Archive for October 2013

Just a Bunch of Stuff !   5 comments

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Just a little bit of what’s been going on at Casa del Paul lately….

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1. A project for the bathrooms.  I couldn’t believe that this house had not ONE medicine cabinet in any bathroom !!!  (but mirrors galore).  So, I set out to build medicine cabinets because I couldn’t find anything the right size or style to fullfil the need.  Thus the following….

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About 50% complete  >>………………………………………..Finished but not stained.  Will be a blend

of Rosewood and medium Walnut stain then about 4 coats of spar varnish to complete.

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2. Someone who lives where they don’t have much, asked for some Autumn color.  Never one

to deny a request, Here comes the color…………………….

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It’s been a strange Autumn around here.  Some trees, as you see, have beautiufl color but others, more than 1/2 of them are still green, and others are just turning ugly brown and dropping leaves.

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  This one is just because she is such a sweetheart…,

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She’s always with me supervising all of my work !

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3. Even though we’ve had 4 really hard freezes and frost nearly every night for the past 10 days or so, there are some roses who just seem to be saying “Bring it on !!!”  They seem impervious to the cold.  I’m waiting to see what they do with the first snow…

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The last pic is a relatively unusual event for me…, 7 blossoms, in full bloom, on one stem !  Amazing !!!

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4.  The Kitchen…, again !  Looked at the kitchen the other day and it just looked too plain…, no pizazz, no style, no character, and no warmth.  Had to do something to change that.  After a trip to the building supply store, ( in the words of Jackie Gleason) Here we go again !

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……9:a.m. started with this…………………………….1:p.m. got this far……………………………………….finally finished around 6:30p.m.  and I think I might be satisfied with it…., for now !

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Well, that’s about all folks, except to wish all a

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!

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Thoughts to Ponder   2 comments

Not original, but thought provoking, and a few of them are really funny.

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ATHEISM IS A NON-PROPHET ORGANIZATION.

 IF MAN EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS AND APES, WHY DO WE STILL HAVE MONKEYS AND APES?

 I WENT TO A BOOKSTORE AND ASKED THE SALESWOMAN, “WHERE’S THE SELF- HELP SECTION?” SHE SAID IF SHE TOLD ME, IT WOULD DEFEAT THE PURPOSE.

WHAT IF THERE WERE NO HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS?

 IF A DEAF CHILD SIGNS SWEAR WORDS, DOES HIS MOTHER WASH HIS HANDS WITH SOAP?

IF SOMEONE WITH MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES THREATENS TO KILL HIMSELF, IS IT CONSIDERED A HOSTAGE SITUATION?

 IS THERE ANOTHER WORD FOR SYNONYM?

 WOULD A FLY WITHOUT WINGS BE CALLED A WALK?

 WHY DO THEY LOCK GAS STATION TOILETS? ARE THEY AFRAID SOMEONE WILL BREAK-IN AND CLEAN THEM?

 IF A TURTLE DOESN’T HAVE A SHELL, IS HE HOMELESS OR NAKED?

 CAN VEGETARIANS EAT ANIMAL CRACKERS?

IF THE POLICE ARREST A MUTE, DO THEY TELL HIM HE HAS THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT?

 WHY DO THEY PUT BRAILLE ON THE DRIVE-THROUGH BANK MACHINES?

 ONE NICE THING ABOUT EGOTISTS: THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE.

 HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A CIVIL WAR?

 IF ONE SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMER DROWNS, DO THE REST DROWN TOO?

 IF YOU ATE BOTH PASTA AND ANTIPASTO, WOULD YOU STILL BE HUNGRY?

 IF YOU TRY TO FAIL, AND SUCCEED, WHICH HAVE YOU DONE?

 WHY ARE HEMORRHOIDS CALLED “HEMORRHOIDS” INSTEAD OF “ASSTEROIDS”?

 IF YOU SPIN AN ORIENTAL MAN IN A CIRCLE THREE TIMES, DOES HE BECOME DISORIENTED?

CAN AN ATHEIST GET INSURANCE AGAINST ACTS OF GOD?

WHY DO SHOPS HAVE SIGNS, ‘GUIDE DOGS ONLY’, THE DOGS CAN’T READ AND THEIR OWNERS ARE BLIND?

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Good Night Everybody !

