Sunday, October 26, 2008

World Series Game Forecast/Wind Advisory/Blood Test

Making the switch from tropical discussions to talking about the coldest weather so far this fall for some parts of the nation (mainly the northeast). The set up is a big ridge over the west and a deep trough over the east. And that deep trough will bring Houston a reinforcing shot of dry, cool air starting early Monday. It is going to be a windy, cool day with highs only in the 60s. So make sure the little ones are bundled up. In fact a Wind Advisory is in effect for the Houston area. This means you should keep both hands on the wheel and be especially careful driving a high profile vehicle like a van or SUV.

There has already been some snowfall over the western Great Lakes states and for much of the Great Lakes, it will be intermittent cold rain or light snow for the next couple of days.

In Philadelphia, Game 5 of the World Series will be played Monday night with temperatures in the 40s. Windy conditions won't arrive there until after the game is over. Rain should not be a problem.

Another lovely day...although we did wait for the cooler late afternoon to head to the park. So, we'll make park the word of the day...parque is pronounced PAR-kay. If you didn't make it to the parque today, you'll have to wait a couple days until it is pleasant enough to go again.

In our DVD series, we include the article with each noun introduced. We did that because we wanted the children to learn the article along with the noun so that when they do begin conversational Spanish, it will come more naturally. One example is el parque for park. What DVD series you ask--well our award winning one of course. You can order Volume 1 of Let's Learn Spanish with Frank and Paco, a Dr. Toy Top 10 Educational Product for 2008, from,,,,,,, and

We ran into a neighbor at the park. He told me that they tried to go to the zoo today, but it was just a "zoo". They could not find a parking space until much effort and time were wasted. So, they decided to take their little girl on the train ride and to feed the ducks and then leave. Fortunately, she is only 2 and thought they had happily achieved what they had set out to do. Oh, the wonderful innocence and gratitude of a child.

Speaking of wonderful children, I have to brag on Sarah. Bless her little heart, we had to do her annual labs yesterday morning. She had a long blood test. Well, she was a bit nervous at first but bravely submitted to the needle and patiently (and curiously) watched as they drew out 4 viles. The funny part was when she was done...she ran down the hall yelling, "Yay! I was so brave!!!" Everyone in the waiting area just laughed and smiled. She really is so brave. Sometimes, it just makes me want to cry.

Well, happy Monday everyone. Don't forget to vote early if you are so inclined. And hang onto your hats. It is going to be windy.

Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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