Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thursday Forecast/ Blast of Chilly Air/First Colony Library Status

This new wave of cold air is taking folks breathe away,especially over the Northern Plains and Great Lakes. Highs will only be in the 20s for most of the northern states and the really cold air will be pushing as far south as Tennessee and Oklahoma. In fact, a new cold front will arrive in Houston Thursday evening, bringing a chilly, breezy day for Friday. But, lighter winds and less milder temperatures will return by Saturday midday.

For Houston, Thursday will start in the 50s and highs will be in the 70s.

Thursday, there will be snow over the northern plains, northern Rockies and Great Lakes states. Next best chance for rain in Houston will be Monday. Thursday (Thanksgiving) looks mild with a sprinkle possible.

Today's word is library or biblioteca, pronounced bee-blee-oh-TAY-cah. I love taking my daughter to the biblioteca.

The library is a wonderful place to look for Spanish books, CDs and even DVDs. But if you want something you can keep around--that the children can enjoy and review over and over--get them something entertaining and educational--our award winning DVD, Volume 1 of Let's Learn Spanish with Frank and Paco from,,,,,,, and Just think of it as an investment. Research shows that people who are fluent in more than one language end up earning more money.

We did head to the library today (after homework was finished of course). Sarah even got to bring along one her friends. I was reminiscing about a couple books I loved as a child. You see, we had our own little library in house with all kinds of wonderful books. We read them until they were tattered and just plain falling apart. Right Mom? Well, one book was about a girl who lost a red mitten and let everyone know that it was missing. People started coming from all over, each giving her family one red mitten. Before she knew it, she had mittens everywhere and not even a bit of drawer space to stuff them in. So, soon she publicized that people who were missing a mitten could come find it hanging on their clothesline.

The other book is about a little girl who has to get rid of some kittens. She goes door to door with her wagon filled with kittens and starts giving them away. Unfortunately for her mother, everyone gives her some kind of pet in return. She ends up coming home with a plethora of different pets including one loud obnoxious parrot. You can imagine her mother's reaction. Well, anyway, if anyone knows the names of those books or better yet, where I could get copies, please let me know.

Speaking of libraries, the First Colony Ft. Bend library is still closed but here is a new development as posted on the Fort Bend Library web site.
Significant repairs still must be made before First Colony Branch Library can re-open. Arrangements have been made to allow return of books and other materials at the First Colony Branch, on Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. No transactions other than returns may take place: fines cannot be paid, items cannot be immediately checked in, and no items can be checked out.
Wow...maybe I could have kept that one book longer. Tee hee! Anyway, a worker at the Sugar Land library, where we went today, told me that he was usually an employee at the First Colony location. He said that some of the employees were working at First Colony, but others had been sent to work at other Fort Bend library locations.

Well, here's hoping everything is fixed and returned to normal soon.

Don't forget to vote in my secretary of state of poll. It is open for 2 more days.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone.
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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