No flurries * * * no worries.


Well, that was the thought bubble over my head as I peered out the front door in my polar fleece PJs to see if it was flurrying in my neck of the woods since that was the #1 topic of conversation on the radio while I was eating breakfast. There was nary a flurry, so I suited up and got out as quickly as possible. Halfway to Council Point Park it became a different story, however, when huge flakes starting falling down and landing on my sleeves and pants and settling into the grass near the sidewalks. Wanting to remain undaunted by the snow flurries, I just kept walking. It was not as windy as yesterday but the wind chill was 23 degrees and I was cold, despite my multiple layers. I started on the perimeter path and decided to walk quickly to get my two complete loops in before heading home, should the weather turn worse. Today, the squirrels were in tune with my arrival, and scampered down to greet me as I walked along. I brought plenty of peanuts to share and there were many eager fur munchkins hanging out around my feet or waylaying me as I walked toward them. I did not have to turn around to know I had a few squirrels behind me because walkers coming from the opposite direction were either trying to stifle a giggle at the sight or pointing at the ground at my “following” … everyone should have a follower … or two … or three …. Through frozen lips each walker called out “good morning” and grumbled about the weather. I told the others that Mother Nature just wants to show who is the boss and one gentleman declared “Mother Nature just doesn’t like Michigan.” I sure am glad I am nearing the end of my miles walked to achieve my goal, because I think we are about to forego the balance of Fall and zip right into Winter and get slammed mightily. Today I put in a cool six miles to try to get finished as soon as possible and tomorrow I hope to do likewise.

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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