.
Just leave a comment that want this necklace!
(And I won't be proud and I'll ask for you to visit Babble (to the left) and vote for two people you admire.)
If you Tweet about this, you can have two entries.
And if you tell me how to maintain my sanity and humor while riding this roller coaster I would greatly appreciate it.
Better yet. Make me laugh.