The Rain, The Park and Other Things.


Well I really didn’t intend to go to Council Point Park this morning since an all-morning rain was in the forecast. Believing the meteorologists, last night I didn’t even set the alarm deciding to sleep in and do some much-needed chores around the house instead. I gathered the garbage to put outside, then peered out the front door to see if I could just zip out and back without a coat since the weather was so mild. To my surprise, there was no rain, the sky was blue and a pale sun was trying to make an appearance. So, throwing caution (and chores) to the wind, I decided since I had to take the garbage outside anyway, I might as well lace up my walking shoes and get some miles in. I didn’t stop to grab any critter treats or take along any rain gear since it was a spur-of-the moment trip. Just as I reached the Park entrance, which is nearly a mile from my home, there was a horribly loud and long rumble of thunder. It stopped me in my tracks and I pivoted and peeled out for home. Unfortunately, though the sky was bright, the roll of thunder was the precursor to the quick pitter-patter of raindrops and within a block a drenching rain ensued. Well, the only good thing was that it was such a mild day that the rain likewise was warmish, but still! My sweats were sopping wet by the time I reached my house and my hair was dripping as well. As I stripped off my soggy clothing, I glanced at the pedometer, grumbling to myself that the trip was rather a waste of time and energy for a measly two miles. The gadget confirmed that nearly 4,000 steps had been walked, but it also displayed a flashing “battery low” message. Well, that just added insult to injury as to my shortened walk and my mood. Luckily, I have committed my walking mileage amounts to memory for all my favorite routes, so no big deal until I replace the battery or get a new pedometer. Now, like all of you, I await and worry as this fractious storm nears and I will shut down and unplug my computer as soon as this blog about my Sunday “sogg”a is posted. I saw this picture the other day … it sure is appropriate for our impending stormy weather so I am sharing it with you. Be safe everyone.

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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