A Boomer Poem, inspired by American Pie, by Don McLean
A long, long time ago
I can still remember when doing yard work made me smile
But I knew if I had the chance
I could use that time to dance
Or maybe nap in the courtyard for a while
February may start out with a focus on groundhogs, but it is officially a month “for the birds.”
Since 1994, February has been designated “National Bird-Feeding Month,” after bird enthusiast John Porter read a resolution into the Congressional Record. With changing habitats, natural food sources run a little low in February, so filling the feeders gives a nutritional boost to birds who over-winter in Georgia, as well as those who tend to migrate early.
A little less fanfare, perhaps (certainly fewer fans in the stands), but the 2022 Winter Olympics are going on as scheduled in Beijing, China, with Opening Ceremonies held Friday (February 4), and events continuing through Sunday, February 20.
We’re all familiar with the traditional events: skiing (alpine, cross-country, freestyle), ski-jumping, figure-skating, speed skating, hockey, snowboarding (yes, 35-year-old Shaun White is competing again this year!), even curling (watched it for years, still can’t figure out exactly how it’s played…).
It’s no coincidence that we celebrate both Valentine’s Day and Heart Month in February. Those sparkly red hearts everywhere are great reminders to both honor our loved ones and pay closer attention to our heart health!
And since you probably love your Windsong home, here are a few tips to help you improve and maintain a healthy heart with things you can do at home:
December marked an important milestone for the Windsong Properties family as the newest residents of Marlowe in Woodstock became the company’s 1000th homebuyers. Ronald and Sondra Nierenberg moved into their new home in December and recently were joined by Windsong Properties CEO Mark Carruth and members of the leadership, sales and building teams for a surprise celebration.
Do What You Love
A Boomer Poem – inspired by e.e. cummings, Nelson Mandela, and Dr. Seuss
It always seems impossible until it is done
Nelson Mandela once said
That certainly applies to January days
When we don’t want to rise from our beds
Retirement is a strange word.
Traditionally, it means “to withdraw to or from some place,” as in, “I retired to my room to read,” or its most mainstream definition, leaving a job after reaching a milestone.
With our health and lifestyles being what they are, retirement from one’s job opens up a whole new catalog of opportunities, new adventures, our best days!
Do you have a plan for the best days ahead?
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch
As we know, though, most New Year’s Resolutions are abandoned in the first few months (if not weeks) after they’re made, and research reveals that fear of change is a big reason why this is so.
Happy New Year, everyone!
It doesn’t matter if you stayed up to watch the ball drop in Times Square, or the Peach Drop in Atlanta – or simply watched the time on your digital clock change from 11:59 to 12:00… or if you went to bed at your regular time and woke up to the 70-degree weather that greeted us on Saturday morning; a new year fills us with feelings of hope, as we make plans for how we’re going to spend the next 365 days.
Doesn’t it feel like the holidays arrived quickly this year? Maybe it’s because we are able to resume holiday shopping and family gatherings, and seasonal parades and festivals are back.
Whatever the reason, along with the traditions we love sometimes come the feelings of overwhelm and stress, as we try to squeeze entertaining and spending and doing it all into a few short weeks at the end of the year.
Thankfully, mental health experts have great advice to help us celebrate and keep our health and happiness in balance: