Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Boomers March Towards Spring

My corner of the world began to display signs of spring over the past couple of weeks. Green shoots poke through the brown dirt that dominates my front yard. The local ice cream shop opens this week. Folks walking their dog linger and enjoy the fresh air. The afternoon sun feels warm on my pale skin.

But for me winter is not over. Hub and I packed the car this week and drove due north, destination Burlington, Vermont, to grandsit our two granddaughters. Vermont boasts snow on the ground. It snowed last night and remains ski jacket, hat and gloves weather. But boomers are nonetheless thinking spring. 

Tom at Sightings Over Sixty doesn't have much to say this week. But take a look at Can You Bear to Wait for Spring? and you'll see that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Spring heralds a season of new beginnings, and new beginnings can happen at any stage in life. In her latest Starting Over interview, Jennifer of Unfold and Begin chats with Roxanne Jones. Roxanne is taking a hiatus from her popular Boomer Haiku blog in order to focus on what retirement means for women.  Read more in Giving a Voice to Women in Retirement.  You can also find out how you can participate in the research.

We all face the reality of aging in our own way. One of the most remarkable things about aging, Carol Cassara of A Healing Spirit has noticed, is that her thoughts about life and mortality have significantly changed over the years. That's the topic she covers this week over at A Healing Spirit's blog. 
It is difficult nowadays keeping up with the latest trends, in any field. Things change quickly, new ideas pop up, old products become obsolete, new ones are introduced every nanosecond, or so it seems. This week Rebecca Olkowski with reviews some CBD products. Have you jumped on the bandwagon yet and are using them for pain management? They’ve become quite popular these days as alternatives for pain meds.
A problem our nation, and the entire planet, faces is the issue of recycling and reusing all of the stuff we produce. On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about how to reduce your use of plastic. Robison has been working on it seriously for the past year, and it’s a huge challenge. Her best tip is to take plastic bags you’ve saved from buying fruits and vegetables and reuse them when you go to the grocery store to buy more.
It may not seem like spring yet in some parts of the Northern Hemisphere, but the calendar tells us the new season arrives this year on Wednesday, March 20th, at 5:58 P.M. EDT. 


  1. Great job with this post. Like the spring twist.

  2. So it looks like that anonymous idiot has put the same comment on all our blogs. He must have Mommy issues. Anyway, great posts.

  3. Nice job on the Best of Boomer Blogs. Thanks.


  4. Some really useful idea here and in your links. I wish I had more time to follow all the great blogs out there.