Stuff Happens... When Squirrels Get Involved...๐Ÿ˜•  

Paulxx001 64M  
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10/14/2019 12:48 pm

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Stuff Happens... When Squirrels Get Involved...๐Ÿ˜•

Preparing for stuff to happen ; we do it all our lives, right?

Preparing for school, preparing for work, for dinner, for an exam... for the right opportunity. We even prepare for death. That summer (many years ago), I prepared to go to Scout camp. I assigned my parents one duty, while I was away ; take care of my little and my tiny turtle. That's... all I wanted. Guess what?

When I came back from camp, I realized something was strange. My hadn't come to the door to greet me. I asked my parents to explain. Mom suddenly blurted out ; "Your is dead."

I was shocked and devastated. "How can you just say that Mom? You can't just blurt stuff like that out. Ya have to prepare me! You coulda said ; '... your was playing in the yard, chasing a squirrel, when he ran out into the street... and got hit a car'. Well Mom? Ya coulda said something like that. Prepared me... you know? I looked at mom and dad sadly. Dad looked at mom, then at me... and spoke...

"... your turtle was playing in the yard, chasing a squirrel...."

I wasn't pleased with my parents' ability to follow simple directions and keep gates and cages locked. Several months later, my parents walked into my room and began a sentence ; "... your grandmother was playing in the yard... "

I didn't have to hear much more. I knew Granny got hit a car, while chasing a squirrel. But at least I was prepared. And who doesn't want to be prepared - you know what I mean?

Or do you prefer surprises? ๐Ÿค”

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Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/14/2019 12:49 pm

We're never prepared for many things in life. Other things we are! Prepared for that dinner party? Prepared for that parking ticket?
I like surprises... except for the bad ones. ๐Ÿ€


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/14/2019 12:49 pm

I'm not always as prepared as I want to be. And... it's bugging me.
I'm on a mission this week... cleaning up my 'To-do List' ! What are you preparing for? ๐Ÿค”


Tmptrzz 59F  
106043 posts
10/14/2019 1:41 pm

I am so sorry my friend I agree with you they should of prepared you and not saying they were playing in the yard and then chasing a squirrel and running into the street. I am so sorry you lost your pets, its so sad when that happens to young children as they are truly devastated by the loss of their pets.

I had to find my pet rabbit killed in it's cage by some wild and crazy dogs, I was devastated, as Spice ( that was his name) was house trained and I loved that Rabbit so much.

I think we should always prepare our children for loss, its one of the hardest things they go through. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


mc_justmc 61M  
6926 posts
10/14/2019 1:53 pm

Poor Granny, at least she didn't bite a neighbor and hafta be put down.


EnigmaInitiative 53F
5689 posts
10/14/2019 2:00 pm

You know, Paul, I love surprises. I don't prepare for much anymore.

It's funny, I used to think I could control everything, and got nothing done because I spent so much time trying to plan for everything. And, also ended up with mild agoraphobia in the process. Go figure

Now? I rarely plan for much and LOVE my life. Shoot, you know Poco and I missed each other in Maine. Didn't bother me, I wrote. What's the point in getting upset, I make sangria with them damn lemons.

In our 24/7 society, life often happens when when you're not paying attention. I started paying attention to the beauty that surrounds me, and life is glorious.

Winks

Happy Monday Paul.

I'm in Michigan. It's cold, but I'm wearing flannel jammy pants and a warm shirt with the heat on full blast like some kind of...

crazy cat lady.

Bwahahahahaha

In a sense, sexuality is the built-in psychedelic experience that only a very few people manage to evade.

~Terence McKenna


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
10/14/2019 3:26 pm

You can never really prepare for the loss of a beloved pet or relative. Even though they may be older or ill, we want them to live for ever. When they pass, it reminds us of our own mortality.Life is too short....being spontaneous is the kind of surprise that I enjoy.
I am preparing for my upcoming mini trip to New England with my best friend!


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/14/2019 3:29 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    I am so sorry my friend I agree with you they should of prepared you and not saying they were playing in the yard and then chasing a squirrel and running into the street. I am so sorry you lost your pets, its so sad when that happens to young children as they are truly devastated by the loss of their pets.

    I had to find my pet rabbit killed in it's cage by some wild and crazy dogs, I was devastated, as Spice ( that was his name) was house trained and I loved that Rabbit so much.

    I think we should always prepare our children for loss, its one of the hardest things they go through. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day..
Yeah.. This one twisted sideways. Preparing for the inevitable is never fun.
I was thinking more along other lines... You know... like preparing for Halloween ๐Ÿฆ‡ for example? ๐Ÿค” ๐ŸŽƒ
R you dressing up? ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŽ„


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/14/2019 3:31 pm

    Quoting  :

Squirrels are abundant here! ๐Ÿ‘
Too old? ๐Ÿค” OMG... you're so funny. Of course you're not too old.
Who doesn't like a surprise party.. or something like that. Ever have one? ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜œ


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/14/2019 3:32 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    Poor Granny, at least she didn't bite a neighbor and hafta be put down.
She had no teeth. But THAT'S a really good safety tip! ๐Ÿ‘
You've had experience with Granny's? ๐Ÿค”


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/14/2019 3:36 pm

    Quoting EnigmaInitiative:
    You know, Paul, I love surprises. I don't prepare for much anymore.

    It's funny, I used to think I could control everything, and got nothing done because I spent so much time trying to plan for everything. And, also ended up with mild agoraphobia in the process. Go figure

    Now? I rarely plan for much and LOVE my life. Shoot, you know Poco and I missed each other in Maine. Didn't bother me, I wrote. What's the point in getting upset, I make sangria with them damn lemons.

    In our 24/7 society, life often happens when when you're not paying attention. I started paying attention to the beauty that surrounds me, and life is glorious.

    Winks

    Happy Monday Paul.

    I'm in Michigan. It's cold, but I'm wearing flannel jammy pants and a warm shirt with the heat on full blast like some kind of...

    crazy cat lady.

    Bwahahahahaha
"agoraphobia"... really? Ooo..
Wow.. You have such a great positive pov. I might have been disappointed not meeting up with someone on that long trip.
Anyway. sounds like you're following a plan that works for you! ๐Ÿ‘


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/14/2019 3:38 pm

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    You can never really prepare for the loss of a beloved pet or relative. Even though they may be older or ill, we want them to live for ever. When they pass, it reminds us of our own mortality.Life is too short....being spontaneous is the kind of surprise that I enjoy.
    I am preparing for my upcoming mini trip to New England with my best friend!
Yep. I agree... although I wasn't intending this post to be a review of THAT procedure.
More of a.... Hey do plan for stuff, post. You know what I mean?
A trip? Ooooo. Sounds like fun. So where ya goin? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ˜Š


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/14/2019 3:43 pm

    Quoting  :

They sang me Happy Birthday at work, with a cake... a few times. Those moments, caught me off guard. Not much of a surprise, I guess.
My wedding ๐Ÿ’’ was a surprise. Never thought THAT would happen with her.
What about surprised by something your kids did? Now there's gotta be some doozies in there? lol ๐Ÿ˜‚


SeaGirlFL 57F
9220 posts
10/14/2019 5:41 pm

I like good surprises. Not the bad ones.

I'm always making lists, preparing for the next day and all of the things that need doing. This week, I'm preparing some pottery for the glaze kiln, and getting the sewing room prepared to do some sewing soon.

Pretty soon, I'm going to need to start planning for Christmas!!

"Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax." โ€“ Mark Black


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/14/2019 6:11 pm

    Quoting SeaGirlFL:
    I like good surprises. Not the bad ones.

    I'm always making lists, preparing for the next day and all of the things that need doing. This week, I'm preparing some pottery for the glaze kiln, and getting the sewing room prepared to do some sewing soon.

    Pretty soon, I'm going to need to start planning for Christmas!!
Wow! You are SERIOUSLY organized! ๐Ÿ‘
Good for you!
Do you have any tips to share? Advice you'd give someone, on how to plan?
Ya know...
... this could be a blog of yours! ๐Ÿ‘


EnigmaInitiative 53F
5689 posts
10/14/2019 6:43 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    "agoraphobia"... really? Ooo..
    Wow.. You have such a great positive pov. I might have been disappointed not meeting up with someone on that long trip.
    Anyway. sounds like you're following a plan that works for you! ๐Ÿ‘
Yeah, I barely left the house for three years. Depression mixed with PTSD anxiety from having a bully for a president. Ya know...

