Monday, May 17, 2010

Severe Threat/Special Needs Ice Skating/Do You Have Bieber Fever?

Weak trough over the northwest US with weak surface cold front crossing into Texas. Slight risk of severe storms on Tuesday from Texas to Wyoming. Pleasant for the northeast and Great Lakes with highs in the 50s and 60s. Warm and muggy across the southeast and southern plains. Rockies will be pleasantly cool with highs in the 50s and 60s.

Houston area is under Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5 am Tuesday. There has been some large hail to the northwest of Houston. My most recent glance at the radar indicated that the bowed line was splitting. Best place to be tonight--indoors. Tuesday will be hot and humid again with another round of late afternoon/early evening storms. Extended through the weekend--hot and humid with only slight chance of showers and thunderstorms each day.

Let's do skate or patinar, pronunced pah-tee-NARRRR. Do you like patinar...I think it is fun. Find out about Sarah's first ice skating experience in the AND MORE section.

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Saturday was the big special needs ice skating event--1st time in Sugar Land. Many thanks to Cheryl Sewell of the Arc of Fort Bend County and her husband for meeting all the attendees and signing them in. Here is some information about how it got started. It began with a group called STARskaters.

Jim O’Neill, a founder of “STARskaters” ( ) is organized this activity. “STARskaters provides an on-ice skating experience for therapy and recreation for children and young adults with any type of physical or developmental disability. The program is open to anyone five years of age or older who would normally be unable to enjoy an on-ice skating experience due to their disability.”

Sarah used the ice walkers and also rode in the ice sleds. It was a lot of fun. I think the sleds were most popular. We are looking forward to a 2nd event next year.

Well I got a big break from Ticketmaster today. I happily ordered Astros tickets for Gordy and me and Megan for Father's Day and then remembering after hitting the Submit button that Gordy's schedule had just changed so that he is now working on Sundays. So I called Ticketmaster which is supposed to have a no refund/exchange policy and explained how I threw my brain out the window. And, hooray! They refunded the money and I was able to order tickets for another time we could all go. Yay!!!

I have been getting ready for a big multi-family garage sale. Oh my goodness, but we have racked up some stuff since we moved into this house almost 10 years ago. It is almost as much work as getting ready to sell your house. But it is going to feel sooooooooooooooooo good to clear out some of these things.

My poll on the BP oil spill is closed. 40% thought they should work faster to fix the problem. 60% said they are doing the best they can. 0% said they are pleased with the progress. Only one answer was allowed. Thanks to all who participated.

My new poll is about Justin Bieber. Are you a part of this Bieber-mania? Voice your opinion. Only one answer is allowed. Thanks in advance for participating.

Have a terrific Tuesday!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

1 comment:

CourtneysMommy said...

The ice skating for special needs children sounds exciting Ceci. Please let me know when this comes up again so we can take Courtney. I think she would love it. Thanks.