…and grumbling … and, maybe whining too. Well, down girl!!!! Bright and early I donned my Wellies, instead of my walking shoes, to trek out to hydrate the gardens before they got too parched in these 90 degree + temps. I’ve got a bone to pick with the various weather people who were rather ambiguous on a rain event today … well maybe, maybe not. Plus, they are already forecasting Friday to be a severe weather day. Hope they’ve got that wrong too. I nearly wilted in the wicked heat and humidity and skeeters were whizzing by; one landed and got me right through my long-sleeved light gauze shirt. The nerve!! I always thought that the “Dog Days of Summer” occurred in August. Last week I learned an interesting factoid while perusing the “Old Farmer’s Almanac” site. Did you know that “Dog Days” actually begin July 3rd and last 40 days, or through August 11th?? This time period coincides with the sunrise rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. Well, I always thought “Dog Days” were just a string of hot, hot, hot days … but forty days? Well, doggone it, … cooler days are on the way and that’s something to wag your tail about. It can’t be that far off. After all, the back-to-school supplies are already on the shelves. The young pups will soon start ticking off how many more vacation days they have ‘til the school bells ring, while this old dawg is just countin’ the days ‘til August 11th.

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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