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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2011
12-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33

Posted on 11/30/2011 10:24:07 PM PST by JustAmy




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1 posted on 11/30/2011 10:24:15 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...

December 1, 2011



How about some Enrique to start this cold month?





Graphics by MamaBear


2 posted on 11/30/2011 10:25:52 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear
Beautiful December opening, ladies!

Thank you!

Christmas will be here in no time and then a new year. My, oh my, where did 2011 go?

3 posted on 11/30/2011 10:38:19 PM PST by oldteen
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To: JustAmy

Happy December! :)


4 posted on 11/30/2011 10:52:15 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Proud wife of a military pilot ~ He's home from deployment! YAY!)
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To: JustAmy; All; Mama_Bear; MEG33; yorkie; tiapam; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; ...
Photobucket

5 posted on 11/30/2011 10:56:16 PM PST by oldteen
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To: PERKY2004
Happy December to you, PERKY!

I see your new tagline...WOO-HOO!

How you been? All the kitties doing OK?

6 posted on 11/30/2011 10:59:10 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen
I've been good, thanks for asking. My wonderful DH has been home about 3.5 weeks now ~ safe and sound after his 8th (and final) deployment to Iraq! Woo Hooo! Of course, his deployments are done ... next year he's on calendar for Afghanistan. (Then I suppose I'll just start counting those deployments, right?) Anyway, he's happy to be home and back at work where he's up to his ears in paperwork and glitches involving pay, orders, etc. Oh, and his annual PT (physical training test) is Friday, December 9 ... please keep that (and his run) in your prayers, for those so inclined!

Our kitties are generally doing fine. After 8 straight months of fostering kittens (about 30), it seems so peaceful and quiet around here with just OUR kitty crew. Of course, Gracie (she's an 11-year-old black and white Maine Coon girl) managed to catch ringworm (it's a fungus) from the last batch of kittens, so she's being treated for that and is in isolation for another 6 weeks or so. She gets a cream on her ear, she's taking an oral med, and she goes once a week to the vet for a lime/sulphur dip. Who knew ringworm was so complicated, huh?

We had a quiet Thanksgiving ~ we went over to some friends house and there were just 6 of us, which was nice. (We don't "do" family holidays, so it's always nice when someone adopts us and feeds us turkey!) Our Thanksgiving tradition is to take about 10 loaves of bread and a 40 pound sack of feed and hit a local pond+park to feed the ducks, geese, Canada gees, wood ducks and coots. As always, that's fun.

On the home front, we've decided to tear out the carpeting in one of our rooms (sort of a den) and replace it with vinyl flooring that LOOKS like hardwood, but isn't. We keep a lot of cats in there, and life will just be easier with flooring that can hold up to cats, cleaning, disinfectants, moisture, etc. We will move furniture this weekend, since they're coming bright and early on Monday morning. The biggest hassle will be figuring out where to stash the 3 cats that normally live in there ... but they should be fine on our enclosed patio ("Catio") with their heated pet beds for a few hours, I'm sure.

7 posted on 11/30/2011 11:17:45 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Proud wife of a military pilot ~ He's home from deployment! YAY!)
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December Wishes and Christmas Blessings to All.

Peace be with you.

Love, hugs and my prayers always.

May God bless and keep our troops and their precious families.

8 posted on 11/30/2011 11:28:58 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: PERKY2004
Sounds like things are going good for you and hubby. Prayers will be for him and you for this coming year. Added ones for his upcoming tests and his health. I suppose when a pilot gets orders...he goes where needed. Give him a big hug and thank him again for his service.

I knew you fostered but that's a lot of kitties! Sorry to hear about the ringworm...I've heard it's very trying to get rid of.

I think the 3 will do just fine when they have to spend time in the catio...it looks more comfy than a lot of peoples livingrooms....lol.

Are you still biking all those miles? Your dedication was/is to be admired. And the weight loss was amazing!

Perhaps we'll see you around more! *hugs*

9 posted on 12/01/2011 12:32:56 AM PST by oldteen
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To: onyx
So cute, onyx! Yours?

December Wishes and Christmas Blessings to you as well. And, a belated WTG on your 12th Freeper Anniversary! (I was just perusing that thread!) :)

10 posted on 12/01/2011 12:37:36 AM PST by oldteen
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

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


Advent Themes

December 1, 2011

I believe that all Scripture is related and all Scripture is relevant. Nevertheless, I was surprised when my November reading in the book of 1 Peter touched on all four themes of Advent—that period of time on the church calendar when many Christians prepare to celebrate the first coming of Christ while looking forward to His second coming. During Advent, we emphasize hope, peace, joy, and love, which God sent with Christ.

HOPE. We have an inheritance reserved in heaven, a living hope through the resurrection of Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3-5).

PEACE. We will love life and see good days if we turn from evil and do good and if we seek peace, for the Lord watches over the righteous and hears their prayers (3:10-12).

JOY. We have inexpressible joy even though we have trials because our faith is being tested and proven genuine. The end of this faith is the salvation of our souls (1:6-9).

LOVE. We can love one another with a pure heart because we have been born again through the Word of God which lives and abides forever (1:22-23).

Because Christ came the first time, we can live with hope, peace, joy, and love till He comes again.

The hope we have in Jesus Christ
Brings joy into our heart;
And when we know the love of God,
His peace He will impart. —Sper

If you’re looking for hope, peace, joy, and love this Christmas season, look to God.

Read: 1 Peter 1:3-5,13-21

Rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. —1 Peter 1:13
Bible in a year:
Ezekiel 40-41; 2 Peter 3


11 posted on 12/01/2011 6:15:30 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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Happy Thursday, Happy December, Everybody!

12 posted on 12/01/2011 6:39:34 AM PST by yorkie
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A Busy Month and
A Blessed Month!


13 posted on 12/01/2011 7:01:24 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: PERKY2004; onyx

Its so nice to see you two this morning! Wishing you all a very Happy December!


14 posted on 12/01/2011 7:07:21 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie

This makes me smile, yorkie! Its sunny here but COOOOLD! The sun will surely warm things up some, thank goodness!


15 posted on 12/01/2011 7:10:33 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: onyx

What an adorable baby! Thank you!!


16 posted on 12/01/2011 7:12:17 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Thanks for the beautiful December opening, ladies! Brrrr!


17 posted on 12/01/2011 7:15:34 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: oldteen

A sweet face anyone would love, teenie.


18 posted on 12/01/2011 7:16:37 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: The Mayor

Wonderful Daily Bread lesson this morning, Mr. Mayor.

Thank you for lifting us up!!!


19 posted on 12/01/2011 7:19:10 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

There is a cold front moving in - and we will probably get snow tonight. Flagstaff is expecting two feet of the white stuff, and we are just high enough to get some of it!

There won’t be much sun here today, as that cold front will last for 24 hours.

California had some very high winds last night - over 60 miles an hour. What a mess, with downed trees and over 14,000 without power.

Have a great Thursday - and stay warm!


20 posted on 12/01/2011 7:33:05 AM PST by yorkie
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~A Joyful December To Amy's Place~


It's mild and sunny here...soon to change.
Wishing You A Wonderful Day

21 posted on 12/01/2011 10:04:04 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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Happy December!






Hugs to ALL!!!



ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

22 posted on 12/01/2011 10:13:01 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: left that other site

*hugs*


23 posted on 12/01/2011 10:27:38 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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~~Enjoy Your Day~~

Photobucket

24 posted on 12/01/2011 10:34:15 AM PST by oldteen
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To: yorkie
Thanks, yorkie.

May your day be a good one!

25 posted on 12/01/2011 10:37:26 AM PST by oldteen
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To: jaycee
'Tis the season already! Thanks, jaycee!

My neighborhood already has houses decorated and lit up. Do not want to see their electricity bill! And with the high winds today they may have to rescue some of those decorations from their neighbors yards...lol.

26 posted on 12/01/2011 10:41:14 AM PST by oldteen
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To: jaycee
:0)
27 posted on 12/01/2011 10:44:09 AM PST by oldteen
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

(((HUGS)))


28 posted on 12/01/2011 10:47:02 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: yorkie
Mornin' yorkie!

The wind is still blowing up here. Some of the back fence next door blew down. Half the town was without electricity yesterday. We have been lucky so far.

I have to go up the hill today and it's not gonna be fun! Interesting, perhaps, but no fun! ;)

29 posted on 12/01/2011 10:48:48 AM PST by oldteen
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To: MEG33
Very pretty, M.

A winter wonderland for sure!

