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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2008
October 1, 2008 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 09/30/2008 10:21:35 PM PDT by JustAmy




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'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets
and those who enjoy poetry.
'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.
Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepers
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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: amysplace; friends; october; poetry
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To: JustAmy; yorkie; MEG33; jaycee; Lady Jag; Billie; LUV W; GodBlessUSA; All

Here’s another special occasion for today: it’s my half-birthday!!! Heehee.

Just received this from a friend:

Menopause Jewelry

My husband, being unhappy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring the other day so he would be able to monitor my moods.

We’ve discovered that when I’m in a good mood, it turns green. When I’m in a bad mood, it leaves a big frickin red mark on his forehead.

Maybe next time he’ll buy me a diamond. Dumb ass.


501 posted on 10/06/2008 2:52:41 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Que Sarah, Sarah)
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To: La Enchiladita


Hugs on this Monday afternoon, Dita.
Happy Half-Birthday!

LOL .... Love your joke. Thank you for sharing.

502 posted on 10/06/2008 3:02:04 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Amen. Lovely, thoughtful prayer and pic of church (mission?) bells and cross....


503 posted on 10/06/2008 3:14:07 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Que Sarah, Sarah)
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To: La Enchiladita

504 posted on 10/06/2008 3:29:04 PM PDT by yorkie (For God so loved the world, that He DIDN'T send a committee.........)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you, Amy. That kitty resembles a friendly one in my new neighborhood.

We are having a beautiful “Indian summer” day here, hot and some leaves are turning color.


505 posted on 10/06/2008 3:31:47 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Que Sarah, Sarah)
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To: yorkie

Gosh, I barely remember all that, haha.


506 posted on 10/06/2008 3:33:10 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Que Sarah, Sarah)
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To: La Enchiladita; Mama_Bear

Awww ... Thank you. That beautiful Sunday Graphic was made by MamaBear.


507 posted on 10/06/2008 3:39:48 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: La Enchiladita




Looks like it should be in the 80's all week.
508 posted on 10/06/2008 3:45:55 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; pollywog

We’re about equal with you, weatherwise, must be enjoying the same weather system.


509 posted on 10/06/2008 3:48:35 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Que Sarah, Sarah)
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To: La Enchiladita

Sure nice weather. I’m enjoying it.


510 posted on 10/06/2008 3:56:26 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens; Billie; jaycee; La Enchiladita

((((Thank You for Your sweet comments/compliments, Ladies!!!
Glad You enjoy the graphic and or vid finds.))))
:)


511 posted on 10/06/2008 5:09:19 PM PDT by Majie Purple (Pres. B. & F L Laura are still residing...Love;Honor;Respect;Thanks...Start ,to Finish!)
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To: La Enchiladita
"Gosh, I barely remember all that, haha."

Remember it? My grandaughter is living it! ROTF!

512 posted on 10/06/2008 5:09:43 PM PDT by yorkie (For God so loved the world, that He DIDN'T send a committee.........)
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To: Lady Jag

Thank You JESSUS for this added lenght og life so L J’s B-i-L can spend it adding to conversations and Fam memories!

Thanks much for letting us know what’s happening...Hang in there!


513 posted on 10/06/2008 5:19:05 PM PDT by Majie Purple (Pres. B. & F L Laura are still residing...Love;Honor;Respect;Thanks...Start ,to Finish!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks for the Mil. Mon ping to Your presentation,CMac!

Yea! & T Y ! U S Troops and Allies!!!!!!!


514 posted on 10/06/2008 5:22:19 PM PDT by Majie Purple (Pres. B. & F L Laura are still residing...Love;Honor;Respect;Thanks...Start ,to Finish!)
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To: Lady Jag; All

OOps...no double S, natch!
Sorry JESUS, HE’S not even imune, from my typos,
lol!


515 posted on 10/06/2008 5:32:57 PM PDT by Majie Purple (Pres. B. & F L Laura are still residing...Love;Honor;Respect;Thanks...Start ,to Finish!)
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To: JustAmy; snugs; All


In England biscuits are what we call cookies! :) Digestive biscuits... I'm having such fun learning,Snugs/Eleanor.
516 posted on 10/06/2008 6:06:48 PM PDT by Majie Purple (Pres. B. & F L Laura are still residing...Love;Honor;Respect;Thanks...Start ,to Finish!)
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To: Majie Purple

LOL

Thanks, Majie.

Guess I could have posted a cookie recipe. :^ )


517 posted on 10/06/2008 6:17:39 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

LOL! That would be cool!
:)
Night!


518 posted on 10/06/2008 6:24:02 PM PDT by Majie Purple (Pres. B. & F L Laura are still residing...Love;Honor;Respect;Thanks...Start ,to Finish!)
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To: Majie Purple

Night, Majie.

I’m helping with math homework. Sure hope it registers soon.


519 posted on 10/06/2008 7:06:38 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee
Thank you! He is doing so well he'll probably go home in a few days.


