Sunday, August 30, 2009

More comfortable/Burgers and Butterflies/Most Painful Stilettos

Jimena is the big story tonight given that the winds are 140 mph (Cat. 4) and it could run right over the Baja California peninsula in a couple days. Kevin to the west, is not a concern to anyone except shipping interests.

In the Atlantic, Invest 94 has greater than a 50% chance to become a named storm within 2 days. This is according to The National Hurricane Center. Next storm name is Erika. Some of the new model runs are now taking it on a path further to the south (into the northeast Caribbean). So, we shall see.

A taste of fall across the midwest, Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and northeast with lower humidity and more comfortable temperatures. Still hot in west and south Texas and the desert southwest. Thunderstorms mainly south Texas, the southeast and the Rockies.

Houston, the humidity is lower!!! Did you notice it today?! Look for some lows the next to mornings in the low 70s with some outlying areas in the upper 60s. Highs will be in the low 90s. Weak cold front slid just to our south!!! More humid later in the week with some thunderstorms starting late Friday and on and off through the Labor Day weekend.

Let's do butterfly or mariposa, pronounced mah-ree-POH-sah. Have you ever seen 30 mariposas released at one time. Find out more in the AND MORE section.

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Former FOX 26 co-worker Omar Perez is quite the artist (and doesn't care if women's feet hurt) Ha! Check out this pair of stilleto's that he designed courtesy of a Facebook link posted by another FOX 26 co-worker Stuart Green:
So, Omar's art is on display. I know wife Katharine Landmeier is mega proud!!! Just don't wear those things okay?!

Saturday was the second annual Burgers and Butterflies get together at my friend Kim's house. It was 2 years ago that Kim and Patrick as well as sister Grace Ann and brother Connor lost baby brother Christian due to complications from cri du chat syndrome. Kim and Patrick are amazingly brave and God trusting parents. They went through so much trying to keep little Christian as healthy and comfortable as possible. When, they lost him, they grieved and held their family even closer.

Since then, Kim, a registered nurse has done amazing things including working Texas Children's neonatal folks on improving conditions for families there. She began working again as a nurse, providing home care for families who have seriously ill children. And she and Patrick put together the Burgers and Butterflies annual celebration. At the first year's event, they were the only family. But through a grief support group, they have met other families who have lost children. This year they recognized these families. Kim orders dozens of monarch butterflies. They are shipped to Houston in a cooler and over 24 hours allowed to warm up. They are carefully tucked into see -through envelopes. After some thoughtful words, Kim gives everyone the go ahead to carefully remove the butterflies, allowing them to open and close their wings until they are ready to fly away...just as all the little children flew away to heaven. It is very moving. Kim wants everyone to know that their grief support group welcomes newcomers--anyone who has lost a child including those who have lost through miscarriage. If you would like to join, send me an email to

If you would like to learn more about support for cri du chat syndrome families, go to:

Give your youngsters an extra kiss and hug tonight. Have a great week everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman