Wednesday, September 14, 2005

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and a close encounter.

I had a fabulous birthday yesterday.  Thank you everyone who wished me a happy day, it was!  I had lunch with Dickidoo, and a cookout with the family, complete with cake.  Check out the hillbilly birthday candle.  Yep, its a tea light!  The kids couldn't find any birthday candles (probably not enough is more like it).  In the past we have used pillar candles, tapers, and yes, even matchsticks for birthday candles.  Gabe called last night to wish his mama a 'happy birthday'.  That was a gift in itself.  It looks like he won't be leaving until after the weekend.  That gives him a little more time to relax but unfortunately not enough time to visit with his son.  Little Zachary will be a year and a half old before he sees his daddy again.  Such is the life of a soldier.

Dickidoo called me bright and early this morning and asked if I was interested in a photo op.  Of course I was!  So I sped off to the base, illegally parked and met up with this cute little guy under a shady pine tree.  Unfortunately I did not have exclusive rights to the scoop.  Dickidoo mentioned its presence to a couple of other people and before I could return with a little bit of fruit to lure it closer, a crowd had gathered (including Pest Control) and spooked it off.   I guess I could have gotten closer, but I'm not the luckiest person I know and I probably would have gotten sprayed.  He was sooooo cute though.


princesssaurora said...

Oh!  The skunk is so cute!  We have a momma and a few babes here by us!  I have to try to get a picture!

I am so happy that your birhday was good!  Love the chocolate cake!

Be well,

cmarlow330 said...

haha lol nice cake.. lolol


rjet33 said...

After living in Colorado and getting whiff of a skunk outside our livingroom window now and then, I don't want to be around no skunks!!!!!!  Our neighbors in Palmer Lake were going to see other neighbors one evening walking in the dark and unknowingly walked up on one.  They both got sprayed.  They went ahead and knocked on the door of the friends they were going to visit, but explained why they could not come on in and why they had to go directly back home.  She did not argue, ROFLMBO!!!!!!!  They are such cute animals to smell SOOOOO bad!!!!!!
Great photo anyway.  You are much braver than me, I would have going as fast as I could in the OTHER direction!!!!! :-0


P.S.  So glad your day was so nice and very glad you heard from Gabe.

globetrotter2u said...

Happy birthday, Jodi!
Your words could never stink though I smell your pictures!

robinngabster said...

YUM!!! I would want a piece with a big balloon on it...lots of frosting!!! Glad you had a happy bday!!!!  

jckfrstross said...

Glad you had a great b-day cute pic of the skunk glad you didn't get sprayed


skunkyrip said...

happy birthday

-kristina (pittsk615)

mumma4evr said...

Happy belated birthday!!!

tillysweetchops said...

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful looking cake - It's certainly cranked my chocolate craving up a gear!

cneinhorn said...

Oh Jody, you are one brave soul, I wouldn't have gone near that skunk even with my 400mm lens dog got skunked last year, at midnight no less, and it was the worst  thing to deal with, the stench was unbearable....then to make matters worse, the next day, he went after the skunk again...I hadn't realized at that ungodly hour that he killed the thing, so he went after it in the morning and we had to deal with cleaning him up all over again!  

Happy Happy Birthday Jody!  


purplectigger said...

With the kind of luck you have you would have gotten sprayed. Glad you didn't get the chance. I'm glad you had a good birthday.
Hugs, R.C.

swmpgrly said...

Happy birthday to you ,happy birthday to you ,sorry im late ,but happy birthday to you!