Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weekend Forecast/Observing Lent/Drought Update

20s, 30s and 40s for highs on Thurday from the northern plains to northeast. There will be a few snow showers over the Rockies, Great Lakes, and northern New England. Highs will be in the 50s, 60s, and 70s along the west coast and southern states.

Houston's outlying areas will have one more light freeze early Thursday and then a nice warmup into the 60s. Friday will bring lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s with higher humidity and more clouds. Saturday and more so, Sunday, there will be some showers. Lows will be in the 40s and 50s repectively with highs in the 60s to low 70s respectively. Rain wraps up early Monday and then look for some rain again as early as Wednesday.

Let's do bread or pan, pronounced PAHN. Do you eat healthy pan. Find out what types of healthy foods people are eating in the AND MORE section.

Remember last post, I told you that we had gotten the biggest order yet and the 6th order in 6 weeks from our distributor. Well, on Tuesday, we got a 7th order just as big as the 6th one. I called our distributor and he thinks that Barnes & Noble is putting it in all of their stores (instead of just a few). See what all the fuss is about. Order our award winning Spanish DVDs for children...volumes one and two of Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco from,,,, or Our ESL (English as a Second Language) version can be found at


My poll, on what healthy foods people eat, is closed. 55% said raw almonds, 33% said walnuts, 44% said edadame, 44% said broccoli, 66% said blueberries, 22% said sweet potatoes, 77% said whole grain breads, 55% said brown rice, 33% said organic foods, and 11% said other. More than one answer was allowed. Thanks to all who participated.

My new poll is about Lent. What are you doing to observe it? Or do you observe it at all? More than one answer is allowed. Thanks in advance for participating. I used to do something extra every Lent. But once I started teaching CCE to young grade school students, I thought it would be something they would appreciate if I gave up something yummy that I liked to eat. So, last year, I gave up chocolate. Oh my goodness. I had no idea how frequently I ate chocolate. It was a very long 40 days...let me tell you. I think I was even dreaming about chocolate toward the end. But you know what was really neat about it? It made me think of God and Jesus more? Guess that was the whole point. In case you didn't know, Lent is the 40 day period leading up to Easter. It says in the Bible that Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights and he was greatly tempted by the Devil. But he did not give in. So, what am I doing this year? Well, you aren't really supposed to tell anyone. But if I remember, I will tell you at Easter.

I have 3 dear relatives who have endured ordeals with their health. First let me share some wonderful news. My cousin, Tina, has been released to her sister's home after many months in ICU. There were several times we thought we would lose her...she was so sick. She still has a lot more recuperating to do. But, at least she is home! My sister-in-law just had a thorough workup at Mayo for a possible cancerous golfball sized tumor. She does not have cancer and will be monitored. My brother is more relieved than words can say. And so is all of the family. The 3rd is a dear aunt who remains in ICU after an unexpected and quite complicated 9 hour heart surgery. She is getting a little stronger each day, but it has been quite an ordeal for the family (and her). Please keep all of these ladies and their families in your prayers.

Well, I told you my nephew is working as a valet. He told me that today a man felt really bad that he did not have money for a tip. So, he gave him something else, a $4 winning scratch off lottery ticket. Hey...that's worth more than most tips.

I finally updated the drought figures...look at Texas...almost no drought left! What a difference from last summer. Looks like Hawaii has the most severe drought with persistence to development expected. Alaska has some drought but there is no forecast available for the trend through April. In the continental US, there are several areas with drought in the west with some improvement for the more southern areas and new drought developing in the northern states. Ohio is also expected to develop some level of drought.

That's all for now. Have a great end of week and weekend!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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