Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sunday Forecast/Obama Poll Results/Secretary of State Poll

Tropics are quiet.

It is a stormy night along the eastern seaboard. Peaceful conditions will return on Sunday with some wintry precipitation over the Great Lakes states. There is a heavy snow warning over extreme northern portions of Wisconsin.

Houston's blustery weather is ending. Look for sunshine and low humidity on Sunday. It will be a cold morning with temperatures in the 30s...a light freeze for outlying areas. Highs will be in the 60s. Weather will be very pleasant and dry through mornings, mild, sunny afternoons.

Let's do windy or ventoso, pronounced vehn-TOW-sew. Because of the tight pressure gradient, it was a very ventoso day.

Research shows that children fully immersed in learning another language experience an increase in their IQ. Here is the synopsis:

...a study of IQ data collected over a 5-year period (kindergarten to Grade 4) on pupils in a French immersion program...and pupils in the regular English program. ....repeated measure analysis indicates that the immersion group had a higher IQ measure over the 5-yr period.

This comes from: Barik, H.C., & Sain, M. (1976). A longitudinal study of bilingual and cognitive development. International Journal of Psychology, 11(4), 251-263. from PsycINFO database.

An easy way to start exposing your favorite little ones to another language is through our award winning DVD, Volume 1 of Let's Learn Spanish with Frank and Paco from,,,,,,, and

Other ways are to check out Spanish videos from the library or watch Spanish language programming. Don't delay. Help them today!

Our poll asking how you think Obama has performed post election produced the following results:
62% yes, his performance is just right
25% yes he is doing fine but he might be wearing himself out
12% no

Now, I am excited to open a poll about Obama's selection for secretary of state. Vote for which person you think he should pick.

Had the opportunity to speak at a lovely luncheon courtesy of the American Association of University Women. These ladies were fascinating conversationalities, and I felt right at home immediately. I am grateful they invited me to join them.

Happy Sunday everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

Weekend Forecast/Longaberger Facts/Wind Advisory

Sorry this is so late...just finished with all the party related fun...I guess technically this is coming to you very early Saturday morning, but it is still Friday night to me.

Very strong cold front and associated deep trough is pushing through the eastern U.S. Cold air is diving southward from the western Great Lakes to the Ozarks. Highs will be in the 20s, 30s and 40s in this area with windy conditions. And there will be snow over the Great Lakes states. Look for thunderstorms, some possibly severe, along the eastern seaboard.

Houston weather will make us realize it is fall. Windy on fact there is a Wind Advisory in effect until 3 pm Saturday for the coastal counties. And all of the area is under a Fire Weather Watch because any fires which start could get out of control very quickly. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will only be in the 60s (wind chill on Saturday will make it feel like 50). Winds will be light on Sunday. Look for lots of sunshine both days. Looking for 30s Sunday morning...some freezing temperatures in outlying areas.

Let's do cleanup as that is what I just did following the Longaberger Spanish, limpiar, pronounced leem-pee-ARRRRR. The least fun of having a party is having to limpiar.

Kids don't always clean up their messes, but they love to learn. Their brains are made to learn multiple languages. So, get them a fun product which takes advantage of that...order our award winning DVD, Volume 1 of Let's Learn Spanish with Frank and Paco from,,,,,,, and

The Longaberger party was a blast! It was so good to see friends I haven't seen for a long time. The headquarters is in Ohio and looks like a basket. Seriously, I thought the photo was a fake as the building looks just like a basket, handles and all. It is 7 stories tall. I would really love to see that in person. The original Longaberger family had 12 children. Hopefully it was cheaper by the dozen for them.

Have a great weekend everyone! Two hands on the wheel when driving!

Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman