Monday, August 30, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Forecast/Tropical Update/"New" Wardrobe - No Money

In the Atlantic, Danielle is weakening while Earl is forecast to become a major hurricane in the next day. Earl is passing the northeastern Leeward Islands and it is still not clear if it will not hit the U.S. Most models show it missing, but we still need to watch it carefully from the Carolinas to the the coastal New England states. Next disturbance in the central Atlantic will likely become Fiona, but it is less likely (at this point) than Earl to threaten the U.S.

In Eastern Pacific, there is an area of disturbed weather with a slight chance of becoming a named storm in the next 2 days.

Some severe weather is possible today over the northern and central plains. That area shifts eastward on Tuesday. Very hot and steamy across the northeast, east and south today with highs in the 80s and 90s. Pleasant for coastal California, Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies and northern Plains with highs in the 60s and 70s.

Houston, we are back to mega hot and sticky all week. Some dry air arrives late Friday and Saturday will be more comfortable. Look for scattered showers and thunderstorms each afternoon this week. Labor Day weekend, a slight chance for a stray storm on Sunday and t-storms slightly more likely on Monday.

Let's do buckle or abrochar, pronounced ah-bro-CHAR. What is the safest way abrochar your child in the car. See the AND MORE section.

Finished all art work for Volume 3 and now just a few more finishing touches on the editing. Volume 3 will cover the alphabet (with words beginning with those letters), numbers 1 through 20 and colors. Have had a few of Sarah's friends checking out the rough draft of Volume 3 and they were glued to the set. Until it's ready for release, you can order my award winning DVDs, Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco Volumes 1 and 2 on the shelf (in the education section) at Barnes & Noble stores or you can order them from,,,, or Our ESL (English as a Second Language) version can be found at

Get "New" Clothing Without Shopping
I'm cleaning out my closet for one of those charity pick-ups. This time I am determined to be ruthless. Get rid of everything I don't holding back!!! And, I change things around. Moving tops to a location in the closet that is more accessible. Look down on the floor and big bonus, I find 4 tops on the ground. One of them, I thought I had lost on a trip. One I had been trying to find for a while. And two I had completely forgotten about but really loved!!! I have a whole new wardrobe this Monday morning and didn't spend a dime. And, since I am keeping track of what I am giving to charity, I'll have a nice charity deduction come April 15th.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, so rejuvenating!!!

Keep Your Kids Safe in the Car
My sister has 3 little ones and recently asked me about putting her oldest in a booster. Then, I'm driving home and see a billboard for So I check it out and it goes right to the Texas click it or ticket site. There is lots of great information including a clarification of the child safety seat law in Texas. Here is a summary from the site.

Texas is doing its part by requiring every passenger in a vehicle to wear a safety belt. If a rider isn't buckled in, they'll receive a citation. What's more, if a child passenger younger than 8 years old (unless taller than 4 feet, 9 inches) is not buckled up or is buckled in wrong, the driver will be ticketed.

They have information about where you can go to make sure you are buckling your little ones correctly and much more. Here is the link:

Rolling Blackouts
We have been having rolling blackouts in the Sugar Land area for a week...but there is nothing on the Centerpoint web site. I called and unquired and they had nothing to say, except they will have someone come out and check our grid. Do they truly not know that there have been rolling blackouts? Do they think that not saying anything will make us not notice? Have any of you been having any regular trouble? I have lived here 10 years and this is the first time I recall this happening in non-severe weather. Will let you know if I find anything out.

Katrina Anniversary
As we mark the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, let us continue to keep all victims of that storm and all natural disasters in our prayers. I'll never forget the family our church assigned to our group of families or the single mom with a grown disabled son who was completely uprooted from a life that was working. Let us never be too busy to lend a helping hand.

Have a great week everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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