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.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October's Blogging Boomer Carnival

     It's October, the month that includes Columbus
Day, Canadian Thanksgiving, United Nations Day,
and of course Halloween. Its Sightings at 60's turn
at the Blogging Boomer Carnival touches on some 
autumnal advice, but seems to focus mainly on health
. . . of the mind,  the spirit and the body. I hope these
posts will open  your eyes to some new perspectives, 
so page down and take a look.

Laura Lee Carter over at Midlife Crisis Queen has decided to stick to her
specialty: Midlife Psychology. Here's her take on the history of the idea of
introverted versus extroverted, and what we all need to learn about
relating to others.

     John Agno, a certified executive
and  business coach, observes on his 
SoBabyBoomer blog that the Center for
Disease Control and Prevention reports
7 out of 10 Americans are not getting 
enough exercise. So what is the secret for 
how Boomers can get enough physical 
activity and actually enjoy doing it

He finds 7 "best practices" that are used by successful exercisers. They can help 
you identify what activities work best for you, and show you how to incorporate
them into your daily life.

     Anne Maxfield at The Accidental Locavore has love and aging on her mind.
Does affinage (the aging of cheese) make a good cheese great? Or is it the love
the cheesemaker puts into it? And what are the bumps along the road? (And for
one more bump, see below.)

     Katie Foster, our most peripatetic Baby
Boomer, notes that since the beginning of
time romantic journeys have been the beloved
subject of novels, movies and stage. In
Jordan Journey she takes us along on a trip
with her and her husband as they wander
through the desert and enjoy exotic dining,
 find spiritual awakening . . .  and experience
romantic interludes that arise in unexpected places.

     Meanwhile, on the Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison,
consumer journalist, offers suggestions on how to get your yard ready for 
winter. Feeding your lawn, storing garden chemicals, draining hoses, and
winterizing lawn mowers are among the suggestions.

     So finally, as Rita Robison suggests, the
air is getting cooler, the nights are getting
longer, and the year is winding down. Is it
any wonder that October also includes 
(on Oct. 8) the birthday of R. L. Stein, 
author of the Goosebumps series along 
with other haunting books, as well as 
National Grouch Day on October 15, 
Frankenstein Friday on October 26, 
and one other holiday of note . . . last week, though you may have missed it, 
we celebrated National Moldy Cheese Day.

     Why, it's enough to make you think that there's a full moon afoot.
Which there is . . . on October 29.

1 comment:

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