It’s up, it’s down …

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Just like a rollercoaster, the temperature and the stock market have a foot race going these days – each is rising and falling and leaving us rather breathless and exasperated in its wake.

At least the gasoline prices will be going down in time for the Labor Day holiday. That good news doesn’t really affect me since my own 2015 footrace of walking miles (385) versus miles driven in the car (189) tells you I don’t drive very much. I actually only fill ‘er up a handful of times a year.

This morning when I set out on my walk, it wasn’t even 60 degrees and it was rather “gleary”, i.e. gloomy and dreary looking. The sky was gray and it really didn’t look too inviting to go outside. I didn’t take a jacket as I thought to myself “this is August for crying out loud” … in the end I was sorry I didn’t make the effort to grab something warmer. At least I returned home before the rain, since I only made a quick, four-mile round trip to the train tracks. With the exception of the cars that zoomed past me, I didn’t see a single soul. I guess the dog walkers and their pooches didn’t clamor to go for their morning constitutional and the kids are grabbing some extra snooze time before the ritual and rigor of the three Rs begin anew.

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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2 Responses to It’s up, it’s down …

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    I always feel autumnish when school strarts. A few leaves are falling and temps are cooler now. Of course stores are advertising school clothes in July. I guess I was hoping summer would last all year.


    • lindasschaub says:

      It is hard to follow the right season – you are right that Meijer moved the garden/landscape/BBQ supplies away as soon as the 4th of July was over. As soon as Labor Day arrives, they’ll put out the Halloween candy/costumes in that area. They all start morphing together. I had the heat on in the kitchen – thought I’d let it go a few times then shut it, but it got cold again (73) so turned it on – no sun this afternoon.


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