Las Madres '80
DECEMBER 2009 NEWSLETTER
|2nd Phil Martinez
|21st Jennifer Butler
|28th Sharon Simmons
|Month of December
LeBou at San
Napa B&B Tour
2 - 7 pm
Coffee Field Trip
Our annual Christmas party will be
at Merrilee's on Thursday, December 10. Please RSVP to Merrilee and let her know what you will be
bringing. The gift exchange has been eliminated for this year.
Thursday, December 10, 6:00 pm
Our Annual Potluck
Congratuations to Darren Heinrichsen who got engaged to Erilynn at the
top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island at sunset. The Heinrichsens are all
thrilled!!! (no date set yet!)
Congratulations to Melinda Gomez who passed the CA Bar Exam (first
try!) and was sworn in today to the State Bar of California.
Get Well Wishes
Gomez a speedy recovery from his recent back surgery.
20 Years of Still Cruisin'
When: Feb. 14th - Feb. 21st (school break for many of us)
Where : Caribbean
Ship: Emerald Princess (maiden voyage 2007)
Who's invited: EVERYONE!
Itinerary: Fort Lauderdale, Princess Cays in the Bahamas
(private Princess island), day at Sea, St. Maarten (Dutch side- I went
there this summer and it was beautiful), St. Thomas in the US Virgin
Islands, Grand Turk (Turk and Caicos), day At Sea, Fort Lauderdale
Approximate cost: We are an "unofficial group" since we are
booking very late. So the sooner you get your deposit in, the
closer to these prices you will get. Remember it is Valentine's
week and President Day's holiday.
Inside cabin: $649 Ocean View: $949
Balcony: $1049 Suite: $1349 (all of these
include $175 port taxes but there will be an additional $76.36 added to
all for government taxes)
Good News!: If you are a former Princess cruiser (Captain's
Circle member), you will get additional dollars off. For example,
I have been on 2 Princess cruises with balcony cabins, so I will get
$200 off another balcony per person! The amount you get off
depends on how many cruises you have been on, what kind of cabins you
have had, and what kind of cabin you are getting.
More Good News: Being a part of our "unofficial" group, each
cabin will get $50 shipboard credit as a perk.
Now what? All that is required is a $100 deposit per
person. It is fully refundable until final payment is due which
is around the beginning of December. So, if you are even
considering going, put down the deposit to hold your cabin. Call
my mom, Betty Ellman, at her office ASAP. Her number
So spread the
word. Any questions...e-mail me or call
Here is the
website to check out Princess: http://www.princess.com/learn/ships/ep/
beautiful almost brand new ship!
Napa B&B Tour & Taste Event
When: Saturday, December 5, 2009
Time: 2 PM to 7 PM
Cost: $55 per person for tickets
We meet every Saturday morning at
9 am at
Le Boulanger at San Felipe and Yerba Buena. There is a Starbucks
across from it if you need something "special" to go with your bagel or
pastry. The date for our field trip this month is December 19th,
and we'll be going to Joan's house. (Editor's Note: There
will probably be tea as well as coffee....and maybe even some hot
CALMNESS IN OUR LIVES
I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could
all use a little more calmness in our lives.
By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find
inner peace. Dr. Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to
finish all the things you have started and have never finished." So, I
looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't
finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a
bottle of Merlot, a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey 's
Irish Cream, a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreos, the remainder of
my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos
and a box of chocolates. You have no idea how fantastic I feel!
Please pass this on to those whom you think might be in need of inner
President - Janis
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Robin Nevoli
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally