Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be moving to a foreign country to live, let alone a country in the Middle East. Over the 2009 Christmas and New Year’s holidays, my husband Roger and I discussed what we wanted the next part of our life to be like. He thought that before retiring, he would like to do one more airport project but only if he could find something very interesting. I half-jokingly agreed that would be fine but could he try for an exotic location? As usual, Roger came through and soon we were headed to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This blog is a recap of our "leap-of- faith" wanderings around the Middle East and beyond. We joyfully share these expat experiences.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Blogging Boomers Carnival #229

I am pleased to host the Blogging Boomer Carnival #229 this week which brings you an eclectic mix of  articles, advice and a sprinkling of adventure.

Praying for that empty nest? Be careful what you pray for. . . Why have so many Americans lost their cool? . . .   Do you know how much your cookbooks weight? A very weighty questions to ponder. . .  The most important things about mid-life weight loss. . .  A Turkiye Odyssey; Emperors, Sultans and one idyllic mountain-top inn . . Can you balance in your leisure activities? . . .Where to live in retirement? . . . Reminiscing about flying in the 60s.

The Empty Nest . . . I had it planned it all out. I had waited for it like a child waiting on Santa's gifts on Christmas Morning. The last one left the nest and I was finally alone and it wasn't all it was cracked up to beFinding Your Faith 

SoBabyBoomer tells us that everyone has moments of anguish but putting it in perspective, fifteen percent of individuals in America between forty and sixty are on antidepressants. They number in the millions. Why have they lost their cool?

The AccidentalLocavore has been hauling cookbooks around and noticed that a lot of them are tipping the scales at 5 pounds or more.

The Midlife Crisis Queen's been thinking about how absolutely surrounded we are today with advertising, even that embedded in the Internet information we seek out, causing her to ask: How do you feel about 24/7mind control?

On a lighter note, she would like to share with you the most important thing she has learned aboutmidlife weight loss. 

Tom Sightings reports that, just as they were standing around the kitchen talking about some plans for remodeling, the topic of moving came up. "Well, we don't want to stay here forever," B told him. So, suddenly, the subject of where to live in retirement was brought to the floor. Check it out if you want to see what direction the conversation is heading.

Arabian Tales brings you a
Tűrkiye Odyssey . . .Emperors, Sultans and an idyllic mountain-top inn 

Over at Contemporary Retirement . . . Ann asks: Do you have balance in your leisure activities?

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