520 posted on 10/06/2008 7:06:58 PM PDT by Lady Jag (DONATE NOW at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Billie
Hi, kitty! Thank you! Hope you’re having some beautiful cool mornings and evenings and time to enjoy them. :)

Thank you, Dear Billie! The Weather has been Beautiful, and Today we Got a Substantial Rain Shower, which was Badly Needed, so that Made it Even Better. : )


521 posted on 10/06/2008 7:51:46 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: MEG33; JustAmy
Thank you, Dear FRiends, for the Cute Graphics and Sweet Comments you Both Posted to me. : )


522 posted on 10/06/2008 8:01:29 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; jaycee; LUV W; mathluv; DollyCali; Dubya; Gabz; ..

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

October 7, 2008
Unused Muscles
The manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all. —1 Corinthians 12:7

My wife recently visited a physiotherapist to seek relief for her neck and shoulder pain. When the problem did not go away after several visits, she asked why. She was told that her pain was because of some “lazy neck muscles.”

Apparently, the neck muscles that were supposed to hold her head upright were not doing their job. As a result, her shoulder muscles had to take over the function of holding up her head. This caused unnaturally stiffened shoulder muscles. The solution? Exercises were prescribed to train her neck muscles to do what they were designed to do.

In a way, her problem depicts what happens in the body of Christ. God has given each believer gifts that are to be exercised for the common good of the church (1 Cor. 12:7). But when some don’t pull their weight, others far less gifted in those areas must pitch in. Although the body of Christ continues to function, it is not functioning at its best. There are some overworked Christians around!

God wants us to use our spiritual gifts to benefit others in the church. When we work together, we keep the body strong. What has God gifted you to do so that you can help relieve the strain the church is suffering?

All Christians have been gifted
By grace from God above,
Equipped to build and strengthen
The church in faith and love. —Fitzhugh

Teamwork divides the effort and multiplies the effect.


Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 19–21; Proverbs 3:11-26


523 posted on 10/07/2008 5:32:46 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: JustAmy; FRiends; All
I will be leaving the house at 10:00 this morning. Unexpected. I hope I get to spend a day at home soon. What I have to do is all good, so all is well. Just didn't want you to forget me~~LOL~~



~~FOR-GET-ME-NOTS~~


I hope these are forget-me-nots?? LOL~~

524 posted on 10/07/2008 6:45:13 AM PDT by jaycee (May God Bless Our Great Nation and Let Us Be Thankful!)
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To: JustAmy

When political enemies are vanquished and power is consolidated with an army to maintain that power, what happens to those who voted them into power in order to receive loot (taxes) which had been plunder from their neighbors? When their vote is no longer needed, why should those in power continue to pay for votes that they no longer need? Note well the fate of the “brown-shirts” when they were no longer needed.

No. No. B.O.
It’s not where “the economy needs to go”.
But rather how much of our dough.
You’re going to take to get there.


525 posted on 10/07/2008 6:55:57 AM PDT by fewz (Nobody gives their liberty away but far too many will sell it for they covet their neighbor's a$$)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; ...

October 7, 2008




Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You, you may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You, you may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


526 posted on 10/07/2008 7:10:39 AM PDT by Billie
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To: All

I am late getting started this morning - will be back in a little while. Hope you enjoy John Lennon’s “Imagine”.


527 posted on 10/07/2008 7:12:05 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; ...

My compuer died several weeks ago and I lost everything!...including Weinie’s pictures. (snif)


528 posted on 10/07/2008 7:24:15 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: Lady Jag

Thank you, Lord, for letting this man recover from his illness
enough to get to go home to be with his family.

Good news, I am sure, for your family, LJ!


529 posted on 10/07/2008 7:45:03 AM PDT by LUV W (McCain/PALIN!!!!--'nuff said! :D)
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To: Billie

Mornin’ FRiends!

It’s a beeyooteeful fall day here on the NC coast. Sunny, winds ne at about 10, 75 degrees.


530 posted on 10/07/2008 8:04:29 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; ST.LOUIE1; MEG33; jaycee; OESY; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; Majie Purple; ...













Bathtub Day






The Archeo Copper Bathtub ~ made of solid copper, the tub is hand-crafted
by the very people who refurbished Lady Liberty’s torch. Over five feet long and
two-and-a-half feet wide, the tub is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate
just about anyone. The fluted faucet and hand-held shower unit are designed with
the same aesthetic quality as the rest of the tub, featuring a finely engraved
starfish-on-seashell knob. The extravagantly made tub easily takes its place as
the world’s most expensive bathtub with its $67,557 price tag.

Most Expensive "stuff" ~ Interesting!





National Storytelling Day continues



531 posted on 10/07/2008 8:42:13 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Mama_Bear

Lovely mission bells pic and graphic, Mama Bear.


