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TIME for an important NEWS ALERT for all of us boomers and seniors in the Sandwich Generation! Don't forget to "fall back" for the time change tonight. With so many of my clocks digital, many will do it for me. But not my car or my wrist watch. And if I don't change those, I might be late for church! How about you? Do you have many to change? 🙂
And speaking of time, I was thrilled to have a lovely TIME visiting my long distance grandkids last week, complete with a fun "field trip" to a local apple orchard. I'll be sharing some of those lovely autumn pictures, full of apples, pears and gorgeous fall foliage on Word-filled Wednesdays, along with a few other occasions, as those grandkids enjoyed reveling in the season with me as much as my close-by grandchildren. And what a great time to pull out those yummy and easy apple dessert recipes – perfect with the fresh apples from the orchard! 🙂
On the trip home, I had a chance to enjoy a favorite magazine, Woman's World Weekly magazine with some yummy recipes and more. It's always full of useful tips for all of us in AND out of the Sandwich Generation and this one was no exception. In fact, I found some I especially wanted to share with you, including:
- Multigenerational caregivers are often short on sleep, with no time for a nap. Per Woman's World, "even "5 minutes relaxing in a quiet room with your eyes closed can help you feel a sense of alert calm." (Guess that's why closing my eyes and trying to doze in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, while helping with a field trip many moons ago, really did perk me up even though I was only going on about four hours of sleep!
- Need to do a "physically grueling task?" There's certainly plenty of those in the Sandwich Generation, arent' there? They suggested trying 2000 mg of the amino acid I-ornithine as it might help you feel less fatigued (Always doublecheck those things with your doctor, first, though.)
- Are you also helping grandkids with their homework, like I am? If they are in 9th grade on up to college, check out Cramster.com for help for the helper. And that was just one of the three great options they listed.
- Want to help stave off dementia in yourself or your aging parents? Don't put off getting small helath problems, like filling cavities or updating your eye glasses." They aren't sure why, but it seems to help. For that matter, just sharing this tip with your elderly senior parents might help YOU get THEM in like you've been asking, for some time. 🙂
Yup, Woman's World Weekly Magazine, full of recipes, easy crafts for all ages – from young kids up to seniors, and great tips and helps, is definitely a great resource for all of us in the Sandwich Generation (love their short stories too! 🙂 ). They're easily found in the check-out line of the grocery store or you can save some money if you buy them every week by getting a subscription to it. Just click here. 🙂
P.S. Happy Pink Saturday.