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Social Butterfly January 12, 2006

Evelyn Madison
The Social Butterfly



Palomar College Foundation Fund Raising Kick

Palomar College Foundation Fund Raising Kick-off Party Planned


The 2006 Fund Raising Campaign Kick-off Party for the Palomar College Foundation promises to be fun, fun, fun!  Festivities will include hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, viewing the "movie of your choice" and more . . .! All Complimentary!


The date is Thursday, January 26, starting at 5:30pm for presentations and social, and 6:30pm for the movie.  All at the Edwards Cinemas, 1180 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. 


Attendance is limited, and only for reserved guests.  RSVP by Friday, January 20, to the Foundation office, 744-1150, Ext. 2732. 


Escondido Republican Club Meeting at Cocina del Charro


The next meeting of The Escondido Republican Club is Monday, January 16, at 12 Noon at Cocina del Charro Restaurant, 525 North Quince, Escondido.  Even though it is a national holiday, Martin Luther King Day, there will still be

a meeting. 


San Marcos Lions Club is Looking for New Members


The San Marcos Lions Club is looking for people to join their service organization that works for the betterment of the community.  Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired.

They hold biweekly meetings, from 12N to 1pm, the first and third Thursday each month at the Acapulco Restaurant in Restaurant Row, San Marcos.  For more information or to make reservations, call David Simpson at 941-3475 or email him at  


Something to Ponder


"Life May Not Be The Party We Hoped For . . . "


Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.  I got to thinking one day about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner

that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on I've tried to be a little more flexible. 


How many women out there will eat at home because their husband  didn't suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed?  Does the word "refrigeration" mean nothing to you?


How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched 'Jeopardy' on television? 


I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, "How about going to lunch in a half hour?" She would gasp and stammer, "I can't; I have clothes on the line; My hair is dirty.  I wish I had known yesterday; I had a late breakfast; It looks like rain."  And my personal favorite: "It's Monday." 


She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together. 


Because Americans cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches.  We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!  We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Steve toilet-trained.  We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet. We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.


Life has a way of accelerating as we get older.  The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer.  One morning we awaken and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of "I'm going to . . ." "I

plan on . . ." and "Someday, when things are settled down a bit . . ."


When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips.  She keeps an open mind on new ideas.  Her enthusiasm for life is contagious.  You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of roller blades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord. 


My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years.  I love ice cream.  It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process.  The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-decker.  If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.


Now ... go on and have a nice day.  Do something you WANT to . . . not something on your SHOULD DO list.  If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? 


Make sure you read this to the end; you will understand why I sent this to you.


Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground?  Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night?  Do you run through each day on the fly?  When you ask "How are you?" Do you hear the reply? 


When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head?  Ever told your child, "We'll do it tomorrow." And in your haste, not see his sorrow?  Ever lost touch?  Let a good friendship die?  Just call to say "Hi"? 


When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift . . . thrown away . . .  Life is not a race.  Take it slower.  Hear the music before the song is over. 


To those I have sent this to . . . I cherish our friendship and appreciate all you do.

"Life may not be the party we hoped for . . . but while we are here we might as well dance!"

                                                Author Unknown





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