It is March 23, 2013 and I’m finally landing here nearly two months after creating this blog about walking; in hindsight I guess I should have entitled it as a writing blog instead. I have not enjoyed this Winter weather at all. It has been Spring since Wednesday and quite honestly who can have a SPRING in their step when it is cold, dark and dreary and it seems that snow flurries and blustery winds are the norm in our daily forecast? I did see a robin today and even he was wearing a scowl (and a muffler). So, I entitled today’s entry “piddling” because that’s about all I’ve done insofar as getting back into my walking regimen that I enjoyed so much last year. Well, … I’ve done a petite promenade here, there and everywhere, but not enough to do much more than clear out the mental cobwebs. It seems like every day it was nice enough to take a walk, I felt I should get the car out for a little run since last year I had to replace the battery because they said I simply didn’t use the car enough … the odometer just turned over to 2,300 miles this past week and it is 3/12 years old! Grrrrrrrr at the two groundhogs, those miserable rodents who predicted that Spring was on the way – I’m glad that Ohio attorney intends to prosecute them for misinformation. So, alas, I managed to get in about 1/12 miles this morning and it was bright and clear when I ventured out. I didn’t want to walk in snow and ice and the sun was coming up earlier and earlier and then we did the time change and it was back to dark in the early a.m. so getting a substantial walk in before I get back home and Buddy up and sitting down at my computer to start my work day is hard to do. I’ve tried to get in a few laps at Meijer when I take the car for a spin and to pick up a few items – well, at least it is warm and dry inside as I pass the pet food, round the corner of the produce department and head way down to the greeting cards and garden supplies. The garden gloves and yard knick knacks seemed a trifle early, but being a Michigander, you could be shoveling snow one day and the next week mowing the lawn. This time last year we were in the 80s. That was too extreme for me. I saw a few tulip leaves poking bravely through the snow so that looks promising. For now I’ll leave the Winter background on my blog’but I’ll be optimistic and close today’s post with a favorite quote:

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter” -Henry David Thoreau

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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