I was disappointed, but I understand shit happens. I made the best of it.

It took a while, but once I figured myself out and how to follow my joy again, I was back to me...even better.

Cult of Love, my friend.

In a sense, sexuality is the built-in psychedelic experience that only a very few people manage to evade.

~Terence McKenna


smartasswoman 64F  
35705 posts
10/14/2019 7:45 pm

Hm, I should be preparing for hosting my book club tomorrow, but I am not. Which means there's going to be a mad flurry of cooking and cleaning tomorrow.


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/14/2019 8:30 pm

    Quoting smartasswoman:
    Hm, I should be preparing for hosting my book club tomorrow, but I am not. Which means there's going to be a mad flurry of cooking and cleaning tomorrow.
Oooo... Book clubs. I love book clubs...
So? Whatcha reading? ๐Ÿค”
Do you serve alcohol or other hallucinogens?
Ya know... some people think they sound smarter, after a drink or two. And if they imbibe in the flowery flames of that other substance... they really get witty?
Do you ever experience that? ๐Ÿค”


author51 59F  
128815 posts
10/15/2019 12:05 am

Being prepared is what I do..I am a list maker, an organizer and like my life clutter free..I have both Plan A and Plan B..My Scottish Clan name tartan means Never Not Prepared and is so true for myself and most of my family..


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/15/2019 5:53 am

    Quoting author51:
    Being prepared is what I do..I am a list maker, an organizer and like my life clutter free..I have both Plan A and Plan B..My Scottish Clan name tartan means Never Not Prepared and is so true for myself and most of my family..
Wow... You sound super organized! I could use some tips! So lists help you? ๐Ÿค”
I'll try that! ๐Ÿ‘


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/15/2019 5:56 am

    Quoting  :

Who knew Grandma could run that fast? ๐Ÿค”
Yep... organising your life is a challenge.
It's my impression that women are better at it, or is that just me? ๐Ÿค”


sexyldy1000 61F  
9546 posts
10/15/2019 7:14 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Yep. I agree... although I wasn't intending this post to be a review of THAT procedure.
    More of a.... Hey do plan for stuff, post. You know what I mean?
    A trip? Ooooo. Sounds like fun. So where ya goin? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ˜Š
My career job was detailed oriented and structured. Itโ€™s why I enjoy being spontaneous, doing what I want, when I want. I am taking an escorted bus ๐ŸšŒ tour through New England, staying in Connecticut and visiting Rhode Island. Hoping the Fall Colours ๐Ÿ will still be ablaze.


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/15/2019 7:44 am

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    My career job was detailed oriented and structured. Itโ€™s why I enjoy being spontaneous, doing what I want, when I want. I am taking an escorted bus ๐ŸšŒ tour through New England, staying in Connecticut and visiting Rhode Island. Hoping the Fall Colours ๐Ÿ will still be ablaze.
Sounds like a lot of fun. The colours here are just changing. Hopefully down there.... they change a little later. Have fun and take some pics. ๐Ÿ˜Š


smartasswoman 64F  
35705 posts
10/15/2019 7:54 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Oooo... Book clubs. I love book clubs...
    So? Whatcha reading? ๐Ÿค”
    Do you serve alcohol or other hallucinogens?
    Ya know... some people think they sound smarter, after a drink or two. And if they imbibe in the flowery flames of that other substance... they really get witty?
    Do you ever experience that? ๐Ÿค”
We are reading The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman - fictionalized account of the family upbringing of the impressionist painter Pisarro. His parents lived on the island of St. Thomas and were Jewish. He moved to France as a young man. Interesting book.

Of course we drink the stereotyped ladies' drink, wine. Everyone is pretty moderate, trying to be responsible drivers and such, so I haven't noticed any alcohol induced bloviating. As for that other substance...I tend to think it makes me stupid. But in an enjoyable way!


Paulxx001 replies on 10/15/2019 8:10 am:
Hmmm... sounds like an interesting little club.
That other thing... would be fun... to watch and listen to! ๐Ÿ‘ I'm sure you can come up with gems, even in THAT state of mind. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Livin_my_Life14 51F

10/15/2019 8:47 pm

I wasnโ€™t prepared to read your blog post- now I am ๐Ÿ˜ญ crying!


