Monday, July 3, 2017

Fourth of July Boomer Round-Up

Confession: I am not a very good house cleaner. In fact I could probably win a prize for worst housecleaner. A short story illustrates this sad fact: My three-year-old son (obviously this true event occurred decades ago!) saw me take the vacuum cleaner out of the closet and asked, “Mommy, who is coming over?” “Why do you think we are getting company?” I innocently asked. “Because you are cleaning the house,” was the reply.

Although Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, blogging at The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, is another kindred soul who does not enjoy house cleaning very much, she does think there is some value in spring house cleaning (even when delayed until summer). Read her article to find out what she found when vacuuming her laundry area that made her see spring house cleaning in a positive way.

Most of us will be spending the Fourth of July holiday relaxing with family and friends, throwing burgers (chicken at my house) on the grill, sleeping late, watching fireworks after dark - enjoying time off from our normal routine. But not everyone.

Tom Sightings knows what he's doing this Fourth of July weekend. He tells us about it in My Life In Boxes ... and hopes you are having more fun over your holiday than he is.

Some boomers were more reflective this week, thinking about topics often avoided and rarely discussed, yet impacting our lives. Laura Lee Carter of Adventures of the New Old Farts ponders our country’s suicide epidemic in three ways we can battle our epidemic of suicide in our country!
Laura Lee enjoyed the movie, “Golden Kingdom,” Brian Perkins director, set in the country of Myanmar. She previews the movie and relates the theme to her profession, urging us to choose our worries and thoughts, instead of letting our undisciplined mind choose them in her post Manage Your Fear.

Despite a long history of worrying, something her mother also did quite well, Carol Cassara at Heart Mind Soul has learned that no amount of anxiety can change the future, and offers help to those of us plagued by World Class Worrying.

Carol walked a grief labyrinth last month. A labyrinth is a maze with intricate passageways constructed in such a way that it is difficult to find one’s way out. Carol thought, as she worked her way through the labyrinth, she would remember people lost, but found herself grieving her Lost Youth.

I hope everyone enjoys the holiday. 
Spend a little time perusing our boomer blogs and -

                     Have a wonderful Fourth of July holiday!


  1. Yes, have a hot Fourth of July! For us it started after dark last night, when the country club below us set off quite a sound show. The resident Queen of the Household, Gussie, beat a hasty retreat from my lap to the basement/lower level, where she stayed until well after the last booming.

    Please excuse the digression, but we are putting our house on the market, and moving to a CCRC. Quite a shock to discover 20 years of dust accumulated on the tops of most tall pieces...never mind the backs of our library shelves...Oy! Very forlorn here the walls bare since most of the pictures have been boxed up. Never fear, though, the place will be thoroughly cleaned by professionals before buyers come through.

    So I better get back to packing and "deleting" before my DD sees that I have been procrastinating which is something I am an expert at. =^..^= TMI?

    Best, hillsmom