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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SHERI's SUTHERN LIVIN'

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories." ~From the movie An Affair to Remember

I've been bah humbug all through the holiday season.  It was because I was burning up here in South Florida.  How do you have Christmas when it's 88 degrees -- You have to force yourself.  I couldn't even manage to put my annual fresh wreath on the door.   It would have died overnight from heat.
All I wanted for Christmas dinner was a popsicle.  I did, however, manage to eat more than that... smile.

 2015: The hottest year on record in South Florida - WPEC-TV CBS12 News :: News - Top Stories
http://www.cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_32550.shtml

If this is you, come see me
 The People vs Winter - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/embed/xKy2lLNQYrI?rel=0



Did you ever wonder where Santa goes after Christmas?

QUOTES, LINKS & SEASONAL LINKS

18 perfect snowflakes [Photos] | MNN - Mother Nature Network
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/18-perfect-snowflakes-photos

"Winter is the time for comfort - it is the time for home."
- Edith Sitwell

These Macro Photos Of Snowflakes Are Totally Breathtaking
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/these-macro-photos-of-snowflakes-are-totally-breathtaking

NEA's Lily Eskelsen García on What Teachers Do - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zMbspRhqJc

A person's religion is what they do and say all day, seven days a week -
not what they say and do at 10 am on Sunday.
Our religion is defined by how we choose to treat the Least of These.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 Seeing Equinoxes and Solstices from Space - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmCJqykN2J0

Thank you, God, for this good life
and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
- Garrison Keillor



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.



The first day back to school after Christmas break


KID's LINKS

Are you stuck at home on a cold winter day?
For a fun day, get your parents to help you with this. 
Salt Dough Fun
Take about 1 cup salt and dissolve it in about 1 1/4 cup water (or a little more). Then stir in about 3 cups flour ( one cup at a time), until it's a nice soft dough.
You can shape it or cut it out with cookie cutters. Let it harden or bake it at 200 degree F until hard. You can also use food coloring or paint with regular acrylics to decorate the salt dough.

Winter Snowflake Coloring Pages
http://www.coloring.ws/winter3.htm

Snowflake Fun Facts - SnowCrystals.com
http://www.snowcrystals.com/facts/facts.html


Polar Bears Coloring Pages
http://www.coloring.ws/polar-bears.htm

SuperKids Nutrition Super Crew for Kids
http://www.superkidsnutrition.com/sckids/index.php

PBS KIDS
http://pbskids.org/

Discovery Kids
http://discoverykids.com/

PARENT's LINKS
Hey  Moms and  Dads--Kids need to play outside even when it's cold
d/l this and read if interested
www.niu.edu/ccc/resources/Why Children Need to Play Outside.pdf

4 Sites That Make Finding College Scholarships Quick and Easy | Money Talks News
http://www.moneytalksnews.com/4-sites-that-make-finding-college-scholarships-quick-and-easy/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=email-2016-01-08-am&utm_medium=email

4 top security tips for parents
http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/11/25/4-top-security-tips-for-parents/  

Podcast: Top 5 board games to learn about money - AOL
http://www.aol.com/article/2015/11/22/podcast-top-5-board-games-to-learn-about-money/21270812/

Students are boycotting school lunch they say is 'worse than prison food' - AOL
http://www.aol.com/article/2015/12/02/kids-are-boycotting-school-lunch-they-say-is-worse-than-prison/21276626/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl3%7Csec3_lnk4%26pLid%3D1653924889

This makes me MAD
gender-pricing-study
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/partners/gender-pricing-study.page

Take your kids to the  Smithsonian right from home
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/



JMcCornack's World

 And then there was Ice!
http://mccornack.servetown.com/drive2421.html

 Night of Solid Ice
http://cloudchief.100megsfree5.com/drive484.html


John... Keeper of memories for all of us




COMPUTER

Updating the Windows 10 Recommendation - Ask Leo!
https://askleo.com/updating-the-windows-10-recommendation/?
 
Windows 10 Is Malware; Deletes Users' Programs http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/computers/item/22026-windows-10-deletes-users-programs?

Biggest Tech Flops of 2015
http://askbobrankin.com/biggest_tech_flops_of_2015.html?awt_l=A8Izp&awt_m=K1jkhqUT1eP6SL

Guide to using the function keys on a keyboard | Computers & Internet - BabaMail
http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=16572



Remember, there are those who don't have enough to eat all year round

CONSUMER and COMMUNITY

Eligible for Social Security in 2016? Here's what you need to know | Clark Howard
http://www.clarkhoward.com/2016-social-security-benefits-what-to-know

Consumer World: Credit Card Surcharges
http://www.consumerworld.org/pages/surchargeprs.htm

Secret pricing hacks at Costco, Sam's Club and BJs | Clark Howard
http://www.clarkhoward.com/3-secret-pricing-hacks-costco-sams-club-and-bjs

Don’t Wait on Hold for Customer Service: There’s a Better Way | Money Talks News
http://www.moneytalksnews.com/dont-wait-hold-for-customer-service-theres-better-way/?all=1

One thing I've learned is they take about 3 times longer to complete a transaction
What You Need to Know About Your New ‘Chipped’ Credit Cards | Money Talks News
http://www.moneytalksnews.com/what-you-need-know-about-your-new-chipped-credit-cards/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=email-2015-10-16-am&utm_medium=email

10 discounts people age 50 and older should know about! | Clark Howard
http://www.clarkhoward.com/10-senior-discounts-aarp-member



HEALTH and MEDICAL INFORATION

Flossing Teeth: No More Excuses
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/healthy-teeth-14/flossing-excuses

The Top Five Cold Remedies That Do Not Work - Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2014/11/17/the-top-five-cold-remedies-that-do-not-work/

The question is -- Will Washington really DO anything about it?
D.C. Week: Soaring Drug Prices in Spotlight at Senate Hearing | Medpage Today
http://www.medpagetoday.com/Washington-Watch/Washington-Watch/55191?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2015-12-14&eun=g300185d0r


4 ways to save money on prescriptions | Clark Howard
http://www.clarkhoward.com/4-ways-save-money-prescriptions



tips
Consumers may be unaware of risks in mixing cold/flu medications, study says | The Sacramento Bee
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article49679705.html

As an RN, this worries me
Lifting the Ban on Gay Blood: Life and Death - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqHKpNe1boU

Get ready
Experts foresee big premium increases for Medicare drug plan | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune http://www.tbo.com/ap/national/experts-foresee-big-premium-increases-for-medicare-drug-plan-ap_nationalf60ef3577fda4f169c7a0d58f80d2e27

How retirement benefits will change in 2016 - AOL
http://www.aol.com/article/2015/11/16/how-retirement-benefits-will-change-in-2016/21267098/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl13%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D175970714



HOME and GARDEN

How Can You De-Ice Your Windshield?
http://chemistry.about.com/b/2014/01/29/how-can-you-de-ice-your-windshield.htm

BrightNest | 6 Spots You Can Clean at Home to Prevent Winter Sniffles
https://brightnest.com/posts/6-spots-you-can-clean-at-home-to-prevent-winter-sniffles

Find me one that cleans house and cooks
As Aging Population Grows, So Do Robotic Health Aides - The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/08/science/as-aging-population-grows-so-do-robotic-health-aides.html?_r=1

How to Get Help with Your Utility Bills
http://frugalliving.about.com/od/survivingtoughtimes/fl/How-to-Get-Help-with-Your-Utility-Bills.htm

Garbage Disposal Do's and Don'ts - Plumbing & Drain Cleaning - DE, PA, MD
http://www.horizonservicesinc.com/reference/tips-articles/plumbing-drain-cleaning-garbage-disposal-dos-donts
 
Miracle Cleaner and cheap to make

Into a spray bottle mix:...
2 oz. Dawn Dishwashing liquid
4 oz. Lemon Juice
8 oz. White Vinegar
10 oz. Water
Now make your house sparkle!
*Please test it first before using on delicate surfaces. This is powerful stuff! If your shower has a bad build-up of soap scum and crud it may take a time or two to get that shine.


What To Do If You're Home During a Break In | Wireless Home Security Systems
http://simplisafe.com/blog/what-to-do-if-youre-home-during-a-break-in?utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=taboola&utm_campaign=homeduringhomeinvasion&utm_term=jmg-jewishworldreview&utm_content=What+NOT+to+Do+During+a+Home+Invasion

Encyclopedia of House Plants
http://gflora.com/


Don't forget us !
Winter Bird Facts - HorticultureHorticulture
http://www.hortmag.com/uncategorized/winter-bird-facts




MUSIC

"Sixteen Tons" by The Yale Spizzwinks(?) of 2005-09 - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJnERje97jw

Tennessee Ernie Ford Sings 16 Tons - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joo90ZWrUkU

Music to my soul
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Hymn To Winter - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaEYpAujvhI

Relax to the sound of rain
http://rainfor.me/

~Dancin's Link~
http://www.angelfire.com/va3/dancin/links.html

My Beautiful America - The Charlie Daniels Band (Official Video) - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/embed/B2AEkfjc6-o?feature=player_detailpage



TRAVEL

If it's too cold where you are,come to Florida
Welcome to Florida State Parks
http://www.floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/

Visiting Yellowstone in Winter - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/visiting-yellowstone-in-winter.htm

31 Warm-Weather Getaways - Coastal Living
http://www.coastalliving.com/travel/top-10/warm-weather-getaways?iid=newsletter-cx-121715&PromKey=XET

My favorite place is where these trees live
Sequoias are proof that nature is awesome... | Nature - BabaMail
http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=18736&memberid=1005580

5 Tips To Save Money When Late-Booking Holiday Travel | Bankrate.com
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/travel/saving-money-when-late-booking-holiday-travel.aspx

Denying Travelers Compensation For Damaged Bags Won’t Fly With The DOT Starting Jan. 9 – Consumerist
http://consumerist.com/2015/12/03/denying-travelers-compensation-for-damaged-bags-wont-fly-with-the-dot-starting-jan-9/

Making sense of travel websites and booking engines - Silversurfers
https://www.silversurfers.com/best-of-the-web/travel-best-of-the-web/making-sense-of-travel-websites-and-booking-engines/

Identity theft risks at the airport - Bankrate.com
http://www.bankrate.com/financing/identity-protection/identity-theft-risks-at-the-airport/

This does not seem right to me
10-Year-Old Girl Upset Over TSA Agent Pat Down: 'I Felt Like Screaming' - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSZXQEXweXU



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

Killed In The Paris Terrorist Raid To Be Honored For Bravery | UPROXX
http://uproxx.com/webculture/diesel-dog-paris-terrorist-raid-honored-bravery/



Look how brave they are!
All lives matter, especially the canine kind
Blue Lives Matter
https://www.facebook.com/bluematters/videos/438362979689815/?fref=nf

What happened in Pet Food in 2015 – Truth about Pet Food
http://truthaboutpetfood.com/what-happened-in-pet-food-in-2015/

Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather : The Humane Society of the United States
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/protect_pets_winter.html

Keeping Your Dog Safe and Warm in Winter Weather
http://dogs.about.com/od/caringfordogsandpuppies/qt/coldweathersafe.htm




DO SOMETHING !
What To Do If You See A Dog Chained Up Outside In The Cold
https://www.thedodo.com/dog-chained-up-in-cold-1497002374.html

The 10 Strangest Animal Discoveries of 2015
http://www.livescience.com/53155-strangest-animal-species-of-2015.html

Homemade Dog Food: Cost, Recipe Advice, Nutrition, and Storage
http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/guide/homemade-dog-food



ASCPA Senior Pet Adoptions: Meet 4 Amazing Animals Who Changed Their Owners' Lives - Pet360 Pet Parenting Simplifi
http://www.pet360.com/dog/adoption/aspca-senior-pet-adoptions-meet-4-amazing-animals-who-changed-their-owners-lives/0vPxa2dm802nk1PqLsJbZQ?roi=echo3-30579028853-31767017-2e02b5db7e8024eaa32b376474ef0a81

Lovey's Story - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ucP1tSLlv4

America's VetDogs - Prison Puppy Program
http://www.vetdogs.org/Content.aspx?id=2282