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/15/2019 11:20 pm

    Quoting Livin_my_Life14:
    I wasnโ€™t prepared to read your blog post- now I am ๐Ÿ˜ญ crying!
Crying or laughing?
I mean... my granny wasn't hit by a car chasing a squirrel across the street?
It was supposed to be a light hearted look at being prepared vs being surprised ๐Ÿคจ.
Sorry if I hit the wrong nerve. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ‘ โค๏ธ


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/16/2019 1:16 pm

    Quoting  :

Bad news... yeah! But what about good news, like a surprise party or something like that?
I've watched (replay) sports stuff on TV where I knew who won and that was ok as well. I didn't know HOW they won... lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


scoupe42 58M  
13018 posts
10/16/2019 6:32 pm

Wow! I lost a pet dog when I was 10, I went into a depression. So I understand how you feel.


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/16/2019 7:32 pm

    Quoting scoupe42:
    Wow! I lost a pet dog when I was 10, I went into a depression. So I understand how you feel.
I understand... but the post was tongue in cheek.
My granny wasn't chasing squirrels. It was supposed to be a satire about being prepared.
Yes that's a sad thing when you find out a pet has passed away. Especially as a kid, right? ๐Ÿ˜ถ


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/19/2019 2:48 pm

    Quoting  :

That... is an excellent saying! ๐Ÿ‘


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/19/2019 2:53 pm

    Quoting  :

Glad you could share my laugh. ๐Ÿ˜Š
There are too many squirrels here... lol. je understand what you mean... Played that game with them.
I like good, surprises.. ya know what I mean? ๐Ÿค”
So.
. ya settled down yet or are ya still flipping about? Where ya been? ๐Ÿ˜˜


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/21/2019 12:39 am

    Quoting  :

I'll take a 'nice' surprise, once in a while. You know what I mean?
Thanks for pausing.


Paulxx001 64M  
22457 posts
10/23/2019 1:46 pm

I was part of a couple ... once. We'd have sex from time to time. I also remember (when we weren't 'doing it' ), the reassuring warmth I'd feel, as we'd playfully snuggle up next to each other and discuss new plans and adventures. As I think back now, many 'great ideas' - went south. I recall one day...

She finally found the tennis rackets, that were lost in the closet. She looked at me gleefully and smiled. "We should see if Greg and Andrea wanna play doubles."

"That's a great idea," I replied. "It will be..."

"... fucking STUPID ...! " she shouted angrily at me (drenched in sweat), hours later. We'd lost five straight sets.

Then there was the time, I'd dug up the picnic basket. I had always boasted how much fun, picnics in the forest were. I carefully packed it up with wine and cheese and all sorts of goodies... and proudly announced to her ; "Now I'll show you exactly why ..."

"... I HATE... fucking mosquitoes," she yelled at me (that afternoon), while smacking another one off her thigh." Did you even bring, the fucking spray? Why do I have to do everything for you?"

Or the moment I pulled out our tent, from under some debris in the garage. "Are you thinking what I'm thinking ?" I looked at her.

She giggled back at me and excitedly replied; "Camping is sooo much..."

"... fucking BULLSHIT !" I bellowed at her, as we drove out of that monsoon flooded camp site.

On another occasion, I had a well intentioned notion - to take her fishing. She was eager to try it out. I prepared her for the experience ; "Wait ... till we get out on that beautiful, long pier."

"I know," she laughed back at me, while hurriedly packing up the car. "I've got a feeling, that this is gonna be..."

"... shittier than I thought... it EVER could be," she whined to me after many fruitless hours, in the blazing summer sun.

And then of course, I'll always think back fondly, to the year we decided to host - Christmas dinner - at our home. I looked at her, as I helped set the beautiful table. Carols played in the background, as I spoke ; "You know? I'm happy we're having everyone, over to our place."

She lovingly leaned over and kissed me and replied ; "Me too. I am genuinely excited about getting everyone ..."

"... to fucking leave , as SOON as possible," she hissed to me, later that evening. The turkey, hadn't been served yet.

And that's the way, a lot of our adventures worked out. Couples have dialogues and make plans. Single people have monologues and just do it. I don't mind the monologues. At least I'm not hearing the words - ' Go fuck yourself' - as often.


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You must have your own favorite conversations, misadventures and good ideas - that went bad... right? ๐Ÿค”
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