January 9, 2022
My town had not experienced a snowstorm in years. The New Year rectified that. This week a foot of snow blanketed my neighborhood and beyond. The white stuff fell for hours, silent, continuously, a beautiful sight viewed from the comfort and warmth of my family room couch. A neighbor shoveled our walk and driveway, but pavement appeared a few hours later. The wind kicked up and whipped the snow around, much of it landing on the sidewalk. It had to be shoveled – again.
My fellow boomers from different corners of the world had their minds on other things this week besides the weather.
Tom from Sightings Over Sixty wants to know … Are you puzzled by what goes on in Washington? Are you confused by the mask mandate? Are you flummoxed about what passes for sanity in the world today? Then maybe you can identify with his post Things I Just Don’t Understand. Or …. if you have some answers, you can head over to his post and help straighten him out.
Diane Tolley’s mother, Enes, went home twenty years ago. But so many memories remain.
Enes’ love for life. Her generosity, and above all her kindness. In reading through her mother’s journals, Diane discovered her mother’s code for living spelled out. She hopes you will gain as much from it as she does!
Some of us made New Year’s Eve plans. But like so many events the past couple of years, things did not work out as intended…
Laurie Stone’s husband Randy, two good friends, and herself were getting together for New Year’s Eve. Just to be safe, everyone took a Covid test. Her friends soon texted pictures of their negative results. Randy also tested negative. Then came Laurie’s turn. Imagine her shock when that dreaded pink line appeared. “Oh my God. I’m positive,” she told Randy. “That makes no sense,” he said, looking equally befuddled. She’d been feeling fine.
And Covid remains front and center on our minds…
Sometimes, Carol Cassara feels like the Cassandra of Covid, constantly sharing, informing and warning. But today, she talks about how to find joy in the darkness in her post “Find a song and sing out!”.
These last two years have been full of ups and downs. They’ve been physically, mentally, and emotionally draining for Jennifer of Unfold and Begin. That’s why she’ll be focusing on balance in 2022. Balance is her word of the year.
As we (hopefully) step out into the world again, considerations placed on the back burner the past couple of years are important again…
As we get older, we may become more discerning about what we wear whether for comfort or otherwise. Rebecca Olkowski, with BabyBoomster.com shares what clothing, accessory, and other items she is tossing in her post “What I’ve Given Up Wearing as an Older Woman.”
Finally, important information from our consumer and personal finance guru.
Start 2022 by protecting your personal information, advises Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist. Scammers and hackers are always looking for new ways to steal your personal information online.