Raise your hand now if you’re ready for Spring.


Day after day, the weather has definitely grabbed the headlines.

And Mother Nature and Old Man Winter have ganged up on us again and again.

They have not discriminated on where to inflict their wrath.

Nope. It doesn’t matter what part of the USA you live in – today you are “it”.

The Big Chill continues here and has virtually eliminated the walking regimen as you must surrender to the elements. Walking these days is just a Catch-22 … either the sidewalks are clear but it is too brutally cold to walk, or, it is not sub-zero, but it is snowing like crazy.

I miss my regimen of springing out of bed to have breakfast, get some piddling things done in the house and then going out for a walk.

Instead, a ritual has replaced the regimen wherein I feel like Fred the Baker at Dunkin’ Donuts who sleepwalks from his bed straight out of the house into the cold and snow mumbling “time to make the donuts” … oh horrors, I have become that guy. These days the alarm goes off and I look at it as if I’ve never seen it before, while slamming down the buzzer and rolling over with a sneer. Who wants to leave the confines of the cozy bed, having trudged out day after day in this, the second coldest February on record?

Once again my friends in both Carolinas and Virginia got a day off from work today so they did not need to contend with the heavy snow and ice. Their Facebook walls groan with Wintry-like pics, as their pals in the cold-weather states commiserate and cluck our tongues, and, of course share their pain. I hope none of my pals gave up swearing or sweets for Lent as they muddle through the rest of this almost-freakish weather, because I’m sure they have succumbed to their respective downfalls by now.

I say let’s just bypass March and go straight to April.

Yup, the yeas have it.

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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2 Responses to Raise your hand now if you’re ready for Spring.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    I am with you, April has it… Why does this winter seem so long? Wow! We still have several days to go before we hit March 1st.


    • lindasschaub says:

      I don’t know but I have yet to decide if this year or last year has made me more Winter weary – this year have had all the piddlin’ things going on at same time complicating my irritation with the weather. And now, they say this is the coldest February on record and March will come in like a lion.


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