SHERI's RAINBOW
Changing my world one rainbow at a time


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


Thanks to NyteEnGale, Bible Researcher
Gina will always be loved and missed


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I'm moving to Florida !
SHERI's SUTHERN LIVIN'

This link makes me understand all the Snowbirds I see every where here in South Florida. Every time I go to the grocery or anywhere in this town, there are more license plates from other states than Florida.   The colder it gets up north, the more of them come.   Our air conditioners are still running and we're still wearing our shorts and flip flops...smile.

The People of winter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKy2lLNQYrI



QUOTES, LINKS & SEASONAL LINKS

''Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!"
---Charles Schulz
 
If you have a day when you feel sorry for yourself....
Kyle Maynard: No Arms and No Legs Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuH4sK25AwE

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy


Uplifting Quotes | Depression Quotes| Quotes For Hard Times| Encouraging Quotes - Beliefnet.com
http://www.beliefnet.com/Health/Uplifting-Quotes-for-hardship.aspx?



FAMILY and KIDS
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.



KID's LINKS
Print out snowflakes to color
http://www.sheknows.com/kids-activity-center/print/snowflakes

 Animal Video Sounds for Kids - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUAdNwsAvsw

Search for Your Favorite Animals -- National Geographic Kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/

Animal Database - Animals For Kids - By KidsBiology.com
http://www.kidsbiology.com/animals-for-children.php

Fun Animal Facts for Kids - Crazy, Cool, Funny, Amazing, Interesting
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals.html



PARENT's LINKS

Fun Things to Do in January with Your Family
http://stayathomemoms.about.com/od/activitiesandfun/ss/Things-To-Do-In-January-With-Your-Family.htm

Learning Music as a Kid Heads Off Adult Depression, Anxiety | Motherboard
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/learning-music-as-a-kid-heads-off-adult-depression-anxiety?utm_source=howtogeek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Step aside, kitties! Dogs protect children from skin allergies and conditions like eczema.
Children who grow up in households with dogs have a lower risk of developing eczema than those who have cats or no dogs at all. Yes, it’s true! In addition, children also develop fewer pet allergies if they grow up with a dog.

5 Fun Ways to Exercise With Kids | Lynn Perkins
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lynn-perkins/5-fun-ways-to-exercise-wi_b_4481129.html

10 Things My Mother Taught Me About Family Meals - US News http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2014/05/07/10-things-my-mother-taught-me-about-family-meals?int=986d08


GOASKALICE
 
7 Ways To Stay Active Indoors
http://www.grandparents.com/grandkids/activities-games-and-crafts/7-ways-to-stay-active-indoors

Free Printable Hidden Pictures for Kids
 http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/hidden-pictures/

Winter Activities for Kids
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/winter/index.html

Make Paper Snowflakes
http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/dec7.shtml

Martha Stewart's Crafts for Kids | How To & Instructions | Martha Stewart
http://www.marthastewart.com/274507/kids-winter-crafts/@center/276975/marthas-crafts-kids

Winter Crafts for Kids
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/winter-crafts



JMcCornack's World

Understanding Faith
http://mccornack.0catch.com/drive1519.html

Peoria Snow
 http://mccornack.0catch.com/memories16.html
 
John....Keeper of memories for all of us



COMPUTER

Bob Rankin is my guru of choice.   I read his newsletter every day and share much of his work with you.    Best of 2014 - Part One
http://askbobrankin.com/askbobs_best_of_2014_part_one.html?awt_l=A8Izp&awt_m=JKF1MLFwruP6SL

Best of 2014 - Part Two
http://askbobrankin.com/askbobs_best_of_2014_part_two.html

German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls. - The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/12/18/german-researchers-discover-a-flaw-that-could-let-anyone-listen-to-your-cell-calls-and-read-your-texts/

 How to Test Internet Speed Video
http://video.about.com/pcsupport/SCREENCAST--How-to-Test-Internet-Speed.htm

New Facebook policy allows government to collect info on you - http://www.dcclothesline.com/2015/01/06/new-facebook-policy-allows-government-collect-info/

How to delete or disable your Facebook account | TechHive#tk.nl_today#tk.nl_today#tk.nl_today
http://www.techhive.com/article/2050324/how-to-delete-or-disable-your-facebook-account.html#tk.nl_today



CONSUMER and COMMUNITY

My favorite price
Free Audio Books: The 16 Best Sources Online
http://freebies.about.com/od/onlinebooks/tp/free-audio-books.htm

 Unwanted Gift Cards: 5 Ways to Get the Most Value Out of Them - DailyFinance
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/02/15/unwanted-gift-cards-5-ways-cash-in/

5 Tax Breaks on Congress’s New Agenda - WSJ
http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/11/05/5-tax-breaks-on-congresss-post-election-agenda/

 Six Reasons Why You Should Google Your Address - DailyFinance
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/12/13/six-reasons-why-you-should-google-your-address/
 
ALERT
Check and see if your car is on this list
Takata Air Bag Recall List
http://autos.aol.com/article/takata-air-bag-recall-list/


 
HEALTH and MEDICAL INFORATION

The Surprising Way to Stay Safe in the Hospital - Consumer Reports
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/02/the-surprising-way-to-stay-safe-in-the-hospital/index.htm?EXTKEY=NH4CN00H

Will computers take the place of doctors? 
http://theweek.com/article/index/273612/how-computers-will-replace-your-doctor

  Hopefully this won't happen but if it does----10 foods to eat if you have the flu
http://www.medicinenet.com/foods_to_eat_during_flu_pictures_slideshow/article.

