I’ve really had it with this cold and blustery weather.  By the time I returned from my walk today,  my nose was running like a sieve and my eyes were watering from the stinging cold.  Suffice it to say that today’s trip was not a leisurely stroll but two feet travelling at a very brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrisk pace.  I had to chuckle to myself while walking past a house on Ferris where today is garbage day; a half-full plastic container of sidewalk salt was sticking almost defiantly out of a garbage can.  I couldn’t help but contrast the adage of glass half-full versus glass half-empty to the salt container – these folks obviously think warmer days are ahead so they chucked the salt.  WJR and WWJ meteorologists are predicting a warm-up to the 50s for Easter weekend  Yippee!!  I’ve made progress since I started walking in 2013:  I’ve made it to two miles today so full speed ahead.  I was cautious after walking to Outer Drive, which is a four-mile round trip and paying the price with shin splints and ankle pain for weeks afterward…so taking it slow and easy and easing into the longer walks. 

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelley

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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