Posted October 28, 2013 by PapaBear in Humor, Prose

Footsteps – Part 1   11 comments

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The Evening Mist

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It had been an overall difficult day.  Work was hard and neverending and, rather than join the after-work group at the bar he just wanted to get away…, from everyone, and everything.  After a short drive down the coast highway he stopped at a familiar beach, one he often frequented just for this purpose.  It was unimproved, without all the modern conveniences, and not too many people frequented its environs.  For him, it was like a private sanctuary, a retreat for a tired mind and an aching heart. He finished his beer, spread a blanket on the sand and stretched out to sleep.

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The red sun resigned itself to settling below the distant horizon.  Evening mist drifts silently, slowly, across  the water to the blanket where he lay dozing.  Out of the mist, like a shadow, a slyph glides to his side to caress his weary brow and kiss the eyes now closed in sleep.  He stirs, reaching, but doesn’t find the object of his quest, the subject of his dream.  She touches her lips to his, tenderly, and then drifts back into the mist, seemingly leaving no trace of her visit.  As quietly as it came, the mist drifts back out across the bay.

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It’s after midnight when he wakes, rubbing the sleep from his eyes.  The night is absolutely clear, with a bright silvery moon hanging overhead.  As he carefully folds the blanket, he notices footprints leading from where he slept back into the water, all the while thinking of the strange dream he’d had.  Leave it be, he thought.  It was just a weird dream, nothing more.  Forget it!  …but what about those footprints…?  Nah, it was just a dream…

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or was it ???

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All Hallows Eve   2 comments

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Witches brew and goblin’s goo

The visage of a troll

Ghosts and spirits haunt the night

For candy from your bowl.

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All the superheroes, and a princess from afar

Join with all the monster creatures

To gather at your doorstep

For some candy from your jar

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It’s not for the faint hearted

To be wandering along the streets

Best to get back where you started

If you’d safe enjoy your treats.

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For out there in the misty dark

Lurks in shadows and the leaves

Witches, ghosts, and monsters

On this All Hallows Eve….

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY !!!

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May the sun never set on the dreams of your heart

Posted October 24, 2013 by PapaBear in Experiences, Humor, Poetry

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Mood   Leave a comment

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Goofy

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Really not in the mood to write

I’m just feeling goofy tonight !!!

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Posted October 21, 2013 by PapaBear in Humor, Personal, Prose

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Lost in the Memories   6 comments

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Tonight, on the occasion of other events in my younger times, I sit alone with memories.  These memories are not described here in detail, only reflections of the inner feelings and emotions that they evoke.  Its an experiment of trying to put to the page, the progression of thoughts and emotions of the memories that were made

Somewhere, lost in the memories stays a certain part of me that will not move on.  It was part of me when I was most alive, larger than life, invincible, indestructible.  This time, these memories, this part of me haunts my dreams, invades my thoughts, pervades my very soul.  This is the heaviest burden I’ve ever borne, and the lightest, the happiest, yet the most mourned.  This part of me revels in the joyfullness of it, and writhes in the pain and incredible loss it includes.  Run from it, I would, if I could.  Lay down its burden, I would, if I could…, but in doing so there would still be that immeasurable, unfillable emptiness.  So, as I go on through the days, I carry it, willfully, with its joys and sorrows as, without it, I would be less than whole. 

I am in another place tonight, away from this world’s cares and woes.  It gives me refuge and peace, and reminds me of the importance of love.

I can’t stay here, for in this place I am always reminded by its resident angel…

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep.  
But I have promises to keep,  
And miles to go before I sleep,  
And miles to go before I sleep.
  (Robert Frost)

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This wish I have for any and all who read any of my writings:

Sunshine on your face each day

The wind at your back in a storm

Peace in your sleep and dreams

And love in your heart each morn.

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Something Different   3 comments

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The door creaked open on loose, rusty hinges. 

She was silhouetted by the bright full moon

as she slinked erotically through the entrance. 

She crossed the room with a slow, sensual gait

and held me in the gaze of her green-gold eyes. 

Without a word, she began to caress me,

pressing her sensuous body against mine. 

I pulled her close to me and she rested

her head on my shoulder, her breath, soft against my neck. 

She had the slightest scent of rose

and gardenia about her. 

She purred sweetly in my ear…

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“Alright, Lily Cat…, You’ve been chasing that damn chipmunk through the flowers again, haven’t you ?” 

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(click on the cat for a surprise)

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