532 posted on 10/07/2008 9:21:07 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Que Sarah, Sarah)
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To: JustAmy; DollyCali; All
Getting back to the movie fans with the B.O. (box office) report for the past weekend:

'Chihuahua' top dog at boxoffice

Disney's "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" broke out of a crowded pack to take best of show at the weekend boxoffice....

Two ideologically driven movies squeezed into the bottom of the top 10. Vivendi Entertainment's "An American Carol," David Zucker's flag-waving, proudly right-wing comedy, secured the ninth-place berth with $3.8 million, while Liosgate's "Religulous," Bill Maher's skeptical lambasting of the world's religions, was right behind in 10th place with $3.5 million.

However, Daily Variety provides this:

Vivendi’s "American Carol" grossed $3.7 million from 1,639 screens, while "Religulous" bowed to $3.4 million from 503.

Regional box office breakdowns for the two pics are a lesson in the partisan divide.

The Maher docu overperformed expectations in the Northeast and slightly overperformed in the West, while it underwhelmed in the Midwest, South and Southeast.

"Religulous" drew crowds in the very states in which Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is polling well. According to RealClearPolitics.com, an independent political website that culls and publishes a broad sampling of polling data, Obama enjoys a lead over John McCain in California, Oregon, Washington, all of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.

It was the polar opposite for "American Carol," which rips left-wing politics. The film overperformed in the Midwest, South and Southeast, home to some of the states where McCain commands a lead, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and the Dakotas.

Political season hits its peak

533 posted on 10/07/2008 9:44:49 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Que Sarah, Sarah)
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To: yorkie
Remember it? My grandaughter is living it! ROTF!

Katie, bar the door!!:-)

534 posted on 10/07/2008 9:47:26 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Que Sarah, Sarah)
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To: La Enchiladita

So quiet at Amy’s Place, you could take a nap.......


535 posted on 10/07/2008 11:00:26 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Que Sarah, Sarah)
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To: FRiends; Mama_Bear; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; gardengirl; yorkie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; ...


Happy Bathtub Day, everybody.

536 posted on 10/07/2008 11:07:41 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: La Enchiladita


Hi, Dita. Thanks for the movie reviews.

I hope to take Marissa to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua this Sunday.

Am looking forward to seeing American Carol but I'm not sure when.

Hope you are having a Terrific Tuesday.

537 posted on 10/07/2008 11:15:58 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; Aquamarine; beachn4fun; Billie; Diver Dave; DollyCali; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; jaycee; ...

HAPPY TUESDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!



Happy Tuesday to Amy’s Place!!!



538 posted on 10/07/2008 11:17:36 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: Billie


Billie, Thank you for hostessing again today.

Beautiful Opening Graphic and "Imagine" lyrics and music.
Thank you for bringing your artistic talent to Amy's Place.

539 posted on 10/07/2008 11:20:46 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee
Hey .... don't forget us, Jaycee.

See you when you get back.
540 posted on 10/07/2008 11:22:10 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa


Happy Tuesday, Conor.
Hope you are having a beautiful day.

541 posted on 10/07/2008 11:25:27 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy
Thanks Amy - Hope you have a great one, too!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
542 posted on 10/07/2008 11:29:43 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: Billie; FRiends

Persian Bath
~Happy Bathtub Day~

543 posted on 10/07/2008 11:47:49 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: ConorMacNessa; JustAmy; yorkie; OESY; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; ...
It's a beautiful fall day with delicious cool air and BIL is en route to his home and family. There's no treatment aside from keeping him comfortable and Mass. General has aced it. His daughters have made him a big welcome home sign.


544 posted on 10/07/2008 12:03:35 PM PDT by Lady Jag (DONATE NOW at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Lady Jag
Happy Tuesday, Lady Jag!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
545 posted on 10/07/2008 12:05:59 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: Lady Jag

Great news, Lady J.

I know your BIL will be happy to spend some time at home with his family. God has heard our prayers.


546 posted on 10/07/2008 12:15:24 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

God has heard our prayers.


547 posted on 10/07/2008 12:22:07 PM PDT by Lady Jag (DONATE NOW at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: MEG33; Kitty Mittens; JustAmy; jaycee; Majie Purple
Today I went on a 'mission' to collect some cute little gifs that say "Thank You", "Hugs", "Hello" etc. 'cause you all use such cute ones. :)

Oh, yeah! I found lots, saved some, but here I am just writing instead. :) I don't know how you do it - have (or take) the time to post such darling little animations with each of your posts, but I applaud you! (I think here's where I'm s'posed to use one of those cute li'l gifs, right?)


548 posted on 10/07/2008 12:30:38 PM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; Billie

Is that a doormat, or toast?

(ducking, running......:)


549 posted on 10/07/2008 12:36:38 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Que Sarah, Sarah)
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To: jaycee
The Soap Opera Cartoons ~ TOO FUNNY!!!

(Gah, I'm going back so far now I may not get to 'today') :)

550 posted on 10/07/2008 12:36:58 PM PDT by Billie
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