||January 12, 2006
The Social Butterfly
Palomar College Foundation Fund Raising Kick
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.
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
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
How often have your kids
dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched 'Jeopardy' on
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.
those I have sent this to . . . I cherish our friendship and appreciate all you
"Life may not be the party we hoped for . . . but while we are here we might as