Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Megan and Billy Gilman/Mild Weather Continues/New Poll/Dark Lover

There are three areas being watched in the Atlantic (one the remnants of Fred). According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), all have less than a 30% chance of developing. In the Pacific there is one area with more than a 50% chance of developing.

In Louisiana and Arkansas, the low pressure area that brought us rain while it was over the Gulf, is meandering and has actually slid slightly to the southwest. Flood watches are in effect this evening for much of those 2 states. Looks like it won't lift out until the end of the week--bad news for these folks--flooding is a big concern.

On Wednesday, more rain for Arklatex and some scattered storms from the southeast into the southwest. A taste of fall in the northeast with highs in the 60s. Warm spot will be around Phoenix with highs near 100. Most of the rest of the country will have highs in the 70s and 80s.

Houston, we have not had 90s since the 8th of September. High today was only 82. Most recently, this is attributable to that low pressure area that moved in from the Gulf...first with its rain and then with the northerly flow around it (including cloud cover). For the rest of the week...we should see more of the same with isolated showers or thunderstorms possible.

Let's do lover or amante, pronounced ah-MAHN-tay. Have you ever heard of the book series called Dark Lover? I have a brief review in the AND MORE section.

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Our poll about how you feel about football season is closed. 60% said they love it. 40% said they could take or leave it. No one said that it made them a football widow or widower or that they couldn't wait for it to be over. Thanks to all who participated.

Our new poll is about your favorite daytime temperature...do you like it hot, cold or somewhere in between. Only one answer is allowed. Thanks in advance for sharing your opinion.

Well tonight I was shooing a lizard out the back door. I barely touched the little guy, but his tail came right over. It was wiggling like crazy. Well, I've seen this before, but I got to wondering if that hurt him. So, I checked around and the consensus was that it doesn't hurt them, that it is a defense mechanism because their wiggly tail gets the attention of predators. Here is a link to what I thought was one of the best answers:

Yesterday, Sarah and I put in our fall garden. We had very good luck with sweet peas last fall and winter. So, we decided to try a slight variation...sugar snap peas. We also put in broccoli and baby spinach--both firsts for me. Sarah had a ball getting dirty from head to toe. I wonder if this will make her grow more. She's growing so fast already. I'll be posting some photos once the plants start growing.

Finally, Megan posted her Billy Gilman photos on Facebook!!! As I posted previously, Megan fulfilled her life long dream of meeting him when she became his special guest at this year's MDA telethon. He was one of the celebrity performers. See photo at right. He sure has grown up. I will tell you that he was quite the gentleman--very kind to Megan. Who knows...maybe Megan will end up being Mrs. Billy Gilman (that's what I call her to tease her). Billy is now in Nashville working on his new CD. He is planning to go more country...a move I think is very smart for him due to the popularity of that type of music. Previously he performed a variety of music. He was the CMA Rookie of the year several years ago.

Okay Mom and Megan--don't read this part...last blog post, I asked you to fill in the blank. Twilight is to teenage girls as __________ is to adult women. The answer is the Dark Lover series of books. A friend gave me the first one as a gift. There are 7 written and the author may end up writing 3 more. I have 2 words for this series: "Oh My". Megan and Mom--you can't read this series. Nuff said.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman