Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Lesley

This is Lesley!
She's the "Cat" in Jack & Cat Curio.
My other half.
My partner in all things.

It was her birthday on Monday.
I love this woman.
We met thirteen years ago.
While she was attending college in Tucson.
I was helping put together a theater company.
She lived next door to my best friend.
The first time I met her ... I knew...

I knew that I wanted to spend as much time
with her as life would allow me.

At that moment-it scared the hell out of me.
She scared the hell out of me.

Every dare or challenge I threw out. She threw back at me.

That first time I met her I was slow to act.
I was dumbfounded.

I then spent the next six months working on getting her
back from an over zealous German physics student.
I did everything I could...
I played third wheel, I played the best friend, I crashed parties,
stole her from events, showed up at inconvenient moments.
I was bad and ruthless.
It's rumored I even stole and sold the dudes motorcycle.
“All's Fair in Love and War

I won.

I can also thank a certain Tucson drinking hole... The "Kon Tiki" (drinks the size of your swimming pool) for helping me spark the "just kiss her effect".

A month after our first date we moved in together.
Six months after that we packed everything and
traveled the western United States for several weeks.
Came back to Phoenix re-built.
Then moved to the Northwest.
After five years we came back.
We have been thru it all.
Near death medical conditions, finances, family issues, the gauntlet of life.

The month of October for me is the month I fell
utterly and hopelessly in love with this lady.

The month starts with her birthday on the fifth and
ends with our anniversary in November.

My favorite month of the year.

I love you.
Happy Birthday!


Paris Cowgirl said...

Ahhh, what a wonderful post! Happy Birthday Lesley.

JWood said...

ah, how adorable! very eloquent mike... i hope you had a very happy birthday leslie...

Robin said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lesley and early Happy Anniversary to both of you!

Jack and Cat Curio said...

Thanks ladies!

Sharon Margiotta said...

Wow ... a post like that from my dh would certainly make my birthday!! How sweet Mike to put yourself out there for such a lucky girl!! Happy Birthday, Leslie! .... but i would love to hear the motorcycle story!

Char said...

Well, a Very Happy Birthday Cat. And Many many more. And, Happy Anniversary too. You two are meant for each other.

Wendy said...

Is there anything quite like an artist in love? Lesley, hope you're day was fantastic. Mike, how blessed you are to be living in the moment, in joy.

Tina said...

What a great post!! Happy Birthday to your Better half!!

Jack and Cat Curio said...

You guys are all the best-
Mike & Lesley

Deb said...

How awesome is this!?! What a wonderful love story. October is one of my favorite months too! This is a great blog. Will stop by often to say hello, 'coz I have a pulse.

Deb said...

Sorry for the double post here. I forgot something....

Happy belated Birthday to Lesley!

And to say Thank You for the use of your collage sheets that you post on Flickr. I used a part of your Magic and the Tell collage sheet for a recent ATC.

Will you be coming to the San Francisco /Bay Area in the future? Would love to take one of your classes.

Jack and Cat Curio said...

Thanks Deb! You have more than a pulse... thanks for your comment... awesome. It's our hope to be up your way in the spring...maybe sooner.

Chia said...

To the Lovely Lesly I offer my late but heartfelt birthday wish for a very good year to come. And Mike, gosh, can you be and sweeter?

Tricia Samsal said...

Happy Bday Miss Leslie! Great story about how you met, I wouldn't picure it any other way! :)
Hugs, Tricia


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