6,000 steps forward; 1 step back.


This first full day of Fall was just about as gorgeous as they come, wasn’t it? I was torn between just walking to Meijer to pick up some produce and lugging it home or taking the car out for a much-needed spin. Four wheels versus foot power won out since it was 10 days since it had been out of the garage, though I do go and start it every few days. My car is five years old today, and, as I drove into the garage, I glanced at the odometer and it read 2,827 miles, of which a whopping 205 miles have been driven so far this year.

It is three miles roundtrip to Meijer, and, even though I drove, I racked up three miles or 6,000 steps on the pedometer as well. This is because I park in the boonies and trudge in from there and then I leave my cart in the center of the store most of the time, and just walk to retrieve what I need.

As I strolled around the store, I noted that the school supplies have been tucked away ‘til next year now that the Halloween paraphernalia is out in full force. That décor takes up a sizeable chunk at one end of the store, and, at the other end we find Halloween goodies galore. I decided to reward myself with some apple cider, but not before I paused to peruse the caramel apples rolled in peanuts which I really love. But I swore off sweets in 2010 and decided not to start up again. Not to mention, I was somewhat conflicted on whether a caramel apple was technically a “sweet” or a “fruit”. My only sweet indulgence these days is chocolate or strawberry milk. However I succumbed to something silly and somewhat sweet when I got to the milk cooler. I bypassed the chocolate milk in favor of a half-gallon of TruMoo’s “Orange Scream” milk. When I put it in the fridge at home I have to admit I wondered aloud what I was thinking when I got it, but, I guess I was channeling the inner child in me … 3,000 steps forward and one gigantic step back.

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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