Las Madres '80 East

1st     Kacey Roessler Sunseri
3rd    Walt Wilson
10th   Shirley D'Agosta
14th   Jim Cuneo
22nd   Cortney Corral Morris
29th   Mathew Hennig

Month of February
Saturday Coffee

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Vicki
February 5
Happy Hour
4 pm
Johnny Garlic's in the Plant
RSVP: Vicki
February 17
Lunch Bunch
11:30 am
El Maestro
February 19
Chinese New Year Meeting
7:00 pm
Sharon's House
February 28
Coffee Field Trip

9 am
Regal Bagel
Contact: Vicki
March 14
7:30 pm
Casa de Gomez

LM February meeting at Sharon's
Thursday, February 19th   -  7:00
Come for Chinese Dinner and Fun 
RSVP to Sharon:  
Sharon plans to order from Panda Express. (She hope everyone will contribute $5 towards the cost.)
Please send an email to Sharon telling her your favorite dishes.
Could be a lot of Orange Chicken, but she will order the 4 faves from information she receives.
She will order so food will be here before everyone arrives.
Shirley offered rice, so if you like it, know it will already be part of the menu. 
Come Celebrate the Year of the Goat !!!!

Happy Hour.....Vicki

February Happy Hour

Happy Hour this month will be at Johnny Garlic's in the Plant, a Guy Fieri Restaurant, at 4 pm.  If you want to carpool, meet at Vicki's house at 3:30.  Please let Vicki know if you will attending, so that they will wait for you.

Check out the Happy Hour menu:  (Editor's Note: Make sure to try the artichoke hearts!)

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue

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. 

Away Coffee - February 28th
At the planning meeting it was decided that "3rd week of the month" was overloaded so we decided to move Away Coffee to the 4th Saturday of the month. Feb. Away Coffee will be taking place on the 28th at the Regal Bagel, 125 Bernal.

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Celebrate Growing Older

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short enjoy it.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
   Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath.  It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to be happy. But its all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did, or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need

42. The best is yet to come...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Celebrating Valentine's Day with a Box of Chocolate

President -
Sue Butler

Treasurer - Sue Ballard
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee & Happy Hour Coordinator - Vicki Rasmussen
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen,
Merrilee Claverie, and Tina Cuneo