This week's carnival theme is getting ready for the holidays--from what to wear to look Boomer Beautiful, to ways of guarding against putting on too many extra pounds plus brain fitness to keep your senses sharp, to midlife dating and social media ('tis the season for love), how to handle the kids home for the holiday or maybe just get away to a B&B or find a place to play some golf in a warm climate. Here are the specifics:
Thinking ahead with The Glam Gals at Fabulous after 40, here are some suggestions on what to wear to look Boomer Beautiful during the holiday get togethers.
If you'd prefer to get through the holiday season without ending up a stone heavier by January 2nd, head over to Contemporary Retirement for some ideas on how to go about it.
Did you see the first Brain Fitness program on PBS? They just came out with a new one about how our senses age. Go see a summary of this program from the Midlife Crisis Queen.
The holiday period 'tis the season for love. Want to help write a book on midlife dating for women? Here's how at LifeTwo. If you've wondered about social media but aren't sure where to start, Andrea Stenberg helps you out with how to connect at Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter: Which Social Media Site is For You? While SoBabyBoomer tells us to be careful while dancing on the slippery slope of love.
When college kids come home for the holidays, it calls parenting values into question. Dina wonders whether Boomer parents are bad over at This Marriage Thing. And Don't Gel Too Soon tells about the bittersweet conclusion of a lovely week with her children.
Maybe it's just best to run away for the holidays to a B&B or golf course... The Boomer Chronicles visited Lizzie Borden's House recently (which is now a bed and breakfast). One of I Remember JFK Ron Enderland's dad's spare time passions, and, by extension his was golf. His dad's preferred course was the Miami Country Club (not a member, BTW). It was a nine hole layout that Ron never played. However, Ron did earn many a quarter (worth approximately $200 in kid bucks of the 60's) for dutifully pulling his clubs around and staying (mostly) quiet.
Vaboomer tells about the Energy Clinics in Asia....teaching alternative energy sources and wonders over the holidays, "Why not in the U.S.?"