Guess what number 1 is?  WASH YOUR HANDS
15 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season
http://petergreenberg.com/2014/10/08/15-ways-to-stay-healthy-during-cold-and-flu-season/

 8 Ways To Save Big On Medications - Consumer Reports
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/12/8-ways-to-save-big-on-your-medication/index.htm

Drug Costs Under Siege; Consumers Win And Lose | Bankrate.com
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/drug-costs-consumers-win-and-lose.aspx

This site is from the National Library of Medicine which is under the National Institutes of Health and, as such, is from the U.S. government.
Click on the Ailment, Get a Video Explanation
The tutorials listed below are interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute http://www.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/medlineplus/leavemedplus.pl?theURL=http://www.patient-education.com.



HOME and GARDEN

World's Oldest Living Trees
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/photos/the-worlds-10-oldest-living-trees/taking-the-long-view

Are your family dinner hours punctuated with calls from people you don't want to talk to?
Ways to Block Unwanted Calls | Business
http://www.bottomlinepublications.com/content/article/business/ways-to-block-unwanted-calls

Homemade Cleaner Recipes
http://frugalliving.about.com/od/cleaningtipsandrecipes/a/Homemade_Cleaners.htm

 Attract Songbirds to Your Winter Garden
http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/nature-lovers/attract-birds-in-winter/



MUSIC

Dean Martin and Martina McBride
Baby it's cold outside
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwGrg8UPTY8

Michel Buble
It's a wonderful day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QYxuGQMCuU

Disney's Frozen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEKLFS-aKcw

Sting ~ A Winter's song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEKLFS-aKcw

Humans are meant to be kind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX7SKAU9Kew

These kids give us hope for the world
the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/embed/UJrSUHK9Luw



TRAVEL

Winter Travel Health Advice | Lifescript.com
http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/cold_flu/articles/winter_travel_health_advice.aspx

What to do About a Missed Flight
http://budgettravel.about.com/od/airfarerules/ss/missed-flights.htm

How Ordinary Folks Can Cheaply Fly on Private Jets - DailyFinance
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/12/23/ordinary-folks-cheap-private-jets/

 How Frequent Flyer Miles Programs Will Change in 2015 http://petergreenberg.com/2014/12/22/frequent-flyer-miles-programs-will-change-2015/

ACA - Travel Aches and Strains Can Be a Pain In Your Back
http://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=92

Here is something special, a virtual tour of the Smithsonian Museum room by room. It is really something with a 360 degree viewing by using your cursor. You easily spend days/weeks looking at everything. Just marvelous for kids and adults. Follow the blue arrows on the floor to move into new rooms.
Shows inside and outside of the museum and there little cameras here and there which show detailed info on certain things. If you click on the floors (upper right corner) you get a floor plan of that floor and you can click on a blue circle and go directly to that room.
Truly incredible web site.
Watch it in full screen when you open this up. Use the roller on your mouse to move in and out. Look for the "arrows" on the floor and click on them. They take you to other places.
http://www.mnh.si.edu/vtp/1-desktop/

Airport Dog Returning Passenger's Lost Items
http://www.chonday.com/Videos/dogairgpklm2

ACA - Travel Aches and Strains Can Be a Pain In Your Back
http://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=92




Swimming with the manatees and winter is the perfect time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eO4P2hZv_k

Come on down !
Historic Florida Road Trip - Southern Living
http://www.southernliving.com/travel/south-east/historic-florida-road-trip-00417000080877/




PETs and ANIMALS
Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

 Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet (and You) | petMD
http://www.petmd.com/dog/slideshows/seasonal/top-10-new-years-resolutions-for-your-pet-you

5 Ways to Know Your Cat Food is Worth the Money | petMD
http://www.petmd.com/cat/slideshows/ways-to-know-your-pet-food-is-worth-the-money


OR you can make your cat food at home.   From Dr. Fox at AskThevet.com
Homemade Cat Food
1 whole chicken de-boned and cut into pieces, OR 1 pound hamburger, ground lamb or turkey
1 c. chopped chicken hearts and gizzards
1/2 c. peas, chick peas or lentils
Pinch of salt
1 T. fish oil
2 T. butter
2 T. unflavored gelatin
1 egg T. apple cider vinegar
1 T. chopped clams and juice
1 tsp. nutritional yeast
1 T. calcium citrate

Combine all ingredients in a large pot
Add enough water to cover food
Add more as needed until cooked and thickened
Add egg or 1 cup. cottage cheese immediately after cooking.
When food has cooled, add a few drops of fish oil after the stew has cooled.   It should be thick enough to mold into 1/2 c. muffin size molded patties.  If not, you can add some mashed potatoes or oatmeal to thicken.




