The “S” word is being bandied about for this weekend …


… and it doesn’t sit right with me.  I’d be just as happy to see those new walking boots languishing in their box in the closet, rather than on my feet as I plod through the snow.  I say this even though I was happy to buy them so that I might continue the walking regimen right through the entire Winter season.   Well … the snow was bound to happen soon or later.  It’s just that we’ve had such a glorious Fall, why spoil it with snow?

Keeping up with the trend all week, the temps were mild but a little breezy when I left the house on my walk.  Down to the train tracks and back was all I could muster this morning since I turned off the alarm and laid my head back down “just for a minute” and awoke with a start almost an hour later.  Oops!  And, then it seemed I was playing catch-up all day long to recover that lost time.

Along the way in Wyandotte, it was garbage day and there were many people raking furiously to get all those leaves bagged and to the curb by the time the truck came by.  Some of the homes with large properties and multiple trees had as many as twenty or more yard waste bags lined up in neat rows near the curb.  You can tell everyone’s favorite big box store or grocery store by the name emblazoned on the bag.  I had to grin when I saw the yard waste bags from Lowe’s that said “Whew, I’m stuffed!” and indeed they were crammed full to the brim with crinkly leaves.  See … stuffed is not just equated with turkeys and how you feel after Thanksgiving dinner.

But don’t despair that all has withered and fallen off or died on the vine because I saw a magnolia tree with buds ready to burst and roses that are still beautifully in bloom extending our Indian Summer one day at a time.  I leave you with this thought:

Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of Summer as a fine opal carries the color of moonrise. – Gladys Taber

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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6 Responses to The “S” word is being bandied about for this weekend …

  1. marianne Letasi says:

    was on the walk wth you…loved the ending with Gladys Taber’s reflection..thanks


    • lindasschaub says:

      Glad you are enjoying the walk along with me and I hope that you/I are going to enjoy many more in the coming months. As long as it is just light snow or cold I’ll walk, but will steer clear of ice and slushy stuff. My mail carrier walks 11 miles a day and she wears YakTrax and fell three times last Winter. I loved that quotation by Gladys Taber as well – it really suited this beautiful November we’ve had so far.


  2. Marge Aubin says:

    This guy above made me smile. He looks stuffed with his eyes crossed. I had hoped we wouldn’t lose are beautiful fall weather but here comes some weather predictions for Saturday. Maybe it will be a WARM snow.


    • lindasschaub says:

      He sure is cute isn’t he? This is on Emmons, but I have another cute one to share where there is a pilgrim sitting on a pumpkin with a turkey next to him – the orange of the pumpkin matches the orange leaves on the tree next to it. Plus have your pair of pilgrims, that beautiful display where the treehouse is and a “family of scarecrows” … all to be used during Thanksgiving Week.


  3. ann marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………………..I’m still pondering over Miss Gladys Taber’s quote…………………
    by the way……….I ran and bought some real peppermint oil and put it ALL over my apartment……………….the vitamin salesman said that I need to buy eucalyptus oil also to go along with the peppermint oil to keep them arachnids away for good


  4. lindasschaub says:

    I liked that quote too and wish I was using it this weekend – every time I hear a weather forecast, it sounds more ominous! Interesting about the peppermint oil – now did you put it in a spray bottle and spray it around or spray a cotton ball? You will be my guinea pig whether it works or not – spiders and centipedes are the bane of my existence. (And weeds.)


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