4th Wanda Tsafos
15th Sara Hennig (Happy 26th!)
16th Jeff Hennig (Happy 24th!)
24th Jim Brooks-Schulke
27th Sue Butler
28th Erin Grady (Happy 26th!)
Vicki will be hosting a craft meeting at her house on MONDAY, November 21st. What we will be making and what you need to bring is yet to be determined.....so watch your e-mail for updates.
From the Prez
I have someone who would like to talk with us about strokes. He is with the Neuroscience Institute at Stanford. It would be around an hour presentation with questions. If we could have this for a January meeting, and then have our planning for the year afterwards that would be great. Is this good with everyone? Please let me know as soon as possible. February has winter break, but March might work also. I will include in the newsletter more details once we have picked the month for his visit. I will host that meeting at my house.
Since there was a poor response for the bowling night, probably because it's so close to the holidays, I have picked Saturday, January 21st. We will be at Cambrian Bowl. Details will follow in the January 2006 newsletter.
If no one is interested in running for President, I would like to continue in the position next year. We can discuss this at the Christmas party at Merrilee's.
Happy Thanksgiving to all, and may you get all your Christmas shopping done by Turkey Day!
Info from Shirley
PINECREST: Sounds like the preferred date is one week starting July 29th. She can make the reservations on Dec 1st. The last 2 years Robin had to do it, so Shirley will take a turn this time. She assumes she can get 4 spaces again, so let her know if you want a space. Try to double up and we should be able to accomodate everyone. First come , first served.
HAND ME DOWNS Leah and Travis have an old toaster and a food processor that they have replaced and no longer want. Let her know if one of your kids would like it for school, new place to live, or whatever. Otherwise, off to the goodwill soon.
There are 8 couples who have signed up to go for sure and still a few of you out there who are on the fence! We would love to have you join us, so if you are still thinking of going (or have other friends who are still thinking about it), come to the party and perhaps that will help you make up your mind! The party is on Saturday, November 5th, at 7:30pm at the Heinrichsen's. Please RSVP to Randi and bring an appetizer to share. (Janis and Sue... please make sure your friends have the details... thanx!).
Other Info from Randi...
Westfield Shopping passes: I still have some ($10) for Nov. 13th from 6-9pm at Oakridge or Valley Fair. If you are going to dinner at California Pizza Kitchen at 4:30pm at Oakridge, please RSVP to Randi.
Thanks to all of you who came to see "Grease" and "42nd Street." They were both fun and exhausting but we appreciate your support. Randi and David
Saturday Coffee Clatches
Meet your Las Madres friends for some coffee and conversation at the Starbuck's at White and Aborn on Saturday mornings at 9am. Every third Saturday is a field trip. For our November "Away Coffee" , we will try again to go to Willow Glen since that is a great place to stroll close to the holidays. Meet on November 19th at Le Boulanger on Lincoln at 9am. Hope to see you all there!
IF I HAD MY LIFE TO
LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck
(written after she found out she was dying from cancer)
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me
impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get
washed up for dinner." There would have been more "I
love you's." More "I'm sorry's."
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it, live it and never give it back. Stop sweating the small stuff.
Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.
Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with. And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally. I hope you all have a blessed day.