Thank you.

How are you feeling today?

30 posted on 12/01/2011 10:51:35 AM PST by oldteen
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To: left that other site
Afternoon, ML!

Hope all is going well for you. That smile is such a great graphic! I have it somewhere but have never used it as when I think about it, I can't find it! lol

31 posted on 12/01/2011 10:54:37 AM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Well, save it from my Comment! LOL!


32 posted on 12/01/2011 11:20:56 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: left that other site

Good idea...lol.


33 posted on 12/01/2011 11:23:42 AM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

I am always coming up with those. hee hee


34 posted on 12/01/2011 11:47:50 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: left that other site

Yes you are. :) However, I think someday I’ll take some time and sort out my files and put them in some kind of order. I’ve always been an orderly person at work and home but now that I have no schedule...uh...not so much! lol


35 posted on 12/01/2011 12:09:00 PM PST by oldteen
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HAPPY THURSDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!


Glencar Waterfall, Co. Sligo, Ireland

From “The Stolen Child”

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.

William Butler Yeats




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
36 posted on 12/01/2011 5:00:24 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: oldteen

Thank you, teenie..feeling better..I must be out and about tomorrow so I am grateful.


37 posted on 12/01/2011 6:06:25 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: yorkie; Kitty Mittens; oldteen; jaycee; LUV W; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; MEG33; ConorMacNessa; All

First of all, thank you for your comments and prayers yesterday and last night.

Today’s session lasted 6 hours - constant IV feedings. Got some meds to counter nausea over the next few days. Another session schedule next Thurs and the following Thurs. One week off the three more sessions.

My only discomfort is my R leg is a bit more wobbly tonight. Probably from all the trips to the rest room today.

December opening is TERRIFIC!

I managed to get the lights on the tree yesterday. I’ll post some pics in a while after I get them posted to photobucket.


38 posted on 12/01/2011 7:14:03 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Diver Dave

Yea..You are here with update..Sounds like a long session, Dave. Prayers the chemo and anti nausea pills work..

I always love your Christmas pictures.

(((*HUGS* and Prayers)))


39 posted on 12/01/2011 7:22:35 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Diver Dave

Prayers for you to be able to keep your strength up and the nausea at bay. God bless you, friend! (((hugs)))


40 posted on 12/01/2011 7:28:25 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Diver Dave
Steady as you go, Dave! Sounds like your treatment is going well. Hope you and yours have a great Christmas!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
41 posted on 12/01/2011 7:34:43 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: JustAmy; yorkie; tiapam; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; Colonel_Flagg; jaycee; oldteen; ...

December brings wintry weather
and thoughts of holidays and home!
Happy 12th month, my friends!

42 posted on 12/01/2011 7:50:53 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: MEG33
Well, here's three pictures. I did the lights yesterday and added a couple ornaments...


The Tree sans decorations


First Two Ornaments


My SIL got this ornament for me in '09 during a trip to Washington DC. It contains the seals of all the branches of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. It is a 3 dimensional ornament and will always be my favorite.

43 posted on 12/01/2011 8:20:35 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Diver Dave

Great job on the lights, Dave..I LOVE that ornament..!!!


44 posted on 12/01/2011 8:25:56 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Diver Dave
Beautiful Pics, Diver Dave! Thank you for the Update.

(((((Hugs and Prayers)))))

45 posted on 12/01/2011 8:37:07 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy; All; FRiends; everyone
Thank you for the Pings, Dear FRiends!

(((((Goodnight, and God Bless)))))


46 posted on 12/01/2011 8:45:56 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: LUV W

Luv, I remember some of ‘those kinds of days’ from last year. When I hear its coming, I try to get out and prepare as sometimes we don’t know how long the weather will keep us shut in. I’m a coward and do not drive in that weather!


48 posted on 12/02/2011 5:46:30 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Diver Dave
The lights look so pretty, Dave, and that's a great ornament. No wonder you're proud of it! When all the ornaments are on the tree, it will be beautiful. I love lots of ornaments! I so admire your attitude!!


49 posted on 12/02/2011 5:53:35 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

I don’t blame you for not wanting to drive in stormy weather. I have told my manager that I won’t make my 20-mile each way drive to work if it’s icy or snowy. People around here are idiots on bad roads. LOL!


50 posted on 12/02/2011 6:16:14 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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