Thursday, November 27, 2008

Weekend Forecast/Giving Thanks

Friday - Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for northernwestern and north central New Mexico as well as parts of southern Colorado. There will also be some snow showers around the Great Lakes, rain in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle area) and thunderstorms along the northwestern Gulf Coast and in Texas and Louisiana.

The coldest areas are north central U.S. (International Falls highs in the 20s) and northeast and Great Lakes States highs in the 30s.

Houston will enjoy another mild (and humid) day. Cold front moves through early Saturday. Expect a line of thunderstorms after 6 pm Friday. It will be cooler over the weekend but not cold.

I am doing a few today because of Thanksgiving. These come courtesy of the amazing Spanish teacher Adriana Gutierrez.
turkey - pavo, pronounced PAH-voh
cornucopia - cuerno de la abundancia, pronounced CWHERE-no day lah ah-boon-dahn-SEE-ah
corn - maíz, pronunced may-EEZ

I hope your cuerno de la abundancia had a lot of maíz and a pavo on the side.

Be sure to check out Adriana's web site at

Don't do it!!! Don't get out in that madness on Friday. Just count up the number of youngsters on your shopping list and get them our award winning DVD--once they start watching it, they'll sit tight for 30 minutes while their brains start racking up the cognitive benefits of early language learning. You can order Let's Learn Spanish with Frank and Paco from our web site, or from,,,,,, and Special note: I've got a really great deal going on teachers pay teachers:

We weren't able to visit our families this Thanksgiving but Megan, Sarah, Gordy and I had a wonderful celebration together. As I looked around at each of them, I thanked God for putting each of them in my life--which is exactly what he did. The more I started counting my blessings, the more blessings I thought of to count.

I am so thankful Lord for all you have done for me. Please forgive me when I don't remember to say thank you. Let me not forget the story about the 10 lepers--how only one returned to Jesus to thank him for curing him of his leprosy. Let us not be like the other 9, but always remember to thank him each and every time we should.

My heart just overflows when I think about all the sacrifices my mom and dad made for us. They put all of their focus on raising us the way they thought God wanted them to. They put us in a private school, scraping every little penny they had. They prayed with us and made our whole family active in our faith community.

I am grateful for the teachers who went out of the way to cultivate my strengths. Thank you teachers for all you did for me.

I am grateful to my husband who treats me like a queen regardless of how unqueenlike I act. I am grateful that he has helped my family so much and treats everyone with so much respect.

I am grateful to Megan for making me laugh and being my first daughter...for those hugs that are worth all the riches in the world.

I am grateful for Sarah who lights up our lives. She is an angel on earth. I am grateful when she says "I love you Mom" just out of the blue. Those words I cherish more than any others.

I am grateful for all the doctors and nurses and medical personnel who have helped us, especially those who have helped us with Sarah. If not for them, we would not have found out about a dangerous renal problem Sarah was having and wouldn't have had such a productive surgery to correct the problem.

I am grateful for all the teachers and therapists who have worked with my daughters. You have done so much! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And of course, there is no way to say it all, but thank you God for all the gifts you give us each and every day.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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