02/15/13. I listened to the weather forecast last night and they predicted some overnight flurries and/or a little frozen precip, so a plan to embark on a walk never crossed my mind.   Granted, I wrote earlier in the week that I intended to wait until the warmer weather and there were two or three days that would have been perfect for a Winter promenade, but unfortunately a clear and dry day in mid-Winter means I get the opportunity to get chores done by car and give the buggy a run so that pre-empted any walking.  I got up at the crack of dawn today to attend to some housework and went outside to run the car as we’re getting a little snow tonight (or so they say).  In the meantime, the sun was shining through the blind and I kept thinking “those *&^% weathermen got it all wrong again” but kept on dusting…dusting and grumbling.  Went out to post a letter and enroute to the mailbox I cursed myself anew for listening to the weather report and not going out and walking so I could not get home fast enough to run the car and come in and put on my walking shoes since I had just slipped on a most-uncomfortable pair of loafers to run outside.  Within the space of five minutes, and before I could finish returning the car to the garage,  it started to flurry like crazy,  that type of flurry that looks like you tipped a snow globe upside down.  Walk aborted.   I am hopeful, however, that since sunrise is earlier every day I will get the chance, weather permitting, to get out and get goin’ soon.  I truly miss walking and feel rather cheated that the weather didn’t cooperate like last Winter plus we had a rainy and windy Fall that was also not conducive for a daily stroll.  I was so eager to keep the walking regimen going strong in 2012 during the Summer months that I bought all artificial flowers for my front and side yards to give myself less flowerpot maintenance and more walking time.  But walking never happened after we had drought-like conditions most of the Summer and I found myself outside every morning trying to hydrate my parched perennials and thirsty roses and keep the weeds at bay.  So as I write this entry, I’m tapping my slipper-clad foot rather impatiently as the flurries have stopped…too bad I am now ensconced in the warm house and so I will await another beautiful morn to renew my walking regimen. 

P.S.:  Note to self – no more complaining about the snow after hearing about the near misses of asteroids and the horrific meteor damage in Russia yesterday…Yikes!

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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