1st Chris Tsafos (Happy 21st)
2nd Tina Cuneo
4th Ginny Gomez
5th Lauren Grady (Happy 22nd!)
6th Megan Grady (Happy 18th!)
8th Denise Heinrichsen (Happy 21st!)
10th Greg Wilson (Happy 27th!)
15th Michael Cuneo (Happy 21st!)
17th Robin Nevoli
19th Darren Heinrichsen (Happy 24th!)
25th Leah Verhoeven (Happy 22nd!)
27th Doug Eastman
28th Cathy Hennig
We are on for Eric Lee and assistant to present long term health care options---what it is---what it isn't---rates etc on Thursday September16 at Sally's house. Spouses and friends welcome. There is no purchasing it that night, and Eric receives no fee----just informational. Please RSVP to Sally by September 12 so that Eric knows how many brochures to bring---and Sally knows how much dessert to make.
Ladies Fall Fling!
We are going to "Forest Meadows" where the guys go for their golf trips. It is up near Sonora and we can stay in the great house the guys stayed in. There is a big deck and a good dining room table(for Mexican train) and it is up in a pretty area. It will be a relaxing trip with a little shopping, lots of eating, playing games and gabbing. The dates are Oct. 8-10 and you need to send a $25 non-refundable deposit to Vicki (made out to Las Madres). The first 8-10 people will get beds. At this time, there are only 3 beds left. The following members have paid Vicki: Randi, Shirley, Kathy R, Ruth, Joan, Vicki, & Ginny. Any questions, call or e-mail Randi.
Capitola Sand Castle
This Saturday, September 4, is once again the Sand Castle contest at Capitola. We'll plan on meeting at 9:00am near where the river meets the beach. Please RSVP to Kathy & let her know what breakfast item you'll be bringing. (Fruit, juice, muffins, doughnuts, bagels, coffee or something else you'd like to contribute.)...............Kathy
Annie Get Your Gun
Randi and Dave are performing this year in "Annie Get Your Gun"(Rodger and Hammerstein's musical about Annie Oakley, Frank Butler and Buffalo Bill).Randi is playing Pawnee Bill, the owner of the rival Wild West show and in the chorus and David is in the chorus and cowboy trio. The show is Sept. 29-Oct. 2nd at 7pm at Pioneer High School. The performances are big fundraisers for the new Performing Arts Center(PAC) since not enough money was given to the school from the insurance company after the fire. These performances will be outside in the OutPAC (there is a overhang) so dress warm. There is a form enclosed in this newsletter to order tickets. If you want to sit with friends, send your checks in together. Thanks for all your support!.................Randi
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. TBA for the month of September, so watch your e-mail.
THE MAYONNAISE JAR
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours
in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar... and the coffee...
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in
front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large
and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then
asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into
the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas
between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was
full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and
poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He
asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and
poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty
space between the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to
recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the
important things - your God, family, your children, your health, your
friends, and your favorite passions - things that if everything else was lost and
only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things
that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything
else-the small stuff."
"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no
room for the pebbles and the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you
spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have
room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are
critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get
medical checkups. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house
and fix the disposal."
Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set
your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you
that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a
couple of cups of coffee with a friend."
Co-Presidents - Robin Nevoli & Cathy Hennig
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Tina Cuneo, Coffee Advisor - Randi Heinrichsen
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke