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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving in Pictures

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, not only because we didn't have to cook or wash dishes (thank you

Friday, November 29, 2013

Back in Business

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Hope to see you soon. I've got cute Thanksgiving pictures to share that include a guy with chubby rosy cheeks.

And it isn't Santa Claus!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Now THIS is Cute...

I'm loving - okay, obsessed with - an Instagram account called Momma's Gone City.  The "momma," Jessica, who has three children, adopted a 7-week-old puppy from the Santa Cruz ASPCA. One day she posted on Instagram a picture of the sharpei/german shepherd mix the family named Theo snuggled against her napping 2-year-old son Beau.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Best Peanut Butter and Chocolate Balls

If you like peanut butter and chocolate, you'll love these:

1 pound powdered sugar
1 c. flaked coconut
1 c. margarine, softened
1 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. chunky peanut butter
1 c. chocolate chips
6 oz milk chocolate

Mix together sugar, crumbs, coconut, peanut butter and margarine. Shape into walnut size balls and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.  In top of double boiler or in a microwave melt chocolate chips and milk chocolate. Turn off heat.  With toothpick, dip balls into chocolate.  Place on wax paper to cool.

My stepdaughter Julie and I have made similar peanut butter balls (see recipe below), but I like these better. Probably because of the coconut. There's some crunch from the chunky peanut butter, and the graham cracker crumbs add extra flavor.

Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Balls

2 c. peanut butter
1 stick butter, melted
1 pound powdered sugar
3 c. Rice Krispies
1 pound chocolate, melted

Mix first four ingredients
Roll into balls
Dip into chocolate

Both are simple and delish!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Eric Moeller - New Florida Gulf Coast Commit!

**Update, Eric was able to play Saturday night. Also, I'm reposting this to see if my posts are being delivered via email. Blogger has had issues lately.

Eric's friend Patrick tweeted this picture of them at age 5...

Here's where Eric's dorm is for next year...

His dorm is right on the beach

Front of dorms



Eric showing me his locker at the junior college where he's playing now, College of Central Florida

Signing Day!

Two other players on his JC team signed with D1 schools

With their coach

E showing me how he cleaned his room for my visit

Last week I got a call from Eric's coach saying there had been an accident and that Eric was in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.  During practice, E and another player were fighting for the ball and the kid hit or elbowed Eric in the jaw. Eric somehow fell to the floor, and when he did, he hit his head and was knocked unconscious. A CT scan was normal. His blood sugar was dangerously low so an IV was placed, but other than that he was observed and released. He's missed a few games because of the strict concussion guidelines now in place, but he's hoping to play this weekend. As of two days ago he still had headaches when he shook his head even a little, so the trainer will make the final decision. The longer he waits before playing and lets it heal, the less likely he is to have post concussion syndrome, which is when symptoms continue and other problems occur.

His concussion was rated a high Grade 2, so moderate to severe.

Grade 1 (mild)
No loss of consciousness; post-traumatic amnesia* or post-concussion signs or symptoms lasting less than 30 minutes
Grade 2 (moderate)
Loss of consciousness lasting less than 1 minute; Post-traumatic amnesia* or post-concussion signs or symptoms lasting longer than 30 minutes but less than 24 hours
Grade 3 (severe)
Loss of consciousness lasting more than 1 minute or post-traumatic amnesia* lasting longer than 24 hours; Post-concussion signs or symptoms lasting longer than 7 days

He'll be fine. I really like the trainer, whom I met while visiting E's current school.  He's knowledgable about concussions and cares a lot about the kids.

We're so proud of E, and excited for next year! Go Eagles! #dunkcity

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