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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, 2011
1-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 12/31/2010 11:42:24 PM PST by JustAmy

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To: Dubya

Bless you, Dubya. I am praying for success - all around.


2,751 posted on 01/31/2011 11:33:44 AM PST by yorkie
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To: fish hawk

“THE MEASURE OF A MAN”

Beautiful, thanks for posting such a great poem!


2,752 posted on 01/31/2011 12:38:38 PM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( (We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them! ))
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To: JustAmy
FEBRUARY IS NOT A BARGAIN

February is not a bargain
Besides its cold and long dark nights
Its icy streets and frozen lakes and rivers
It has the audacity to cheat us out of a couple days
And wallowing in its own ego
Still claims to be a month. 

2,753 posted on 01/31/2011 12:41:14 PM PST by fish hawk (reporter to old Indian: you lived here on the reservation all your life? Old Indian, "not yet".)
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To: WayzataJOHNN
Thanks Johnn. I hope you are back to good health again. Don't let Al's global warming get you down. LOL
2,754 posted on 01/31/2011 12:44:22 PM PST by fish hawk (reporter to old Indian: you lived here on the reservation all your life? Old Indian, "not yet".)
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To: Kitty Mittens

I loved that precious picture, Kitty!! Thank you so much! ((((HUGS))))


2,755 posted on 01/31/2011 4:47:23 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: WayzataJOHNN

You were very lucky to live in such a pretty place, Johnn!


2,756 posted on 01/31/2011 4:50:12 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Dubya

This is wonderful, Dubya! You said yesterday that you wanted to be a donor. When will you find out?


2,757 posted on 01/31/2011 4:52:15 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Dubya

I tried my best to delete that reply, after I glanced through your post again. I misread the post and thought they had accepted you! Sorry about that!


2,758 posted on 01/31/2011 4:54:49 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: fish hawk

Lovely poem, fish hawk! Thanks.


2,759 posted on 01/31/2011 4:57:33 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: fish hawk

LOL!!

January went by so fast that February will seem like a week!


2,760 posted on 01/31/2011 5:00:28 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

No problem, please don’t worry about it.


2,761 posted on 01/31/2011 5:23:42 PM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All

The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Some say that driving while texting is worse than driving drunk. In fact, studies show that 97.5% of people cannot drive safely while using cell phones.

At the time of this article, 30 states, including DC and Guam ban text messaging while driving. Within the next few years, more and more states will enact laws banning “texting” and driving. Please view the chart at ghsa.org to view mobile phone restrictions while driving in your state. Chances are, there is some type of law against mobile phone use while driving in your state!

Not only is texting while driving against the law, it’s also very dangerous and it is a fast growing cause of many traffic accidents in the United States. From 2001 to 2007, around 16,000 people died from cell phone related traffic accidents. Authorities claim that increases in texting volumes have resulted in thousands of additional road fatalities in the United States.

As they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry. To prevent yourself from becoming a statistic in this unfortunate trend, you should strongly consider limiting cell phone use while driving. It would be most wise to completely stop using your cell phone behind the wheel; but in this age of technology, often times that is not possible. Below are some alternatives to texting and driving. You probably don’t need to text and much as you think you do!

Voice Recognition Software – There are many cell phones that come with voice recognition software so you can safely send text messages while driving without trying to look at that tiny cell phone screen!

Text Blocking Applications – Some new generation phones like the iPhone and the Droid have apps that will determine if you are in a moving vehicle. If you are, texts won’t be delivered until your vehicle comes to a stop.

Auto-responders – You can program your cellphone to send a response at any time you are not able to text back a reply. While driving, simply set up an auto responder saying “busy driving.. I’ll text you later”. Chances are your friends won’t even realize that it was an automated response!

Just Turn It Off – You can’t receive messages when your phone is off, right? I know this isn’t ideal, but it is the simplest and cheapest way to do things. When you turn your phone back on, all messages sent to you during the time your phone was off will be received.

The fact remains – you are much more accident prone while you are behind the wheel using a cell phone. Texting while driving can increasee your insurance premiums in many ways. If you get a ticket while driving, this stain will go on your record and you will most likely end up paying more for your insurance rates. If, god forbid, you are involved in an accident while texting, you will be at fault.

As mentioned before – it’s better to be safe than sorry. Practice safe driving and avoid cell phone use behind the wheel… you’ll be happy you did!


2,762 posted on 01/31/2011 5:25:11 PM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Billie; Mama_Bear; jaycee; The Mayor; yorkie; ConorMacNessa; LUV W; ...
Beach Dreaming


Our 7 day Weather Forecast..The Deep Freeze
Sorry I did not get here earlier!
I had to go to the bank, the post office and stock up at the grocery store.
It may be very stormy tomorrow..might lose power..
Don't worry if I am not here...I bought LOTS of chocolate.
;o)

2,763 posted on 01/31/2011 8:17:44 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

It’s already here....and it’s raining. Someone said it is
snowing, but I haven’t seen a flake yet. It did go from 68
to 34 in about 3 hours....pretty high winds. Stay warm, Megs!


2,764 posted on 01/31/2011 8:24:54 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: LUV W

I found my old electric space heater to warm up my room more if needed..This is will be a long time of such cold weather and with high winds making it worse..so I am thinking all my sliding doors will let in the cold..for the first time this year.