I will help you give the kitty a bathy


10 Things We Can Learn From Cats That Will Make Us Happier, Healthier Humans | Lisa Zawistowski
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-zawistowski/10-things-we-can-learn-from-cats-that-will-make-us-happier-healthier-humans_b_8647868.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living&ir=Healthy+Living

Keep an eye on this map and treat your animals as soon as they show up
Flea and Tick Map: Check Activity in Your State
http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/flea-tick-map-tool/default.htm

Baby Ducks Rescued from Storm Drain - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duu-hTaGvYw

Your Cat Is Talking To You: "The Science of Us" Episode 4 - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAiQ4Hl-G58

Where to Find Free or Cheaper Vets - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdqM_iGltm8

My dogs think they are people


There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats.
~Albert Schweitzer

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WHAT CHA' GOT COOKIN'?
NEWS

The Science of Neurogastronomy, or How Our Brains Perceive the Flavor of Food - WSJ
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-science-of-neurogastronomy-or-how-our-brains-perceive-the-flavor-of-food-1447692443

10 Banned Foods Not Banned In America - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0KlSGaA-3o

 The Scary Mental Health Risks of Going Meatless | Women's Health
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/side-effects-of-vegetarianism

Everybody needs to be able to read labels and know what they mean Reading the Label | National Institute on Aging
https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/whats-your-plate/reading-label

Who got a crock pot for Christmas?
 Best Cuts for Crock Cooker Meals
http://www.stretcher.com/stories/15/15dec21d.cfm?DS1221

Easy Ingredient Swaps : Food Network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/the-kitchen/600-series/recipes-for-success/easy-ingredient-swaps.html

 Easy Cake Decorating Ideas | Video | POPSUGAR Food
http://www.popsugar.com/food/Easy-Cake-Decorating-Ideas-Video-32056158

Healthiest and Unhealthiest Cereals
http://www.thedailymeal.com/healthy-eating/healthiest-and-unhealthiest-breakfast-cereals

The Hidden Dangers of Genetically Engineered "Frankenfoods!"
https://w3.blaylockwellness.com/Health/BWR/LP/BWR-GMO-Video

"Old people shouldn't eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get." (Robert Orben)



RECIPES

Nothing better than this
Snow Ice Cream Recipe : Paula Deen : Recipes : Food Network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/snow-ice-cream-recipe/index.html

 Our 15 Favorite Dishes of 2015: Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner | Cooking Light
http://simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/2015/12/26/our-15-favorite-dishes-of-2015-weeknight-lemon-chicken-skillet-dinner/?iid=newsletter-ck-123015

Top 100 Recipes of 2015 | Taste of Home
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/top-100-recipes

The most popular recipes from each state | MNN - Mother Nature Network
http://www.mnn.com/food/recipes/blogs/most-popular-recipes-each-state

Our 20 Most Popular Mac & Cheese Recipes Ever! -- Every Day with Rachael Ray
http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/our-most-popular-mac-and-cheese-recipes

Homemade Beef Marinades
http://www.stretcher.com/stories/13/13nov25a.cfm

Savory Chicken Pot Pie
http://southernfood.about.com/od/chickenpies/r/Savory-Chicken-Pot-Pie.htm

How anyone lives without casseroles, I don't know
 Our Best Casserole Recipes
http://www.bhg.com/recipes/casseroles/casserole-recipes/

The Pioneer Woman Recipes : Food Network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/the-pioneer-woman/recipes.html

Recipes for Lasagna
http://anitalianinmykitchen.com/recipes-for-lasagna/



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.



My husband and I purchased a large, old home in upstate New York from two elderly sisters.    The house was very cold as we discovered on our very first night when we woke up to find frost on the inside walls.  I suggested we add insulation but my husband said, " if they could live here all those years, so can we!"     As the temperatures went lower and lower, my husband decided to call the sisters and ask them how they had kept the house warm.   After a brief conversation, he hung up and said, "for the last 30 years they've spent the winters in Florida."

Difference Between Men and Women...
This is true and anybody who says women and men are the same are crazy



Thought for Today
It is extremely embarrassing to come to your senses and find that you have none.

 

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

Ronald Reagan Tribute -- Bel Air Presbyterian Church - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/embed/OvN1jTkzXbY?rel=0



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!'

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