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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2010
February 1, 2010 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 01/31/2010 9:55:02 PM PST by JustAmy

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To: JustAmy

Tank you berry much!!!!!


51 posted on 02/01/2010 4:37:35 PM PST by tiapam
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To: yorkie

Very cute!!!!


52 posted on 02/01/2010 4:40:26 PM PST by tiapam
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To: tiapam

I would not guarantee that all of those listed are still in harm’s way. I very seldom get a request to remove a name.

They all have our thanks and our prayers.

Next month, I may ping everyone who has a family member on the list ..... if I remember. LOL


53 posted on 02/01/2010 4:54:05 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: tiapam

Thank you, Tiapam.

I love the music today. It was so relaxing .... just like floating on a river.


54 posted on 02/01/2010 4:55:33 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: jaycee



Thanks, Jaycee.
I also enjoyed the whistling.
Reminded me of my childhood.
I loved hearing the men in the family whistling as they worked.

Hope you've had a wonderful Monday.


55 posted on 02/01/2010 4:59:37 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy

A friend sent me this, pass it on in the same spirit.

PSALM 2009

Obama is the shepherd I did not want.
He leadeth me beside the still factories.
He restoreth my faith in the Republican party.
He guideth me in the path of unemployment for his party’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the breadline,
I shall fear no hunger for his bailouts are with me.
He has anointed my income with taxes,
My expenses runneth over.
Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will live in a mortgaged home forever.
I am glad I am American,
I am glad that I am free.
But I wish I was a dog ...
And Obama was a tree.

-ITT Corp


56 posted on 02/01/2010 5:13:55 PM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; yorkie; jaycee; All

Happy February, everyone!
My very 1st picture I've ever posted! Yay!!!!
57 posted on 02/01/2010 5:45:09 PM PST by tiapam
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; La Enchiladita; MEG33; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; ..


GOOD MILITARY MONDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!



The Soldier’s Code

1) I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2) I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

3) If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4) If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.

5) When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies, or harmful to their cause.

6) I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, August, 1955.





58 posted on 02/01/2010 5:55:14 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: tiapam
 

59 posted on 02/01/2010 6:05:47 PM PST by Billie
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To: JustAmy

Well I almost missed this gorgeous rose! Isn’t it beautiful?
Whistling is a happy way of making music and something else very important, my hubby whistled all the time! And he could really play the harmonica!

I really like the frame you put on the rose, Amy! Hope your day went good today!


60 posted on 02/01/2010 6:24:27 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: tiapam

Terrific, tiapam and a beautiful graphic too! Are we celebrating Valentine Day now? LOL!


61 posted on 02/01/2010 6:26:21 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: tiapam; JustAmy; yorkie; Billie; MEG33; WayzataJOHNN; ConorMacNessa; FRiends; All
Let Us Eat Chocolate in February!


62 posted on 02/01/2010 6:40:24 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: jaycee

CHOCOLATE!!!

To party right you need something a bit chocolate and a bit party!

Chocolate Rum balls
makes 24

2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
1 cup ground pecans
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup rum
3 Tbs. corn syrup
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup chocolate sprinkles

In bowl, combine cookie crumbs, pecans, sugar, rum and corn syrup.

shape into 1 inch balls measuring about 1 Tablespoon of mixture.
Line a tray with wax paper. Place balls on a tray and refrigerate until cold.

In a double boiler using hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate; let cool slightly.

Dip balls into melted chocolate with only a thin coat. Roll in candy sprinkles. Place balls on the waxed paper lined tray until chocolate is set.

Snack crazy!


63 posted on 02/01/2010 6:52:36 PM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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"Let Us Eat Chocolate in February"

I'M ALL FOR THAT SUGGESTION!


64 posted on 02/01/2010 7:01:13 PM PST by yorkie
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Yayyyy! Sounds mighty good. Will you make those for us for our mid-morning snack tomorrow??

I will file that recipe! It sounds quite easy to do, Johnn!


65 posted on 02/01/2010 7:02:20 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: jaycee

How CUTE!love chocolate!!!!


66 posted on 02/01/2010 7:02:25 PM PST by tiapam
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To: yorkie

Oh, yeah, I’m with you there!! Its good to have another excuse to eat chocolate (like I need one)...


67 posted on 02/01/2010 7:04:21 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: yorkie

I want them all and NOW!!!!


68 posted on 02/01/2010 7:04:27 PM PST by tiapam
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To: jaycee

Thank you! Why not start celebrating now and begin the chocolate bing! LOL!


69 posted on 02/01/2010 7:07:48 PM PST by tiapam
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To: Billie

Thank you so much! Makes you feel like celebrating, eh? I do!


70 posted on 02/01/2010 7:10:39 PM PST by tiapam
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To: tiapam; jaycee; yorkie; All
Why not start celebrating now and begin the chocolate bing! LOL!

I'm in! Let's do!


71 posted on 02/01/2010 7:12:45 PM PST by Billie
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To: yorkie; JustAmy; tiapam; Billie; MEG33; WayzataJOHNN; ConorMacNessa; FRiends; All
Are ya'll ready?


72 posted on 02/01/2010 7:16:17 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: Billie

Now, thats fine eating....notice the fancy sofa...LOL~~~


73 posted on 02/01/2010 7:18:17 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: Billie

Your on !!! I love that picture! Is that you or me? Oh, who cares as long as we are eating chocolate


74 posted on 02/01/2010 7:25:43 PM PST by tiapam
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75 posted on 02/01/2010 7:26:36 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: jaycee

That is a beautiful sight! I’m drooling!!!


76 posted on 02/01/2010 7:27:56 PM PST by tiapam
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To: tiapam

The only thing good about a darn picture is “it can’t add pounds”.....but it can sure make your mouth water!!


77 posted on 02/01/2010 7:35:35 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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OK - I've finished all the chocolate on this page!
Now, where's MORE?

78 posted on 02/01/2010 7:37:23 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Good doggie!


79 posted on 02/01/2010 7:42:59 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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80 posted on 02/01/2010 8:07:05 PM PST by yorkie
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Sigh....
Well, there's always tomorrow.

Goodnight,everyone. It was fun.


81 posted on 02/01/2010 8:37:56 PM PST by yorkie
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...



Good evening, Friends.
I had planned to get back early to answer a few more pings.
The best laid plans .....
After the Parent/Teacher Conference, we came home
and I helped Marissa with homework.
She brought her reading grade up to an "A" but she is still failing math. :(
Starting this quarter, she is getting private tutoring in math.
I'm praying that will help.

I'm tired tonight so I'll say goodnight.
Thank you for coming by today with your graphics, music, recipes and CHOCOLATE! :)
Wishing everyone pleasant dreams and a restful sleep.
See you tomorrow.


82 posted on 02/01/2010 8:40:04 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy; FRiends; All
~We knew he would
come out sooner or later~
~LOL~


83 posted on 02/02/2010 5:17:35 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; DollyCali; ...

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

February 2, 2010
Time For A Change
This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner. —Luke 7:39

A friend once told me, “In my lifetime I’ve seen a lot of things change, and I’ve been against them all!” Perhaps he overstated the point, but many of us would agree that we don’t like change—especially if it involves altering our habits and attitudes.

That’s one reason Jesus was so unpopular among the Pharisees. He challenged their long-established system of good works and self-righteous living. Consider the incident when the town “sinner” entered the home of the town “saint” in Luke 7. Simon the Pharisee wasn’t impressed with the woman’s lavish display of affection for Jesus. Reading Simon’s self-righteous thoughts, Jesus immediately challenged his flawed perception of his own goodness by telling the story of two debtors—one who owed much to his master and one who owed less. “Which of them will love him more?” Jesus asked (v.42). Obviously, the one who had been forgiven more. Speaking to Simon’s I-feel-pretty-good-about-myself attitude, Jesus said, “to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little” (v.47).

The challenge is clear. Lulled into thinking how good we are, our love for Jesus wanes because we have forgotten that we too are among the ones “forgiven much.” And when that happens, ready or not, it’s time for a change!

Forgive us, Lord, for failures past,
Then help us start anew
With strength and courage to obey
And closely follow You. —Sper

When God starts changing things, He usually begins with changing us.

84 posted on 02/02/2010 5:27:11 AM PST by The Mayor (People who follow Christ lead others in the right direction)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Billie; tiapam; gardengirl; yorkie; jaycee; Kitty Mittens

I missed a great day! Congratulations tiapam..Love your first graphic!
Chocolate day is every day,jaycee! Enjoyed the cute graphics.
Thank you for your comments on my posts everyone.
Good luck to Marissa on her math endeavors, Amy.
I must be out and about today.
Have a great Tuesday.

85 posted on 02/02/2010 5:59:03 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men and Women)
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To: The Mayor
When God starts changing things, He usually begins with changing us.

Thank you for the wonderful message today, Mr. Mayor.


86 posted on 02/02/2010 6:02:33 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: MEG33

Thank you, Meg! Have a nice day today while you are out and about! Its rainy here this morning. Our groundhog didn’t see his shadow, so we will be getting pretty weather....LOL~~~
we hope!


87 posted on 02/02/2010 6:11:39 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: MEG33; Billie; jaycee; tiapam; WayzataJOHNN; JustAmy; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; pollywog; All

What day is today?

Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, “I’ll bet you don't know what day this is.”

“Of course I do,” he answered as if he was offended, and left for the office.

At 10:00 a.m., the doorbell rang and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box of a dozen long stemmed red roses. At 1:00 p.m., a foil-wrapped, two-pound box of her favorite chocolates was delivered. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress.

The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home.

“First the flowers, then the chocolates and then the dress!” she exclaimed.

“I've never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!


88 posted on 02/02/2010 7:32:50 AM PST by yorkie
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To: jaycee

LOL, JC! Is he out in the ‘Open’?


89 posted on 02/02/2010 7:39:13 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

I just love this little doggie - it’s such a great animation. :)


90 posted on 02/02/2010 7:40:06 AM PST by Billie
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To: jaycee

Looking through the last of the posts for yesterday and even as early as it is this morning, that chocolate fondue stuff looks yummy!


91 posted on 02/02/2010 7:42:05 AM PST by Billie
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To: JustAmy
Your goodnight graphic is so pretty, Amy.

Good for Marissa getting an "A" in reading, and hope the Math tutor will be a big help in bringing that grade up, too.

92 posted on 02/02/2010 7:49:57 AM PST by Billie
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Chocolate Groundhog Cupcakes

Using a baked chocolate cake:

Step 1:
Remove a piece of cake the width of an Almond Joy candy from the center of a baked cupcake(I decorated the groundhog before I put it in the cupcake). Set the candy upright in the hole, then spread a layer of white frosting on the cupcake.

Step 2:
For the groundhog’s eyes, trim the ends from a white jelly bean(I just used white frosting), stick them in place with frosting, then dot them with black decorators’ gel( I used the head of gingerbread decorations leftover from Christmas). Add a tiny triangle cut from a watermelon slice candy for a nose( I used a piece of red peppermint…again leftover from Christmas), brown M&M’s Minis for ears and cheeks, and a tiny rectangular piece of white jelly bean for teeth(again, just used frosting). Sprinkle chocolate cookie crumbs( I used crumbled cake from a ugly looking cupcake) around the partially emerged groundhog, and he’s ready to greet his fans.


93 posted on 02/02/2010 7:50:19 AM PST by yorkie
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To: jaycee

LOL! Oh, my!


94 posted on 02/02/2010 7:51:33 AM PST by Billie
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To: The Mayor
"When God starts changing things, He usually begins with changing us."

Rus, thank you as always for the scriptures you post, along with food for thought for each day.

95 posted on 02/02/2010 7:58:24 AM PST by Billie
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To: MEG33

What a beautiful good morning graphic and post, Meg. Hope to see you later today as we enjoy some of Taylor Hicks’ crooning - will post the opening in a few minutes. :)


96 posted on 02/02/2010 8:00:48 AM PST by Billie
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To: jaycee

It’s very foggy here today and of course the groundhog couldn’t see his shadow - wish that it really did mean pretty weather now. LOL


97 posted on 02/02/2010 8:02:43 AM PST by Billie
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To: yorkie

Too cute, yorkie!


98 posted on 02/02/2010 8:03:30 AM PST by Billie
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To: yorkie

Cute cupcakes - do we eat the ears off first? :)


99 posted on 02/02/2010 8:05:06 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

Bump to next page for Tuesday’s opening. :)


100 posted on 02/02/2010 8:06:11 AM PST by Billie
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