Las Madres '80 East


November 8
Crazy Bowling
Oakridge Lanes
7:30 pm
RSVP: Sue Butler

November 15?
Coffee Field Trip
Holiday Craft Faire at EVHS?
Contact: Robin & Tina

November 16
Westfield Shopping
Contact: Randi

November 20
Meeting/Craft Night
7:15 pm
Contact: Janis or Kathy

December 11
Christmas Party
RSVP: Marti

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

November Meeting
It's a mystery to me......on the schedule for the year it shows it as a Craft Night with Janis.......I'll send out an update!

Crazy Bowling
Remember to RSVP to the Butlers if you can make it to Crazy Bowling on the 8th!

Holiday Crafts
There is a Holiday Craft Faire at Evergreen High School on November 15 & 16. Janis gave me a flyer and when I "unearth" it......I will update the info.

Westfield Shopping
Don't forget if you want a Westfield shopping pass, let me know so I can reserve you one.  They are only $5(tax deductible) for shopping on Sunday, Nov. 16th from 7-10 pm.  There are discounts at all the stores, raffle prizes and free food tasting.  It's great to get a jump on Christmas shopping.  It can be used at Valley Fair or the new Oakridge.  I personally would like to meet for dinner at Oakridge(one of the new restaurants) and then shop there.  Anyone else game for that? Please let me know soon...  Randi   :-)

Get Well Wishes
Wishing Kevin Simmons a speedy recovery from his recent surgery.

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.


I've seen two shows lately that went on and on about how mid-life is a great time for women. Just last week Oprah had a whole show on how great menopause will be....


I've had a few thoughts of my own and would like to share them with you.

Whether you are pushing 40, 50, 60 (or maybe even just pushing your luck) you'll probably relate.

Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down. This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired mustache.

In mid-life women no longer have upper arms,we have wingspans. We are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in drag.

Mid-life is when you can stand naked in front of a mirror and you can see your rear without turning around.

Mid-life is when you go for a mammogram and you realize that this is the only time someone will ask you to appear topless.

Mid-life is when you want to grab every firm young lovely in a tube top and scream, "Listen honey, even the Roman empire fell and those will too."

Mid-life brings wisdom to know that life throws us curves and we're sitting on our biggest ones.

Mid-life is when you look at your-know-it-all, beeper-wearing teenager and think: "For this I have stretch marks?"

In mid-life your memory starts to go. In fact the only thing we can retain is water.

Mid-life means that your Body By Jake now includes Legs By Rand McNally -- more red and blue lines than an accurately scaled map of Wisconsin.

Mid-life means that you become more reflective... You start pondering the "big" questions. What is life? Why am I here? How much Healthy Choice ice cream can I eat before it's no longer a healthy choice?

But mid-life also brings with it an appreciation for what is important.

We realize that breasts sag, hips expand and chins double, but our loved ones make the journey worthwhile. Would any of you trade the knowledge that you have now for the body you had way back when?

Maybe our bodies simply have to expand to hold all the wisdom and love we've acquired.

That's my philosophy and I'm sticking to it!

REMEMBER: "Stressed" spelled backward is "desserts."

Holiday Cooking Tips


President - Kathy Roessler
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Co-Coordinators - Robin Nevoli & Tina Cuneo
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke