Changing my world one rainbow at a time

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My heart leaps up when I behold
A Rainbow in the sky - William Wordsworth

Thanks to NyteEnGale, Bible Researcher
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 No processed food ever touched my twin's lips until they went to school for the first time.  I spent hours planning balanced, healthy lunches only to find out later they were trading their healthy food for junk food.   I found this out when we were at the grocery store and they asked me to buy things I had never purchased before.    They survived eating other people's lunches but I nearly didn't... smile.

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BirthVerse :: Scripture Verse for your Birthday.

What happened in my birth year?

"Take every birthday with a grain of salt. This works much
better if the salt accompanies a large margarita."
~ Maxine ~

Happy Birthday ~ all  aol unless specified

When life leaves you at a loss for words, try KNEE Mail.
Our country is going through a hard time.   We need to remember
John 13:34 - A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another, As I have loved you, that ye also must love one another.

What Prayer Does to Your Brain



Starfish an inspirational message for all teachers - YouTube

Children Learn What They Live - YouTube

10 Funny Back to School Quotes - YouTube

The Power of One... - YouTube



Just think how different this world would be if we all did one act of kindness a day
Random Acts of Kindness - YouTube

Never let your children surf the net alone. Always check links from this column. I have checked them but they can be hacked between the time I put them in and the time you read this.

Sign at a local school
FREE KNOWLEDGE--bring your own container


Back to School Coloring Pages

This Is The Way We Go To School - Songs For Children - YouTube

ABC Song - "ABC Superstar!" with The GiggleBellies - YouTube

Kids the School Bus and You - DOT HS 808 423

When it's homework time, you may need this
Ask an ipl2 Librarian

Consumer Reports Video Hub - Babies & Kids - Safety - Backpack Weigh-In

Sign at a local school
FREE KNOWLEDGE--bring your own container

watch this fabulous teacher
Trick Teacher Knows How To Hold the Class - YouTube

10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for School

 Back to School - How to Prevent Bullying - YouTube

School Lunch Goes Whole Grain | Nutrition | Obesity |

Zentracker - Keep Tabs On Your Family

10 Shockingly Sugary 'Health' Cereals

Handwashing Can Save Children's Lives, Study Finds

Do you have a child who loves science?
Baking Soda & Vinegar Chemical Volcano

To Keep Baby Healthy, Get a Dog - Canine presence cuts infants' ear infection risk: study

How to teach children to pick suitable school clothes - by Jane Demerica - Helium

Consumer Reports: Best bicycle helmets | Consumer News | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

10 places to find back-to-school clothes on the cheap | MNN - Mother Nature Network

 4 Ways to Set Up Parental Controls On Your Home Network

What parents just don't understand about online privacy | Technology | Science News

Irregular Bedtimes May Sap Kids' Brainpower - MedicineNet

How to Survive Your Kids First Day of School - Yahoo! Voices -

National Sex Offender Registry | CriminalWatchDog Check around your neighborhood and school area

Brain Games For Kids | Audio Stories

Links to teacher sites

Printable Reading Logs | Classroom Jr.

Journal Writing

 If you'd like to join Alice's list, contact her at

Flower Interpretation

 Cotton Trailer

John... keeper of memories for all of us

Back to School Computer Guide

The next two links are free help 
Click here: Bleeping Computer - Technical Support and Computer Help

Computer Hope's free computer help

Tom's Hardware: Hardware News, Tests and Reviews

Online Computer Repair and Fix-it-Yourself Options

 How to Setup Your Laptop with Tracking Software in Case You Ever Lose It

5 ways hackers attack you (and how to counter them) - Kim's Columns – Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - T


The Dollar Stretcher - Money-Saving Back-to-School Tips

4 Tips To Protect Your Social Security Number |

Never Give Stores Your ZIP Code. Here's Why - Forbes

Don't go in an informed consumer
Auto Repair Estimates - Know How Much Car Repair Costs | AutoMD

How to Use *57 to Trace a Phone Call | eHow


It's a good idea to take your child in for a physical and eye exam before school starts. If your child will be participating in a sports activity, your family doctor may have to sign a release form to permit your child to participate.

Most schools require your child's immunization shots are up-to-date

Remember that each state has different immunizationrequirements
Let your healthcare provider know if you have any questions or concerns about the vaccines your child is scheduled to receive.

School entry may require documentation of immunization records. Find out what your child's school requires and bring any school forms for your healthcare provider to fill out and sign. Be sure to keep your own copy of any records. Failure to keep immunizations up-to-date could prevent your child from attending school.

Research Doctors - How to Research a Doctor's Credentials

Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Medical Errors - MedicineNet

5 Myths About the Diabetes Diet - Type 2 Diabetes Center - Everyday Health

Is the Drug You’re Taking Triggering a Disease? | Health & Healing


There are all kinds of emergencies.  Are you prepared?  I was without power for 3 weeks following a hurricane. 
Emergency Preparedness Checklist -

 Prepare for Emergency - Family Disaster Planning

Kill Mold and Mildew with Tea Tree Oil Review – Does it Work? | Green Idea Reviews

 5 Ways To Use Coffee Grounds In The Garden

Succulent Container Garden Plans

Layer cheap plastic beads in cake pans (no lining required)
Melt at 400 for 20 minutesLet cool, & then just flip them out.
Drill a hole in it to make it a suncatcher!
Great "craft" for kids (choose the colors, arrange them in the pans) to make as gifts for grandparents or teachers. Oooh - could small ones be used as coasters?
Look like glass but not breakable!

