It’s the 31st which means it’s an extra boomer Sunday in January. And do I have some boomers to read. Sit back, get cozy, and stay warm if you’re in the path of the storms coming across the country, and enjoy some quick reads with my favorite boomers.

Have you had your vaccination yet? Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com got her first dose and gives you some insight into her experience. It’s a big relief and she hopes life will begin to get back to normal soon. Read about it here.

Life in this world is stressful. But there’s one thing Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles and her mom does each day that takes the edge off. The New York Times publishes a daily game called The Spelling Bee.” Although it’s addictive and fun, it’s also torturous. Still, this game gives three surprising benefits.

While the pandemic has brought with it a whole lot of unexpected loss, those sudden shocks have been with us long before now. Over at AHealingSpirit.org, Carol Cassara shares some beautiful words of comfort Ram Dass wrote to parents who had lost their child unexpectedly in the tragedy of unexpected loss: wisdom from Ram Dass. 

Tom from Sightings Over Sixty admits that he’s living proof you don’t need any special skills or knowledge to volunteer in your community. You just need a desire to help other people, and then, as he points out in Opportunity Knocks, you realize that by helping others you help yourself — you learn things, you meet people, you get a sense of accomplishment. 

Funeral homes are required to give those arranging services a copy of their price list and offer information over the phone. However, most consumers don’t know about these requirements, reports Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist. See Robison’s article to learn more about what you need to know when you arrange a funeral.

Winter is showing its force in many parts of the county this week, including the slice of the Northeast where Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin resides. She asks herself the question many of us wonder: How long will winter last? Of course, no one knows, but that doesn’t stop the predictions, as she relates in this week’s post-Winter’s last gasp…or not?

I hope you enjoy these reads this Sunday. Bundle up if you’re in the path of the winter storm and if you need a laugh to get you through check out Funny Things My Mother Did.