Gives you an idea of the inside. Both side walls are brick – a very old building. Now you know where I go every Wednesday morning.
Debye and Sal are on their way to San Diego area for who knows how long.
Wednesday at Breakfast Club was Debye’s last day – she and Sal will be leaving to move her to around Carlsbad – near San Diego. That means we don’t have a massage therapist in the club, though she is working to have Michelle come and join us. Michelle is Debye’s massage therapist. I know Michelle from the Holistic Chamber networking group not too long after I moved here. We met at her Whole Life Center; she and I talked about some promotional things, but nothing came of it because she had such an upheaval in her life for quite a while.
It is hard to say goodbye, Debye is a close friend, partner, teacher and mentor for me. What is so cool is that she learned a lot from me. This morning’s meeting was about what we are thankful for and it was wonderful to hear how much this club means to all of us. It is not the usual networking group, so new people either think it’s great or are a bit put off by us. We have a lot of fun, laugh and there isn’t that push to get people to buy that I have often found in other networking groups. We have a structure but not the “have to’s” that so many have – we like to get to know each other first.
I saw Debye on Monday after seeing Dr. Cheryl. I had time between appointments to buy Debye some lovely roses. What do you get for the woman who is packing up her life in her van? They are leaving Sunday, so there is time to enjoy them while they last.
Instead of a massage, she and Sal worked with his lasers, they apparently were using four at a time and really worked all over me. I didn’t feel much – at first it was like a small pinching pain on my upper thigh, otherwise I didn’t feel anything. I was very relaxed and allowed my mind to quiet and concentrate on the breaths between. Sal is also a medical intuitive, so her checked me over and had a couple of things to tell me. I was a bit woozy when I got up from the table – not unusual – and was given water and told to drink a lot when I came home.
I was a bit uncomfortable that night and woke up feeling rather stiff and uncomfortable in the morning. A hot shower helped and I was better by the time I left to go visit Mom. This morning I was doing pretty well – I realized I felt lighter. With 43 years of RA, it probably will take a while to work through it.
This morning, instead of the usual 5 minute and 15 minute speakers, it was suggested we spend the time talking about what we are thankful for – seemed to cover mostly the group and how much it means to all of us.
Debye asked to go first because she had things she wanted to say to the group. She thanked everyone in the club and handed out Pyrite or Fool’s Gold. It has some very interesting properties, so I want to check them out online. She also had a gift for 3 people, Judith and myself because we saw her nearly every week since Debye joined the club. She gave us Selenite, mine looks like flowers, Judith had one that had long, slender clear crystals. The third was for Dr. Cheryl – Debye had space in her office and they have referred clients to each other.
I decided to just copy Carri’s minutes on what we were thankful for – it’s a shortened version but you will no doubt get the gist of it.
Judith B-Thanks Nick for fixing gutters. Thanks GRATEFUL FOR: Debye for your care.
Vickie B-Ditto, Ditto!
Dr.Cheryl B-Thankful for everyone. Blessings in life on planet.
Carol B-Thanks for personal growth. Was so scared she sat entire time for first talk.
Dick D-Met Pat and invited to Breakfast Club. Exciting time-offered services and used referrals.
Brandy D-Had hard pregnancy. He never stopped moving. Thanks for using Down Home Catering.
Dave G-Thanks, Julia.
Lee K-Considers all of us her friend. It’s hard to ask for help. We have given her confidence. When she broke hip,received cards, emails, flowers and rides. Thanks!
Barrie L-Thanks to Pat for helping with Jon’s last accident. Thanks to Judith for helping son. Moving from 35 year home to retirement home.
Julia L-Thanks for being member.
Carri M-She is Thankful, Grateful and Blessed. Grateful to live in the Northwest and see Mt Rainier. Thankful for technology that found breast cancer when so small. Surgery scheduled for 1/17. Asked for positive thoughts and prayers.
Pat M-Appreciates everyone!
Al O-Thanks to the entire club. Was part of initial information 20 years ago in April. One constant has been the club’s support of his career.
Debye P-This is her last meeting. Handed out “fools gold” as a token to remember her by. Rocks can boost vitality. Helps you conquer anything.
Darrell S-Wife wants him out of house. John W gave him turkey feathers for fly fishing. 3 gifts_Judith, Lee and Dr Berry.
Randy S-Thanks to group-you are all friends.
John VZ-Thanks for being among you, He see’s beauty.He has something to offer, like all of us.
I thought I would be very drippy saying goodbye to Debye and thanking everyone for all they have done and been for me. Maybe I just shut my mouth before it got to that point.