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AUTUMN BLISS FOR BOOMERS AND SENIORS
WOW! Can you believe it’s Autumn! Woohoo! My favorite season! I’ve already put a couple of cute decorations up including the fun crew in the photo above. I look at that and see autumn fun and grandkid love all over it. One of my grandchildren made the wooden pumpkin head on the left. A couple other grandkids and I used to play catch with the pumpkin head in the middle (it’s a squishy ball). And the scarecrow on the right is one of several scarecrows in my autumn family of scarecrows that my grandchildren and I have delighted over and played with through the years. Then I added a few tiny mini pumpkins, something I have done most years, often having the grandkids paint them for me. It’s a sweet treasury of memories wrapped up in lovely autumn goodness. Have you started decorating yet?
If you are going to be able to spend some time with the grandkids during these next few weeks, you might enjoy some fall harvest project ideas. Here at SandwichINK, you’ll find plenty of ideas including:
- Autumn Activities
- Fall Fun
- Silly Scarecrows
- Trick or Treaters
- Pinterest – Grand for Kids and Grandkdis
I’ll also keep my eyes open for fun new activity ideas for us all and share them in coming weeks and/or at my Facebook page. Be sure to visit there, CLICK LIKE, and then click the little arrow beside the word LIKED and select “Get Notifications.” That will keep you up-to-date on all sorts of interesting and useful resources for boomers and seniors, grandparents and grandkids, and all of us in the Sandwich Generation.
CARING FOR ELDERLY PARENTS
My senior mom and I had a delightful time at Green Acres this week. That’s our local Roseville CA garden center. It was all dressed up for autumn with pumpkins and sunflowers and flowers and more. A delight for all our senses. AND we learned something new. Did you know there is such a thing as a scented geranium? I’ve never heard of that before. They only had one. We smelled it. It was interesting but the scent was not our “cup of tea.” Being a rose person, it’s slightly citrusy smell was definitely unexpected. I have seen other scents such as Apricot so we may look again next spring when I imagine they will have more selections.
In the meantime, we came home with 2 camellias, 2 non-scented geraniums, and daffodil bulbs for my senior mom. Such great exercise for her body and an encourager for her emotionally, as we discussed in the most recent #ElderCareChat on Twitter. You can read the recap at Strategies for Healthy Aging or the full recap by clicking here – it’s full of tips and resources on positive aging in place, fighting depression, staying healthy longer, and more. Our sweet hostess, Michelle Seitzer, reminded me that this #ElderCareChat has been going on at Twitter for years – almost since I started blogging back in August of 2008! WOW!!! So many grand friends I’ve made over the years through blogging – including you! Thank you for being a vital part of this! 🙂
DEVOTIONALS FOR BABY BOOMERS AND SENIOR CITIZENS
Continuing on with my favorite encouraging and comforting Bible verses…
And since coloring pages for adults as well as kids are so popular right now, I’m starting something new. Christian and inspirational quotes coloring pages for all ages. Because the mountain is so faded in the photo, I did two this time for different results. Let me know what you think. And Enjoy 🙂
Here’s one of the lovely old Christian hymns that goes so well with this encouraging Scripture, O God Our Help In Ages Past.
And, I’m SOOOO excited. One of my top 10 favorite Bible teachers, David Guzik, shares his weekly sermons at YouTube. You can find his channel by CLICKING HERE. And here is the first in a long and lovely series in the book of John. A great start to your week if you, or a beloved senior, can’t get out to church. Or how about as a supplement to your daily Bible studies in the middle of the week?
Have a blessed and beautiful week!
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I’m charmed by your happy little display and had to run right over when I saw it at Lisa’s party! I have begun to bring out the fall in flowers, pumpkins and quilts. I join you in saying this is my favorite season to decorate for – just wish it was followed by spring instead of the harsh winters we endure in Michigan!
I love your decorations Kaye. Sounds like you and the grand children have so much fun preparing for Halloween. It’s not as big a deal over here in Australia (coming to you via the GRAND Social) but it’s getting more popular every year. Does the scented geranium have kind of lacy leaves? I think I have one in my garden. Your flower buys sound beautiful. Those daffodil bulbs will be a delight when they grow and bloom.
Hi Tamuria, Thanks for popping by. We opted not to buy it so I just have the photo and my memories -I think that it did though. How fun! We definitely have fun with it – even when we are apart, we enjoy sharing autumn sightings and look forward to when we’re back together again to put our phone plans into action. 🙂 Have a great week! 🙂
Oh Joyce, I’m right there with you even though our winter is much milder than yours – and even my grandkids’ is milder 🙂 But then again, as I’ve told my grandkids, without the seasons we don’t like as well, we might not appreciate our fave seasons as much…….Nahhhhhh – we’d STILL LOVE AUTUMN AND SPRING – right 🙂 🙂 🙂