It is already just too darn shivery and slickery for me … sigh.


Sadly, Winter does not officially arrive until one month from today. I didn’t miss anything at all by not going outside yesterday; in fact, it might have been a little depressing had I gone. This morning I went outside to run the car and mail a letter. The driveway already had glaze patches on it. There were countless jagged icy ruts on the City sidewalk forcing me to take baby steps in some spots in order to walk to the mailbox at the end of the street. Can it be a mere week ago when I confidently pounded the pavement as I headed to Council Point Park, then walked loops around that Park? While donning my snow boots on the landing before heading outside this morning, I felt a small pang as I saw the bag hanging from the cellarway railing, filled with Ziploc packs of peanuts, handy to take with me on my walk. I wondered how my furry friends at the Park were doing and hoped they were not patiently waiting on me to come to give them treats. Mother Nature put a very sudden kibosh to the walking and I sure am grateful I made my goal last weekend, since it looks like a smorgasbord of weather issues are looming large on the horizon. As I stood near the garage door while waiting for the fumes to dissipate after running the car, a flock of Canada Geese startled me out of my reverie with their loud honking overhead. I wanted to call out to them: “y’all should you have started out earlier!” but I didn’t want to rub it in.

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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1 Response to It is already just too darn shivery and slickery for me … sigh.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    It sure is pre-winter out there. Patches of black ice and begging squirrels. I told the squirrels where you lived and went around the black ice.


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