Las Madres '80 East
November 2001 NEWSLETTER


November 2-4
Ladie's Weekend Getaway
RSVP:  Cindy Pitcher

November 15th
Holiday Appetizers
RSVP:  Wanda Tsafos

November 17th
Coffee Field Trip
Meet at Aborn & White Starbucks
Contact:  Sue Ballard

4th         Wanda Tsafos
15th       Sara Hennig (Happy 22nd!)
              Phillip Martinez (Happy 22nd!)
16th       Jeff Hennig (Happy 20th!)
22nd      Dejah Katz (Happy 18th!)
24th      Jim Brooks-Schulke
             Bill Rasmussen
26th      Doris Katz
27th      Sue Butler
28th      Erin Grady (Happy 22nd!)

November Meeting
What: Holiday Appetizers
When:  Thursday, November 15, 7:15pm
Where:  Wanda Tsafos'

In a dilemna as to what to make and take to those holiday parties this year?  Wanda will come to our rescue.  We, of course will sample all and drinks will be provided. (Cost:  Approximately $4)
RSVP:  Phone Wanda or e-mail Ginny

Ladies Weekend Getaway
Do you need to get away to forget, refresh, or just have a great time? Then plan on coming up to the mountains for a weekend getaway.
When?  Weekend of Friday, November 2nd
Where?  Cindy Pitcher's cabin in Pollock Pines, 10 miles north of Placerville, off of Highway 50
What is there to do besides relaxing, eating, and of course gossiping? Apple Hill is in the height of the season at this time which has great food and craft fairs at the different apple ranches.
Where will I sleep? There are two bedrooms (1 queen sized bed, 2 twins), a pull-out queen sized couch, a loft upstairs with 2 twin sized beds and plenty of floor space
We did just get a new roof put on so if anyone would like to sleep under the stars I guess that is available too.
How much will it cost me? Just enough to pay for utilities and wood for the fireplace (about $20.00)
Just call Cindy at 238-9214 to let her know if you are coming ASAP or for more details.

Piggy Party Recap
Six of us decked out in our pink garb for the long awaited Piggy Party.  Everyone went home a winner, Vicki being the one who sacrificed the most for the most unusual pink item.  Only one prize per person, so Robin got high score (16 of them for pink items.)  I took 2nd high score and Merrilee and Betty tied for pigs at two each.  Kathy was there to socialize, taking home the boobee prize.  Out of 10 games, Robin had 4 pigs completed.  She would have made a haul of pig items, if not for the prize rule.  You got to pick your Pig prize this time, which gave everyone a chance to get what they wanted, ha ha ha.  What snacks were not pink, were in pink bowls, and even though it was a small group, I think everyone had a good time.                                                        Sue Butler

Happy Anniversary
Congratulations to Sue and Jim Butler who will be celebrating 25 years of wedded bliss on the 6th!

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue

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" - check the Coming Events calendar for the location of this month's excursion.  This month we will be doing something a little different - meet at our "usual" Starbucks (Aborn & White) then set out from there (after fortification) to a holiday boutique or craft fair.  If you know of one that will be going that weekend, let Sue Ballard know or bring the info to coffee.

This is an old story but one we all should remember.
(My principal has even told it to the staff at the beginning of the school year.)

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks right to the top, rocks about 2" diameter. 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 in to the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. The students laughed. He asked his students again if the jar was full? They agreed that yes, it was.

The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life.

The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children -  anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed.

The pebbles are the other things in life that matter, but on a smaller scale. The pebbles represent things like your job, your house, your car.

The sand is everything else. The small stuff.

If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first, there is no room for the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, material things, you will never have room for the things that are truly most important.

Pay attention to the things that are critical in your life. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups.  Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal."

Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter.
Set your priorities..............the rest is just pebbles and sand.


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