Las Madres '80 East

Happy Thanksgiving


Month of November
Saturday Coffees
9 am
  LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena

Contact: Kathy

November 13-16
Ladies Fall Trip
Rose Mountain Manor
Contact: Vicki

November 20
7:15 pm
Sue Ballard's Home
Christmas in the Park Prep
Contact: Sue Ballard

November 28
Christmas in the Park Decorating
9 am
Downtown San Jose
Contact: Sue Ballard

November ?
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
Contact: Kathy

December 6
Napa B&B Tour & Taste
2-7 pm
Contact: Sue Butler

4th    Wanda Tsafos
15th   Sara Hennig
          Philip Martinez
16th   Jeff Hennig
24th  Jim Brooks-Schulke
          Bill Rasmussen

27th  Sue Butler

          Kathy Pearson

November Meeting
When: Thursday, November 20, 7:15 pm
Where: Sue Ballard's Home
What: Christmas in the Park Tree Decoration Preparations
Sue says, "Everyone is welcome to start working on them now if they have ideas, or if you want to put them together at my house, we can do that. We talked earlier about possibly laminating the pictures so they would be waterproof. I have already picked up some spray that we can use on the ornaments to protect them from the elements. I also have picked up some sheets to use to laminate the pictures if we can't get the use of a laminating machine. I have also picked up some supplies to use to decorate, like colored foam to use for the ornaments, colored markers. If there is any other supplies you would like to have use for the ornaments, let me (Sue) know before the weekend of November 14th.

Christmas in the Park Update - Sue Ballard
    Since our application to decorate a tree in Christmas in the Park for this year has been accepted, we will need to create about 60 ornaments to use on the tree. They will provide us with two strings of lights and that is all you can put on. They will supply us with a sign, and there is no indication that we can add a tree skirt. I have sent an e-mail to clarify that and haven't received any response.
    We are scheduled to decorate the tree on Friday, November 28th, at 9AM. Anyone who wants to help, let me know. The parking is very limited and we will have to pull up and drop our supplies off and go find a parking space.
    I am planning on printing out a number of pictures that will range in time from when the kids were small to the 25th anniversary party. An idea I had for a theme would be something to do with our outings with the kids; the parties at the parks, the kids play days doing crafts such as making the plaster of paris hands, the camping trips, the field trips like Disney on Ice, the car rally and casino night, etc. Anything to show the different things we did with the kids. Please feel free to come up with your own ideas. The ornaments have to be weatherproof.
    I would like to see if we can get a few ornaments from our Las Madres friends who are not in the area anymore that would reflect some of the fun times we had. If you would like to make an ornament for the tree, you can send me an e-mail to let me know you will be sending one and then you can send the completed ornament to my house.

Ladies Fall Trip - Vicki
    Since our group had dwindled to 6, Emily's House in Paso Robles was too large for our group. If we set a date in January for a spring trip, maybe we would have more attendees that would make it more feasible monetarily.
    Now for the new fall trip, I found a 3 bedroom B&B in Colfax, Rose Mountain Manor, that just had a cancellation. It is 12 miles past Auburn off Hwy 80. We will have the house to ourselves on Friday and Saturday; a full breakfast and 4 o'clock tea is included. The rooms only have 1 Q in each.
Thurs $99 reg rm (2), $129 master suite
F/Sa  129 reg rm, 159 master
Rollaways 35/nite
If we have more than 6 the rollaways would go in the master suite.
So the cost for this house is $420 vs the 600 we were committing to in PR.
1 car will be going on Thursday afternoon and 1 car will be going Friday morning.
Vicki for further info.

Napa B&B Tour & Taste Event
When:  Saturday, December 6, 2008
Time: 2 PM to 7 PM
Cost:  $55 per person for ticket (went up $10.00 this year)

The Napa Holiday Tour is the first Saturday of December.  Last year several of us either spent Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday nights at the Napa Inn which is one of the B & B's on the tour. 
If you stay 2 nights at the Napa Inn, one ticket for the tour is included.
I think there was approx. 12 B&B's that you go to (some are walking distance from each other on the tour) and they also provide a shuttle to get you to each one.
There is plenty of food and wine at each stop, and the holiday decorations and entertainment is well worth the trip.  Anyway, there is so much food; we didn't even have dinner that night, although some did go to various restaurants within walking distance.  It runs from 2-7 p.m. that day only (12/6.)  We have already booked.  This time we are finally staying in the main house.
Some friends are planning on staying at the Embassy Suites which is walking distance from the Napa Inn. If you are interested in the Napa Inn you can call them directly at 1-800-435-1144 (you can also go to their website to check out rooms and availability.)
The web site to just order tickets for the tour if you are not planning to stay in Napa or if you are staying only one night at the Napa Inn or whatever is:
Any questions please call or e-mail
Sue Butler.

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Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
We've moved our "regular" place to 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. Our field trip this month is to ???

e-Mail Tidbit

How to tell if you've been married too long.....

   Three women: one engaged,
one married, and one a mistress, are
chatting about their relationships
and decided to amaze their men by
surprising them wearing black leather bras, stiletto heels and a mask.
 After a few days they meet
up for lunch and compare notes...

   The engaged woman:
 The other night when my boyfriend
came over he
found me with a black leather bodice,
 stilettos and a mask.
He saw me and said,
 "You are the woman of my life.
I love you." Then we made love
all night long.

   The mistress: Me too!
The other night I met my lover at his office
and I was wearing
the leather bodice,
heels, mask over my eyes and a
raincoat. When I opened the raincoat
he didn't say a word, but we had
wild sex all night.

   The married woman:
When my husband came home
I was wearing the
leather bodice, black stockings,
stilettos and a mask over my eyes.
As soon
as he came in the door
and saw me he said,

   "What's for dinner, Batman?"

 (Anyone willing to try it with Thanksgiving leftovers?)

pilgrim mouse

Fly like a bird!

President - Sue Butler
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Kathy Roessler
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke