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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2009
December 1, 2009 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 11/30/2009 9:30:13 PM PST by JustAmy




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To: Billie

Oooops .... I did it again. :(

Post #97 was for you. My brain is still sleeping. This cold weather makes me want to crawl back in bed. :)


101 posted on 12/02/2009 10:40:12 AM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Billie; JustAmy; MEG33; Mama_Bear; jaycee; pollywog; LUV W; WayzataJOHNN; All

Just Playing
by Anita Wadley

When I’m building in the block room,
Please don’t say I’m “Just playing.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play,
About balance, I may be an architect someday.

When I’m getting all dressed up,
Setting the table, caring for the babies,
Don’t get the idea I’m “Just Playing.”
I may be a mother or a father someday.

When you see me up to my elbows in paint,
Or standing at an easel, or molding and shaping clay,
Please don’t let me hear you say, “He is Just Playing.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I just might be a teacher someday.

When you see me engrossed in a puzzle
Or some “playing” at my school,
Please don’t feel the time is wasted in “play.”
For you see, I’m learning as I play.
I’m learning to solve problems and concentrate.
I may be in business someday.

When you see me cooking or tasting foods,
Please don’t think that because I enjoy it, it is “Just Play.”
I’m learning to follow directions and see the differences.
I may be a cook someday.

When you see me learning to skip, hop, run, and move my body,
Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I’m learning how my body works.
I may be a doctor, nurse, or athlete someday.

When you ask me what I’ve done at school today,
And I say, “I just played.”
Please don’t misunderstand me.
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I’m learning to enjoy and be successful in my work.
I’m preparing for tomorrow.
Today, I am a child and my work is play.


102 posted on 12/02/2009 11:07:23 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie




Happy Wednesday, Yorkie.
Thank you for "Just Playing".
It is perfect for today.

I took awhile to get back because I was Just Playing. :^)

Have a lovely WF Wednesday.


103 posted on 12/02/2009 11:14:45 AM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Billie

I received those in an email. I really enjoyed them. Isn’t it amazing how statements sound different when re-read? Bloopers are fun when they belong to someone else. LOL


104 posted on 12/02/2009 11:17:44 AM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: jaycee

I will take that Georgian rain, accent and all! LOL

I had some tears yesterday as I decorated our tree. LOTS of memories, some good , some sad...but I’m with you... the GOOD memories will dominate my heart this year!


105 posted on 12/02/2009 11:23:26 AM PST by pollywog ("Regime Change USA".... 2010-2012 ~~Let's Roll !!)
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To: pollywog

;o)
I’m with you, Polly, on the ‘good memories’.


106 posted on 12/02/2009 11:34:02 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: MEG33



Good morning, Meg. Thank you.

I loved today's Decoration. :)
I'm so happy to hear the tremor has lessened; but
Sorry to hear about your back.
Hope you are taking it easy.
I get back spasms once in awhile; the only thing that helps is rest and Advil.

Wishing you a Warm Fuzzy Wednesday.
Enjoy your visit.


107 posted on 12/02/2009 11:36:44 AM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy

Another cute yorkie - thank you, Amy!


108 posted on 12/02/2009 11:38:49 AM PST by yorkie
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To: jaycee

ahhhhhhhhhh and that is a FRESH tree... smells so wonderful. I sure miss the smell....but I usually go to Home Depot and buy up several cuttings to put in the room... then no one knows my tree is a fake! LOL


109 posted on 12/02/2009 11:40:30 AM PST by pollywog ("Regime Change USA".... 2010-2012 ~~Let's Roll !!)
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To: Dubya

funny, you got me on that one:)


110 posted on 12/02/2009 11:51:21 AM PST by sunny48
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To: yorkie

:^)

Thanks, Yorkie.

I have a few more Yorkies saved. Soon I will need to go see Mr. G again.


111 posted on 12/02/2009 11:51:21 AM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Happy Birthday


112 posted on 12/02/2009 11:52:38 AM PST by sunny48
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To: pollywog

I just found the little dog today and I thought he was so cute! My tree isn’t real either but I think its beautiful when I get it decorated. One thing for sure, I think they are safer and we can put them up earlier because we don’t have to worry about them drying out and causing a fire.

I have a can of Christmas Tree spray and just 1 quick spray does the trick. Don’t want much. And all sprays in cans are not the same. Some are bad smelling.


113 posted on 12/02/2009 11:54:26 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: jaycee



Thank you, Jaycee.
I agree about the adorable little Rich girl.
I'm sure I could find room for one more. :^)

Hope you are having a beautiful Wednesday.


114 posted on 12/02/2009 11:55:31 AM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: MEG33

Thanks, Meg.


115 posted on 12/02/2009 11:56:09 AM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: pollywog

Great idea, I usually get candles but it’s just not the same.


116 posted on 12/02/2009 11:56:49 AM PST by sunny48
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To: jaycee

Ahh .... how cute.

It will be here before we know it!!


117 posted on 12/02/2009 11:57:04 AM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Billie; JustAmy; jaycee; pollywog; MEG33; All

On Susan Boyle, from Hans Christen Anderson's story - The Ugly Duckling:

“See,” cried the youngest, “there is a new one;” and the rest were delighted, and ran to their father and mother,
dancing and clapping their hands, and shouting joyously,
“There is another swan come; a new one has arrived.”

Then they threw more bread and cake into the water, and said, “The new one is the most beautiful of all;
he is so young and pretty.” And the old swans bowed their heads before him.

Then he felt quite ashamed, and hid his head under his wing; for he did not know what to do,
he was so happy, and yet not at all proud.
He had been persecuted and despised for his ugliness, and now he heard them say he was the most beautiful of all the birds.
Even the elder-tree bent down its bows into the water before him, and the sun shone warm and bright.
Then he rustled his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried joyfully, from the depths of his heart,
“I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling.”

The End

Link

118 posted on 12/02/2009 11:58:20 AM PST by yorkie
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To: JustAmy; WayzataJOHNN

Beautiful graphics everyone.
Made me hungry too:)

I zipped through fast to post this unusual tango.

Talk about upper-body strength!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWxcVyBRecE


119 posted on 12/02/2009 12:00:06 PM PST by sunny48
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To: JustAmy

That is a precious little girl graphic, Amy! Thank you so much! I had a Christmas post of a sweet little dog earlier that Polly was talking about. Think I’ll start doing at least one a day, then more as the season goes on!!

Sure love this pink one you sent!


120 posted on 12/02/2009 12:00:29 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: The Mayor



Good afternoon, Mayor.
Thank you for today's ODB.
We appreciate you.

" “I turned my head and Jesus was battling alongside me. We kept fighting,
and I was filled with strength. The devil didn’t stand a chance.”

Amen.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.


121 posted on 12/02/2009 12:02:35 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy

Our posts crossed in cyber space...LOL! Thanks, Amy! ;o)


122 posted on 12/02/2009 12:03:47 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: pollywog



Good afternoon, Polly.
Happy Wednesday.
My tree isn't going up until the 18th.
Jr's cat will have it shredded by the 20th. :)

Hope your Wednesday is Warm and Fuzzy.


123 posted on 12/02/2009 12:07:57 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: pollywog


Mel



Happy Birthday, Mel.

Wishing you a happy day with your favorite birthday cake.


124 posted on 12/02/2009 12:14:04 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Ahh .... that is a sweet goodnight puppy, Kitty.

Thank you for the compliments on yesterday’s Opening.

Have a Warm Fuzzy Wednesday.


125 posted on 12/02/2009 12:15:09 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: yorkie

Wonderful, Yorkie. Thank you.


126 posted on 12/02/2009 12:17:48 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: sunny48
WOW ... thank you, Sunny48.

I really enjoyed that unusual tango. It wasn't what I expected.

Have a Wonderful Warm Fuzzy Wednesday.
127 posted on 12/02/2009 12:22:04 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: jaycee

Thanks, Jaycee.

As you can see I have been playing this morning.


128 posted on 12/02/2009 12:23:22 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Jen




Happy birthday, Jen.

Wishing you a happy day.


129 posted on 12/02/2009 12:28:20 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: yorkie; JustAmy; Billie; pollywog; MEG33; FRiends; All
This little girl may grow
up to be another Orville Reddenbacher
or she may be a theatre owner
or she may do research on
how to get the calories out of popcorn...LOL!

130 posted on 12/02/2009 12:31:15 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: jaycee

LOL

Thanks, Jaycee. You’ve found another cutie.


131 posted on 12/02/2009 12:46:19 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: jaycee

Perfect graphic and great frame! And, I love the words, JC!!


132 posted on 12/02/2009 12:56:47 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

It came from your cute poem’s advice!! LOL! And I knew you would like it.


133 posted on 12/02/2009 1:45:53 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: JustAmy

Thanks Amy.


134 posted on 12/02/2009 1:46:19 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: JustAmy

Thank you THANK YOU Amy!! He will love this!
Poor guy has had to run errands all day! That is what you get when you are raising grands! lol


135 posted on 12/02/2009 2:02:15 PM PST by pollywog ("Regime Change USA".... 2010-2012 ~~Let's Roll !!)
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To: JustAmy

What a cute kitty and thank you Amy for the birthday wishes. You dragged me out of lurkerdom today! :D Hubby and I are going out to dinner and a movie - “The Blind Side” - to celebrate. He bought me a shotgun - that fits my short arms - for a gift. What a guy! :D


136 posted on 12/02/2009 2:02:50 PM PST by Jen ("Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve standing army, enslaved press & disarmed populace.")
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To: Billie

I’m going to be buying her CD! Just checked and WalMart online has it for $11.97...

She has a absolutely pure voice!


137 posted on 12/02/2009 2:04:48 PM PST by pollywog ("Regime Change USA".... 2010-2012 ~~Let's Roll !!)
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To: yorkie

I so agree yorkie... we live in a phony society!! I love being real!


138 posted on 12/02/2009 2:06:35 PM PST by pollywog ("Regime Change USA".... 2010-2012 ~~Let's Roll !!)
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To: jaycee; JustAmy

Ditto jaycee!!


139 posted on 12/02/2009 2:10:37 PM PST by pollywog ("Regime Change USA".... 2010-2012 ~~Let's Roll !!)
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To: JustAmy

Awwwwwww wish those eagles were close by so I could watch them fly.

I usually always put my tree up the second week of December, but this year we just decided to get it up and overwith! LOL
I am still decorating this afternoon! It will take the rest of today I am sure.


140 posted on 12/02/2009 2:21:37 PM PST by pollywog ("Regime Change USA".... 2010-2012 ~~Let's Roll !!)
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To: jaycee

Oh fun!!! Now I want some popcorn! Maybe after my decorating is finished!! Party time everyone!!!


141 posted on 12/02/2009 2:23:02 PM PST by pollywog ("Regime Change USA".... 2010-2012 ~~Let's Roll !!)
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To: All

Some confusion here, my birthday is tomorrow, Nan and I are in the hotel in Duluth and will celebrate over the weekend.

So, none of your birthday greetings are belated, and most appreciated! May have pictures later.

Again, thanks and while I’m raising Cain and having fun, I hope all of you are doing the same.


142 posted on 12/02/2009 2:26:05 PM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: All

A friend sent me this from Australia.

Twas the month before Christmas*

*When all through our land,*

*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*
*See the Politically Correct had taken away
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*

*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say*
* December 25th is just a ‘ Holiday ‘.*

*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, cheques and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from pop stars, an X box, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd

It is rare to hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.*

*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Through out the Government, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate The Lord Jesus, in all public matter.*

*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
*Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*

*So as you celebrate “Summer Holiday”
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
*Shout “Merry Christmas”
not “Happy Holiday !*

Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet during the
holidays a

“MERRY CHRISTMAS”

Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!


143 posted on 12/02/2009 2:32:55 PM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: jaycee; MEG33
I am not fond of washing china and crystal either, but I do like the results. I also have my crystal and some china, along with other decorative pieces in our dining room on open shelves in what used to be a floor to ceiling bookcase, 8 ft wide. Some of the crystal and china 'n stuff on the upper shelves don't get washed (or used!) as often as the stuff in reach, but it's about time for me to 'shine' it all again!

Meg, hope you don't push yourself too hard. :(

144 posted on 12/02/2009 6:25:31 PM PST by Billie
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To: MEG33

How cute!


145 posted on 12/02/2009 6:27:25 PM PST by Billie
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To: pollywog

I’m jealous you already have your tree up and decorated! Helping a friend do her house THIS weekend, and then we will do mine NEXT weekend.


146 posted on 12/02/2009 6:30:58 PM PST by Billie
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To: pollywog

"That is what you get when you are raising grands!"

LOL ..... I know!

Sometimes you wonder when it will be your turn. :)
147 posted on 12/02/2009 6:38:54 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Jen

Good evening, Jen.

A shotgun! Smart man ... I’ve been saying that I want a small pistol but no one takes me seriously.

Sure glad that you came out of lurkerdom today. It is great to see you.

Enjoy dinner and the movie.

Come back to see us soon. :)


148 posted on 12/02/2009 6:41:49 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: pollywog

I haven’t decided on how much to decorate. Marissa wants to do every room but I’m thinking living and dining rooms.

We’ll decide after her birthday. How can a 10 year old keep you so busy?


149 posted on 12/02/2009 6:47:32 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy

We started trap shooting and really enjoy it but the 12 gauge and regular 20 gauge is too big for me. So he bought me a youth size in 20 gauge. The stock and barrel are a little shorter than the regular version so it fits my short arms and is easier for me to hold. For a pistol, I really like the Springfield Armory XD. The trigger is so smooth! We have the larger XDM and I can shoot it with great accuracy but it’s big for my hands. So the XD is the best size for me. We’re hoping to sell the Glock and get an XD soon as one comes in at the gun shop.

Thanks again for the birthday wishes. It’s good to hear from you!


150 posted on 12/02/2009 7:51:42 PM PST by Jen ("Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve standing army, enslaved press & disarmed populace.")
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