Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cooler Weather Coming/Dream League Big Success/Holi Days

A big contrast in conditions across the nation Monday as very cold air sits over the northern Rockies and northern Plains. Highs in parts of Montana and North Dakota will be in the single digits. There will be snow showers in these areas and rain in the Pacific Northwest. Over the southeast, south, lots of warm temperatures...many locations in the 80s. Look out for severe storms in parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri.

Houston--Last week at this time, it was cool and dry. Today, was very much spring weather...warm and muggy with a bit of breeze if you were in an open area. Look for more warm weather on Monday...some storms on Tuesday as the next cold front approaches. Temperatures drop Wednesday and biggest line of storms passes. It will be cool with showers on and off into the early part of the coming week (the beginning of spring break).

Let's do color or color, pronounced coh-LORE. There was a lot of color at the park today (see And More section to learn more).

We are busy editing the next volumes of our DVDs for children, Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco. Volume 3 will have colors as well as alphabets and number. The first volume has chapters on home/family, eating/drinking and play. It has won 2 major awards. You can order your's today from You can also order from,,,,,, and For our English as a Second Language (ESL) version, got to

Saturday was the opening ceremonies for this year's Dream League games. I have to tell you that I was so impressed with how big a deal was made of it all. The Houston Astros provided a very professional announcer. Every child was given a nickname...Sarah's is Sarah Pure Speed. And all the kids had a fantastic time. There are no outs, everyone makes a homerun every time they come up to bat, and every game ends in a tie. And the smiles on their faces were just priceless!!! That's Coach Lambert giving direction to the runners on base and in the foreground, one of Sarah's angels cheering her on. Thanks so much to everyone who makes it happen. Sarah had a wonderful time and can't wait to play in the next game.

So, we're driving down Highway 6 in Sugar Land, passing Oyster Creek Park, and there is a huge backup as a long line of cars is turning into the parking area. People are parking in all the grassy areas. It is packed!!! We are wondering--what could be going on? This crowd almost looks bigger than the one on the 4th of July. So, we headed home and walked on over. We see all these people with bright colors on the faces, in their hair and on their clothes. So, we ask some of them what is going on. They tell us it is the Holi Days, Festival of Colors, kind of a celebration of spring. So, I looked it up and found that this is celebrated on the first full moon of March. The young people really seemed to be having fun. They told us the colors wash off very easily. It certainly was a spring day--very warm and muggy but there was a breeze. I found an interesting web site if you would like to learn more.

Have a wonderful week everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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