Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Weekend Rain/Coyote Sighting/Identical Twins


Much improved weather for Thursday as the storm that produced so much ice moves into the Atlantic. There will be snow across the Great Lakes and Northern New England and some rain in Florida and the Pacific Northwest. Coldest spots will be northern Plains, Great Lakes states and northern New England with highs in the single digits and teens.

Houston will have freezing temperatures in outlying areas early. Then, it will warm into the low 60s during the afternoon. Into the weekend, mornings will be cool and afternoons will be mild. Look for rain on Sunday.

Let's do twins or gemelos, pronounced heh-meh-LOWS. Someone I know is having identical gemelos.

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AND MORE's the deal. Ned and Danielle are going to have twin identical baby boys. They already have one cutie-pie son, Teddy. But, taking a look at their Rav4 (which by the way I have seen and it is in excellent condition), they realized that they just could not fit 3 car seats in the back. And I have put 3 car seats in the back of my Honda Accord and they are extremely tight and it is a huge hassle getting kids in and out. But anyway, I digress. So, they are selling that and their table for 4. If you have any interest, please give Ned a call at 713-301-8297. Congratulations Ned and Danielle--we can't wait to meet and cuddle the little guys!

Coyote Sighting in Royal Oaks Country Club Subdivision!!! Not just one but two. I have this information from a reliable source who lives there. If you didn't know, this subdivision is off Westheimer, not far from the Beltway. And, this is a very busy area. I remember years ago, when I first moved into a new subdivision in Copperfield, I kept getting woken up at night by what sounded like women laughing in a field next to the fence behind our house. Lo and behold, I found out it was coyotes that had lived there a long time. One time, one ran across my path as I drove to work. Speaking of that and you all are going to think I am absolutely cuckoo, but about 6 years ago, I was running on the Oyster Creek Trail on a cloudy, cold, drizzly day. No one was on the path and just as I got to a heavily wooded area and came around a bend, I saw what I am certain was a cougar. It was stalking a rabbit crossing the path. Well, I stopped dead in my tracks and the cougar turned its little head and just looked at me and I slowly backed away. As soon as I was out of sight, I high-tailed it out of there and called animal control. They looked for tracks but found nothing. But they did tell me that all kinds of wildlife travels along that creek and that they would not be surprised.

The Groundhog Day Gala is coming up on Monday, February 2nd and seats are still available. Here is a link to the entire program (and it is really something to read) but please note that it is a large document and will take a minute or so to load:
To learn more about the gala and how to purchase tickets, go to:

Here are a few highlights:
Program of Events

5:30 pm – Registration, Cocktail Reception & Animal Encounters

6:15 pm – Welcome……………………..Jill F. Hasling, President

6:30 pm – Awards Ceremony........................Bob Orkin, Chairman

7:00 pm – Dinner
Music by: Cherish the Music

Honorary Chairs
Melissa & Bill King

Velma & Neil Frank
Sandra & Fred Pounds
Barbara & Charlie Richards

Some of the Weather Heroes include Mayor Bill White, Judge Ed Emmett, Bill Read--Director of the National Hurricane Center. There will also be several Hurricane Ike heroes honoroed including Gene Hafele, head of the local National Weather Service. Please come if you can! It is going to be quite a night!!!

Have a terrific Thursday everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman