Brrr! An early chill descended across the county, we’re even feeling it in Florida. Yesterday, our daytime temps didn’t get out of the ’50s! I know. I know. It’s much worse north of me. But I think you’ll find that these best of boomer blogs will keep you warm against that early chill.

Not since the Mongol Conquest of China in the 13th century, has there been such a raid. But instead of men on horseback, Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants, & Scribbles has tiny red and black-dotted beetles. There’s one room in her house these ladybugs especially crave, which now belongs to her mom who tried everything to get rid of this horde — until she finally hit on a simple, but shocking, solution.

Over at A Healing Spirit, Carol Cassara wants us to remember that when we feed others, we feed ourselves, too, when she writes about “soul food.”

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, writes about a new retirement trend: the number of retirees with mortgages is increasing dramatically. Thirty years ago, one in four homeowners in their late 60s and 70s had a mortgage. Now, it’s half. Seniors who have paid off their homes have more money to spend, which improves their standard of living in retirement.

Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com is sharing her favorite Thanksgiving recipes on her blog. She hasn’t changed them since last year because she been the one cooking the meal for a while. However, the recipes are still as amazing as they’ve always been, and her family loves them. So, if you’re looking for something new to cook up this year, give her recipes a try.

Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting has been cleaning closets and cabinets. As a result, she accumulates a pile of unwanted stuff and fills bags for her local thrift shop. In this week’s post, Thrift Shop Shopping, she laments the fact that many of her things are thrift shop rejects.

Tom from Sightings Over Sixty is taking a mini-vacation to get out from under the November gloom. Take a trip over to November By Any Other Place to see how he was only moderately successful.

And if you didn’t get a chance yet, stop by my last post, How to Change Your Life When You Have Obligations to find some tips on how to get out of that rut and live your life even while you’re raising your children or taking care of your elderly parents.

Hope you click on over and enjoy these heartwarming posts while you’re cuddled under your blankets and sipping something warm.