Happy Birthday to my friend who DOES like cats.

4/22/2015 05:21:00 PM
(I think April is full of lovely birthdays.)

Years ago before my Mom was pregnant for me she worked at a grocery store as a cashier. She worked with a group of other women that I have always knows as "The girls." I remember knowing them throughout my childhood and in to my adult life. She always loved being with them. They came to weddings and graduations. They knew me, my Dad, my brothers... they made my Mom laugh and they loved her and she them.

I am lucky enough to be a part of a couple of groups that I like to call, "The girls." One member of which I'm happy to stand sit alongside is my dear friend, Jenn of Wrestling Kitties. (Let's be honest, we don't stand when we're together.)

While she does like cats and I fear (I'm sorry, Jenn) she won't be my friend after my previous post, I am so lucky to know her. Jenn, have we been friends for 10 years? Has it been longer than 10 years? HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

You're an inspiration. You're honesty and kindness are so flippin' relatable. (Read her blog.) You ooze empathy and are so wonderfully thoughtful. I will never forget the gift you sent the girls after my Mom passed - the heart boxes... I just love you for you. You're beautiful and have insanely awesome eyes - blah, blah, blah - but you are SO funny and SO witty and I just kind of think you're great.

I wish we lived close to one another again.

I'm so glad you were born. I'm so glad we're friends. So glad. Happy, happy birthday, dear friend.

With love,



  1. You are the sweetest! I mean, seriously.

    Thank you for the kind words!!!! I feel SO lucky to be your friend and to be a part of "The Girls" (love that story about Shirl by the way.) Honestly, it is having you and those amazing, beautiful, strong different groups of "Girls" in my life that have made me be the best version of myself I can be. I too wish we lived closer, but I also know that distance hasn't stopped any part of the friendship and that is awesome.

    Yeah, I think we met April 2004?? I am sure Michelle would know exactly as her superpower is remembering all those dates which is amazing :-) But it was strange, we all just clicked and I love that.

    But in full disclosure, I have to say that I am ready to get rid of the old angry cat. Become Wrestlingkittie and a dog ;-) Lets be honest, cats can be dicks. I love my one cat. She is a bit needy at times, but also a loner. We get along VERY well. The other is Terry's cat and i swear he hates me and I am only fond of him when he sleeps. Henry and I are ready for a dog!!!

    (Ok but that picture is HILARIOUS!!! hahaha)

    BIG HUGS and love you xoxoxoxo


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