Homeowners Insurance and Dogs
http://www.stretcher.com/stories/14/14dec29c.cfm?TDS1229

What greater gift than the love of a cat?
---Charles Dickens


Don't Feed YOU OR YOUR PETS FOOD FROM CHINA !
Petco To Stop Selling Chinese Pet Treats After Dog Deaths | TIME
http://time.com/107311/petco-china-jerky-dog/

World's Fattest Cats (Top 5!!!) - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAIGLAgEa84

Ten Hours (or at least that's what utube said) of cats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJUBwNguJpQ




What do you do that your dog hates?
http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/11-things-humans-do-that-dogs-hate

Why we love cats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVoElgX2irI





How to clean up cat barf
Carefully blot up the excess throw-up with a rag or paper towel, taking care to rub as little as possible into your rug. Then mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one-half tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. This will make a thin, spreadable paste. Spread this paste over the barf spot, covering it completely (double the mixture if needed). If the barf is on a delicate or patterned material such as an Oriental rug, test the paste on an inconspicuous area, since hydrogen peroxide can yellow some materials. Let it sit until its dry (two hours to overnight), then vacuum it. The barf goo should come up with the dried baking soda paste.



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K9WebWorld ~The E-Zine for Dog Lovers
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WHAT CHA' GOT COOKIN'?

FOOD NEWS
Report: Over-fortified cereals may pose risks to kids http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/24/cereals-fortified-childrens-health/11103783/

Americans throw out more food than plastic, paper, metal, and glass - The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/23/americans-throw-out-more-food-than-plastic-paper-metal-or-glass/

Merger of Two Meat Industry Associations Takes Effect Jan. 1 | Food Safety News
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/12/birth-being-given-thru-merger-of-new-powerful-meat-group/#.VJLWepDwuUk

Meat on the Side: Modern Menus Shift the Focus to Vegetables - WSJ - WSJ http://online.wsj.com/articles/meat-on-the-side-modern-menus-shift-the-focus-to-vegetables-1414784266

Which Restaurant Chains Really Have Healthy Food? Consumer Picks Vs. Reality http://www.forbes.com/sites/caroltice/2014/10/17/which-restaurant-chains-really-have-healthy-food/

Cheese hacks every food lover needs to know | AOL Features
http://features.aol.com/video/cheese-hacks-every-food-lover-needs-know



RECIPES

Recipe Makeovers - Cooking Light
 http://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/recipe-makeovers/recipe-makeovers-00412000068534/

 Copycat Pantry Favorites
http://www.copykat.com/2014/10/17/copycat-pantry-favorites/

Chili Pepper Recipes from Chili Pepper Madness
http://chilipeppermadness.com/chili-pepper-recipes.html

  Best of winter greens
http://www.supermarketguru.com/articles/best-of-winter-greens-here.html

100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes
http://eatathomecooks.com/2014/05/100-days-of-summer-slow-cooker-recipes.html

15 best Sunday Dinner Recipes by Johnnybell Sanchez
http://www.foodie.com/3246233/collections/15-best-sunday-dinner-recipes

15 Legendary Family Recipes Worth Sharing
http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/the-official-buzzfeed-cookbook

Slow cooker Lasagna
http://www.hunts.com/recipes-Slow-Cooker-Mushroom-Spinach-Lasagna-7260


Make your own sports drink --- forget that nasty tasting stuff you get in the store
You can make your own homemade sports drink with just simple five ingredients.
Ingredients
4 cups water/coconut water (I like to use a mix of both)
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon calcium magnesium powder
½ cup juice (any will do as long as it’s 100% juice, I like fresh orange juice the best)
1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Instructions
Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher with ice and stir until the salt is dissolved.
Keep chilled.


When you MUST have chocolate
Heaven In A Crockpot

1 box Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix
½ cup butter, melted.
4 eggs
1 pouch Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix


Mix it all together.
Cook in crockpot about 3 hours on low.
Top with vanilla ice cream.



JOKES AND CARTOONS
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.

 
I love this story
 A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden.

The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found an even bigger mess.

A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, In the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife.
He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.
He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door.
As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor.

Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel...

She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?'
She again smiled and answered,

'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?...

''Yes," was his incredulous reply..

She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it.'





This is my story and I'm sticking with it
Brains of elderly are slow because they know so much
The brains of older people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute, much like a full-up hard drive, scientists believe.




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

Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”
http://www.israpundit.com/archives/31462?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4d078e57bb39ba8d%2c

Diamond Rio: In God We Still Trust -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiYgpPB1kwU

"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
http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/prayernation.asp

'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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