Whee … break out the shorts!


Today I went to Meijer. I started to walk, as it was bright and sunny and such mild temps – perfect for a walk, but I decided to just take the car and walk laps in the store to add to my total mileage. Unless the weather turns ugly tomorrow I should reach 500 miles, so I am keeping my fingers crossed as the time is dwindling to get it done in 2013. A Facebook friend posted that she has already received three seed catalogs in the mail. Well, on a balmy day like today Summer and planting time does not seem crazy at all.

I hadn’t been to Meijer since the first week of December when the aisles were full of Christmas goodies and trinkets, all which have been moved and marked down to make room for the New Year’s Eve fare, festive disposable dinnerware and noisemakers. The large Christmas décor area was nearly bare and soon the shelves will be stocked with Slim Fast and exercise equipment as incentives for our potential New Year’s resolutions. Then, the diet aids will soon be followed by paper shredders, income tax software and calculators so we can tackle the income tax project later in the season.

Walking around the store I heard a cacophony of coughs, sneezes and alot of sniffling as well. Since I’m a bit of a germaphobe, I was glad to walk the outer perimeter, then fill my cart up with my grocery items and beat a hasty retreat. ‘Tis the tail end of the holidays but unfortunately it is also the onset of flu season, so I hope that flu shot and all my apples and oranges work their magic and I stay healthy.

It sure was great to see the sun shining, wasn’t it? It actually made you forget about the big snowfall two weeks ago today and the torrential all-day rain, just last Saturday. The wacky weather continues, but for a Winter wienie like me, I could take today’s weather anytime as we ease into Spring!

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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