Thursday, November 20, 2008

International Hug-an-Edith Day

By the time most of you read this post it will be Friday November 21st, better known as International Hug-an Edith Day. If you know an Edith, commence to huggin'. If you know or know of my Edith, now would be the perfect time to write a comment telling her how awesome she is. Now I could write about all the rides, commode bag changes, last minute rescues, getting up more times a night to help me than I got up with my newborn, endless durable medical equipment purchases, medical fund management, thank you card making, poster making, stretching, showering, food buying, woman lifting, trip organizing, reality checks and listening that she does but I'd rather tell you some cool things about her:
1) She has an unnaturally strong love for carrots.
2) She changes purses almost every day.
3) She leaves weird and funny post-its for my son.
4) If she doesn't like a joke of mine, she hits me.
5) She has a friend named Big Johnson. No really.
6) All of her undergarments are the same color.
7) She can pack away 3 entrees in one sitting and still order desert.

8) As you can see from the picture this has not had the ruinous effect one might expect. (This is my favorite shot of her)
9) If she were vetted for VP, I would be her only dark secret. Apart from groping my lady parts, this gal is clean as a whistle.
10)She could be captain of USA's Olympic Shopping Team.
11) Her sense of humor is stealthy and horribly evil.

It is my great honor to know her and I urge you to blog comment a Happy Birthday Message here.

Happy Birthday Beautiful. I'll be sure to say something horrible about you on the radio!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Edith!!

Nov. 21 -- a great day to be born! 21 years ago today I gave birth to my son. 21 years gone in a blink of an eye.

Edith, I don't know you, but from reading about you, I know I'd love to have you as a friend! I'm sending you a virtual hug and best wishes for a wonderful birthday.

May your cake be carrot
Your day be fun
& your year an adventure!!

Anonymous said...

I second everything you've written, Carla, but want to add how BEAUTIFUL she is: that hair! that face! that skin! beautifully enhanced with that makeup! and those close!

You're beautiful, Edith!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you were born. Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Watching you with Carla, at her show, was a lesson in friendship and love.

Have a very happy birthday.

Pat H.

Megan Lynch said...

Felicitations on your natal anniversary, Edith!

Anonymous said...

Instead of counting candles,
Or fretting about the years,
Think of Edith's blessings,
As her birthday nears.

Consider all the people
Who love her, and who care,
And all who are so lucky
Just by her being there.

Think about the memories
Passing years will not erase,
Experiences great and small
That have given her such grace.

One more year on this amazing day,
We raise our wine and share,
"Edith, such a precious friend
in the endless ways you care"

Happy Birthday, Edith!


Anonymous said...

Edith, dear--
May your birthday be as wonderful as you! Wishing you the very best--HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Gina said...

EDITH! Happy birthday you amazing woman you. I must say, Georgia's favorite things in the whole world beside nursing are the WHOOZIT and Goodnight Moon. You are a super genius. Congrats on another year of fantabulousness!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

edith, daaaaaaaaaahling! where would I be without your laughter, shopping & teen girl expertise! I love you madly! have a great birthday!! wen xo

Anonymous said...

3 entrees at Cafe Gratitude don't stick around long enough to make you fat. If you're going to eat 3 entrees, that's the place to do it.

Happy Birthday, Edith!

w00t! Cuspies unite!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to my considerate ,elegant, poised, caring, thoughtful, kind, tactful, wonderful friend! I'm honored to have your friendship.

Anonymous said...

Carla- sitting here listening to you on the radio makes me smile and blush and sigh all at once. I told Gary we are coming and bringing Allie to Yoshi's.

almazul said...

You sound like an amazing person...i LOVE LOVE LOVE your sense of humor!
Wish I knew you...

almazul said...

Oh, meant to say I am listening to your interview on KCSM...

Anonymous said...

Edith! Wishing you a delicious birthday!

Ditto on your beauty and smarts!

Birthday hug westward to you,

XOXOX Stephanie

PS. I LOVE the way you make Carla laugh and vice versa.

Anonymous said...

....Happy birthday, dear beautiful devil with dimples.... Happy birthday to you!

I lift my glass to you on this auspicious day - so happy you happened!



Anonymous said...

I've written few poems in my life.
One, for Edith, began --

A finer friend has never been
A finer friend will never be.
I cannot fathom why the Fates
Bestowed the finest friend to me.

My love and gratitude are beyond words. Happy Birthday Edith!

Anonymous said...

Edith: Happy Birthday. So many nice things have been said about you on this blog all of which are true. So I echo them with love

Alison said...

Edith, you are a rare jewel, earthy and elegant, compassionate and unsentimental, solid and subtle. I feel lucky to know you.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Edith

Now who can say there's no such thing
As a magic spell and a fairy ring?
For kindness of heart begins where it ends,
As it goes the rounds through a circle of friends.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to a lovely woman who never hesitates to celebrate for any reason, and is always there to get the party ball rolling! You're awesome!!

Love ya,


Anonymous said...

"A Friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

janettree said...

I am honoured to have met you Edith.
Bless you for all the good that you spread, like humanity honey.
Janet May
Powell River

Anonymous said...

Wow,I'm overwhelmed! Thank you! Must go have a cocktail!
With appreciation,

Anonymous said...

rock on! edith rock on!!