Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weather Shift Coming/Three Cups of Tea/Cell Phone Charger

Looks like the jet stream is flattening a bit with the ridge still over the southern plains (especially Texas). By the end of the week, there will be a shift in the jet stream so that the southern plains are just west of the backside of a trough over the eastern US. This will allow some drier air to work southward. It will however, still be hot in the afternoons. Also, in this scenario, sometimes storms slide down the back side of the east Texas could get hit with southward moving storms starting this weekend.

Texas and the south will be in the hot seat again on Monday with 90+ temperatures. Elsewhere there will be mainly 70s for highs (60s in the northeast and western California). There can be severe storms from South Dakota southward to north Texas and eastward to Georgia. Thunderstorms are possible in the southeast including Florida and the Rockies.

Houston, the high on Saturday was 98 and on Sunday 97. The heat will be with us in full force through this week. There is a slight possibility for thunderstorms late in the week.

Let's do tea or té, pronounced TAY. I love to drink té. Guess what book I am reading which has the word tea in the title? To find out, see the AND MORE section.

Some of the words we cover in our award winning Let's Learn Frank & Paco, Volume 1 include eating and drinking. We don't do tea but we do give the Spanish words for milk and juice as well as drink. To illustrate, we show kids drinking these beverages. Kids love to watch other kids do things they themselves do. I think that is one of the reasons this DVD has been so well received. Order your copy(ies) today from You can also order from,,,,,, and For our English as a Second Language (ESL) version, got to

Here is something you definitely need for hurricane season...a battery powered charger for your cell phone. In our household, we have 2 different models of new phones this I headed over to Radio Shack. Last year, I had something that would charge our phones, but it didn't do a very good job...only gave it a small boost. Radio Shack has something called the IGo Battery Extender. Now, here's the nifty part. You buy the attachment you need to go with the charger. And if you need more than one type of attachment (as I did) they throw in the 2nd one for free. The charger was $19.99 and each attachment was $9.99 (but again I got one of those free).

I was surprised that Three Cups of Tea was made available so quickly. I think there were 20 people in line ahead of me who had were on the waiting list at the library. But they set a time limit. So, if you don't pick if up in time, you lose your place in line. Well, I picked it up and oh my goodness, the book is great. What I love is that it is a true story and let me just say that I love stories about people who do things despite great odds...through perseverance. Of course, there is never enough time to read, but I am trying hard to read it as much as I is just so good. I am sure this book will be made into a movie.

Have a wonderful week everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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