How about an escape from the tough stuff?

August 29, 2021

This candy-coated image is of a shiny, candy-coated past. It’s how I like to think of the Boomer culture we grew up in –because during tough times, fantasy can be a good escape.

We’ve been asked to rise to some pretty hefty challenges over the past few years.  So, yes, I take refuge in fantasy from time to time.

Today’s a day to be diverted and informed, to enjoy a little mind candy from my favorite Boomer bloggers.

Feline frolics are always a hit

One of the gazillion “national dog days” was “celebrated last year, so it’s fun to bring you a cute cat tale from Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles. She has a confession. She’s in an abusive relationship. No, it’s not with her husband, sons, or family member. It’s with her cat. She tries to do the right thing with Rocky. She gives him salmon treats and cat nip toys. She greets him lovingly when he enters the room. She pats his velvety brown and black tabby fur. He purrs. She thinks she’s finally making headway. He cares. He loves her. Then he bites her.

Ah, memories: nearly parenting

All it took for Diane of On the Border to realize she had one smart eldest son was a wait in the car.

Parked in front of a Zellers store.

But her sense of triumph at her son’s accomplishment was rather tarnished by the knowledge that she couldn’t take any credit.

He had learned it somewhere else!

And welcome, Diane! Wanted to make sure you all knew she writes books–and has a prolific list to her credit. See her website for info!

Yes, we still like style advice!

Rebecca Olkowski, with, was getting tired of wearing “pandemic” tee shirts and shorts and went to do some shopping to jazz up her petite apple shape body. She found some great sales and even a few items at her local women’s auxiliary thrift store. If you are all stomach, you will enjoy her post Styling a Petite Apple Shape for a Woman Over 50.

And yes, still walking

Walking is an activity most of us can enjoy most of our life, which is one important reason Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin loves her current home town., as she tells us in Ten Reasons I love My Walkable Community. 

Supply chain issues

Have you experienced price increases, shortages, or delays in getting products or services during the pandemic? In a survey, 68 percent of those interviewed said they’ve seen “higher than expected” prices for products, 60 percent noticed product shortages, and 58 percent saw product delays, reports Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist.

I hope you enjoyed the variety of posts this week. Stay safe out there.

10 comments on “How about an escape from the tough stuff?
  1. Lynda Beth Unkeless says:

    Your blog writing is an oasis and a respite from the current news seas of doom and gloom!
    Thanks so much!??

  2. Charlene Boland says:

    I adore your musings sis. XOXO

  3. Laurie Stone says:

    Great job, as usual, Carol. Wonderful posts.

  4. Meryl says:

    thank you and great collection.

  5. Beth Havey says:

    Hi Carol, love your promotion of our blogging friends. Generous and helpful.

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