See a rose you love?   Get a cutting
Hartwood Roses - Rooting Roses

School Days - Chuck Berry - YouTube

Ricky Nelson - Waitin in school (HQ) - YouTube

School of Rock - YouTube

Dale Hawkins - Back To School Blues - YouTube

we're all in this together with lyrics - hsm - YouTube

High School Musical - Breaking Free Video Lyrics. - YouTube

What will your cat be doing while you are away at school?
Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

"Dogs are like cats --- without self respect"---Maxine

Your Pet's View of Kids Going Back to School - petcentric by Purina

Battling back-to-school sadness for pets - today > pets -

 Pet Preparedness - Animal Disaster

Misa Minnie Smartest puppy 23 wks - YouTube

Every dog should have a chance to come here
The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa on NBC - Los Angeles - YouTube

9 inspiring animals that use prosthetics: Cassidy the dog | MNN - Mother Nature Network

"Cassidy" was originally found living in the streets — apparently abandoned and with only three legs. He found a home with Steve and Susan Posovsky, who made it their quest to give Cassidy a good life — including an artificial leg. More:

Another amazing dog -- with FOUR artificial limbs

Pictures of other dogs with prosthetic legs

Sleepy Animals - ModernMom Top 10 - YouTube

Patches the Coolest Horse - YouTube#at=121

Puppy love! Tiny shih-tzu becomes adoptive mom to cute KITTEN after finding it abandoned in a ravine

Make your own flea shampoo

1 Cup Dawn
1 Cup vinegar
1 quart warm water.
Massage in and let sit for 5 minutes.  According to one testimonial, "The fleas just floated in the water and died and best of all, Libby did not have any reactions at all to the process."

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K9WebWorld ~The E-Zine for Dog Lovers


9 incredible U.S. lighthouses to visit: Beautiful and lonely settings | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Travel News You Can Use – 6 Ways to Save Money & Find the Most Value at the Theme Park

Five Top Spots for Birding in Florida|

Travel News You Can Use – Reduce Your Risk: What You Can Do to Survive a Plane Crash

Life or Death: Safest Seat on an Airplane

May the spatula be with you.....


Back to School: Lunch for Kids | Eating Well

School Lunch Box Ideas and Back to School Recipes

Wondering What to Pack for School Lunches

Maple water: The new coconut water?

This is disgraceful
Foods we eat in America that are banned in other countries -

Freeze Tomatoes - How to Freeze Tomatoes

How to thaw frozen fish:
To thaw your beautiful frozen fish, place the fillets in milk or in one cup of nonfat dry milk mixed with three cups of water. This will remove any freezer taste, and the fish will cook up as though it was just reeled in. Note: Some very oily fishes, such as bluefish, herring and sardines, do not freeze well at all unless you use a vacuum sealer.

15 Coconut Recipes - Coastal Living

CHOW's Green Goddess Dressing Recipe - CHOW

Fresh Tomato Recipes - Cooking Light

Elizabeth Karmel's Cool as a Cucumber Salad Recipe - ABC News

Have you have ever been to Disney World and had a Dole Whip?
Now you can make your own at home!

DOLE WHIP Served at Disney World
2 cans (20 oz.  each) DOLE crushed pineapple
2 tbsp.  lemon juice
2 tbsp.  lime juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream How to make it Drain pineapple: reserve 2 tbsp.  juice.
Set aside.
Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice in blender.
Cover and blend until smooth.
Pour into two 1-quart freezer zipped bags.
Store bags flat in freezer.
Freeze 1 1/2 hours or until slushy.
Stir pineapple slush gently into whipped cream until slightly blended in large bowl.
Return to freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour and serve.

Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And to pass it on to other folks.

My teenager was headed to school one morning
when I told him that the neck tag on his shirt was hanging out.
"I know," he replied.
"It's a fad me and some of the guys started."
Weeks later, as the style persisted, I commented, "I can't stand it!
Every time I see that, I want to fix it for you."
I gently tucked the tag in place and rumpled his hair.

"Yeah," he said smiling slyly. "All the girls do, too."

Actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays

1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room temperature Canadian beef.
5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
7. He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge free ATM.
9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.
10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.
11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.
12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.
13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.
15. They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.
16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant and she was the East River.
18. Even in his last years, Grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
19. Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.
20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or
23. The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
24. It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.
25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
26. Her eyes were like limpid pools, only they had forgotten to put in any pH cleanser.
27. She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.
28. It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it

It must be fun to be a teacher


How Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord Ps33:12

Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”

Diamond Rio: In God We Still Trust -

"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."- Ronald Reagan

All this time, I thought this was Billy Graham's prayer.  It isn't.
Billy Graham's Prayer for Our Nation

'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your Forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word Says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have Done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We Have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded Laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it Choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable... We have Neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We Have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's Possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity And pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the Time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search Us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and Set us free.
In Jesus name, amen!' With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and Wholeheartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called 'One Nation under God!'

How Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord Ps33:12

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