Woulda/shoulda/coulda – but didn’t.

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The alarm went off and the wind was howling outside – I swear I could hear all the leaves being stripped from the trees and fluttering sadly to the cold ground to join their crispy counterparts. The blinds were rattling slightly and I made the decision then and there … no walk today… no regrets. I would enjoy my extra hour of sleep today thank you very much. Tomorrow will be beautiful, but cold, after a hard freeze takes the rest of the blooms out in the backyard and makes them brittle, but beautifully forever frozen in time, until I come along with my hand pruners and finish them off after I return from a brisk walk. So, I snuggled down deeper under the blankets for a little while longer. When I got up, I was eating breakfast and saw a faint sun trying to peek between the blinds and I wondered if I should have just gotten bundled up and headed out. But my decision was reinforced when the traffic reporter said to be careful of black ice and that was all I needed to hear, having nearly wiped out on the trail last year after stepping on what I perceived to be just wet asphalt. Instead I diligently worked in the house and caught up with some housework … that stuff I put off for weeks so I could scurry out the door daily for a walk or errands. I’ve heard the buzz of leaf blowers and lawn mowers munching leaves and grass into bite-sized pieces … where else but in Michigan, can you have snow flurries and a mere twelve hours later you are doing yard work? Ahhh, the joys of Autumn.

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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