Our temps start dropping like that in the morning..I went to the grocery store without a jacket today..last day for THAT for awhile.
I hope you stay put if you get freezing precip..The rain may stop here before it freezes..I’m hoping!


2,765 posted on 01/31/2011 8:34:23 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

It sounds kind of sleet-y out there right now. I work 20 miles
away from where I live, and I have already told them that I
wouldn’t be going if it’s nasty. We’ll see what the morning brings.

Hope it isn’t as bad as it’s being portrayed!


2,766 posted on 01/31/2011 8:38:24 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: LUV W

It’s scary when they say wind chills below 0!
It’s 63 here right now..our high for tomorrow will be about 6am and then it starts dropping, dropping.

It’s a really scary forecast for you all north of me!


2,767 posted on 01/31/2011 8:48:07 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...
Good evening, Friends.

It is scary reading about the weather forecast for Texas. Y'all stay safe and warm.

Thank you for the wonderful posts on today's thread.



Click to join us in February.


2,768 posted on 01/31/2011 10:20:58 PM PST by JustAmy (I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.)
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To: MEG33; LUV W
Oh how I would love to be at a spot like your picture. I love the beach and the ocean so much! Its very healing for me.

Sorry about your weather predictions. We have had so much bad weather this winter that nothing seems to surprise me. I did hear the bad weather predictions will affect 75% of the United States....bad weather everywhere. Al Gore, are you listening, dummy?

I ran errands yesterday, too. And my last stop was getting my car washed. Had all that salt on it from the snows we've had. Came home and toweled it off real good and it looks mighty good.

Glad you stocked up on C H O C O L A T E!! I have enjoyed mine....LOL! Take good care of yourself, my friend!

And Luv, take care of yourself too! I'll be thinking of you all! Be safe, most of all!

2,769 posted on 02/01/2011 5:14:45 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy
It's raining, it's pouring...

Weinie


2,770 posted on 02/01/2011 6:09:54 AM PST by lonestar
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To: JustAmy

Thank you it is cold here :^)


2,771 posted on 02/01/2011 8:26:50 AM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All

Today’s Birthdays:

America’s last surviving World War I veteran, Frank Buckles, is 110.

Gospel singer George Beverly Shea is 102.


2,772 posted on 02/01/2011 8:29:59 AM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All
God's Grace Takes the Initiative

"We love Him, because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19

When I was in the sixth grade, I wrote a love note to Joyce Louise Gentry. Then she became my bride and my beloved. Do you know she still has that note? From that time on she began to take an interest in me. Do you know why? Because I first loved her.

Do you know what the Bible is? It is God's love letter to you. It is God saying to you, "I have set my eye upon you. I love you!"

You're not saved by doing good works. You're not saved by joining a church. You are saved by the grace of God that said, "I love you" first.

* When was the last time you wrote a love letter?
* When was the last time you received one?
* Spend some time today and write a love letter to the Lord.

ADRIAN ROGERS

2,773 posted on 02/01/2011 8:50:27 AM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: All
BREAKFAST

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Choice of Juice or Fruit, Choice of Two House Made Danish or Muffins,
and Coffee

EGGS BENEDICT
Poached Eggs and Grilled Ham on a Split and Toasted English Muffin and Topped with
Hollandaise Sauce. One Egg or Two Eggs

EGGS YOUR FAVORITE STYLE
Served with Hickory Smoked Bacon or Grilled Link Sausage and Your Choice of Toast
One Egg or Two Eggs

SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH DICED HAM
Two Farm Fresh Eggs Scrambled with Diced Ham and Served
with Your Choice of Toast

SUNRISE PLATTER
Two Eggs Any Style with Hash Browns, Toast, Bacon or Sausage

COUNTRY STYLE PLATTER
Two Eggs Any Style with Two Pancakes and Two Strips of Bacon

LOX AND BAGEL
A Toasted Bagel Topped with Cream Cheese and Sliced Lox. Garnished with Slices of
Tomato and Hard Boiled Egg

GOLDEN MALT WAFFLES
Served with Maple Syrup, Butter and Your Choice of Hickory
Smoked Bacon or Grilled Link Sausage
Topped with Fresh Strawberries (in Season)

FRENCH TOAST
French Toast Served with Maple Syrup, Butter and Your
Choice of Hickory Smoked Bacon or Grilled Link Sausage

BUTTERMILK PANCAKES OR BLUEBERRY PANCAKES
A Stack of Golden Country Pancakes Served with Maple Syrup and Butter.
Your Choice of Hickory Smoked Bacon or Grilled Link Sausage

CHOPPED STEAK
A Lean Beef Patty Grilled to Order and Served with Two Eggs
Any Style and Toast

STEAK 'N EGGS
7 oz. Black Angus New York Strip Steak Broiled to Order with
Two Farm Fresh Eggs. Served with Hash Brown Potatoes, Your Choice
of Toast and Fruit Preserves

Beverages
Coffee
Milk
Hot Chocolate
Darjeeling, Decaffeinated and Herb Teas
Cappuccino 2.50 Double Cappuccino
Espresso or Double Espresso


View From an Odd Window




2,774 posted on 02/02/2011 5:07:32 AM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( (We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them! ))
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