Happy Sunday TKW Family! It’s time for another edition of the Weekly Menu. If you’re like me, you get tired of the same 5-10 recipes week after week. You want a variety but you also want amazing flavors! That’s what the weekly menus do. They give you ideas that allow you to mix up your weekly meal plan game while expanding your recipe repertoire! Yes I said repertoire – I went all fancy on ya there, didn’t I? *wink*
WHAT A WEEK people! No seriously, WHAT A WEEK!!! So last Sunday after I got done all weekend outside in my woods – weeding (by the way Virginia Creeper vine SUCKS! I am super allergic to it and still suffering), cutting grass and just being one with nature all through my yard. Anyway about 5pm Mr. Fantabulous and I go out on to our screened in porch to spray a hornets nest. He was standing outside about 5′ feet from it spraying up to it and I’m on the inside spraying the other side of it.
When all of a sudden a 300lb BLACK BEAR wanders not even 25′ from Mr. Fantabulous! My heart immediately stopped and I very sternly but with “OMG HONEY” sounding said “Get in the house NOW!!!” only he doesn’t know there’s a bear. He thinks that this swarm of hornets are coming out. So he turns around and starts running TOWARDS THE BEAR! I then screamed “STOP!!! THERE’S a BEAR!!! GET IN THE HOUSE NOW!”. The man stopped on a dime, saw the bear, did the “OH SH*T!” face and ran into the house.
We saw it then wander down to our pond. We grabbed our cell phones (to call 911 and warn the neighbors) and jumped into the car to keep an eye out for it. Unfortunately it went up into our woods (where he was just at earlier that day!). Now here’s the thing, our entire property is fenced in – one way in, one way out. The whole 5 acres is fenced in so it’s like a sanctuary pretty much.
So we drove over to our neighbors to let them know and then came back home. I called 911 only to be told that there’s nothing the police can do and that I had to call the Game Commissioner (who by the way is closed now). About 30 min later an officer showed up (who was super nice) and pretty much said there wasn’t anything the police could do.
In the meantime Mr. Fantabulous tells me “You know I thought I saw something the other day when I was driving back up to the house. I saw these big eyes staring at me and thought to myself ‘Wow, that’s a really big cat'” REALLY BIG CAT??? WTH? It’s a BEAR! We aren’t in the Serengeti! We don’t have really big cats – we have BEARS! #ThisIsNotJellyStone #ImNotChristopherRobin #YoureNotWinnie
Nice, huh? I then saw it again on Tuesday morning when I was leaving for work. The game commissioner and I played phone tag until Thursday evening when we finally were able to talk. Since there were multiple sightings in my area he asked if he could come out, walk the property and if he saw more signs of it set these barrel traps that do not harm the bear but rather trap it so they can relocate it elsewhere. I politely asked if it worked on roosters (yeah I still hate our neighbors and their damn rooster). He chuckled and said no. Later Friday afternoon he called me and said that he saw no more signs of the bear (no fresh droppings) and that he was confident the bear was gone. We then got to talking and he mentioned how that rooster was so annoying. I said “You know it’s a shame bears don’t eat chicken. I was half tempted to put garlic honey on the thing just so the bear would have something tasty.” Folks if you would have heard this man belly laugh it was awesome!
So yeah apparently there’s no bears left but I’m still pretty leery especially I have to cut grass today. I’m sorry but I am so not a country girl and I’m ready to trade in these 5 acres for concrete or sand! Anyway, how was YOUR week? We finally got our counters installed – wow they look AMAZING but the installers “forgot” to bring the sinks. I mean seriously, how do you forget sinks for a KITCHEN when you’re installing KITCHEN counters? I’m so over this whole construction thing. Mr. Fantabulous finished up the rest of the painting downstairs while I was at work. I am so lucky to have married that man – he’s busting his butt so much just to get this done because he knows I’m so unhappy about the house situation.
Yesterday we spent the day with the Fantabulous in-laws. That is always a fun time. I keep telling Mama Fantabulous that when we move they are coming with us – even if I have to kidnap them. She has a few choice words for me but I just smile and tell her “Ma if you’re kidnapped you have no say. That’s the whole concept of being kidnapped.'” LOL
Anyway I have a million things to get done today (other than cutting that grass without a bazooka attached to the tractor) and I need to schoosh. You have yourself one fantabulously amazing week!
♥ Monday – Beer ‘n BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
♥ Tuesday – Mom’s Ground Beef Stroganoff
♥ Wednesday – White Bean and Corn Veggie Burgers
♥ Thursday – Crunchy Asian Hoisin Chicken over Brown Rice
♥ Friday – Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Pizza
♥ Saturday – Dad’s Down Home Ham Salad Sandwich Spread on toast
♥ Sunday – Chicken Roulade Stuffed with Mushroom Wilted Arugula and Shallots
♥ Dessert of the week – Strawberry Compote with Grilled Angel Food Cake Cubes