Tropical Atlantic and Pacific are quiet.
Excellent travel weather on Wednesday. Only potential trouble shots are some scattered storms in central and southern Florida, some rain and possible snow showers in the upper Midwest/western Great Lakes and some showers in the Pacific Northwest. Highs across the northern 2/3rds of states will generally be in the 40s and 50s with 60s and 70s in the south (80 for Florida). Thanksgiving Day looks even better with a few rain showers Chicago and rain/snow showers Great Lakes and some showers Pacific Northwest and extreme southern Florida. For return travel on Sunday, some trouble east Texas into Arkansas with some thunderstorms.
SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY
Let's do gratitude or gratitud, pronounced grah-tee-TOOD. This is a time of gratitud for all of our many blessings.
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My poll on favorite Thanksgiving food is closed. Stuffing was the big winner with 44% of the vote. Turkey, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, apple pie, and other dish each got 11%. No one picked cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, other casserole, rolls, cherry pie, pecan pie, or other pie of dessert as their favorite. Would whoever picked other dish please give me a comment and tell me what that favorite dish is? If you want to do it privately, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know if I can tell everyone else what it is. I won't reveal your name. Thanks to all who participated in this poll.
Watching all the ads for Friday sales, the award for earliest opening goes to Toys R Us. They are starting their sale at midnight (the start of Friday). Yikes! Those poor workers. Kohl's and JcPenney are starting at 4 am. Walmart is starting at 5 am.
Well speaking of holiday sales, our new poll has to do with how much holiday shopping you expect to complete by 10 pm on Friday. Only one answer is allowed. Thanks in advance for participating.
I am so very grateful for the many blessings in my life. This Thanksgiving, I am reflecting more than ever on these things. Maybe it has to do with learning life's lessons. I am so grateful that God is in my life...even with all the questions I have. Teaching CCE has reinvigorated my faith. I am grateful for the generous people I meet every day...the ones who are outwardly focused, trying to make life better for others. I am grateful that I see these efforts more than I used to and that I am less cynical. I am grateful for my husband who puts up with me and my family. He is an amazing man, truly the salt of the earth and someone who understands me surprisingly well. I am grateful to be a mother to two beautiful daughters who bring me joy in ways I never imagined possible. I am grateful that we are all healthy and that when our health does suffer, we have access to the best medical care. I am grateful for my parents (that includes you Gerry) and my in-laws and my extended family. I am grateful that my parents sacrificed so much to show me the right way to live and to make sure that I had all the tools I needed. I am grateful for work that is fun and interesting. Let us never forget those who don't have so many of the things I just listed.
And of course, I am grateful that you are reading my blog. I do have a much longer list, but I think you need to get on with your own Thanksgiving celebrations. Enjoy!!!
Be safe everyone!
Wonder Weather Woman