Hoodies and hot drinks.


Before I set out this morning. I finally succumbed to the “feelin’ Fallish” weather and decided to wear my sweat suit … and, I sure was glad I did. I had some errands to do along Fort Street and when I passed the marquis at Memorial Park, it said 50 degrees. Well, brrr. The warm sun made it tolerable though. I glanced across the street at the Dairy Queen’s sign that proclaimed “pumpkin pie treats are back”, which probably would have beckoned more customers if they didn’t have to suck down a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard while holding the cup with gloved hands. As I passed the gas station, there was the usual morning hustle and bustle as customers fueled up their cars, then themselves on hot beverages. There was a queue to get in the door and each person came out with fingers clasped around a paper cup with steam wafting from the top. I think Mother Nature has hoodwinked us into believing it is still Summertime. My last stop was at Walgreens where I rolled up my sleeve to get my annual flu shot. Along with those SweeTango apples I’ve been eating, hopefully I’ll keep the germs at bay. I love those “sweeties” as they are sometimes referred to – lots of crunch, very sweet and perhaps I am just enamored by the name “sweeties” as well. Well, if the latter is the case, perhaps a hot apple dumpling should be the treat for the day instead of a cold apple and a chunk of cheddar. It is, after all, National Apple Dumpling Day, and who doesn’t think that a hot apple dumpling minus ice cream would warm their innards and put a smile on their face right about now?

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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