Friday, March 23, 2007

A Sincere Wish for Good Karma

No cat pictures this week. Fred the Cat and I aren’t doing any snarking or bitching this weekend. Instead we are dedicating this post today and over the weekend to good Karma for Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards. She needs it now and she surely deserves it.

This post is also dedicated to everyone who finds themselves having to deal with this merciless disease.

Have a nice weekend
Fred the Cat and Pop


Blogger sumo said...

Good idea for a post POP and Fred. The Edwards' deserve some good karma now. She's always seemed a caring and graceful woman...and he will see her through this like the loving husband he appears to be. Good weekend to the POPs and Fred and his friends too.

March 23, 2007 1:44 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Good thoughts - always welcome. Turn that around - come well with good thoughts.

March 23, 2007 3:22 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

So courageous!! The Edwards' are definitely in our thoughts and hearts.

March 23, 2007 5:04 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Beautiful picture and wishes for EE...

My mother had breast cancer but it was caught early enough to treat.

It is always a sobering wake-up to hear of another woman who was not so fortunate to catch it early enough.

March 23, 2007 6:11 AM  
Blogger Rising Sun said...

I've lost one grandmother to breast cancer, and several others to other cancers. Elizabeth Edwards is inspiring, as is John, for their decision to fight on. I can't say we have any better public figure today than Mrs. Edwards

March 23, 2007 6:21 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

My thoughts are with them.

March 23, 2007 6:35 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Get well soon for them, Great weekend to you and Mr POP.

What a lovely orchid! I'll be saving a copy of that one for my screensaver.

March 23, 2007 6:47 AM  
Anonymous mandt said...

It is unbelievable the number of women we come into contact with that are battling brest cancer-our sister being one of them.Sending good karma is one of the most caring things we can do.Well done-PoP.

March 23, 2007 6:54 AM  
Blogger JM said...

I notice it didn't take long for the wingnuts to claim that they were playing this tragic situation for maximum political potential. I was hopeful that we wouldn't have to hear any of that, since the only thing they need to hear now is support.

March 23, 2007 7:09 AM  
Blogger angry ballerina said...

I guess I'll put down my lead pipe and send fuzzy thoughts to EE.

March 23, 2007 7:20 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I appreciated how the Edwards handled this terrible news. Elizabeth Edwards has showed us how she would be a First Lady, by standing there and calmly discussing her cancer. I was reminded of Laura Bush who chose not to disclose her skin cancer, and handled her very public role and help and support it could convey to others, by staying quiet.

March 23, 2007 7:20 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Elizabeth is in my thoughts and prayers. Molly Ivins battled breast cancer for nine years. My mother is battling it and it has spread literally, all over her body. Breast cancer seems to be more virulent, or maybe I am just noticing it more, but many of you mentioned family members who are fighting it or have died from it. I am sending good karma and healing thoughts to all women today. Patricia, thanks for the beautiful post and the picture.

March 23, 2007 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful flower! I need spring!

March 23, 2007 7:57 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

JM said...
"I notice it didn't take long for the wingnuts to claim that they were playing this tragic situation for maximum political potential."

And yet - if they had said nothing, then there would have been "Edwards covered this up" slams. Can't win with the conservative wingnuts.

All the most positive energy sent to Mrs. Edwards.

March 23, 2007 8:50 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Amen to that, PoP!

March 23, 2007 10:49 AM  
Blogger Mimus Pauly said...

My family's been very lucky when it comes to cancer of any kind. My maternal grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in the 80s. She not only beat it, she's still kicking today. I swear, the only two things that take the women in my family down are old age and freak accidents. We men, on the other hand, haven't proven as lucky, but that's another story.

I love the way Elizabeth Edwards is dealing with this disease. More power to her...

March 23, 2007 12:59 PM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

My outer unselfish bastard self shakes his fist at the heavens, GMO's, and pesticides.

My inner selfish bastard self wants a cat picture.

March 23, 2007 2:29 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

My mother had a similar diagnosis in 1994. I lost her in 1999.

My thoughts are with the Edwards family.

March 23, 2007 4:29 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Dear Fred and POP,
My cousin had a mastectomy. This is the only known CA in my family.
Please read Threading Water's post, "Pink Porn."

March 23, 2007 8:04 PM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Anytime people deal with any situation they have head-on, troubling as it may be, and in a positive way, is always good for the human race!

As opposed to not accepting or blaming others! ; (

March 24, 2007 5:14 AM  
Blogger Sue Woo said...

Thanks for that PoP. I too wish her all the best.

March 24, 2007 6:57 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Good Karma to Elizabeth. Of course the wingnuts are gonna make fun of it. They are lunatics after all.

March 24, 2007 7:00 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

hear! hear! fred the cat is wise- and you are kind. they seem like genuinely nice people and you can't dispute their love for each other. i can't imagine going through this- especially with 2 young children. good thoughts, good thoughts....

March 24, 2007 7:34 AM  
Blogger Women on the Verge said...


Our thoughts are with Elizabeth and the Edwards family as well...

March 24, 2007 8:12 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...


Have a good weekend. I dedicated a blog to the Edwards as well. They deserve the best.

March 24, 2007 12:51 PM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...

I have had an experience and have been lucky for four years. I am soory to hear that they have not been able to detect and protect us all from this disease. One cannot stop working toward their goals and that appears what the Edwards are doing. Best wishes to all

March 24, 2007 3:59 PM  
Blogger Naj said...

Have a nice weekend Patricua. :)

March 24, 2007 5:03 PM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

And I heard she called Tony Snow to give him her well-wishes on his cancer tumor he has to have removed next week!

Some karma eh?!?

March 24, 2007 5:04 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

I'm not sure what Jon Edwards or his wife is going to do now, its very sad. You have to respect Mrs. Edwards for speaking at the press confrence about it when it happened, not everybody would have had the courage to do that. Most would have just made a statement to the media.

My parents were going to see her at a confrence in a couple of weeks and when they first found out the news they were like "well I guess she's not coming" but in fact now it looks like she might.

March 25, 2007 8:43 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

Months not weeks.*

March 25, 2007 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have a pix of what appears to be a lovely Cattleya orchid flower to take the place of your usual cat pix!

- oddjob

March 26, 2007 9:15 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

I've lost my birth mom, my adoptive father, my sons' dad and I'll soon lose my oldest child to this loathsome disease.

I watched the press conference. She was courageous and graceful.

April 01, 2007 6:50 AM  

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