Sunday, October 09, 2005


(I know, I look stunned in this photo, but Becca looks darling.)

Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday dear Becca!
Happy birthday to you!

Yay! It's Becca's birthday today. And although I promised that this post would be entitled "Things to be Thankful For"... well, Becca is one thing I'm thankful for.


Becca and I have been friends for 10 years as of this fall. We met when she moved to Dartmouth for a job in 1995. She was friends with my Newfie roommates... and although I've lost touch with both of them, I'm quite glad that they gave me the gift of Becca.

Lemme tell you about Becca...

Becca has always been there for me in good times and bad. We've shared our triumphs (18 pounds of triumph) and our trials (I'm having a moment). We've shared too many laughs to count, often the kind where we feed off each other, squeaking out new and more ridiculous statements through gales of laughter. It's only gotten better as we age... and we know more and more about each other and how silly life really is.

Although she has lived two and a half hours away for the last 6 years, we've kept in touch better than some married couples (thank goodness for those phone plans) and shared many a "meal" over the phone. ("What 'cha doin? Wanna have supper with me?")

She puts up with my craziness and often comes for a visit when she knows I need it most (especially when winter seems like it's never going to end)... and I do my best to keep her craziness in check (ahem... and prevent her from throwing herself at the Jesus who drops down from the ceiling) or to unleash it when it would serve us best (and since your parents read this blog, I don't think I should be telling them what I mean by that).

Becca, love ya dearly. We'll be the absolute scourge of the nursing home, 'specially considering that the two of us are going to live to be 132. Bloody good genes, we've both got. Of course, you'll be on your fourth hip and I'll be blind, either from natural aging or poking myself in the eye with a knitting needle. But we'll definitely be the source of much amusement for the staff.

Love ya lots, ducky. I'll see you on Thursday night. YAY!

1 comment:

  1. Rebecca9:53 p.m.

    You really know how to make a girl feel special! Thanks are the best friend ever. Happy Thanksgiving (turkey day:)See you on Thursday!! Tee Hee...Can't wait.