Thursday, August 27, 2009

Is it possible to have this many wild animal encounters in 8 months?!

Ok so yesterday I had a huge, GIANT (I know those two words mean the same thing) brown tree frog inside my car. Of course I refused to even attempt to get it out and the only thing I could think to do was get help from my wonderful neighboor who lives upstairs.

What....a....lifesaver! Ahh! It took her about 10 minutes with a stick but she got the little sucker out of my car and in the bushes where he belonged! He looked a little sick to me so I can't imagine how long he had been in there. I don't even want to think about it. Can you imagine what I would have done if I was driving down the road and that thing landed on my steering wheel! Oh boy....

Because of this incident I started to think about all of the wild animal encounters I've had since I've moved here. Putting it simple...more than I've ever had in my life. It blows my mind. Must be FL because I never experienced stuff like this back home. Here is a list of what I can remember...

Killer ants in the pantry
Giant roach in the bathroom (multiple occassions)
A pack of racoons in my tree (outside my front door)
An armadillo walking past my front porch
Pregnant spider in my living room
Flying roach in the living room
Little worms randomly throughout the apartment
Lizards on the ceiling (multiple occassions)
Tree frog in the car
Black snake by front porch
Black snake in bushes by front porch
Black snake on steps to pond (by my front door and I almost stepped on him)
Baby snakes by stairs (Latte almost stepped on)
Giant frog by the sidewalk
Pooping bird in the tree (almost got hit by this several times)
Pack of wild ducks in the pond (love my yard because I always feed them)
I saved a wild turtle from being ran over (outside my apartment)
And let's not forget the giant beatle that got stuck inside Latte's nose one night! I had to get help from my neighboor for that one....sheesh!

And this is all that I can remember...talk about adventure!

Does anyone else experience stuff like this?

If so, I want to know that I'm not alone. Please share your stories! I would love to hear them! :)

Hope all is well. Feels good to be back in the saddle again! I'm looking forward to checking out everyone's blog that I've missed :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!


Today is my 23rd birthday :) I had such a wonderful day. My cubicle was decorated when I walked into work this morning. My good friend painted me a lovely painting of Miss Latte. And David took me a wonderful dinner! Life is good. I sure did miss my family and friends today. I miss all my blogging buddies too! I am planning to start posting more often again. Work has just been so crazy!