Decorating your home for the holidays allows you to celebrate a theme with color, lights, collectibles, and specialty items that are only on display for a few weeks every year. Holiday décor is associated with traditions and memories, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel overwhelmed.
Following a few simple tips can help you stay organized, whether your home is in full-holiday swing, or everyday-living mode.
Do you remember learning how to write in cursive? We started with big, loopy letters copied onto lined paper, and practiced the art of creating elegant curves and twisting the ink into something that conveyed a message. It was a rite of passage. And handwriting tells so much about a person that an entire scientific study is devoted to handwriting analysis (graphology), providing insight into one’s emotional state, health, and more.
A Boomer Poem (with bonus holiday information & links)
We gather together online for Thanksgiving
A screen shot of family this year we’ll employ,
It’s par for the course in this year we are living
Still turkey and dressing and pie we’ll enjoy.
“Many other builders try to do what Windsong does. But I think Windsong has their finger on that market and they know every aspect of it, from interior design to how their residents use clubhouses or amenities. That's what helps them stand out more than anything.” - Andrew Woodward, A.Woodward Architecture, Inc.
Just like most things 2020, Thanksgiving is going to require a “pivot”: a different way of connecting with family and friends, preserving traditions while honoring health and safety, and honoring traditions in ways that may look and feel a little different than in years past.
For most of us, the reason we gather and celebrate in certain ways has to do with traditions, and with stories of holidays passed down from generation to generation. Just like ourselves, Thanksgiving meals look different, depending on who you are, where you were brought up, and personal preferences.
Thanks to turning back the clocks on November 1, along with the traditional change of season that accompanies Autumn, November is the month when outdoor activities are hit-or-miss, nighttime arrives earlier each day, and we begin to look for things we can enjoy doing inside our homes.
Perhaps that is why November celebrations include National Author’s Day (November 1), National Book Lover’s Day (November 7), and Young Readers Day (the second Tuesday in November).
A 23-year veteran land development and acquisition executive, Henry Massie has joined 55+ builder Windsong Properties to help meet the region’s growing demand for active senior lifestyle communities.
The news comes amid an ongoing strong real estate market and with officials anticipating the over sixty adult population to grow to 1.2 million by 2030 -- about one in four residents of the greater Atlanta region.
With the holiday season upon us, Active Adults often set aside the healthy habits they’ve worked so hard to achieve or maintain throughout the year. A tightening of once-comfortable clothes is just one of the side effects of neglecting your health: many adults find that their arthritis surfaces or increases this time of year, without realizing that their habits are contributors
A Boomer Poem, inspired by “To Autumn,” by John Keats
Our season of crisp air and apple festivals,
Nature changes from hues of green to gold;
Leaf-peeping to fully enjoy the season that is Fall,
Trees embrace the last hurrah, and prepare for cold.
While making a difference every day is important, it’s vital to our society to designate a time to focus on what really matters, as a way to motivate those who have been looking for “something to do,” and to introduce everyone to opportunities about which they were not previously aware.
In 1992, USA Weekend Magazine started a national challenge known as “Make A Difference Day.” For nearly three decades, the fourth Saturday in October is the official day in which individuals, groups, and organizations come together to volunteer for a worthy cause that benefits another person, a community, or the environment.