It’s sweater weather already!


Hey! Wait a doggone minute – here we are smack dab in the middle of the Dog Days of Summer (meteorologically speaking, from July 3rd to Aug. 11th) and when I woke up this morning, the house was downright nippy. Once again, I nudged the thermostat up a smidge for the little nipper, a/k/a my canary “Buddy”, since he, unlike his big sister, could not don a warm sweater. I appreciated my hot coffee and warm oatmeal this morning and while I enjoyed my breakfast, I wondered if there was a wind chill factor out there today? I do know it was 56 degrees when I left this morning for my walk. I scooted out of the house around 7:30 and I guess I should have worn a jacket, and figured I had layered-up enough, but I was cold … in fact I was thinking gloves and a hat would have been appreciated. That’s because the sun never appeared the entire time I was out walking. In fact, I was pretty far from home and glanced up at the sky to see some darkish clouds were looming overhead, and I was sure I would get pounded with a cold rain before I made it back home, but I was lucky. In fact, it looked dull and dreary, just like a November day with a snow sky, don’t you think? I suspect not too many people have lined up at the DQ for a Blizzard or at Wendy’s for a Frosty today. Yesterday I went to Meijer to their big sale to start stocking up on my pantry items for Winter (not a moment too soon it appears), and, as usual, I wore my pedometer and racked up three miles. Today I went for a long walk and then over to pay the property taxes at the City Hall and my whole excursion was 4 ½ miles. I personally am lovin’ this cooler weather as I’m not a real hot-weather fan, but … please Mother Nature hold off on the wind chill, ice and snow for a while yet, okay?

About Linda Schaub

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, so 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 four 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, though 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. - Linda Schaub
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