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, June 1, 2012

Boomer Blog Carnival #261

Today we honor the brave men & women who have sacrificed for our country.

Arabian Tales Katie Foster (who lives in Dubai) tells of a friend’s Trip to Normandy Beach. “To these we owe the highest resolve that the cause for which they died shall live,” Omaha Beach Memorial, Normandy, France. Because of the sacrifice of our military personnel and their families, Americans and the people of manyother countries now live in freedom and peace. A big salute to all our USA military war veterans on this Monday’s Memorial Day.

Laura Lee over at Midlife Crisis Queen is proud to share with you how she lost 50 pounds last year. (50 lbs wow!)

And she introduces us to Cranium Crunches -- exercise your brain too!

SoBabyBoomer cautions boomers to position themselves to conquer the crash in the U.S. Stock Market. Read about it:

This week, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, wrote on The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide about the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control that all baby boomers should have a one-time test for hepatitis C. One in 30 boomers – born from 1946 through 1964 – has been infected with hepatitis C, and most don’t know it. Hepatitis C causes serious liver diseases including liver cancer, which is the fastest-rising cause of cancer-related deaths and the leading cause of liver transplants in the United States. More than 15,000 Americans, mostly boomers, die each year from hepatitis C-related illness, such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.

OXO recently sent the Accidental Locavore a set (well, two actually) of storage containers to review. How did they stack-up (pun intended) with the many already in use? And, more importantly, will this be the product to wean me away from a huge plastic bag habit? Read more:

Tom at Sightings at 60 reflects on both the bother and the benefits of working part-time in retirement

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