Monday, May 9, 2016

The Best of Boomers Seek Spring, Think Food, and More

This morning another cloudy, dreary day greeted me. How many days in a row must we endure rain, cold, clouds – everything but spring-like weather! But by noon signs of hope appeared in the universe, or at least around my town. The sun made an effort to peek through the clouds, the weather warmed enough to shed a jacket and rely on a light sweater, and it did not rain.

Me and Mom.
What a nice Mother’s Day gift! Maybe spring really is around the corner. And speaking of Mother’s Day, have you ever wondered how the holiday came to be? If so check out my post A Mother’s Day: A Short History.

I stayed home this weekend. My sister-in-law and her husband, one of her daughter’s and one grandchild graced our doorstep. It is always good to see family, and we do not see many members for months at a time – unless we visit them. The shore seems to be a no-no place to be during the winter. This weekend the trail of family and friends crossing our threshold during ‘the season’ officially began.

Now that warmer weather lurks, it is time to think about our wardrobe. Are your body and your clothes a good fit? Working on shaping up for summer? Here are some healthy, low-calorie snacks that won't make you feel deprived.  And speaking of food, Carol Cassara of Heart-Mind-Soul says there are some foods she simply doesn't understand. What do you think?  

Laura Lee Carter of Adventures of the New Old Farts hit the open road this week, driving to beautiful country in search of warm weather. She just got back from a trip down south to Sedona, and what a trip it was!
Cactus in Sedona - direct from Laura Lee's blog!

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, reports it’s been a good week for consumers. One federal agency is proposing a new rule that would eliminate the bans on class action lawsuits found in the arbitration clauses of most contracts that consumers sign. Another federal agency announced new, sweeping regulations of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars, that were not regulated in the past.

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty occasionally keeps us guessing with Remember Him/Her? posts. Usually I know the answer before he tells us, but this week I must admit I was stumped, although I should have known.  See how well you know the idols of our past in Remember Him?

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