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Sue in St Pete

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    BA in math and computer science; MS in Industrial Engineering
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    St Petersburg, FL
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    alto in choir, yoga, water aerobics
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  1. Sue in St Pete

    Freezing meals

    Sloppy Joes Serves: 13 people 2 # lean ground round 1 1/2 c. chopped onion (1 large) 1/2 c. chopped green bell pepper (1 small) 2 cloves garlic, minced 2/3 c. water 1/2 c. catsup 2 T. mustard 4 t. chili powder 1 1/2 t. ground cumin 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper 16 oz. tomato sauce (2 cans) 15 oz. black beans (1 can), drained 14 oz. diced tomatoes (1 can), drained 6 oz. tomato paste - (1 can) 13 hamburger buns (13) Cook first 4 ingredients in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove mixture from pan; drain and pat dry with paper towels. Wipe drippings from pan with a paper towel. Return meat mixture to pan. Add water and next 10 ingredients; stir well. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Yield: 13 servings (serving size: 1 bun and 2/3 cup meat mixture). Source: Cooking Light, May 1994, page 88
  2. Sue in St Pete

    Freezing meals

    answers above
  3. Sue in St Pete

    Good News re: job offer

    Mines has 2 career days a year where a number of companies come to campus to market/interview. Ds had several on campus interviews, several away from campus interviews (including one an airplane ride away), declined a few airplane rides away interviews (due to rural locations), and was rejected by a few companies he wanted. Two days ago, he was offered a job at a company that he likes that is local to him. He is happy to stay in the area. The salary is average for someone with his degree (mechanical engineering undergrad and engineering and technology management graduate) according to Mines salary outcome report. The offer comes with all the standard benefits. He accepted today. He will start in June after graduation in May. A terrific Xmas present for us all. I was a little worried because he never worked a summer internship, so I'm relieved it all worked out. For those who have followed the ups and downs of basketball over the years, he made it through to Xmas with no injuries. Yay! (2 of his 5 years, he did not) I really need to change my signature. I hate to give up my beach gal, though.
  4. Sue in St Pete

    Perimenopause and mild/moderate depression--what helps?

    Acupuncture was remarkable for me. I felt better after 2 treatments and after 6 treatments didn't need any more for years. I used an herbal formula from a local store called 'Change of Life'. They claimed it was their #1 seller. I tried progesterone cream and it was ineffective. ETA: I can relate to the first 5 points your friend experienced in addition to being very irritable. I also changed to a healthier diet and continued lots of exercise at this time.
  5. Sue in St Pete

    College basketball and sports moms please counsel us

    Ds played on 3 AAU teams over the years. On one, he was a year younger than the others. That team was instrumental in his playing college ball. They went to the USSSA finals and they played against (and lost to) an elite team while D1 college coaches watched. They lost, but they held their own. Ds got an invitation to a D1 school's elite camp from that. He went to the camp, but chose not to pursue the school. That team is similar to the one he is on today. No super stars, but all solid players. His college coach called this AAU coach and ds got the official visit after that. We had contacted the school with marketing materials before that. Sigh. I hope I'm making sense. Ds was on a decent high school team as well.
  6. Sue in St Pete

    College basketball and sports moms please counsel us

    Will respond more later today, but there should be no problem repeating 8th grade academically but remaining on the 9th grade AAU team. One of my son's AAU teams, coached by 2 dads who had played college basketball, always played a year ahead of their son's grades. So, my son was in 9th grade playing on their 9th grade team, but the coach's sons were in 8th grade playing on the 9th grade team. The boys are at University of Miami and Kansas State now. ETA: Ah. Oh. Ah. She has been playing at the public school with a team that is a year older than her. That makes a difference. I thought she was playing on an AAU team with these girls. Does she play AAU at all? You've gotten some good responses on the chat board.
  7. Sue in St Pete

    Ambassador Leadership Summit

    Thank you! I have a vague memory of my son being invited to a People to People Ambassador program years ago. I remember scratching my head since he was not a full-time public school student.
  8. My 13yo dgd, 8th grade in PS, was nominated by a teacher to attend a 2019 Ambassador Leadership Summit. The summit "helps promising students develop leadership skills, build confidence, and prepare for the opportunities and responsibilities ahead". She will join outstanding students from as many as 140 countries to: experience college life at a top university like Harvard, Yale, John Hopkins, or UCLA. gain a competitive edge for college and career - more than 80% of their participants were accepted into their college of choice meet the change-makers and learn from industry experts while exploring medical careers at outr specialized Medicine and Health Care Summit develop new friendships and fresh perspectives with motivated students form around the world She would like to attend the summit at Harvard - the week-long summit costs $3,195. They would like her to register by Dec 17th because space is limited. Here is a link to the itinerary. Has anyone heard of this program?
  9. Sue in St Pete

    So, I just volunteered to be Cookie Mom

    No advice, but from a former girl scout assistant leader, BLESS YOUR HEART. ?
  10. Sue in St Pete

    What homemade things save money compared to store bought?

    For a while, online at Penzey's. For a while, at the co-op I belonged to. Lately, in bulk at the health food store.
  11. Sue in St Pete

    What homemade things save money compared to store bought?

    Vanilla. I write the cost of my ingredients on the cheap bottle of vodka. One time it cost $10 total (probably used 6 old beans with 3 new beans). One time it cost $25. Vanilla bean prices fluctuate sometimes dramatically. I buy 750ml vodka and use 6 new beans or 6 old beans plus 3 new beans. I once compared it to store bought pure vanilla and was very proud of how much I am saving.
  12. Sue in St Pete

    College athletics and your child

    Is that 365days/year? I thought they couldn't work out or practice with the team during the season, but it was fine before or after the official season dates.
  13. Sue in St Pete

    College athletics and your child

    I am no expert, but I notice most years, the coach will announce in the spring another player or two or three has been recruited for his winter sport. Ds plays Div II. So, I don't think it's too late. Note that ds is at an engineering school. It can be a bit more difficult to find STEM athletes.
  14. I work with a lady who adopted a child at birth from a friend of hers. Her dd is a bright and motivated 7th grader. I told her I'd ask here about adoption and college financial aid. Anybody have any information to share? My sister adopted 2 children from Korea. As I understand it, when she went to a local college with her dd, the financial aid officer offered her a grant or scholarship because her dd was adopted. I think that the fao might have stretched a bit because she asked if dd had ever been in a ward of the state and the answer was maybe for a day. I know a lady from choir who adopted 2 boys from foster care. Their college will be paid for by the state. It's probably a long shot, but I thought I'd ask the Hive if they have any information. Thanks!
  15. Sue in St Pete

    College athletics and your child

    I'll add my 2c. Have the student contact the head coach and assistant coach. We created a brochure about ds. Ds emailed it out. I snail mailed it out. We also had a website (listed in the brochure) where the coaches could see video and all pertinent info. Junior year spring break is a good time to go visit schools and talk to the coaches. Of course, contact them ahead of time and schedule it. My nephew-in-law scheduled visits with a number of schools (in the Chicago metro area) over spring break. He was able to talk with the coaches, work out with the team, get the campus tour, etc.
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