November 21, 2021
A year ago hub and I spent Thanksgiving together, just the two of us. This year will, thankfully, be different. Our table expands to include vaccinated folks. Eight family members will gather to eat a ‘real’ turkey, a vegan version, a variety of sides, and two of my niece’s pies.
As the boomers safely assemble around a festive table in the United States, Canada, and other countries, we are grateful for the opportunity to share the holiday with family and friends, to connect and reconnect.
A sweet story about reconnecting with old friends is Carol Cassara’s offering on her blog. Enjoy her post, “How Good the Hand of an Old Friend Feels”. Two Friends? Even Better.”
Laurie Stone admits it. She’s simple. That’s why Thanksgiving appeals to her. Yes, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and the Fourth of July all have their perks, but there’s something unassuming and lovely about Thanksgiving. Here are eight things Laurie most adores…
Thanksgiving ushers in the holiday season. Christmas is almost here, and definitely on our minds.
Is it too early for Christmas music? That’s what Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin, is wondering. In, Do You Hear What I Hear, Jennifer shares her eBook that will help you create wonderful Christmas memories with the children and/or grandchildren in your life.
And of course the holiday season is all about shopping!
Compare prices to get the best Black Friday deals, recommends Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist. The famous yearly sales are already underway. Check Robison’s article for a list of the best places to shop for Black Friday sales this year.
Getting away from it all is also a part of the holidays, even if the getaway occurs before the season begins. It’s a way to recharge and energize for festive occasions to follow!
There is nothing like hanging around at the beach. Rebecca Olkowski, with BabyBoomster.com flew to Fort Lauderdale for a conference but had an aunt living nearby in Pompano Beach. So, of course, she had to visit for a few days. The weather was warm and a little breezy and it was a fabulous getaway from it all. Read about her trip here.
Recreational activities are another holiday-time pursuit.
Diane Tolley, On the Border, and her older brother, George, loved skiing. LOVED skiing. But they discovered that it could be a dangerous sport. Just not necessarily on the slopes!
What is important to you in retirement? What do you think will be important as you contemplate and close in on the experience? Probably not what you think.
Tom from Sightings Over Sixty pushes back on the idea some of the experts would have us believe — that retirement is all about money. In You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Enjoy Retirement he explores some of the other things that, as many retirees already know, make this stage of life a rewarding and satisfying journey.