I Do It For the Bears

Good Monday morning to you! Checking in with a weekend recap.

Friday night started off with dinner and a movie with friends. We had plenty of time to kill before the 9:00 showing of Savages so we decided to do something super touristy….

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I love it! My husband acted like he was too cool to do it but as soon as he had those chaps on he was loving it!! As for Savages -  I liked the movie…it’s different, but I knew what it was about going in. My friend Brittany wasn’t quite sure what to think.

We got home late and hit the sack almost immediately. Around 1:00AM we heard a ruckus in the living room and it was my turn to check out just what the kitties were getting into this time. I couldn’t see much but out of the corner of my eye I saw something in the yard (we live in a basement so our “yard” is at window level). I thought “oh cool a deer right there in the yard” and then I realized it was A BEAR!! And that’s exactly what I screamed “a bear…OHMYGOSH it’s a bear! It’s a bear! Bear!!” That was enough to send him running back into the brush.

This was my first time seeing a bear and needless to say it got me a little excited! I wasn’t the only one either…the cats were freaked out. It was quite hilarious to see their faces.

I didn’t get  a picture but this pretty much sums it up…

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It turns out that my upstairs landlords recently accidentally left their garage door open overnight and the bear made himself at home and raided their entire fridge/freezer. He must have been coming back for food.

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First he tried to get in through the door…good thing it was locked!

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Then he tried the windows…hope he wasn’t looking for a kitty snack!!

When we first moved in the landlords asked us not to put our trash out in the collection can because it could attract bears. If a bear is spotted in the neighborhood then the city can come in and kill it. As much as I get annoyed by having to bring our trash to a dumpster in town instead of putting it out at our house, I do it for the bears because no animal should have to die just so I can have convenience.

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Now that I have seen a bear up close and in person I’m going to be much more careful outside at night!!

Saturday we woke up early for a big pancake breakfast downtown. Afterwards we perused the local farmers market which finally has loads of delicious looking produce! Unfortunately we didn’t actually need anything so I left empty handed. I’m making it my mission this week to eat all of the produce in the house so I can stock up on organic and local goodies next Saturday.

For some reason at noon on Saturday I decided to go for a run. You know how I was just talking about a runner’s high? Well this was a runner’s low for sure. It was hot and painful…coffee and pancakes do not make a good pre-run fuel. It was a miserable 4 miles that reminded me that no, I have not conquered running.

Sunday morning I woke up and got my run in before it got too hot. This time I fueled with watermelon and water…much better! I just did a quick 2 mile hilly loop and then a method workout. Along with cleaning and laundry, I ran errands and picked out a nice outfit for an interview today.

With that…I’m off! Wish me luck, I will let you know how it goes. In the meantime here are some sweet kitty pictures…

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Rockie says “bears? I ain’t afraid of no bears…”

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Meanwhile Sampson is getting a kick out of this shoebox..it’s the simple things in life

Happy Monday…did anything exciting happen to you this weekend??

A quick Happy First Anniversary to my best friend Sarah and her husband Aron! I love and miss you guys.

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